UPDATE: He’s Still In Intensive Care

(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – A chilling report has revealed that John Force, a towering figure in the world of Funny Car racing, continues to be treated in the intensive care unit of a Virginia hospital following a harrowing crash during the qualifying rounds at the NHRA Virginia Nationals.

This incident occurred two days ago and has left the racing community in anxious anticipation regarding his condition.

On Monday night, an official statement from John Force Racing provided an update on the condition of the renowned Hall of Fame driver and team owner.

According to the statement, Force is under close medical supervision, with physicians taking a measured approach to the evaluation of his injuries.

The statement emphasized the doctors’ methodical pace, stating they “purposely were moving slowly in assessing the extent of (his) injuries.”

At 75 years old, Force showcased his enduring skill and speed in the sport by winning his heat with a remarkable 302 mph run at Virginia Motorsports Park.

However, moments after achieving this feat, tragedy struck as his engine burst into a gigantic fireball. The vehicle suffered severe damage, smashing into the track’s sidewalls. Miraculously, Force managed to extricate himself from the fiery remains of his car.

The medical team attending to Force has opted to wait for a complete evaluation of his health before deciding on a specific course of treatment and establishing a recovery timeline. This decision underscores the severity and complex nature of his injuries.

In a show of familial solidarity, Force’s daughter Brittany—who has herself claimed two NHRA championships—along with his wife Laurie and daughters Adria, Ashley, and Courtney, have gathered at his bedside. They have chosen to stay close by as he battles through this critical time, even as his racing team prepares to compete in an upcoming event in Norwalk, Ohio.

John Force is an iconic competitor in drag racing, with a career that spans over four decades.

Since his debut in 1978, he has captured 16 NHRA Funny Car championships and amassed a total of 157 race victories.

His legendary status is further cemented by his current ranking as second in the 2024 NHRA Funny Car standings, after participating in nine of the season’s 21 events.

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