Torco Racing Fuels Route 66 NHRA Nationals
Force out early again
Force, drag racing’s biggest winner, squandered a No. 5 starting spot when his green-and-white Ford suffered a loss of traction against Tony Pedregon
The result left the 122-time tour winner in 17th place in the POWERade point standings with only eight races remaining in which to drive his way into the Top Eight and salvage at least a shot at a 15th series championship.
“Every race (from now on) is critical,” Force said, “but I’ve been saying that for the last month. We’ve always played the consistency game and, right now, we’re just not consistent and we’re not going to start winning until we get that back.
“That’s why we’re staying over to test these Castrol Mustangs. We’ve got to find some answers and get back in the game.
“I believe you make your own luck, but it seems like you’d win a round every now and then just be accident. It’s all about consistency. When you have it, you win championships. When you don’t, you don’t. We’re going to stay over and run these Castrol Fords until we learn something. It’s embarrassing for a team as good as this one to be struggling like this, but we’re gonna fix it.”
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