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Force misses field
“You have to perform. You get the same shots as everybody else and we didn’t do it. We didn’t deliver. Thank God I have three other Ford Mustangs.”
Even though Force was disappointed with the performance of his Castrol GTX High Mileage team he knew that the future looked bright for his young driver including his daughter Brittany Force who was making her rookie debut behind the wheel of the BrandSource Top Alcohol Dragster.
“My daughter Brittany is driving for BrandSource in Jerry Darien’s car and she outran me this weekend. Here I was worried about this little girl and she made the show,” said the proud father.
“Ashley is driving great for Castrol. Robert (driving for Auto Club) and Old Spice is with Mike Neff and they are both looking good. They are in the show,” said the 14-time champion. “I’ve got no complaints we’ll take our team, take out whippin’ and we’ll get ready to race tomorrow. That is what they pay us for and that is what we are going to do. John Force is out I’ll join the fans in the stands and we’ll have a great Sunday tomorrow.”
Force was the first Funny Car competitor to fall victim to the new professional qualifying format. His run on Friday of 4.971 seconds which was the 15th quickest of the day would have been quick enough to make the field but only the twelve quickest passes on the first day of qualifying carry over to Saturday. He was unable to duplicate that effort today.
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