July 23, 2024

The 2024 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals saw a number of the drivers come together to share their well-wishes and heartwarming messages to John Force who is continuing his treatment in hospital following his horrific crash.

The emotional turn of the event was highlighted during a touching segment where a compilation of videos was shared by NHRA. Featured in the video is Jeg Coughlin Jr, Cruz Pedregon, Steve Torrence, Greg Anderson, Tony Schumacher, Antron Brown, Dean Antonelli, and Erica Enders.

The NHRA succinctly captured the sentiment, stating along with the video:

“John Force, a legend in the world of NHRA drag racing, is an inspiration to all drag racers. His unexpected absence due to an on-track incident in Virginia has left an unfillable void in the racing community. The racers, crew members, and fans all felt the weight of his absence in Norwalk. On this weekend, the NHRA on Fox crew captured the raw, heartfelt emotions of racers who took a moment from their intense schedules to send their well-wishes to John.

“As the racers sped down the track, each run seemed to carry a little extra weight – a tribute to Force’s enduring legacy and the hope for his swift return.A Prerace Interview with NHRA President Peter Clifford

The spirit of unity was palpable, reminding everyone that the NHRA family stands strong, no matter the challenges. In Norwalk, Ohio, it wasn’t just about the race; it was about coming together to support a legend.

The 2024 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals will be remembered not just for the thrilling rounds, but for the outpouring of love and respect for John Force. Here’s to a speedy recovery, John – the NHRA family awaits your return.”

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