July 21, 2024

NHRA drag racing great John Force has a head injury and has been moved from a trauma intensive care unit to a neurological ICU four days after a fiery, 300 mph crash in at the Virginia Nationals.

NHRA great John Force placed in neurological ICU with serious head injury  from horrific crash, team says | Fox News

John Force Racing said Thursday that the move for the 75-year-old Force was a “welcome positive for his family members.” The statement said Force was improving, but faced a long road to recovery.

During the first round of Funny Car eliminations Sunday, Force’s car had a catastrophic engine failure at the finish line, with the vehicle going across the centerline and slamming into the left concrete guard wall, then careening back across into the right wall.

Force was alert and talking to safety workers immediately after crashing at 302 mph. The Hall of Fame owner and driver was examined at the track by the NHRA medical team before being transported by helicopter to a hospital.

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