Ford Racing Improves NHRA Safety After Force Accident
NHRA star John Force was injured in a mid-race collision with Kenny Bernstein at the 22nd annual O’Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals near Dallas, Texas on September 23, 2007. Bernstein was uninjured, however Force sustained two broken legs and a hand injury, but this crash could have easily been fatal.
Ford engineers were already working on safety improvements after the fatal crash that took the life of Team Force driver Eric Medlen. After examining the data from John's crash, they determined that the failure of the chasis was caused by intense vibration called oscillation after John's car had a rear wheel blowout. They made significant improvements to the design requirements of NHRA cars. We gotta hand it to Ford Racing for their commitment to racing safety, we're sure these changes will save many lives in the future.
Gary Naumczik Producer MuscleCarsLive.com
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