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14. Castrol John Force Racing Story Celebrating 25 yrs Closing

October 9, 2019

i was just a guy that had a dream i was a guy that had a love for what he did was never about the money honest to god it was about the cheer of the crowd we’re so proud of him for everything
he’s done and and we’ll always stand by his side no matter what it’s a real rewarding experience it’s not
without its stresses it’s not without its heartbreak but we stand in the winners circle most
especially when you can have both cars in the final then you really get a sense of
accomplishment one thing that eric left is a pattern of success he lost his life in
what he loved to do and i don’t think he would’ve if he knew he was gonna die tomorrow in the
funny car he would’ve still got in there because
that’s what he loved to do i do believe that eric is right there in everything that we do john force racing has had an incredible past just the number of championships that we’ve won championships with three different drivers roberts ascensions last year and at the
present is very exciting but the future is even more exciting i
think it specially for people like john and myself because we’ve seen this thing grow from
nothing to what it is right now with the girls coming up with robert’s
development i don’t think there’s any limit to what
can we can accomplish over the next twenty five years when you look at how we set this team
setting up for the future and training and developing uh… his daughters and robert and
getting that going uh… and we like to follow the same kind of a vision
castrol is all about what is that technology in the future how do we keep
pushing our oils to be the best they can be john is an innovator and i’m glad to see
him take that path on uh making these race cars more safe so it’s great to be a part of the next generation and be there right with my sisters racing these cars that we love it’s really amazing that i’m getting the opportunity to race right now and you know getting my license in super comp and now
racing in a field dragster with my sister and knowing that my dad and ashley are out at the tracks too and my mom supporting all all of us it’s just it’s amazing it’s uhm it’s something that i’m really lucky to
have i am sure a lot of people don’t get to race at two hundred seventy mile an hour
car and at the same time getting to do it with the rest of their family we’ve
delivered a championship in two thousand nine we’re
looking for another one in two thousand and ten and beyond and i think that that says a lot about
the great people here they’ve suffered and they’ve risen above it and we’re moving
forward now the difference you feel here at john force racing is how intense it is to win and how
important the drag racing is castrol’s been a
part of john force racing for so many years and it’s neat that they’ve been a part of my journey in throughout racing since day one since i started in that drag racing i can say that castrol was on my car and in my pit rooting me on since the very start of all
this now i’m going into my ninth season as a
race car driver and i’m really happy to have
castrol still right alongside of me as my partner john force racing is really a tribute to
team work and it’s it’s not just the teams the
race teams them selves uh… teamwork with the sponsors from the outside looking in what i saw
was and still do see is that there’s a
family affair between the sponsors john force racing his crew the crew chief the whole organization is one common family and that’s always been
very impressive to me that’s been too long since the last championship is what
i’ve been thinkin and i sure am hoping we can get some more in there before i’m too old to continue this job sixteen championships in last nineteen
seasons you know it’s it’s not bad but that’s also a good way to be
spoiled you know it shows how bad we want it we feel
we’re better than everyone else that we deserve this championship and all the championship so we’ve got to
continue to work hard and i’m just you know i’m so so proud to
be part of the next generation with the help of their many fans friends
and family along the way john force racing and castrol has built an
enduring legacy and testament to be amazing accomplishments that can be
realized with hard work unshakable determination and a passion to go fast
while keeping safety at the forefront of every decision john force racing and castrol have built a
reputation for greatness that shall continue for generations in the nhra
race circuit and throughout all of sports okay inaudible our guess i’m standing here in the
middle of the road wondering where the next twenty five
years is gonna go but i know where i’ve been the last twenty
five years which is what i believe one of the
greatest companies in the world castrol gtx that got me here but it wasn’t only them it was you the fans


  • Reply Erik Nilsen February 1, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Huge Thanks for uploading this, such a great series. Really love the JFR Guys. Great team, Great Humans 🙂

  • Reply iamautobody February 2, 2012 at 12:42 am

    @eriknaa Appreciate your comment, Happy you like the videos. Be sure to tell your friends or share with other JF fans. Thanks!

  • Reply banshee01ful July 25, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Awsome documentary… favorite ever…….great people and What an awsome racing history….thanks uploader…..Long live the next generation…..

  • Reply iamautobody August 8, 2012 at 2:22 am

    thanks for comment, thanks for "favoriting" too.

  • Reply Don wiebe August 11, 2012 at 3:46 am

    Fantastic documentary! I knew there was a reason I use castrol syntec in my pick-up. great product. thanks john your the best.

  • Reply Michael Slate August 24, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Im watching this again right now! AWESOME! GO COURTNEY!

  • Reply winpirate November 4, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    this rocked!

  • Reply leroy214 November 22, 2012 at 4:43 am

    Ty very much for the post. i enjoyed this so much.

  • Reply Liam February 3, 2013 at 8:48 am

    John we have seen you at Joliet (Chicago) every June for many years and have enjoyed the interations with you, your family and your crews over the years. You are really a class act, no doubt about it! We look forward to watching you all including Brittney in TF dragster , race this June also.. already have our seats.. God Bless you all and Keep you safe.. I really loved the window into your lives you shared with us here!!!Your an inspiration!!

  • Reply housefulify April 27, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    May my Lord keep on blessing the John Force and Castrol family.

  • Reply Mark Ostruszka January 25, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Great Team, Great Family, Great Organization All Around Greatness GOOD LUCK
    And May the LORD Keep Smiling on you and your Great Organization.

  • Reply Ron Thomas January 27, 2015 at 4:12 am

    THE best video on John Force racing out there I never knew some of the things mentioned in the video am I think of my self as a force fan so keep up the good work and Force for ever

  • Reply Martin B. February 1, 2015 at 2:41 am

    I just stumbled upon this documentary a few days ago (better late than never) and clicked on "Watch Later", now, I watched it and even though i knew 99% of the story, I had never seen this one in particular and this is definitely a must watch for any John Force fans or any Drag Racing fans out there. Thanks very much for the upload…. Cheers

  • Reply pinkrods62 February 23, 2015 at 1:19 am

    i just finished watching this docu for the second time and it is just awssome i have been been a force fan for ever but i love his story even ore now that he is drving chevrolet go win more championships in funny and top fuel i live near mat hagen but i just cant pull for him over jfr camp GO GETEM JOHN

  • Reply jannie theron February 24, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    John force's story to success and where he came from and what he accomplished is truly a inspiration to any person and most of all any drag racing fan. I would love to visit the USA and go to a NHRA event and have a picture taken with this guy. where I am from Its a dream to be at one of these events. after this I am truly motivated.

  • Reply stteller2 March 2, 2016 at 4:06 am

    i was at the 2016 phoenix nhra nationals over the weekend got to meet john force and his family truly great people

  • Reply Sheppard Richardson March 6, 2016 at 2:38 am


  • Reply Art Mchugh January 22, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Mike Neff Kimi Raikkonen! brothers? 😆😆

  • Reply snaproll94e July 2, 2018 at 6:54 am

    I stumbled onto video #2 and couldn't stop watching and had to watch the whole series. It's 2am and I'm wide awake. Thanks for posting these. I've always been a fan and am more proud than ever to see what drives John. God bless them all. Rest in paradise Eric.

  • Reply Matt Thacker February 27, 2019 at 4:20 am

    A Great Man John Force and the whole Crew what a story keep kicken Butt

  • Reply Dennis Henson March 5, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Thank God for John Force.

  • Reply William Harris March 6, 2019 at 2:06 am

    John Force, a great man. I wish you continued success.

  • Reply nosman069 March 23, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Austin Coil put you where you are at Mr Force.

  • Reply Janice Smith May 4, 2019 at 12:25 am

    Love John & love all his team & his girls & their Mom! What an awesome family! So glad to have seen you on A & E!! God bless, love & peace always! Janice

  • Reply Karrie Falon Johnson May 13, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    John said it all, with out money and sponsors backing you it is impossible to go further. 1978, edmonton old internationsl race way, B Fuel finals just being a driver of a independants car, with the car coming apart at point 03 of a second from the finish line breaking both my legs and severely cutting my left leg , getting the win never paid the damages of my body or the car, but it brought my career of a driver to a end. Being only a UNKNOWN name who had balls enough to get into a rocket on wheels was not enough to take me further. However waching John His wife and his Daughters go out ther and accomplish all i had for a dream back then i wish one day i can have the oppertunity to just have the oppertunity to be able to shake thier hands or givem a hug. Congratulations Fource Racing Team Girls be safe out there. we as a Fan of the sport want to continue seeing you break records no one ever thought could be done in such a unpredictable sport hugs from Karrie Falon alberta canada. ps yes another girl driver.

  • Reply Scott W August 7, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    Awesome watch, what a great legacy, family and team work is what it is all about. Thanks for all the memories, John Force Racing!!

  • Reply StymieJazz August 8, 2019 at 6:01 am

    One of the best documentaries I've seen on NHRA racing. Great job! You couldn't have picked a better person & team to focus on than John Force Racing. What a great man & a great leader! Hat's off to John Force & crew! God Bless All of You People!

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