NHRA legend John Force turns 66, not slowing down any time soon


At a time when many people would be embracing retirement, legendary NHRA drag racer John Force just keeps motoring along.

Force, who turned 66 on Monday (May 4), is in the first year of a new multi-year contract with Chevrolet and Peak Antifreeze and Coolant, doesn’t even like to use the “R” word.

In an interview with NBCSports.com last month, Force said he has no timetable to get out from behind the seat of his Funny Car any time soon.

Who knows, Force may continue on deep into his 70s or even 80s, citing “The Golden Greek,” Chris Karamesines, who is still piloting a Top Fuel dragster on the NHRA national and local circuit, still hitting speeds in excess of 310 mph at the age of 83.

We may be a day late, but we wanted to wish a belated Happy 66th Birthday to the one, the only, drag racing’s “Brute Force.”

Here’s some of the other well-wishes Force received Monday: