Monday, October 28, 2013
John Force Wins 2013 NHRA Funny Car Championship with Gates as Sponsor
John Force won his fourth race of the 2013 season and his record 16th World Championship on October 27 at the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. John Force faced his daughter Courtney in the final round, with a winning 4.062 second ET at 310.63 MPH run to defeat Courtney's 4.085 second ET at 319.22 MPH. On his way to the race win and points championship, Force had a wild semi final run, needing repeated "pedaling" to attempt to hook the car up and stop the tires from breaking loose. Pedalling is very harsh on the blower belt drives, with repeated tension reversals and shock loads, but the Gates Poly Chain belt held on to get Force down the track to win the semi final run and set him up for his historic 16th Funny Car championship. Just one more testimonial of the toughest, baddest belt on the planet - Poly Chain GT Carbon.