Last Minute Additions to the RCX EXPO
See the John Force Castrol GTX High Mileage/15x Champ Ford Mustang on display in the Traxxas booth (#603) at RCX!
Get an up close look at an actual 8000+horsepower Funny Car in person this weekend. The Traxxas NHRA Funny Car race replicas and DTS-1 Drag Timing System will also be on display next to the full-size John Force Funny Car.
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Below is information from johnforce.com on the display vehicle:
FORCE UNVEILS 15X CHAMP MUSTANG AT MAC TOOLS US NATIONALS
September 2, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (September 2, 2011) --- In what has become a John Force Racing tradition team owner and 15-time Funny Car champion John Force unveiled his 15X Funny Car Champion Ford Mustang today at the 57th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis prior to the first round of qualifying. The Castrol GTX High Mileage/15X Champ Ford Mustang will only be raced at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals and then the body will be retired. Force will also be wearing a commemorative 15X fire suit and helmet for the event. Force’s helmet was painted by PPG’s custom paint instructor Paul Stoll.
“I wanted to do something really special for my 15th Full Throttle championship so I designed a Ford Mustang Funny Car with Full Throttle colors. I’ve got a special fire suit and helmet that match the Funny Car. Winning the 15th championship was special because I battled a great driver Matt Hagan right down to the last day. It was a fight throughout the Countdown and I am really proud of my team led by Austin Coil, Mike Neff and Bernie Fedderly. It was a big comeback for me and I just want to thank all my sponsors Castrol, Ford, Auto Club, Mac Tools and BrandSource for standing behind me,” said Force.
“Most of all I want to thank the fans. I had to really struggle to get back from my crash in 2007 but I go so much support in the hospital in Dallas, then when I was working out at Fanatics in Yorba Linda plus all the people at every race leading up to this championship. The fans kept me going and I will always be thankful to them. I can’t wait to get into this hot rod and try and win another Mac Tools U.S. Nationals and maybe a few more Full Throttle Funny Car championships.”
Die-cast replicas of the 15X Champ Ford Mustang are available through the John Force RaceStation at John Force Race Station
. The RaceStation also has two different styles of 15X champion commemorative t-shirts available as well.
Check this out, Our friends at GoPro have given us some of their Cameras to give away in the RCX 10 Year Anniversary Giveaway. If you are attending RCX be sure to sign up for this. There are a lot of awesome prizes up for grabs!