Indy ORP: John Force receives post event penalty

NHRA LEVIES FINE AGAINST JOHN FORCE GLENDORA, Calif. (Sept. 10, 2009) -- Funny Car racer John Force has been fined $10,000 by the NHRA for an incident involving physical contact with an NHRA official on Monday, Sept. 7 during the Mac Tools ...

NHRA LEVIES FINE AGAINST JOHN FORCE

GLENDORA, Calif. (Sept. 10, 2009) -- Funny Car racer John Force has been fined $10,000 by the NHRA for an incident involving physical contact with an NHRA official on Monday, Sept. 7 during the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals presented by Lucas Oil at O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis.

Videotape from the event showed Force making physical contact with an NHRA official at the top end of the race track during a confrontation with fellow Funny Car driver Tony Pedregon. Such physical contact violates the Participant Conduct policy as stated in the 2009 NHRA Rulebook. The fine, which can be appealed by Force, must be paid in full prior to participation at any future NHRA event.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Tony Pedregon , John Force