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Welcome to Diana 'The Doc' Thomas' official Blog ... A radio interviewer once referred to Diana as being a 'Celebrity Drag Racing Authority & Visionary'... Diana has indeed filled the shoes (or fire boots) as truly being America's foremost 'Celebrity Drag Racing Authority & Visionary'... Diana is known for being somewhat controversial at times... She writes the truth... Diana tells it like it is about drag racing and other topical issues-- You've seen Diana 'The Doc' Thomas on our DVDs, with Bret Kepner on ESPN, and in all the major media... Don't miss your opportunity to read her daily blog right here at DRAG RACING UNDERGROUND... Diana's blog gives you a daily dose of truth and reality with heart... Diana's unique and refreshing perspective is unlike anything else on the drag racing web... We strongly recommend that you bookmark this page now... Be sure you check in daily to experience & enjoy Diana's unique insight, worldly wisdom and perspective...

LET IT SNOW... LET IT SNOW... OH NO!!...

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Today I admit that the troubling weather reports are distracting me from my drag racing related reporting duties... The big story of the day doesn't concern John Force-- It's more about the possibility of gale force winds that the weather forecasters predict parts of the northeast are soon going to be experiencing...  And us folks 'round these parts might also be seeing a possible 3 feet of snow on our doorsteps... The "experts" say that the weather heading for the New York area has the chance of being "Potentially Historic" and "Life Threatening", there's something somewhat disheartening about those quotes. Folks around the Boston area should be braced for even worse weather some reporters claim. It's being called "The Blizzard of 2015". For all my neighbors here in the northeast, I suggest you hunker down and be prepared to stay inside for the next couple of days. If you haven't already went out to stock up on the essentials (food, water, batteries, etc), I recommend you do so before the brunt of the storm arrives. Yesterday I was in my local Wegmans supermarket stocking up, and let me tell you, I've never seen so many people in that store before-- It was like folks were anticipating the apocalypse!! Look, we've made it through "Superstorm Sandy", so we'll make it through this one... Please be smart and do what's right for you and your family. Exercise discretion. Try to stay off the roads. Make some s'mores, pop in some Drag Racing Underground videos or DVDs to watch, and hopefully we'll all be fine... Hang in there...

 

Snow is heading towards the northeast. Prepare yourself to hunker down and stay safe through the so-called "Blizzard of 2015".


TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER SERIAL STAR MARIA CONRAD IS A HIT!!...

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When we first started our TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER paranormal drag racing themed serial series, we had no idea that it would become so popular with both fans of drag racing AND the paranormal. As a matter of fact, when we first conceived the concept, there were members of the Drag Racing Underground administration who were downright against the idea-- Needless to say, those unmentioned parties have since had to eat a lot of crow. TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER is now the most popular weekly serial series in all of drag racing. We are blown away by all the "fan mail" the story is generating from readers all over the globe. Nothing we've done at Drag Racing Underground before has sparked such an "international" response from the public (we can hardly believe how popular it's become in the Czech Republic!!)...  That said, the series recently received an even more substantial and drastic rise in popularity since a certain gal named Maria Conrad has become a regular starring character!! Maria Conrad is the wife that Sebastian Conrad aka THE PHANTOM RACER, had to leave behind in Tennessee, after his fatal on-track mishap that metaphysically morphed him into our paranormal drag racing hero-- And then, it was Maria's fatal spill down her humble home's chimney, while looking for squatter raccoons, that enabled her to "pass on" into the "metaphysical afterlife", and get a spot working with our famous paranormal drag racing team. Even the conservative, stiff-upper-lipped leader of the crew, Larry Lamb, is chuffed to have Maria aboard. Fred The Wrench wishes she would help him wash parts, put he's definitely come to appreciate having Maria around. Peter The Parrot likes Maria because she's a feisty spirit like him. And of course Sebastian is genuinely joyful to have his wife back with him, and aboard as an official member of the paranormal drag racing dream team for all eternity... Maria has been promoted to the position of the team's official back-up girl. And Maria's also recently discovered that she possesses "angelically assigned" powers, supernatural powers that enable her to be a far more valuable resource to the team than anyone would have ever imagined, making for even more thrilling times in our ongoing spectacular speedy spiritual saga... Keep those cards, letters and emails coming our way. We love your responses and feedback regarding the serial series. Regular reader Gary from Wellington, Ohio wrote in, "Maria Conrad's the paranormal serial series phenom that's become drag racing's undisputed favorite spirit chick!!"--- You certainly have no argument from us on that, Gary!... Please be sure that YOU come to this blog page EVERY WEDNESDAY to read TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER!! 





Yes, you love Maria Conrad being the newest member of our paranormal drag racing dream team. Maria Conrad is a pretty darn likeable lass. The time traveling drag racing adventures of THE PHANTOM are addicting.  Be sure to come to this page every WEDNESDAY to read TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER, and follow Maria Conrad's and the rest of the team's exciting exploits.

TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER and all its characters are copyright Drag Racing Underground.


Today I want to discuss a major catastrophe that recently happened here in my region of the nation. Chances are that even if you're not from the New York/New Jersey area, you most likely saw this week's massive fire at "The Avalon" apartment complex in Edgewater, NJ, on a national television news broadcast. The fire was so huge and consuming that it made major headlines across the country. A maintenance worker was using a blowtorch to do a minor plumbing repair in one of the apartments, a small fire ensued, and then, in what seemed like no time at all, much of the apartment complex became a raging inferno, leading to over 1000 people losing their belongings and rendered homeless... Fortunately nobody was killed, but still, there's no excuse for the accelerating speed in which the fire was able to rapidly wipe out over 250 apartment units. Evidently the "luxury" apartment complex was constructed with very "cheap" lightweight wood in its design. Instead of utilizing more costly and far more fire retardant building materials such as stone, cement, mortar, etc, the complex was built on the extreme cheap. Sure, according to municipal officials, the apartment complex was "up to code", however, being "up to code" in the northern NJ suburb obviously isn't good enough to keep an apartment complex from burning down like a tinderbox!!... I hope we all learn from this... I hope that building codes are made more stringent... The "highly flammable" construction of "The Avalon" complex can no longer be the standard for real estate developers looking to score profits with apartment rentals. The complex went up in flames like an old, brittle, cardboard refrigerator box, doused in gasoline, and thrown into a burning bonfire... The rate the fire engulfed everything was appalling... This blog is a plea for both local and national legislators to please make the laws governing building codes more stringent, to ensure that we don't see anymore "combustible complexes" like "The Avalon" being built in America, complexes that rapidly burn to the ground in the event of just one small fire starting in just one apartment unit... Let's PLEASE raise the standards for apartment complex construction RIGHT NOW... Feel free to share this blog with your local municipal officials and legislators...

 

Back in the old days apartment complexes like this one in Sayreville, NJ, were built with far less flammable materials, such as stone, cement and mortar. Unfortunately in these modern times, we see too many apartment complexes built on the cheap, using "lightweight wood" and becoming raging infernos like "The Avalon" complex in Edgewater, NJ, recently did. I address this important issue in today's blog.


Today is "FEEDBACK FRIDAY", meaning I deal with emails that my assistant Stephanie and I receive from readers regarding our most recent blogs... Let's get right to your feedback... Yesterday's substitution blog by Stephanie featuring the Eastern Automotive Willys resulted in Gerald from Allentown, PA writing, "Thanks for giving us gasser guys some eye candy!"... Wednesday's special 'ALL DRESSED UP WITH SOMEWHERE TO GO, TO THE PARANORMAL DRAG RACING AWARDS BANQUET' chapter of our TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER serial series resulted in lots of you writing in. Manu from all the way in Nemby, Paraguay said, "I imagine Maria in her fancy banquet gown and it brings me excitement."-- Once again Gary from Wellington, OH wrote in, this time saying, "I am betting that Sebastian wins an award from the Heavenly Paranormal Drag Racing Association."-- Julie from Ortley Beach, NJ said, "I think the idea of Peter The Parrot dressed in a miniature Brooks Brothers suit is so cute!"-- Thanks to all of you Phantom Racer fans who wrote in this week... My blog paying tribute to war veterans titled 'IF YOU'VE FOUGHT FOR FREE SPEECH & AGAINST THE OPPRESSION OF WOMEN YOU DESERVE BETTER' generated an onslaught of emails. Steve from Park Hill, OK wrote, "I've served multiple tours of duty with the Marines in the middle east. Doc's blog intelligently addresses the problems us vets experience when we come home. Our nation needs more people with her kind of thorough insight and understanding.".... My blog celebrating Martin Luther King day caused Paula from Gretna, FL to say, "Thanks for acknowledging black America's contributions to drag racing."... Guest blogger Mary Murray's blog titled 'FORCE COULD DRIVE A YUGO BODIED FUNNY CAR FOR ALL I CARE' prompted Henry from Mooringsport, LA to write, "I wouldn't care if Mary Murray drove a Yugo off a cliff. Her blogs are the most ridiculous babble I've ever read!"... Lastly, my blog titled 'WILL FORCE'S TEAM BE VISITING THE WINNER'S CIRCLE ACROSS THE USA IN THEIR CHEVROLETS?'  caused Billy from Hastings, MI to say, "I'm glad Force found a major sponsor. Ford Motor Company made a major mistake when they dropped him."... Thanks to all of you who wrote in with comments. Even though there's no way we have room to print all your emails, we want you to know that all your comments and suggestions are taken into consideration... Keep those emails comin' (by using the "Contact Us" link atop the page), whether you agree or disagree with mine, or any of our substitute guest bloggers' opinions, we're genuinely interested in your feedback... We just ask that you please keep your emails short and to the point, no rambling please, and please also include where you're from, we often find the location of where folks are writing us from to be sort of interesting. If you want to remain anonymous you can do that too (just write that you want to remain anonymous in the body of your email, and we won't disclose your identity in the event we choose to make a reference to your particular opinion)... Thanks...

 

 

It's "FEEDBACK FRIDAY" here at DRAG RACING UNDERGROUND. That means I print excerpts from some of the emails that you readers write in with. I always appreciate you folks who sit down at your keyboard and type me your thoughts and opinions.

Illustration courtesy of Drag Racing Underground's own John Gill. Copyright 2015.


 

Today we have the trusty Stephanie substituting for The Doc. At this time we've been informed that Doc is occupied with her Big Stick related responsibilities. We believe Doc will most likely be back on the clock for tomorrow's (Feedback Friday's) edition of her popular blog. Tune in here tomorrow for America's favorite drag racing cyber media personality with heart... In the meantime, please enjoy Stephanie's Snapshot of the Day... This installment features a photograph that Doc snapped at E'Town's OLD TIME DRAGS event at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. This event happened this past July at the world-class Englishtown motorsports facility. Besides Doc's various other talents, she's become quite the accomplished photographer. What we see here is the restored Eastern Automotive Willys BB/Gasser. The car was formerly owned by Bob Lombardi, owner of Eastern Automotive, a popular speed shop on Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. In 1968 this ride was the official NHRA record holder for its class... If you'd like to see the best in old school and nostalgia themed drag racing dvds, look no further than Drag Racing Underground. Get your mitts on Drag Racing Underground's NOSTALGIA RAW and/or FUNNY CAR REUNION RAW dvds (click on the VIDEO CATALOG link at the top center of this page to check them out). Hardcore racers and fans across the globe agree that Drag Racing Underground dvds are the most entertaining full-length drag racing features known to all mankind!

 


This beautifully restored Eastern Automotive BB/Gasser was seen on display at E'Town's OLD TIME DRAGS event. We've been told that this car survived Superstorm Sandy and just about everything else imaginable that threatened to hinder its triumphant return to its original glory. This photo was taken by Doc and it's certainly well worthy of making it to today's Substitute Stephanie's Snapshot of the Day feature!

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Break the conventional chains which bind you to the belief that the only things in this world that exist are those we're able to touch and see in daylight. Ever heard of quantum physics?-- Many credible physicists and scientists from the world's most prestigious of learning institutions now believe that parallel universes exist all around us-- We are likely surrounded by spectacular space, time, energy, and matter anomalies that boggle the brain, proving that what was once thought to be fantasy and fiction, can now be believed as truth and fathomable fact ... We offer you a slice of hard science, combined with sporadic sprinklings of paranormal phenomena, as we here at Drag Racing Underground, proudly present to you... TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER... Step out of the narrow-minded mist that encircles those who wear their stagnate skepticism like an outdated peach-colored leisure suit, and allow yourself the freedom to follow the adventures of drag racing's infinite and most indestructible spirit... Pull up a chair, toss your inhibitions aside, and ride along with one Sebastian Conrad, strong spirited eternal speed freak extraordinaire.

 

Last week's episode told of how our favorite metaphysical/afterlife drag racing dream team materialized in the dead of night, on the Progreso Pier, an incredibly lengthy pier, miles long, that extends from the shores of Progreso, Yucatan, into the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico. They successfully rescued a teenage hot rodder by the name of Alonso, who was running his big block '57 Chevy on the long stretch of pier, and then lost his brakes, and drove off the end of it, plummeting into the deep sea! With no time to spare, Conrad aka "The Phantom Racer" and Maria put on flippers and goggles, and dramatically dove into the water. Both of them shifting into a 'supernatural savior' mode of operation, daringly descending hundreds of feet down, reaching the sunken Chevy in a heartbeat. Alonso, a wirey, young, pimple-faced youth lost consciousness inside the car. Sebastian grabbed hold of the front bumper, while Maria took hold of the rear. They lifted the car with centrifugal force, and reached the water's surface in seconds. They then placed the hot rod on the pier, and revived Alonso back to consciousness, actually, they brought him back to life, because Alonso did briefly flat line. Our gang gave a confused Alonso a firm reprimanding for his reckless hot rodding behavior, telling him that if he wants to drive that fast in the future, he better do it on a safe and sanctioned drag strip, not the pier!!... Alonso was somewhat confused by our supernatural heroes intervention, but he said that he definitely learned his lesson... With the sound of police cruisers in the distance, on their way en route to the scene, our do-gooders abruptly dematerialized, and teleported their way back to heavenly headquarters...

 

Our group materializes back at their heavenly headquarters... "I gotta get out of these wet clothes!" says Maria Conrad... "Me too!" adds a soaked Sebastian Conrad as they both briskly walk to the locker room to change into some dry threads... "You think that Alonso kid told the cops when they arrived that he was saved by us supernatural gearheads??" squawks Peter The Parrot... "Probably not," replies Fred The Wrench, "Then they'd think he was on some kind of illegal drugs."... "Actually," interjects leader Larry Lamb, "even if he DID tell the police, or anyone for that matter, nobody would buy the story, because most people do not believe that metaphysical spirits like us exist."... "So what's next, boss?" asks Fred The Wrench to Larry Lamb, "We gettin' some break time? Or do we already have another assignment?"... "Oh, that reminds me," says a pensive Larry Lamb as he then shouts out to Sebastian and Maria, who are getting changed in the adjoining locker room, "Uh, you two better put on some nice attire, I have a special surprise for everyone!"... "What kind of surprise??" squawks Peter The Parrot... "Yeah, what kind of surprise, boss??" says a perplexed Fred The Wrench... "I'll tell you all in a little while," replies Larry Lamb, "And you two, Fred and Peter, should ALSO go change into some presentable clothes."... "What's we gots to get dressed up for??" Fred continues to pry... "Please, Fred. Just go put on your overalls with the least amount of holes and grease stains." says Larry, "and Peter, you go put on that little vest of yours, the one that looks like a miniature Brooks Brothers suit."... "Uh, okay, boss," Peter squawks, "But I wish I knew where the heck we're going!"... "Are we going to a wedding or sumpthin' like that??" says a persistently inquisitive Fred The Wrench... "Just do what I say," orders Larry Lamb, "I'll tell you all in a minute exactly where we are going."...

 

As Fred The Wrench and Peter The Parrot leave to go change into some more formal clothes, Sebastian and Maria make their grand entrance into the room... Sebastian is sporting a spiffy checkered dress shirt and slacks, and Maria is decked out in an elegant sequenced black gown... "Oh my," exclaims Larry Lamb, "You both look fabulous!"... "Thanks, Larry." replies Sebastian, "But, where ARE we going that requires such flashy threads??"... "Yeah," adds Maria, "I can barely handle the suspense!!"... Then Fred and Peter return, both of them now dressed in more presentable outfits... "Hey, what are YOU gonna wear, boss??" squawks Peter The Parrot... "Aww, our fearless leader Larry always looks dapper in his wooly wear." says Fred The Wrench as he wipes some lingering lint off his clean overalls... "Well," says Larry as he addresses the group, "Now that you're all dressed for success, I'll tell you all exactly where we are going to this evening."... "It aints a funeral, is it??" Fred The Wrench asks... "No, no," says Larry Lamb, "We're off to the very first Heavenly Paranormal Drag Racing Association's inaugural awards banquet!!"... "Wow!!" Maria gasps with excitement, "We're going to see the heavenly higher-ups?!?"... "Yes," replies Larry, "AND I have been told that more than one of you are possibly up to receive an award at this very first ever awards banquet hosted by the organization!"... "If I win anything," says a nervous Sebastian, "I hope I don't have to give a speech. I'm not much for that kind of thing, you know."... "Oh," says Larry, "Don't you worry, Sebastian. You'll be just fine."... "They gonna have booze there??" asks Fred The Wrench... "You and your darn booze!!!" squawks Peter The Parrot, "You already smell like you been secretly hittin' the bottle in the locker room!"... "Alright, alright," says Larry Lamb, "No squabbling, you two! I want everyone on their best behavior. The top heavenly brass will be there, and I want our racing team to make a good impression!!"... "THIS IS SOOOO EXCITING!!" Maria says as she brushes her long dark hair, and powders her nose... And with that, Larry Lamb proceeds to activate the group's metaphysical teleportation to the awards banquet!!...

 

 

Yes, my dear friends, this is the mysterious mind-bending-hereafter rebirth, and puzzling parallel universe relocation of the bewildering being, energy, and entity we call THE PHANTOM RACER... Our group are all dressed up and teleporting their way to the very first ever Heavenly Paranormal Drag Racing Association's awards banquet!! The inaugural event should prove to be most interesting, with the so-called 'heavenly higher-ups' in attendance, Larry Lamb made it clear that he wants his associates to make a good impression. Where will this gala event take place?? Which of our crew members will receive an award??-- And what will the award(s) be for??--- If Sebastian wins, will our crowd shy guy be able to make a coherent speech?? Or will he choke under pressure?? This should surely keep you in deep suspense until next week's chapter!!...  What's going to happen next?!?... What's in store for our drag racing paranormal dream team as they continue to embark on unpredictable drag racing adventures throughout the parallel universes??... Can they all hold it together and successfully champion the powers of good??... Or will they fall victim to evil entities they cannot control???... These are just a few of the mind-twisting questions to be answered in future action-packed episodes of TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER!!... There's more paranormal mystical and maniacal drag race mayhem coming your way!!... You definitely do not want to miss it...

 

Stay tuned next Wednesday for a new chapter of the serial paranormal drama series we call TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER... Be sure that YOU follow the story of Sebastian Conrad... Bookmark this page and BE HERE every Wednesday!!... You can read prior episodes of TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER by simply clicking on the 'DOC'S BLOG' link that's conveniently located atop this page, and then scrolling to her Wednesday blog installments (because this series is published here each and every Wednesday). TALES OF THE PHANTOM RACER story and imagery are copyright 2015 DRAG RACING UNDERGROUND.


In today's blog, I want to talk about the many men and women returning from the battlefields of the middle east, who now find themselves fighting what often seems like an even more frustrating war of self-preservation right here at home. And I'm not going to pull any punches, I'm gonna tell it like it is, I'm gonna tell the truth, no matter how many thin-skinned, phony, macho-posturing blowhards don't wanna hear it and simply can't handle the truth-- 'Cause let's face it, the drag racing internet is populated by a small minority of flag-waving fakes, who PRETEND to support what our soldiers are fighting, dying, and getting their legs blown 50ft off their bodies for, but  the truth is that when it really gets down to caring about the causes of defending free speech, liberty, or fighting against the oppression of women as our brave soldiers are doing, they might as well join the Taliban, because their actions on the internet are no different than the sicko mindset of the so-called "Islamic extremists"-- And yes, unfortunately, I'm sorry to say, that a number of these fake, phony, fraudulent, gung-ho, hubris hypocrites are from the "Bungled Jim", "Gooseface Gunzo" and "nostalgia" drag racing oriented genre (I can't for the life of me figure out why that is, I really can't, but it just is. Go figure)... That said, I want to make it perfectly clear, that if one of our own comes back from serving three tours of duty in Iraq and two in Afghanistan, they should be able to FIND A JOB, and be WELCOMED HOME in a manner that makes them feel APPRECIATED. We've got soldiers who've put their lives on the line fighting for free expression, and against the oppression of women in the middle east, who can't even score a gig delivering pizzas in their hometown! (What's up with that?!?)... That's an outright DISGRACE to our democracy... We have our men and women returning home with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the kind of severe psychological baggage from war that many of us couldn't even fathom, so why when it comes to employment opportunities and accepting them back with open arms, we're falling so miserably short as a nation? How 'bout a lot less "fake flag-waving" and "phony patriotism", and more sincere effort to do what REALLY COUNTS to make our veterans feel proud and embraced by the nation they so bravely served?? Is that too much to ask??-- I sure hope not. We've got to do better-- much better than what we're seeing happening now across America... For all the many veterans who read this blog every single day, and write me regularly with your problems that you're now facing here at home, I'm proud to have been able to say here on a public forum, what you've been saying to me for the last several years in your many emails... I appreciate you and the values and liberties you've stood up and sacrificed for... Please believe that there are those like me who genuinely appreciate your bravery...


Unfortunately this is what too many men & women who've fought for free speech and against oppression now face here at home. It's time for less fake flag wavers and phony patriots and more Americans to do what's really needed for our veterans of war.

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IN CELEBRATION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY...

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Today I'd like to acknowledge Martin Luther King Jr. Day... As most folks who follow drag racing are already aware, out of all the different forms of motorsports, it is drag racing that is the most inclusive and "color blind" when it comes to both participants and fans. Our sport has a long history of competitive Afro-Americans making a name for themselves in various racing classes and categories. I believe that's something we should all be proud of. Here's just a partial list of racers that I can name off the top of my head--  Malcolm Durham, Antron Brown, Larry Edwards, Tim Wood, "Big Willie" Robinson, Levi Holmes, Rufus "Brooklyn Heavy" Boyd, and Ronald Lyles-- and there's many, many more than that... Here at Drag Racing Underground we collectively celebrate Dr. King's legacy and all the Afro-American racers who help make drag racing the most diverse of all motorsports...

 

Northeast bracket racing stalwart Larry Edwards being interviewed by yours truly at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.


The management of Drag Racing Underground presents guest blogger Mary Murray. She's an opinionated woman from the northwest. Truth is that Doc is mighty busy of late with her Big Stick music duties and her sculpture pursuits, so we figure giving Mary a crack as a substitute blogger might be a good idea. Being that Drag Racing Underground is known as the strongest advocate of free speech among drag racing web sites, we're willing to give this outspoken lady a guest spot when Doc is too busy to blog. Please keep in mind that the thoughts and opinions expressed by Mary Murray with her MARY'S MOUTHPIECE blog submissions do not necessarily reflect those of Drag Racing Underground. Without further ado, we give you Mary Murray...


HEY YOU GUYS!!! Wake up and smell the coffee! Drink the coffee and then have another cup on me. I'm Mary. I going to put my cards right on the table. I am happy as a kitty in a yarn warehouse to be able to communicate with you on the drag racing site best known for insightful thought and unrestricted freedom of expression. My last appearance on this page caused what I've been told to be an "unprecedented amount of negative emails" sent to my Drag Racing Underground bosses. And I was told that many of the emails were of an "extremely severe" angered nature... Yes, I understand that when I express my opinions, they don't necessarily jive with the majority of people, but that's just how this bold lady rolls-- Anyways-- Today I want to speak my mind about all the controversy surrounding John Force's team switching from Ford to Chevrolet Funny Car bodies. Like I've told all my girlfriends in my local knitting club, I believe the marketing brass at Ford made a huge mistake when they dropped Force's sponsorship. That was just plain dumb in my opinion. But I am glad that Chevrolet's marketing department have decided to fill the void, and get behind the Force team with their sponsorship dollars and brand spanking new Camaro bodies to replace the Ford Mustangs. Chevrolet is going to get a lot of bang for their sponsorship bucks from John Force and his team in 2015. I think the Camaro bodies are going to look and work even better than the Mustangs did. To be completely honest, John Force could be driving a Yugo bodied Funny Car for all I care, and I'd still be standing on my feet, and cheering at the top of my lungs for him with each and every pass he makes down the drag strip. As long as John Force keeps that sweet, cute and cuddly twinkle in his adorable eyes, he'll be getting my undivided attention no matter what kind of car he drives! He's a walking, talking teddy bear of a man. I can't wait to see him whooping the rest of the NHRA Funny Car field silly this season!... I want to end with a very special message for everyone. We all love cheap clothes and electronics bargains, but can we all please join the fight against overseas child slavery, and do our part to eliminate child slave labor in our lifetime. Thank you.

 

 

Mary Murray's views and opinions don't necessarily reflect those of Drag Racing Underground's mgmt.


Lots of people are talking about the fact that John Force Racing recently announced they will be campaigning Chevrolet SS Camaro bodies on their fleet of Funny Cars for 2015. As you probably know, Force and his cohorts were dropped by Ford, and there was much hoopla made over the fact that the "blue oval" manufacturer terminated their lucrative sponsorship-- And quite frankly, in this era of drag racing, where it cost zillions upon zillions of dollars to keep a nitro team competitive on the NHRA tour, that was pretty darn discouraging news. There was plenty of skeptical speculation as to how Team Force could continue racing without Ford's financial support (and their Mustang bodies)... Well, I for one am relieved that Chevrolet decided to step-up to the plate in Ford's absence, and make a phat-dollar deal with the Force camp. It's reported to be a multi-year agreement that will see all three of the Force floppers adorned with the iconic "gold bowtie" as well as the JFR Top Fuel Dragster (you know, the digger that daughter Brittany drives)... And while it's no secret that the current crop of modern Funny Car bodies are often somewhat of a, uh, "morphed version" of what we see from the manufacturers' street driven models, it's still kind of neat to see John Force returning to the brand he experienced so much success with earlier in his career... So, will John Force and his teammates see more trips to the winner's circle across the U.S.A. in their brand new Chevrolets??... I believe you can bet your sweet bowtie that they will...


Will Force and his team be visiting the winner's circle across the U.S.A. in their new Chevrolets?? Doc believes they will.

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