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Force reignites career by winning 50th NHRA Winternationals

February 15, 2010 | 10:17 am

National Hot Rod Assn. funny car driver John Force won the 50th Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at  Pomona on Sunday. Force, who has won five NHRA Winternationals races, came up the winner for the first time in almost two years.

His last win came against Tim Wilkerson at Heartland Park Topeka in Kansas in 2008. He did not win a race in 2009.

His wife, Laurie, gave Force some words of encouragement before the Winternationals. The 60-year-old Force said he had renewed motivation.

Go to Haddock in the Paddock for more on Force's win in the 50th Winternationals.

-- Tim Haddock