A wild crash! And Jonnie walks away

After winning the elimination round one against Bob Tasca III, Jonnie got John Force in the quarter final. John won the start, and pulled away as Jonnie lost traction. John was on his way to an easy win, when his engine exploded.
John lost the control and ended up on Jonnies side of the track. Jonnie did what he could to avoid a crash, but he could only delay it. (Photo: Mark J. Rebilas)

It was a wild crash that destroyed both cars. Jonnies body was brand new. Now theres nothing left but trash.


—I was out of my car in about 20 sec. I heard that the announcement that I was ok, took a couple of minutes. Which is sad thinking of my family and friends that of course was worried, Jonnie says and continues.
—I will get back to our shop now as soon as I can. We have a lot of work to do building a brand new car from the start. We will race at the Gatornationals, Jonnie says with confidence.

Despite the drama, Johns daughter Courtney Force never gave Tommy Johnson Jr. a chance in the final. Congratulations Courtney and your team!

Qualified 5th and ladder

In Q2 Jonnie performed his best qualifying round this time. 3.866 sec. and 317.27 mph(458,45 km/h) was enough for a final fifth place in the list.

Bob Tasca III is up first for Jonnie. E1 is at 11:00 AM local, 19:00 Swedish time.

Final Results Qualifications NHRA Arizona Nationals 2018
1 Courtney Force             3.826    335.98
2 Ron Capps                     3.844    330.80
3 Jack Beckman              3.845    332.43
4 John Force                    3.864    332.51
5 Jonnie Lindberg         3.866    317.27
6 Tommy Johnson Jr.       3.879    329.91
7 Cruz Pedregon              3.888    333.25
8 J.R. Todd                       3.919    324.20
9 Matt Hagan                   3.926    330.88
10 Shawn Langdon          3.927    329.42
11 Robert Hight                3.927    329.26
12 Bob Tasca III               3.971    316.75
13 Jeff Diehl                     4.120    307.79
14 Richard Townsend      4.244    235.27
15 Tim Wilkerson            4.551    182.82
16 Del Worsham              5.089    173.99
- - - - - - - - - Not Qualified - - - - - - - - -
17 Jim Campbell              7.402    91.58

Arizona Nationals up next

This weekend were at the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park outside Phoenix, Arizona. Stay tuned and follow the action at www.nhraallaccess.com

Q1:                  2:00 PM local, 22:00 Swedish
Q2:                  5:00 PM local, 01:00 Swedish

Q3:                 2:00 PM local, 22:00 Swedish
Q4:                 4:30 PM local, 00:30 Swedish

Round 1:       11:00 AM local, 19:00 Swedish
Round 2:       12:50 PM local, 20:50 Swedish
Semifinals:    2:15 PM local, 22:15 Swedish
Finals:            3:37 PM local, 23:37 Swedish

Hagan Wins the Winternationals 2018

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What a final! Matt Hagan wins the Winternationals for the second time in a row.

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Congratulations Matt and your super great team!

Foul and out

This is something that we not see that often. Jonnie runs on a huge red light, and gives the win to Ron.