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In wake of death, NHRA goes to shorter track

Updated: July 12, 2008, 12:12 AM ET
Associated Press

MORRISON, Colo. -- John Force was searching for a sign telling him he'd reached the finish line at 1,000 feet.

The Funny Car driver is so accustomed to running a quarter-mile that he's not used to throwing out the parachutes and slamming on the brakes some 320 feet early.

Still, Force fully supports the National Hot Rod Association's decision to trim the track.

In the wake of Scott Kalitta's recent death in a racing accident, the NHRA took an interim step, reducing the length ...

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