Driver Brittany Force, a star on the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) scene, is back on the track following the scary crash she endured during the season-opening Lucas Oil NHRA Winter Nationals on Feb. 11. As previously reported, the crash happened as Brittany was up against fellow racer Terry Haddock in the first round of eliminations.
Yet, on Feb. 22, she was quick to tell fans that she has now recovered from that crash and that she will, in fact, be racing at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park near Phoenix on the weekend of Feb. 23-25.
“Just got belted in the car I ran all last season,” she wrote on her Twitter page. “It’s been a rough week, but I feel good and I’ll be ready to get back on the track tomorrow.” In another tweet earlier that day she wrote, “Back at the track in Phoenix with my Monster Energy Team getting a game plan for the NHRA race weekend.”
Bu Brittany has also revealed a devastating fact about the Feb. 11 mishap that could have been so much worse. In fact, according to an interview with Fox News, the defending NHRA Top Fuel Champion says that she can’t even remember the actual crash.
“I remember looking down at this mangled mess and thinking someone had wrecked. Then I realized the mess was my car,” said Brittany about the crash, which left her briefly hospitalized with a concussion. “After that I remember bits and pieces, but I do remember my whole family in the hospital with me. My first question was, ‘What happened?'”
And while she hasn’t actually watched much footage of the accident, she still can’t get the experience out of her head.
“My biggest concern is being trapped in the car while it’s on fire,” she told Fox. “So, after seeing in the video that the car tipped over and caught on fire, I made the decision not to watch it again until getting back in the car and making some runs. I don’t need those images in my head before making another pass.”