Brittany Force OK after huge crash in NHRA Top Fuel season opener

Brittany Force suffers terrifying crash in NHRA opener

Brittany Force suffers terrifying crash in NHRA opener

She began racing Top Fuel dragsters, known as the quickest accelerating racecars in the world. "Reigning World Champion @BrittanyForce experienced an unbelievable crash during eliminations at the #Winternats", the NHRA tweeted out February 11, along with a video of the incident. "Her name is Force, she's tough".

Scary moment for NHRA driver Brittany Force. who was hospitalized Sunday after slamming into a wall in a fiery crash at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals - but she's gonna be okay!

Her Monster Energy Dragster shot sideways over the center line and hit both guard walls at about 150 miles per hour during her race against Terry Haddock. "Want to thank Simpson safety for building helmets, equipment and everything to keep our drivers safe", John said in a post-race interview with "USA Today." Her auto caught fire as she skidded back across the track and hit another wall. "She was responsive, speaking with medical staff and was transported to the hospital for evaluation". They're doing the body stuff right now to check her back. Very important. Thanks, Don.

Force's father John had an explosion of his own earlier in the weekend during Friday qualifying. I know she hurt her shoulder. Pomona is my home track and I have so many great memories there. "We won the championship, which is why everyone is out here and now we want to do it again".