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FYI WIRZ: Following NHRA’s John Force, a Fast Decade of Questions and Answers

In 2001, I had my first big motorsports interview with NHRA Funny Car legend John Force in the quiet luxury of his motor coach at Gainesville Raceway in Florida. To no surprise to any of his many fans, Force was anything but silent. That interview was supposed to be limited to 15 minutes, but it went on for a raucous hour when Force shifted to his entertainment mode. I prepared weeks in advance for that interview moment and had dozens of questions logged in a small notebook. It was my first big opportunity. After five questions with solid answering by Force, I asked him this. In some ways success can be tougher than failure. What bugs you the most about being successful? "People take you for granted, that you always did it,” Force sai...

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