YORBA LINDA, CA (October 20, 2009) --- 14-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force will join host Larry Henry on Pit Pass USA tonight at 8 p.m. ET. The broadcast can be heard on PowerUp Motorsports Channel (www.powerupchannel.com
Force’s team of four Ford Mustang Funny Cars is heading into the home stretch of the 2009 Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season. Robert Hight and Ashley Force Hood are leading the Funny Car point standings with two races remaining.
Larry is a lifetime member of the radio and TV broadcast community who has used his wit, charm, and voice to carve out a 20 year career in a top 10 U.S. market and 40 year career overall.
Auto racing has always been a passion of Larry's and he had the honor of being a member of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network broadcasting 15 Indy 500s from 1980 thru 1995. He continued his association with racing doing radio and television for Championship Auto Racing Teams. Currently he hosts a custom podcast weekly for Ford Racing entitled "This Week in Ford Racing” along with his own show Pit Pass USA.
Larry Henry knows many of the drivers and owners in Nascar, IndyCar, NHRA, USAC, ARCA and other series on a first name basis. He was there when Chip Ganassi first stepped into an IndyCar and considers Roger Penske a friend.
He is also a long time member of the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association and the National Motorsports Press Association.