NHRA: Clash of the Titans; Funny Car Title Tilt Comes Down to Worsham & Beckman in Pomona

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POMONA, Calif. – official series release — NHRA photo — The last time Del Worsham needed an impressive performance at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona to win a world championship, he claimed a thrilling victory to win his first Top Fuel title. With his first Funny Car world championship up for grabs at this weekend’s 51st annual Auto Club NHRA …

NHRA: Skillman Looks to End Rookie Pro Stock Season on Top in Auto Club Finals at Pomona

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POMONA, Calif. – official series release — NHRA photo — A glimpse of what was to come in Drew Skillman’s fantastic rookie season in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series came all the way at the season-opening event in Pomona when Skillman advanced to the final round in his first Pro Stock race. It was quite the entrance into …

NHRA: National Hot Rod Association Renews Partnership With Automobile Club of Southern California Through 2020

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GLENDORA, Calif. – official series release — NHRA and the Automobile Club of Southern California today Tuesday an extension of their long-running partnership through the year 2020. The multi-tiered sponsorship package is a comprehensive program that touches many facets of NHRA’s business, including race entitlements and track sponsorships. Highlighting the business relationship is an extension of Auto Club’s entitlement of …

NHRA: Second to One; Hines Grabs Fourth Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship, Edges Closer to Schultz

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POMONA, Calif. — official release by Kevin McKenna, National DRAGSTER Senior Editor — NHRA photo — Andrew Hines became just the second rider in the Pro Stock Motorcycle class to win four NHRA Mello Yello world championships after the opening round of the Auto Club NHRA Finals. Hines, who entered the season-ending event with a substantial 92-point lead, officially clinched the …

NHRA: Second Verse Sweeter Than the First; Hagan Stops Force for Second Funny Car Championship

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POMONA, Calif. — official release by Candida Benson, National Dragster Senior Editor — NHRA photo — Matt Hagan survived another epic, down-to-the-wire championship battle with 16-time and reigning NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world champion John Force to earn the second Funny Car title of his career. Hagan, who built up a 23-point lead in qualifying, and Force matched round-wins in …

NHRA: History Made for Erica Enders-Stevens With Winner-Take-All Pro Stock Title

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POMONA, Calif. — official release by John Hoven, National Dragster Associate Editor — NHRA photo — Erica Enders-Stevens made history Sunday by becoming the first woman to win an NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock world championship. Raised in Texas and now living in Louisiana, she secured the title with a victory at the 50th anniversary of the Auto Club NHRA Finals …

NHRA: Enders-Stevens, Hagan Crowned Champions With Finals Wins; Lucas, Arana Jr. Also Claim Season-Ending Wallys

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POMONA, Calif. — official release — NHRA photo — Erica Enders-Stevens became the first woman to win an NHRA Pro Stock world championship title Sunday when she defeated her closest points rival Jason Line in the final round of the Auto Club NHRA Finals. In other racing, Matt Hagan claimed the Funny Car world championship in dramatic fashion over John …

NHRA: Unmatched Legacy Continues With Eighth Top Fuel Crown for Schumacher

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POMONA, Calif. — official release — NHRA photo — Tony Schumacher, the winningest driver in NHRA Top Fuel competition, locked up his eighth Mello Yello Top Fuel championship during qualifying at the Auto Club NHRA Finals. Schumacher clinched the championship by qualifying for the event and nearest competitor Spencer Massey not earning enough bonus points in the final session to …

NHRA: Schumacher Clinches Eighth Top Fuel Title; Crampton, DeJoria, Line and Arana Jr. Claim No. 1 Qualifiers in Pomona

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POMONA, Calif. — official release — NHRA photo — Tony Schumacher earned a record eighth Top Fuel world championship title Saturday at the 50th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Richie Crampton (Top Fuel), Alexis DeJoria (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock), and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) earned No. 1 qualifying positions and …

NHRA: Kalitta, Johnson, Gray and Arana Jr. Lead Opening Day Qualifying at Pomona

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POMONA, Calif. — official release — NHRA photo — Doug Kalitta raced to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel Friday at the 50th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Tommy Johnson Jr. (Funny Car), Shane Gray (Pro Stock), and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the final race of …