NHRA: Capps Breaks Drought in Pomona; Torrence & Anderson Also Score Winternationals Wins

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POMONA, Calif. – official series release — NHRA photo — Ron Capps raced to his first Funny Car victory in nearly a year Sunday at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also were winners at the season-opening NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event near Los …

NHRA: Fast Jack Strikes in Pomona; Beckman Bags No. 1 Qualifying Effort at Winternationals

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POMONA, Calif. – official series release — NHRA photo — Jack Beckman picked up right where he left off last season by racing to the No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car Saturday at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also will lead their categories into …

NHRA: Circle K Winternationals at Pomona to Feature Iconic Funny Cars During 2016 Kickoff

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GLENDORA, Calif. – official series release — NHRA photo — NHRA will officially kick off its 50th anniversary Funny Car celebration at the tradition-rich Circle K NHRA Winternationals at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Feb. 11-14. A wide variety of classic nostalgia Funny Cars will be on display in the Hot Rod Junction, while others will perform burnout demonstrations …

NHRA: Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Preparing for 56th Renewal of Pomona Winternationals

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POMONA, Calif. — official series release — NHRA photo — The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will venture boldly into a brand new era when the tradition-rich Circle K NHRA Winternationals gets underway Feb. 11-14, taking place at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Celebrating its 56th running, the iconic season-opener has always been on the top of every …

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: Enders-Stevens Focused Forward; Ready to Start Pro Stock Title Defense

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POMONA, Calif. — official series release — NHRA photo — Erica Enders-Stevens put together a history-making 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, finishing off her banner year by becoming the first female Pro Stock champion in NHRA history. With the season-opening Circle K NHRA Winternationals approaching at historic Auto Club Raceway, Feb. 5-8 at Pomona, it might be …

NHRA: Langdon, Re-Branded Alan Johnson Racing To Compete at Pomona Winternationals

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BROWNSBURG, Ind. — official team release — C&R Racing photo — Alan Johnson Racing (AJR) and 2013 Top Fuel World Champion Shawn Langdon announced on Thursday that they will open the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season next week at the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif. AJR is moving forward into the new season while exploring …

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 …