Doug Kalitta raced to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel during Friday qualifying at the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals.
The weekend had more story lines among the professional teams than a Tolstoy novel but, in the end, the finish was a gripping one from Goodyear.
Matt Hagan earns runner-up finish at Pomona in debut of Mopar Express Lane graphics on his Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car.
Ron Capps: "The explosion Friday night is something you can't control..."
Jason Line accepted the challenge and rose to the occasion powering the blue Chevrolet Camaro to the 66th final round of his career and his 32nd Pro Stock victory.
The victory is the third in a row for an Al-Anabi Racing Toyota dragster at Pomona.
DSR's U.S. Army team loses in opening round.
Massey goes to semifinals.
his was John Force’s sixth final in a row going back to the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello season.
Morgan's best lap of 6.589 seconds at 209.75 mph landed him in the No. 15 position.
Brown keeps last year's shortened Winternationals in the past.
Massey posted 3.768-second qualifying in each of his two Saturday sessions.
Johnson did a 6.512 effort, but it wasn’t enough to retake the pole from former teammate Vincent Nobile.
Coughlin had a best lap of 6.531 seconds at 211.96 mph.
Doug Kalitta, John Force and Vincent Nobile will lead their classes into Sundays eleminations.
Capps qualifies fifth in Funny Car, Brown third in Top Fuel to lead DSR into Sunday's Winternationals eliminations
Langdon, Brown 2-3 In Top Fuel Qualifying at Pomona
Brown, Matco Tools team shoot to No. 1 in Top Fuel in opener; NAPA's Capps qualifies No. 3 on run marred by fiery explosion
Force piloted his Funny Car to the national mph record with a blast of 324.12.
John Force raced to a national record time of 3.966 seconds at 324.12 mph; Brown led Top Fuel qualifying with a 3.731 at 326.00; Johnson posted a leading time of 6.517 at 212.53.
JEGS.com/Mopar Dodge Avenger driver Jeg Coughlin Jr. commences his Pro Stock title defense at Pomona.
A new season starts at Pomona.
A new season starts at the Winternationals.
Chad Head will be driving his family-owned Head Racing Toyota Camry Funny Car tuned by his father.
The tradition-rich season-opening event for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series is scheduled for Feb. 6-9 at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California.