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Sat 16 Nov 2002
Pomona II Sportsman summary

Pomona II Sportsman summary

<pre> Summary of eliminations at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 38th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals: Top Alcohol Dragster Round 1: Rick Santos, Brentwood CA, Santos-BAE, Left lane, (0.434) 5.298 267.16 ...

Thu 14 Nov 2002
Pomona II: Season finale preview, schedule

Pomona II: Season finale preview, schedule

38th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals, the final of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2002 NHRA POWERade ...

Pomona II: Cruz Pedregon season finale summary

Pomona II: Cruz Pedregon season finale summary

Cruz Pedregon/Advance Auto Parts Funny Car Racing team takes first round win at 2002 season finale. Pomona, CA --Cruz Pedregon and the Advance Auto Parts Racing Team claimed a first round victory last weekend during the Automobile Club of...

Schumacher Racing expands to four cars

Schumacher Racing expands to four cars

Oakley expands program with second Funny Car sponsorship at Schumacher Racing Drivers to be Scotty Cannon and Gary Scelzi INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 13, 2002) - NHRA team owner Don Schumacher announced that Oakley will expand its sponsorship program...

New performance award announced

New performance award announced

Perfectly Strange Award to provide bonus cash opportunity for five NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series categories. GLENDORA, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2002) - Strange Engineering has signed a three-year agreement with the National Hot Rod Association...

Wed 13 Nov 2002
Junior dragsters Irwindale preview

Junior dragsters Irwindale preview

NHRA Junior Dragsters return to Irwindale -- 5th Annual Del Cox Classic: Saturday, November 16 Irwindale, Calif. - - Irwindale Dragstrip has been chosen as the site for the 2002 edition of one of the west coast's most prestigious NHRA Junior ...

Pomona II: Bruce Sarver eliminations summary

Pomona II: Bruce Sarver eliminations summary

Mechanical problem ends the season for the White Cap Toyota Celica Funny Car. POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 11, 2002) - A fuel-pressure problem ended the day and season early for Bruce Sarver and the White Cap Toyota Celica Funny Car on Sunday at the...

Pomona II: Tom Hammonds season finale summary

Pomona II: Tom Hammonds season finale summary

Mother Nature rains on Hammonds' Pomona parade. 2002 has been a very dry year in Los Angeles. In fact, when showers moved in to interrupt the first day of qualifying for the Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals, it was the first ...

Pomona II: Force Racing summary and championship

Pomona II: Force Racing summary and championship

Force wins season finale and 2002 championship. Highlights: John Force won a classic semifinal duel with teammate Tony Pedregon to claim his 10th consecutive NHRA Funny Car Championship and then beat Tommy Johnson Jr. in the final round of the...

Pomona II: Skoal Racing eliminations summary

Pomona II: Skoal Racing eliminations summary

Johnson loses to Force in final round; Capps loses in quarters at finals. POMONA, Calif., November 10, 2002 - On a weekend when rain dominated the track on Friday and Saturday, Tommy Johnson Jr. took advantage of NHRA's qualifying rules to: a)...

Pomona II: Doug Herbert eliminations summary

Pomona II: Doug Herbert eliminations summary

Herbert loses in semifinals; winds up seventh in points. Pomona,Calif., November 10, 2002 0x2022 Doug Herbert didn't end the 2002NHRA POWERade season exactly the way he hoped, but he did reach the semifinalsof the Auto Club Finals Sunday in the...

Pomona II: Final round-by-round results

Pomona II: Final round-by-round results

POMONA, Calif. -- Final round-by-round results from the 38th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Pomona Raceway, the final of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series - TOP FUEL: ROUND ONE Jim...

Pomona II: Final results

Pomona II: Final results

POMONA, Calif. -- Sunday's final results from the 38th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Pomona Raceway. The $2 million race is the final of 23 in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series: Top Fuel Cory ...

Pomona II: Final top sixteen finish order

Pomona II: Final top sixteen finish order

POMONA, Calif. -- Final finish order (1-16) for professional categories at the 38th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Pomona Raceway. The $2 million race is the final of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag...

Tue 12 Nov 2002
2002 champions honored at awards ceremony

2002 champions honored at awards ceremony

NHRA Powerade Drag Racing Series crowns 2002 champions at Kodak Theatre. HOLLYWOOD -- John Force headlined the honorees crowned by the National Hot Rod Association, the world's largest motorsports organization, Monday evening during an exciting...

Mon 11 Nov 2002
Pomona II: Season finale elimination summary

Pomona II: Season finale elimination summary

McClenathan, Force, Johnson and Hines earn wins at NHRA finals. POMONA, Calif. - The Funny Car championship was decided in the semifinal round at the season finale Sunday. John Force defeated teammate Tony Pedregon at the 38th annual Automobile...

Pomona II: Kurt Johnson eliminations summary

Pomona II: Kurt Johnson eliminations summary

Johnson keeps winning streak alive with NHRA finals victory. POMONA, Calif. - Kurt Johnson saved his best performance for the last event of the 2002 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. K.J. returned to the NHRA winner's with a final-round victory...

Pomona II: Cory McClenathan eliminations summary

Pomona II: Cory McClenathan eliminations summary

McClenathan wins first of 2002 and 27th of his career. POMONA, Calif. -- Cory McClenathan, from Anaheim, Calif., driver of the Henkelman & Baca Berryman B-12 Chemtooler Top Fuel Dragster, took home the "Wally", named after NHRA founder Wally...

Pomona II: Larry Dixon eliminations summary

Pomona II: Larry Dixon eliminations summary

Miller Lite team stay positive in NHRA finals. POMONA (Nov. 10) - It wasn't quite the ending to the championship season that Miller Lite Top Fuel driver Larry Dixon would have wanted to see in the Auto Club NHRA Finals at the Pomona Raceway, as...

Pomona II: Team Jegs elimination summary

Pomona II: Team Jegs elimination summary

Jeg ends day in second round. The recently crowned 2002 NHRA POWERade Pro Stock champion started the final race of the season from the No. 13 qualifying position. Jeg defeated fellow Ohio Pro Stock driver Ron Krisher in the opening round. The...

Pomona II: David Baca eliminations summary

Pomona II: David Baca eliminations summary

David Baca looks toward 2003 after disappointing outing in Pomona. POMONA, Calif.  --  With the field set by Thursday's one and only qualifying session and, for some in the top 10 in points, by the NHRA rulebook, eliminations got underway on...

Pomona II: Mark Whisnant eliminations summary

Pomona II: Mark Whisnant eliminations summary

Whisnant retires after first round. POMONA, Calif. -- Mark Whisnant, driver of the RW Performance Chevrolet Cavalier, entered eliminations at today's 38th Annual Auto Club of Southern California seeded in the 15th position on the ...

Pomona II: Darrell Russell eliminations summary

Pomona II: Darrell Russell eliminations summary

Three-win season ends for Russell POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 10) -- Experiencing the same fate as most of the top drivers on the NHRA circuit, Darrell Russell suffered a first-round defeat on a green Pomona Raceway, ending the season for Joe ...

Pomona II: Force Racing Saturday rain summary

Pomona II: Force Racing Saturday rain summary

JOHN FORCE, 53, driver of the Castrol GTX Ford Mustang, is the 11-time and reigning NHRA Funny Car Champion. He is one of only three drivers in a major motor sports series (with NASCAR legends Richard Petty and David Pearson) to have won 100...

Pomona II: Mopar Saturday rain summary

Pomona II: Mopar Saturday rain summary

POMONA, Calif. -- Mopar Motorsports NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series teams completed eliminations for this weekend's Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals NOTABLE: Two days of rain cancelled qualifying activity, setting ...

Pomona II: David Baca Saturday rain summary

Pomona II: David Baca Saturday rain summary

David Baca qualifies for first Top Fuel eliminations. POMONA, Calif. -- Mother Nature, in the form of rain, gave David Baca, from Brentwood, Calif., driver of the Henkelman & Baca Motorsports Prolong/Waterloo/303 Protectant Top Fuel Dragster,...

Pomona II: Angelle Savoie Saturday rain summary

Pomona II: Angelle Savoie Saturday rain summary

Starting 2nd in Pomona, Angelle is more than ready to race. After tying Shawn Gann for the quickest elapsed time during the first qualifying session of the Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals, Angelle Savoie and the Mohegan Sun Racing...

Pomona II: Cory McClenathan Saturday rain summary

Pomona II: Cory McClenathan Saturday rain summary

McClenathan fourth at Finals as rain washes out Friday's and Saturday's qualifying and Budweiser Shootout. POMONA, Calif. -- The first winter storm of the season washed out Friday's and Saturday's qualifying for the season-final 38th annual...

Pomona II: Doug Herbert Saturday rain summary

Pomona II: Doug Herbert Saturday rain summary

Rain delays Shootout; Herbert starts seventh in Auto Club finals. POMONA, Calif. -- Inclement weather that plagued Southern California for the past two days forced NHRA officials to postpone the Budweiser Top Fuel Shootout to Feb. 8,...

Pomona II: Capps, Johnson Jr Saturday rain summary

Pomona II: Capps, Johnson Jr Saturday rain summary

Capps starts 5th; Johnson 15th Sunday. POMONA, Calif. -- The season's first winter storm in Southern California continued Saturday, forcing NHRA officials to set the fields for Sunday's Auto Club Finals based on top 10 positions and ...

Pomona II: Larry Dixon Saturday rain summary

Pomona II: Larry Dixon Saturday rain summary

Persistent rains postpone Top Fuel Shootout. Dixon stays in No. 2 position - 4.576 E.T., 324.98 MPH POMONA, Ca (Nov. 9) - The Top Fuel Shootout originally intended to run on Saturday has been postponed until Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, due to ...

Pomona II: First-round pairings for Sunday

Pomona II: First-round pairings for Sunday

POMONA, Calif. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 38th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Pomona Raceway, the final of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.

Pomona II: Saturday rained out, eliminations fields set

Pomona II: Saturday rained out, eliminations fields set

Fields set for eliminations for Auto Club finals. POMONA, Calif. - Rain canceled another day of racing at the 38th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals Saturday at Pomona Raceway. Weather permitting, the final eliminations...

Pomona II: Darrell Russell Saturday rain summary

Pomona II: Darrell Russell Saturday rain summary

Rain helps Russell earn first career pole. POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 9) -- Second-year Top Fuel driver Darrell Russell has captured the first Budweiser Low Qualifier award of his career after relentless rain forced the outright cancellation of the ...

Pomona II: Mark Whisnant Saturday rain summary

Pomona II: Mark Whisnant Saturday rain summary

Whisnant to race in Pomona. POMONA, Calif. -- When eliminations at the 38th Annual Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals, Mark Whisnant driver of the RW Performance Chevrolet Pro Stock Cavalier will assume the 15th position on Sunday's ...

Sat 09 Nov 2002
Pomona II: Densham preview

Pomona II: Densham preview

Densham back home in last bid to catch Worsham for third place. POMONA, Calif. -- His hope of winning the POWERade Funny Car Championship gone in a cloud of mid-season tire smoke, Gary Densham didn't have to look far to motivate himself for this...