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 ...

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 eliminations ladder.

Due to heavy rain on Friday and Saturday, the field for Sunday's race was set according to NHRA policy for rain dates. The policy states that the top ten in points will be seeded in the field placing Whisnant in the 15th position.

When eliminations get under way tomorrow, Whisnant will face old nemesis Kurt Johnson. So far this season Whisnant has faced Johnson four times in Round 1. To date Whisnant's score against Johnson is zero and four. Whisnant plans to even the score on Sunday.

"I'm just happy to be in the show," said Whisnant of Stockbridge, Ga. "NHRA's decision to seeded the top ten will not be popular with all the racers, but it was lucky break that worked in our favor this time.

"We have Kurt (Johnson) in Round 1. I have met him in Round 1 four times this year, and have not been able to get past him. I think we can change that tomorrow.

"Tomorrow anything will be possible. There have not been any cars on the track since Thursday, so lane choice will pretty much be a guess. If we get a couple breaks on Sunday like we got today, we could go some rounds and with some more luck see the winner's circle here in Pomona."

Eliminations at the 38th Annual Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals will begin as scheduled at 11:00 AM PST on Sunday Nov. 10.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Kurt Johnson , Mark Whisnant