POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2001) - Dodge Motorsports Dakota R/T driver Todd Patterson made a second-round appearance to open the 2001 NHRA Winston Drag Racing season during the AutoZone Winternationals at Pomona Raceway.
Eventual event winner Randy Daniels eliminated Patterson after a red-light start.
"We had a good weekend," Patterson said. "I rolled through the staging beams and ended up red-lighting against Daniels. I like how we opened the season. We have nice horsepower."