Pomona: Rain washes out Thursday qualifying

RAIN WASHES OUT FIRST DAY OF RACING AT KRAGEN O'REILLY NHRA WINTERNATIONALS POMONA, Calif. -- Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to cancel the first round of professional qualifying Thursday at the Kragen O'Reilly NHRA Winternationals...

RAIN WASHES OUT FIRST DAY OF RACING AT KRAGEN O'REILLY NHRA WINTERNATIONALS

POMONA, Calif. -- Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to cancel the first round of professional qualifying Thursday at the Kragen O'Reilly NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Several sportsman categories completed rounds prior to the rain, which started to fall around 1:30 p.m.

One round of pro qualifying is scheduled for Friday at 2 p.m. Two qualifying rounds are scheduled for Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday's final eliminations start at 11 a.m.

The race, which will be televised on ESPN2 and ESPN2HD, is the first of 24 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series in 2009.

-credit: nhra

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