Pomona: Friday qualifying rained out

RAIN WASHES OUT FRIDAY QUALIFYING AT CARQUEST NHRA WINTERNATIONALS POMONA, Calif. -- Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to cancel racing Friday at the season-opening CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals at Pomona ...

RAIN WASHES OUT FRIDAY QUALIFYING AT CARQUEST NHRA WINTERNATIONALS

POMONA, Calif. -- Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to cancel racing Friday at the season-opening CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals at Pomona Raceway.

Weather permitting, qualifying will continue Saturday with pro sessions scheduled for 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Eliminations are scheduled to start at 11 a.m. on Sunday. The $2 million race is the first of 23 events in the 2005 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.

Qualifying leaders from Thursday's racing include Tony Schumacher in Top Fuel, John Force in Funny Car and Mike Edwards in Pro Stock.

Schumacher covered the distance in 4.487 seconds at 321.04 in his U.S. Army dragster, while Force drove his Castrol GTX Start Up Ford Mustang to a track record time of 4.697 at 329.26. Edwards paced Pro Stock with a 6.732 at 205.13 in his Young Life Pontiac Grand Am.

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Series NHRA
Drivers John Force , Tony Schumacher , Mike Edwards