February 27, 2004 |
Rained out three days last week, the National Hot Rod Assn. will try again today to resume its K&N Filters Winternationals, the opening event of the $50-million Powerade drag racing series, at Pomona Raceway. What was to have been a rare weekend off for the drag racers has turned into another three days of checking the skies for rain as well as checking the time slips for qualifying times. Times from the first round Feb. 19 will remain on the record.
November 8, 2003 |
The only National Hot Rod Assn. championship left unclaimed when the 39th Auto Club NHRA Finals began this week at Pomona Raceway was pro stock bike. Geno Scali, riding a Suzuki, took care of that Friday when he set a track record of 7.108 seconds elapsed time to take the provisional No. 1 starting position for Sunday's eliminations and virtually clinch his first title. Two more qualifying opportunities today could move him from No.
February 15, 2003
T.J. Simers' "agonizing experience" at the Pomona Raceway last Saturday was right on! It boggles the mind that 30,000-plus people have nothing better to do than sit all day through one five-second race after another. If I may quote comedian George Carlin, "Car racing is the happy marriage of fast cars entertaining slow minds." Bill Bell San Marino
February 9, 2003 |
The rivalry over the last two seasons between Larry Dixon and Kenny Bernstein in the NHRA Powerade Drag Racing Series picked up where it left off Saturday with $100,000 on the line. Dixon, the driver of the Miller Lite-sponsored top-fuel dragster, and Bernstein's son, Brandon, driver of his dad's Budweiser dragster, squared off in the final round of the 18th Budweiser Shootout, three months after it was originally scheduled.
July 6, 2001 |
With 514 drag racing entries to funnel through a tight three-night schedule, rain was the last thing the National Hot Rod Assn. needed for the first day of its Pep Boys 50th Anniversary Nationals, but that's what it got Thursday. Although the start of sportsman qualifying was delayed nearly six hours by the surprising showers, NHRA officials managed to squeeze in all professional qualifying by cutting out several sportsman sessions and moving the curfew an hour later to 9 p.m.
January 27, 1998 |
Steffi Graf, Nancy Lopez, Katarina Witt and Janet Evans have won world renown as champions in their sports--by beating other women. In drag racing--a far more macho endeavor than tennis, golf, skating or swimming--women such as Shelly Anderson, Cristen Powell and the legendary Shirley Muldowney had to defeat men to gain victory. Ten women are entered this week in the 38th annual Chief Auto Parts Winternationals, opening event of the National Hot Rod Assn. season, at the Pomona Raceway.