Written by Larry Crum, photos by Roger Richards Mon, 2018-11-12 03:00
You couldn’t have scripted a better ending to a season than the one Tanner Gray enjoyed on Sunday.
At just 19 years of age, Gray wrapped up his sophomore season behind the wheel in NHRA’s factory hot rod category with a perfect finish, winning the race and ultimately the championship just one year removed from winning Rookie of the Year honors Sunday at the 54th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
NHRA COMMUNICATIONS Sun, 2018-11-11 15:00
NHRA COMMUNICATIONS, Photos by Roger Richards, Dave Kommel Sun, 2018-11-11 11:00
Sunday's final sportsman results from the 54th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. The race is the final of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:
Written by Larry Crum, photo by Burghardt Photos Sun, 2018-11-11 07:00
It has been a long time since Ron Capps last qualified first at an NHRA national event.
Written by Larry Crum, photo by Roger Richards Sun, 2018-11-11 03:00
Jeg Coughlin may have won the battle, but Tanner Gray ultimately won the war.
While Coughlin came into the weekend with a mathematical chance to wrestle the Pro Stock championship away from Gray at the season finale, the odds were greatly stacked against him. And while Coughlin did all he could on Friday and Saturday, topping the charts both days leading to his sixth No. 1 qualifier of the season, it was Gray that walked away the ultimate victor, earning the 2018 Pro Stock championship at the 54th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
by Lisa Day Sat, 2018-11-10 18:13
The Liquid Voodoo team rolled into Chandler, AZ last weekend to play spoiler, but what they accomplished was so much more. Not only did driver Kebin Kinsley earn his first Lucas Oil Drag Boat Association World Finals trophy in his 40-plus year career, the team also broke the MPH record four times in six runs and put on one of the best winner’s circle celebrations in drag boat racing history.
“We won the biggest drag boat race of the year with Kebin Kinsley driving,” said owner Scott Palmer. “He’s been a friend to me, Tommy Thompson, and Todd Haas for at least 20 years. This boat brought us all together. It’s awesome.”
Sat, 2018-11-10 16:12
Randy Bowers of Riverside, Calif., and Travis Salter of Baytown, Texas were involved in an incident during the second round of eliminations in the Super Gas category during the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series portion of the Auto Club NHRA Finals.
Sat, 2018-11-10 15:00
Pro Stock racer Tanner Gray became the youngest NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world champion by qualifying Saturday at the season ending Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
During his championship season Gray notched seven victories including securing his first career win at the prestigious Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals win in Indianapolis. In the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship, Gray cemented his first crown with two wins and maintained the points lead throughout the entire playoffs.
Sat, 2018-11-10 11:00
Point standings (top 10) following the 54th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, the final of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series -
NHRA Communications Sat, 2018-11-10 11:00
Final round-by-round results from the 54th annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, the final of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series: