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SPORTSMAN RESULTS FROM 2017 NHRA AUTO CLUB FINALS

Sunday's final results from the 53rd 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:

ROUND BY ROUND RESULTS FROM 2017 NHRA AUTO CLUB FINALS

Final round-by-round results from the 53rd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, the final of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:

 

POINT STANDINGS FOLLOWING 2017 NHRA AUTO CLUB FINALS

Point standings (top 10) following the 53rd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, the final of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series -

 

AUSTRALIAN JR. DRAGSTER RACER KILLED IN RACING ACCIDENT


Facebook: Ian Board

A drag racing tragedy in Australia has saddened the drag racing community worldwide. 

Eight-year-old Junior Dragster racer Anita Board was critically injured in a crash while racing her car Saturday, November 11, at the Perth Motorplex. She later died as a result of those injuries.

"Tragically, the eight-year-old girl involved in a crash at the Kwinana Motorplex yesterday has died as a result of the injuries she sustained," a WA Police police spokeswoman said in a statement prepared for ABC.net.au.

ANDERSON ON CUSP OF FIFTH PRO STOCK CHAMPIONSHIP, EARNS SIXTH NO. 1 OF SEASON

It’s not over until the fat lady sings.

Well whoever that person is, she hasn’t performed yet, but she is warming up.

KRAWIEC TAKES PSM WORLD TITLE AND NO. 1 QUALIFIER; B. FORCE, BECKMAN AND ANDERSON SECURE NO. 1 QUALIFIERS AT POMONA

Eddie Krawiec clinched his fourth NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship, and first since 2012, by qualifying Saturday at the season ending Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

En route to the world title Krawiec rode to seven victories including the first race of the season for the two-wheeled category at the Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla. and his second Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals win in Indianapolis. In the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship, Krawiec cemented his fourth crown with four wins in the first five races and took the points lead when the team left the NHRA Carolina Nationals in Charlotte, N.C.

BECKMAN FINDS HIS RHYTHM, TOPS FUNNY CAR AT POMONA

It has been a long, challenging season for former Funny Car champion Jack Beckman.

Despite having a car good enough to record two wins in four finals this season, the team never truly felt a part of the championship discussion. And with a brand new crew and all-new parts and pieces on the Infinite Hero Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car entry for Don Schumacher Racing, who could blame them.

BRITTANY FORCE CLOSES GAP WITH PROVISIONAL NO. 1 AT POMONA

Brittany Force has been around success her entire life.

She has watched her father, 16-time Funny Car champion John Force, become the most decorated racer in NHRA history. She has watched both of her sisters, Ashley and Courtney Force, make waves in the same class as their father with multiple wins and championship battles of their own.

ELLIS TALKS ABOUT PASSING OF HIS FRIEND, HERO PIPPIN

 Veteran NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Chip Ellis will be competing at the season-ending NHRA Auto Club Finals Friday through Nov. 12 in Pomona, Calif., with a heavy heart.
 
On Nov. 5, Eliis’ good friend, Junior Pippin, who he had be driving for since mid-May of 2015 passed away. Pippin, who lived in Conyers, Ga., was 64.

B. FORCE, BECKMAN, ANDERSON AND ELLIS CURRENT NO. 1 QUALIFIERS AT AUTO CLUB NHRA FINALS

Top Fuel title contender Brittany Force piloted her Monster Energy dragster to the quickest pass in Auto Club Raceway at Pomona history during qualifying at the 53rd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals.

Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) and Chip Ellis (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were also preliminary qualifiers in their respective categories at the final event of the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.

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