POMONA, Calif. (February 10, 2019) – Six pairs of Top Fuel dragsters raced down the track on Sunday morning at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona before persistent rain showers caused the NHRA to suspend racing for the day.
Eliminations for the season-opening NHRA Winternationals will resume tomorrow, Monday, February 11 at 10:00 a.m. PT, beginning with the final pair of Top Fuel dragsters before continuing into round one of Funny Car eliminations.
Racing will resume with the following matchups:
Funny Car round one:
Jack Beckman vs. Phil Burkhart Jr.
Ron Capps vs. Gary Densham
Matt Hagan vs. John Force
Tommy Johnson Jr. vs. Tim Wilkerson
Top Fuel round two:
Leah Pritchett vs. Terry McMillen
A complete post-race recap will follow after all elimination rounds have been completed.
For those who subscribe to NHRA.TV, NHRA will have coverage.
ABOUT DON SCHUMACHER RACING
Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) is the winningest team in NHRA Drag Racing history, having claimed more than 325 NHRA national event titles and 17 world championships since opening its doors in 1998.
Headquartered in Brownsburg, Indiana, DSR fields seven professional teams competing in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series. In Top Fuel, the Matco Tools dragster driven by three-time world champion Antron Brown, the MOPAR/Pennzoil/Sparkling Ice dragster driven by Leah Pritchett and eight-time world champion Tony Schumacher’s machine. In Funny Car, the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat driven by 2016 world champion Ron Capps, the Mopar Express Lane/Pennzoil/Sandvik Coromant Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat piloted by Matt Hagan, and in Terry and Doug Chandler’s ‘giving cars,’ 2012 NHRA world champion Jack Beckman in the Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge, and Tommy Johnson Jr. behind the wheel of the Make-A-Wish Dodge.
DSR also campaigns two Factory Stock Showdown entries. The duo is piloted by Pritchett, the 2018 Factory Stock Showdown Series champion, and former Pro Stock racer Mark Pawuk.