Racing In Pomona- 2020 Season Opener Edition

Hi everyone,

Welcome back! This weeks race took us to Pomona, California for the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals and what a race it was. This weekend saw the retirement announcement of Jeg Coughlin, the return of Alexis DeJoria to Funny Car, the return of Shawn Langdon to Top Fuel and the absence of Torrence Racing.

Starting with Top Fuel, there was a 13 car field. Steve and Billy Torrence skipped this race for unknown reasons and Scott Palmer who gets technical support from Torrence Racing also pulled out. The ladder looked like this; #1 Brittany Force (3.65), #2 Austin Prock (3.68) vs #13 Cameron Ferre (4.32), #3 Leah Pruett (3.68) vs #12 Jim Maroney (4.03), #4 Shawn Langdon (3.69) vs #11 Justin Ashley (3.96), #5 Doug Kalitta (3.74) vs #10 Brandon Welch (3.84), #6 Shawn Reed (3.77) vs #9 Antron Brown (3.78) and #7 Terry McMillen (3.74) vs #8 Clay Millican (3.75). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Brittany Force (8.64) and Clay Millican (3.73), Justin Ashley (3.72) and Doug Kalitta (3.88), Austin Prock (4.00) and Leah Pruett (3.65) and Shawn Reed (3.92). The semifinals were Brittany Force (3.68) vs Doug Kalitta (3.70) and Austin Prock (3.67) vs Leah Pruett (3.68). The finals featured Doug Kalitta (3.67) and the Mac Tools team and Austin Prock (3.67) and the Montana Brand/Rocky Mountain Twist team. With the winner being Doug Kalitta (3.69).

Next we have Funny Car where the ladder looked like this; #1 Matt Hagan (3.84) vs #16 Alex Miladinovich (4.55), #2 Jack Beckman (3.85) vs #15 Steven Densham (4.36), #3 Robert Hight (3.86) vs #14 Terry Haddock (4.10), #4 Tommy Johnson Jr (3.88) vs #13 Cruz Pedregon (4.03), #5 John Force (3.88) vs #12 Bob Bode (3.98), #6 Paul Lee (3.91) vs #11 Alexis DeJoria (3.95), #7 Ron Capps (3.91) vs #10 Bob Tasca (3.94) and #8 JR Todd (3.91) vs #9 Tim Wilkerson (3.91). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Matt Hagan (3.91) and Tim Wilkerson (3.87), Tommy Johnson Jr (3.87) and John Force (3.87), Jack Beckman (4.29) and Ron Capps (5.24) and Robert Hight (8.36) and Alexis DeJoria (3.92). The semifinals were Matt Hagan (4.04) vs John Force (4.01) and Jack Beckman (3.87) vs Alexis DeJoria (5.38). The finals featured John Force (3.92) and the Peak team and Jack Beckman (3.84) and the Infinite Hero team. With the winner being Jack Beckman (3.83).

And finally we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Jeg Coughlin (6.52) vs #16 Joey Grose (6.64), #2 Deric Kramer (6.54) vs #15 Fernando Cuadra Jr (6.63), #3 Erica Enders (6.55) vs #14 Cristian Cuadra (6.61), #4 Kenny Delco (6.55) vs #13 Val Smeland (6.61), #5 Bo Butner (6.55) vs #12 Steve Graham (6.59), #6 Aaron Stanfield (6.55) vs #11 Matt Hartford (6.57), #7 Jason Line (6.55) vs #10 Alex Laughlin (6.56) and #8 Greg Anderson (6.56) vs #9 Chris McGaha (6.56). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Jeg Coughlin (6.54) and Chris McGaha (6.59), Kenny Delco (6.55) and Steve Graham (6.61), Fernando Cuadra Jr (6.69) and Jason Line (6.56) and Erica Enders (7.42) and Matt Hartford (6.62). The semifinals were Jeg Coughlin (6.54) vs Kenny Delco (6.59) and Jason Line (6.57) vs Erica Enders (6.58). The finals featured Jeg Coughlin (6.53) and the Jegs team and Jason Line (6.58) and the Summit Racing Equipment team. With the winner being Jeg Coughlin (6.52).

The next race will be the NHRA Arizona Nationals, February 21-23 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Until next time, congrats to all the winners and I can’t wait for the next race :).

-K

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