2017-11-11 Jack Beckman raced to the top of the Funny Car field with a pass of 3.835 seconds at 334.98 mph in his Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger R/T during the second qualifying session
“In the summer we found a groove on hot race tracks and then we decided to park that car and unload a new one, which took us a little while to get a handle on,” Beckman said. “A few months ago, in good conditions we were not a top three car, but I think we are now a top three car no matter what the conditions are so we are very satisfied.”
Brittany Force piloted her Top Fuel Monster Energy dragster to the quickest pass in Auto Club Raceway at Pomona history during qualifying at the 53rd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals.
Brittany Force, made the quickest pass in Auto Club Raceway at Pomona history with a 3.667 second pass at 330.31 mph in the second qualifying session to secure the number one qualifier spot for Sunday’s 53rd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals.
“Obviously we’re trying to push the car,” Force said. “To jump up to the No. 1 spot was huge for us but that’s where we need to be. We’re chasing down that No. 1 spot and to have a killer run like that sets us up good for tomorrow and gets us ready for race day. It’s not just a confidence builder for me but for my entire team. It pushes us forward and gives us that momentum.”
Pro Stock points leader, Greg Anderson raced his Chevrolet Camaro to a 6.561 second pass at 210.67 mph in the first qualifying session to secure the number one qualifier spot for Sunday’s 53rd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals.
“It was big showing the world we have a great car this weekend. It builds confidence in me,” Anderson said, “It was a great, great day. We got all the points you could possibly get. We’re on top of the pack, on top of the heap. We’ve got a great car and, I’ve been saying all year, you have to peak at the right time. We’ve had a great playoff run. If this could be the best race of the six-race Countdown for me that would be a dream come true, without a doubt. We’re off to a great start.”
Eddie Krawiec won his 4th NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship, while qualifying Saturday at the season ending Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, California.
Krawiec raced his Vance & Hines Harley Davidson to a 6.781 second pass at 197.68 mph to earn his sixth No. 1 of this season and the 29th of his career.
“I have to give this to teamwork,” Krawiec said. “All the guys that stand behind me when I’m on my motorcycle and make it go up and down the drag strip as fast as it does. Everybody at Vance & Hines and NHRA for giving me a great place to race. I just couldn’t do it without my team. What makes it really special is I have my father, my wife and my little girl Kayden at home. This is something special.”