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DSR Pomona I Post Race Recap

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NHRA Winternationals
Event 1 of 24 (Pomona I)
Auto Club Raceway at Pomona
Pomona, Calif.
Feb. 9-11, 2018

DSR Pomona I Race Day Highlights:
  • Matt Hagan claimed the first Funny Car victory of 2018
  • Tony Schumacher posted a runner-up finish
  • Hagan became the first driver to win the season-opener from the No. 1 seed for two consecutive years since Don Prudhomme in 1976/1977


Matt Hagan Races to Victory at the NHRA Winternationals

POMONA, California (February 11, 2018) – Matt Hagan raced his Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car to victory at the NHRA Winternationals on Sunday afternoon.

The two-time Funny Car world champion started race day as the No. 1 qualifier and defending event winner, a title that he also earned from the No. 1 seed one-year prior.

Along his way to the first Funny Car winner’s circle of 2018, Hagan raced past Jim Campbell, Cruz Pedregon and teammate Ron Capps.

In the final round matchup versus...

Duane Shields in the PEAK Dragster Runs Well in Pomona

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When it comes to consistency which is extremely critical to be successful in NHRA drag racing, Duane Shields in the PEAK A/Fuel Dragster was on the money all weekend at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals with incredible elapsed times on every pass. Consider these numbers: on the opening pass the PEAK Dragster ran a blistering 5.24 at 274 MPH. In the second stanza, the popular Nevada standout ran a 5.21 at 274 MPH. In the final session, Duane rang up another sizzling pass as he posted his...

Duane Shields in the PEAK Dragster Runs Well in Pomona

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DSR Pomona I Qualifying Recap

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NHRA Winternationals
Event 1 of 24 (Pomona I)
Auto Club Raceway at Pomona
Pomona, Calif.
Feb. 9-11, 2018

DSR Pomona I Qualifying Highlights:
  • Matt Hagan claims first Funny Car No. 1 qualifier of 2018
  • Hagan reset the track speed record (336.32-mph)
  • Hagan earned bonus points all four qualifying rounds
  • Hagan ran low E.T. in Q3 and Q4
  • Leah Pritchett leads DSR in Top Fuel (No. 4)
  • All DSR Top Fuel drivers made at least one bonus-point worthy run
Matt Hagan Earns First Funny Car No. 1 Qualifier of 2018

Pomona, California (February 10, 2018) – Matt Hagan will start the first race of the 2018 NHRA season from the No. 1 spot after powering his Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T to a blistering 3.822-second at 336.32-mph pass on Saturday evening.

The run not only earned him the coveted green ‘No. 1 hat,’ but also reset the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona speed record.

Before running low E.T. and top speed...​

Jack Beckman and the Infinite Hero team debut the Terry Chandler Challenge Coin at NHRA Winternationals

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2018 Infinite Hero Foundation challenge coins pay tribute to Terry Chandler and honor her memory

POMONA, California (February 10, 2018) – Since 2014, every time Jack Beckman has strapped into his Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Funny Car, he has carried challenge coins with him.

The coins are a commemorative fundraising tool for the Infinite Hero Foundation, an organization that combats the most difficult front line issues facing returning military heroes and their families. After each pass, Beckman signs the coins with the name of the event venue, E.T., and speed from the run. The coins are available to those who have made a $100 donation and have contributed to the nearly $450,000 raised for the Infinite Hero Foundation through the NHRA program.

Beckman debuted the official 2018 challenge coin design during the 58thannual NHRA Winternationals. This year’s coin pays special homage to the beloved NHRA mainstay and dedicated philanthropist, the late Terry...

System 1 Filters teams up with InsideTopAlcohol.com for Pomona coverage

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POMONA, Calif. - System 1 Filters has teamed up with Will Hanna of InsideTopAlcohol.com to present 'behind the scenes' coverage of this weekend's Lucas Oil Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif. Hanna will be posting video interviews and analysis to the System 1 Facebook page. Click the link to follow.

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