CIRCLE K NHRA WINTERNATIONALS MELLO YELLO FRIDAY LOW QUALIFIERS: TONY SCHUMACHER (TOP FUEL), ROBERT HIGHT (FUNNY CAR) AND BO BUTNER (PRO STOCK)

CIRCLE K NHRA WINTERNATIONALS MELLO YELLO FRIDAY LOW QUALIFIERS: TONY SCHUMACHER (TOP FUEL), ROBERT HIGHT (FUNNY CAR) AND BO BUTNER (PRO STOCK)

Schumacher, Hight, Butner lead on opening day

Tony Schumacher raced to the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel Friday at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals. Robert Hight (Funny Car) and Bo Butner (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders in their classes at the season-opening NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.

Friday's Race Notes

Follow along during the event with our live Race Notes column, which includes live timing and scoring, news, photos, videos, and social media posts.


Progress report: Winternationals Pro Stock

Updated throughout the weekend, this feature will track how Pro Stock teams do as they enter a new era featuring electronic fuel injection, rev limiters, and no hood scoops. LAST UPDATE: End of Friday


Friday photo gallery from Pomona

Photo highlights from on and off the track at the season-opening Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. The gallery will be updated throughout the day.


Campbell shares views from a Funny Car rookie

Jim Campbell is getting ready to realize a childhood dream by making his first pass down Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Chuck and Del Worsham's Dodge Charger Funny Car.



Winternationals Team Reports

Keep up with the latest news from your favorite NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series teams as they compete at this weekend's season-opening Circle K NHRA Winternationals.

Shawn Langdon, who has earned championships in three different NHRA series over the years, enters the Circle K NHRA Winternationals at the top of his game, having won the last two events at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.


Dragster Insider: 'Fast Eddie' Schartman

Eddie Schartman has a unique place in NHRA Funny Car history as the class' first winner, collecting top honors at the 1966 World Finals. He was part of the early Funny Car vanguard with his flip-top Mercury Comet.


Coughlin embracing new-look Pro Stockers

It’s a brand new era in the new-look Pro Stock class and five-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. can't wait to get the season rolling with his new Magneti Marelli Dodge Dart.


National Dragster's famed Tricky Tipster puts odds on the eight racers in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Top Alcohol Dragster, and Top Alcohol Funny Car most likely to win this weekend's Circle K NHRA Winternationals.


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