Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals

Thursday, November 10, 2011

47th annual Automobile Club of ­Southern California NHRA Finals   
Nov. 10-13

Auto Club Raceway at Pomona
2780 Fairplex Drive
Pomona, CA 91768
Elevation: 1,100 feet
Tickets:; 800-884-NHRA (6472)
Group Tickets: 626-250-2210; Michael Fornataro
Radio Frequency: 104.7 FM

The season concludes where it began with an event traditionally laced with drama. The historic racetrack typically enjoys seasonably cool temperatures that translate into perfect racing conditions and a spectacular, no-holds-barred battle for the prestigious NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championships. It’s a good bet that the Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, and Pro Stock Motorcycle world titles will still be in doubt at the beginning of the season’s final day.

2010 recap: John Force dominated a dramatic Sunday, first winning the season championship in Funny Car and then the event itself. Force was joined in the winner’s circle at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona by Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Shane Gray (Pro Stock), and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle). The win was the first of rookie Gray’s career and the first of the season for Brown. Larry Dixon in Top Fuel and Greg Anderson in Pro Stock locked up their championships early, and Force and LE Tonglet dramatically came from behind after early losses by the points leaders to claim their season crowns.

How to Get There: The track is about 25 miles east of downtown Los ­Angeles. From Interstate 10 east, exit Fairplex Drive or White Avenue and go north; follow signs to Fairplex. From I-10 west, exit Fairplex Drive and go north. The track is about one mile north of the interstate. Arrow Highway provides access from the north.

Visitor Information: La Verne Chamber of Commerce, 909-593-5265; Pomona Chamber of Commerce, 909-622-8484