Feb '17
09-12

Circle K NHRA Winternationals

ELEVATION
1100 feet
RADIO FREQ
105.3 FM

Event Info

Every February since 1961, fans have flocked to Southern California for one of drag racing’s grandest traditions: the unveiling of new cars, drivers, teams, and sponsorships at the season opener, where teams hope to use the season kickoff as a springboard in their pursuit of a spot in the Countdown to the Championship at the fabled Pomona facility known for its outstanding traction, smooth surface, and record performances.

As always, fans will have the opportunity to interact with their favorite drivers, as Every Ticket's a Pit Pass® at the most powerful and sensory-filled motorsports attraction on the planet! Get direct access to the teams, see firsthand as the highly-skilled mechanics service their hot rods between rounds, and get autographs from your favorite NHRA drivers.

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the TICKETS button above or by calling 800-884-NHRA (6472). Purchase early and save! 

Just released: VIP Seats - Experience the best seats in the house right by the starting line on the pit side!  To purchase, select the Top Eliminator Club option for your day of choice, then select "VIP Seating."


Parking: Save time and purchase in advance online. Click here to purchase.

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 

Schedule

THURSDAY - February 9, 2017

 

Sportsman Qualifying

8:15 AM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session

4:00 PM

 

 

FRIDAY - February 10, 2017

 

Midway Opens

9:00 AM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

11:45 AM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

12:15 PM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session (TAD-TAFC)

2:15 PM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

3:15 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

3:30 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF)

4:00 PM

Secure Track

5:30 PM

 

 

SATURDAY - February 11, 2017

 

Midway Opens

9:00 AM

Top Alcohol Qualifying Session (TAFC-TAD)

10:00 AM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

12:15 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

12:30 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

1:00 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 1

2:15 PM

Top Fuel Harley Qualifying Session

3:15 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSC)

3:30 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC)

4:00 PM

Secure Track

5:30 PM

 

 

SUNDAY - February 12, 2017

 

Midway Opens

9:00 AM

Pre-Race Ceremonies

10:00 AM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 1

11:00 AM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 1

12:00 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Round 2

12:15 PM

Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Round 1

12:45 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Round 2

1:00 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Round 2

1:30 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Semi-Finals

1:45 PM

Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:05 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:15 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Semi-Finals

2:33 PM

Top Alcohol Eliminations - Finals

2:40 PM

Top Fuel Harley Eliminations - Finals

3:00 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations - Finals

3:30 PM

Nitro Eliminations - Finals

3:37 PM

Secure Event

3:45 PM

Fan Events

Friday, February 10th:
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 9:00 A.M. until the beginning of the second Nitro qualifying session.
Nitro Qualifying - Catch the action of two sessions of 300 MPH Nitro qualifying - 1:00 & 4:00 P.M.
First Round Follow Up – Meet announcer Brian Lohnes in the Pits after first round to get the scoop on the hottest story from Round 1.
Night of Champions - At the NHRA Museum and Free to the Public. Call the NHRA Museum for more details! - 6:00 P.M.
John Force Racing -
Major announcement at the Auto Club Stage in the Midway. The first 500 fans to attend receive a special gift - 3:00 P.M.

Saturday, February 11th:
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 9:00 A.M. until the beginning of the fourth Nitro qualifying session.                      
Nitro Qualifying - Catch the action of two sessions of 10,000 horsepower Nitro qualifying, the pro drivers last chance to make it into the top 16 for Race Day - 1:00 & 4:00 P.M.
Nitro School – Come join Alan Reinhart and Robert Hight at the Auto Club Stage and get schooled on all your Nitro knowledge - 10:30 A.M.
Mello Yello Autograph Session - At the Mello Yello display featuring the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Champions - Antron Brown, Ron Capps, Jason Line and Jerry Savoie - 11:00 A.M.
Mopar Autograph Session -
Located at the Mopar Midway Display. Scheduled to attend are Don Schumacher Racing Funny Car drivers Ron Capps, Matt Hagan, Tommy Johnson Jr. and Jack Beckman, plus DSR Mopar-backed Top Fuel Driver Leah Pritchett - 11:30 A.M.
John Force Racing Q&A - 
Located at the Auto Club Stage in Nitro Alley - 11:30 A.M.

Sunday, February 12th:
Manufacturers Midway - Come check out your favorite displays in Nitro Alley from 9:00 A.M. until the beginning of the third round of Nitro eliminations.
Sealmaster Trackwalk - Join us in walking the track at Auto Club Raceway with the 2016 Mello Yello Champions - Antron Brown, Ron Capps, Jason Line and Jerry Savoie - 9:30 A.M.
Race Day Review
-  Get the inside scoop with Alan Reinhart as he runs down the top stories of the weekend before Pre-Race Ceremonies - 10:00 A.M.
Pre-Race Ceremonies - Make sure you stick around the Mello Yello FanZone after the trackwalk for our driver introductions - 10:00 A.M.
Planes of Fame Flyover - Before the start of Eliminations make sure you catch an amazing flyover from our friends from the Planes of Fame Museum -11:00 A.M.
Race Day - The top 16 qualifiers in each class battle it out head to head for the Wally.
Winners Circle - Stick around after racing is completed as we crown our Mello Yello event champions. Winners Circle will be held at the starting line or in the staging lanes.

Johnny Cash Tribute Band - Playing all day Sunday in the Midway!

ALL WEEKEND - Come by our NEW NHRA Midway Display for your chance to win prizes, receive event information and renew your NHRA Membership. If you are already an NHRA Member come hang out in our NEW NHRA Member Hospitality Area.

TV Schedule
Date Round Time Channel Airing
Friday, February 10, 2017 Qualifying 7:00pm - 8:00pm ET FS1 LIVE
Saturday, February 11, 2017 Qualifying 1:00pm - 2:00pm ET FS1 LIVE
Sunday, February 12, 2017 Qualifying 2:00am - 3:00am ET FS1  
Sunday, February 12, 2017 Finals 4:00pm - 7:00pm ET FOX LIVE

 

Entry List

Groups & Hospitality

Group Offers

Looking to host a company outing, celebrate a birthday, entertain clients or just getting together with friends? Groups of 15 or more receive discounts starting at $10 off a reserved seat. Bringing your group out to the NHRA season kick off will get you discounts off daily ticket prices and no per ticket fees.

Want to upgrade your experience?
The ultimate race day experience is in the Quarter Mile Club.  The QMC suite sits right behind the starting line looking down track so you never miss a second of racing action.  

Quarter Mile Club includes:

  • Full weekend or single day suite access with VIP entrance
  • Catered lunch, snacks and unlimited soda and water
  • Access to Tower Suite cash bar
  • Pit and Fan Zone access
  • Climate-controlled suite
  • Closed Circuit TV
  • Souvenir program
  • Preferred suite parking passes (with minimum purchase)

For group tickets and Quarter Mile Club contact Rico Greenhowe at 626-250-2240 or mgreenhowe@nhra.com


Top Eliminator Club

The Top Eliminator Club is the ultimate way to enjoy NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona! If you’ve never experienced the TEC, now is the time to upgrade!

TEC members enjoy:

  • Prime starting line seating in the John Force Grandstand
  • Access to the TEC members-only hospitality center with a closed-circuit television broadcast of the race
  • Continental breakfast and buffet style lunch on Saturday & Sunday and unlimited non-alcoholic refreshments all weekend long
  • Exclusive autograph and Q&A sessions with some of drag racing’s biggest stars
  • TEC exclusive store with exclusive merchandise
  • TEC exclusive restrooms
  •  A TEC gift bag with the purchase of a full-event TEC ticket package, including a TEC hat, an event collector pin and a 2017 NHRA Fan Guide
  • Complimentary preferred TEC parking with the purchase of four (4) full-event TEC ticket packages

Full-event or single day Top Eliminator Club tickets can be purchased by clicking the TICKETS button above.  


Suites and Skybox

Experience the thrill of NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing from our Luxury Skybox or Tower Suites.  Book your suite for a single event or for the season.  

Packages include:

  • Capacity for 30-60 Guests
  • Air conditioned luxury suite or skybox
  • VIP entrance
  • Souvenir race programs
  • Pre-Race driver introductions and Fan Zone access
  • Preferred parking
  • Don't forget, every ticket's a pit pass!

For pricing or to reserve a suite contact Anthony Cali at 626-250-2452 or acali@nhra.com
 

First Responders

NHRA Salutes First Responders logoThroughout the 2017 season, the NHRA will pay tribute to the legion of first responders, the heroes who are among the first people to arrive and assist at the scene of an emergency.

NHRA Salutes First Responders will honor medical professionals, law-enforcement officers, firefighters, members of the armed forces, and a number of other professions charged with the safety and well-being of the public, much like the Safety Safari is charged with the safety and well-being of the racing community.

As part of the tribute, first responders will be eligible for discounted tickets to the Circle K NHRA Winternationals through GovX. Click here to purchase. GovX Logo