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Auto Club NHRA Finals Saturday preview

Get all the information on the start of the final race of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona
16 Nov 2019
Jacob Sundstrom, NHRA National Dragster Associate Editor
Race coverage
Auto Club NHRA Finals

The final race of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Series Countdown to the Championship continues at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona. All four titles are still up for grabs in at the Auto Club NHRA Finals and you can read up on all of the scenarios below. 

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SCENARIOS

Leah Pritchett took early pole position in Top Fuel, Matt Hagan is the provisional No. 1 qualifier in Funny Car, Jeg Coughlin Jr. went to the top in Pro Stock and Matt Smith ended Friday qualifying in the No. 1 position in Pro Stock Motorcycle

Racing begins in professional categories with Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle at noon Pacific Time. You can see the full weekend schedule here. 

You can catch the action all weekend on FOX Sports 1 and NHRA.tv.

Whether you’re in Pomona, Indianapolis, or anywhere else around the world, you can follow NHRA on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to get a closer look at the action.

Need more? Check out some of the links below to get connected to everything NHRA Drag Racing.

Live Timing Standings | Tickets

TELEVISION SCHEDULE: 

Friday, November 15    5:30pm - 7:30pm ET    FS1
Sunday, November 17    3:00pm - 4:00pm ET    FS1
Sunday, November 17    4:00pm - 7:00pm ET    FS1

2018 EVENT WINNERS:    

Top Fuel: Steve Torrence

Funny Car: J.R. Todd

Pro Stock: Tanner Gray

Pro Stock Motorcycle: Matt Smith

MOST VICTORIES AT AUTO CLUB RACEWAY:  

John Force, FC, 16; Greg Anderson, PS, 12; Bob Glidden, PS, 12; Warren Johnson, PS, 9; Don Garlits, TF, 6; Tony Schumacher, TF, 6; Matt Hagan, FC 6; John Myers, PSM, 5; Eddie Krawiec, PSM, 4.

TRACK RECORDS:    

Top Fuel

3.628 sec. by Clay Millican, Feb. ’18 and 334.40 mph by Mike Salinas, Feb. ‘19

Funny Car

3.822 sec. by Matt Hagan, Feb. '17 and 336.99 by Robert Hight, Feb. '18
Pro Stock

6.480 sec. by Erica Enders, Nov. '14 and 213.84 mph by Drew Skillman, Nov. ’15

Pro Stock Motorcycle

6.754 sec. by Matt Smith, Nov. ’12; 198.29 mph by Eddie Krawiec, Nov. ’12

NATIONAL RECORDS:    

Top Fuel

3.623 sec. by Brittany Force, Sept. '19, Reading, Pa.; 338.17 mph by Brittany Force, Nov. '19, Las Vegas

Funny Car

3.793 sec. by Robert Hight, Aug. '17, Brainerd; 339.87 mph by Robert Hight, July ’17, Sonoma, Calif.

Pro Stock

6.455 sec. by Jason Line, March ’15, Charlotte, N.C.; 215.55 mph by Erica Enders, May ’14, Englishtown N.J.

Pro Stock Motorcycle

6.720 sec. by Andrew Hines, March ‘19, Gainesville, Fla.; 201.76 mph by Matt Smith, March ‘19, Gainesville, Fla.