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Photo Gallery: Around Auto Club Raceway

There's a lot going on at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com, and not all of it is happening on the racetrack. 
09 Feb 2019
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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There's a lot going on at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com, and not all of it is happening on the racetrack. 


Snow-capped mountains behind Auto Club Raceway at Pomona are giving the Winternationals an appropriate backdrop.


The pits in Pomona were packed and the cellphones were out in force as Clay Millican warmed up.


2018 Mello Yello champs, from left, Matt Smith, J.R. Todd, and Steve Torrence posed with the championship trophy prior to the Mello Yello autograph session.


John Force Racing track specialists checked the traction capabilities of the famed Pomona starting line before their cars made passes.


Rookie Austin Prock had an amazing two days of qualifying in his Top Fuel debut with full runs and a best of 3.767.


Legendary Pro Stock Motorcycle icon Terry Vance, right, donated $1 million dollars to B.R.A.K.E.S., the teen safe-driving organization founded by Doug Herbert.


Drag racing legends Roland Leong, left, and Don "the Snake" Prudhomme signed autographs for fans.


Robert Hight and NHRA's Alan Reinhart taught some fuel-racing basics to fans during the popular Nitro School segment in the pits.


Top Alcohol Dragster racer James Stevens was involved in an on-track incident during the first round of eliminations. Stevens’ dragster went into the sand trap and net. Stevens was standing on his own and speaking with safety officials on site. He was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation.