Winternationals photo gallery: Meet the winners

Photos and moments from the final day of the 59th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by
11 Feb 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Photos and moments from the final day of the 50th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by


Top Fuel’s Mike Salinas has to be happy with his new team chemistry as Brian Husen and Alan Johnson tuned him to career-best performances. His 334.40-mph pass was the fifth fastest in Top Fuel history.

Sunday's remain was  distant memory with only puddles as evidence to the delay. John Force made a run at his 150th career win but fell to Robert Hight in the semifinals.

Steve Graham collected his first career round in Pro Stock , defeating Deric Kramer in round one.

Bo Butner repeated his 2018 Pro Stock victory at the Winternationals, again defeating his KB Racing teammate Jason Line for the trophy.

Pro Stock runner-up Jason Line’s car was still smoking long after he turned off the track after experiencing an engine problem in the final.

Robert Hight looked over his winning numbers from the Funny Car final as runner-up Jack Beckman stepped in to offer congratulations after their exciting final.

There’s nothing like sharing the joy. Top Alcohol Dragster winner Shawn Cowie shared his Winternationals Wally with his son.

Doug Kalitta became just the second Top Fuel driver to win back-to-back Winternationals crowns.

Kalitta ended Steve Torrence’s long winning streak at 27 rounds, four shy of the record, but Torrence was a gracious final-round loser.

Your 2019 Winternationals Mello Yello winners, from left, Bo Butner, Robert Hight, and Doug Kalitta.