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Street Car Shootout, wheelstanders, and cacklefest highlight Auto Club NHRA Finals

Street Car Shootout, jets, wheelstanders, and a cacklefest are among the special attractions featuring during this weekend's Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona.
09 Nov 2021
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Camping World NHRA pro and Lucas Oil Sportsman series champions will be crowned during this weekend’s Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona but fans will also be treated to a few special features including a Street Car Shootout featuring Rod Tschiggfrie’s Sorceress Olds Cutlass vs. Jay Boddie’s Camaro.

Tschiggfrie and his swoopy Oldsmobile are well known to NHRA fans following similar exhibitions held in Gainesville and Indianapolis. Earlier this season at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Tschiggfrie battled Drag Week king Tom Bailey in an epic battle where both cars ran in the five-second zone. A similar bout is expected in Pomona when Tschiggfrie takes on Boddie, who is well known as one of the West Coast’s most successful grudge racers.

Also on tap at the season-ending event will be an appearance by the wheelstanders of Mike Kunz (Walking Tall PT Cruiser) and Mike Mantel (Hemi Under Glass and Little Red Fire Truck), and the Muy Caliente jet car team featuring drivers Sporty Bandimere and Jaren Mott. Bandimere drives the team’s Lucas Oil Terminal Velocity dragster, and Mott is the pilot of the MavTV Plus Missile powered by Lucas Oil.

Finally, there is a cacklefest set to take place on the return road with several historic nitro burning machines expected to fill the twilight air in Pomona with the smells and sounds of burning nitromethane.

NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series qualifying will feature one round at 3:00 p.m. PT on Friday, Nov. 12 and the final two rounds of qualifying on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Final eliminations are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. PT on Sunday, Nov. 14. Each of the special features for this event is scheduled for Friday and Saturday with the cacklefest on tap for 5 p.m. each evening. Check the event schedule for additional times and info.

Television coverage on Fox Sports 1 (FS1) includes qualifying action from 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, with live action during eliminations to follow from 4:00-7:00 p.m. ET.

To purchase general admission or reserved seats, call 800-884-NHRA (6472). Tickets also are available online at www.NHRA.com/tickets. Kids 12 and under are free in general admission areas with a paid adult.