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It all comes down to this. The final day of the 2022 Camping World NHRA Drag Racing season is guaranteed to produce drama as champions will be crowned in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock Motorcycle and a pair of Lucas Oil Series classes. The following are some championship scenarios.
13 Nov 2022
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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Pomona

It all comes down to this. The final day of the 2022 Camping World NHRA Drag Racing season is guaranteed to produce drama as champions will be crowned in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock Motorcycle and a pair of Lucas Oil Series classes. The following are some championship scenarios. There are a variety of possibilities, but these are the most straightforward as NHRA officials will make the official championship announcements.

TOP FUEL
 
Brittany Force path to championship
Force wins the race she is the champion
 
Justin Ashley path to championship
Ashley wins the race he is the champion
or
If Force loses in either first or second round, then Ashley could clinch championship by going to final round
 
Mike Salinas path to championship
If Force loses first round and Ashley loses second round; Salinas reaches final round he is champion
 
Antron Brown path to championship
If Force loses first round and Ashley loses first round; Brown wins race he is the champion
 
Steve Torrence path to championship
All three of these things must happen - Force must lose first round; Ashley must lose by second round; Salinas cannot win the race; Brown cannot win the race; Torrence must win race
 
FUNNY CAR
 

Robert Hight path to championship
If Hight reaches final round he clinches championship regardless of Capps and/or Hagan performance
If Hight advances one round further than Capps and/or Hagan he is the champion
 
Ron Capps path to championship
Capps needs to advance two rounds further than Hight.
If Capps and Hight reach semifinals and Capps wins out he will be the champion regardless of Hagan’s performance
If Capps and Hagan reach final round the winner will be champion
 
Matt Hagan path to championship
Hight must lose in either the first or second round; Hagan must then advance one round further than Capps
 
PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE
 
Matt Smith path to championship
Smith wins first round he is the champion
or
Gladstone loses first round Smith is the champion
 
Joey Gladstone path to championship
Smith loses first round and Gladstone wins the race he is champion


In addition to the Camping World pro titles, champions will be crowned in Super Gas and Top Sportsman presented by Vortech Superchargers. Finally, the Pomona event will also feature exhibition runs with the Walking Tall P.T. Cruiser Wheelstander.
 
You can catch the action all weekend on FOX Sports 1 and NHRA.tv.

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2021 EVENT WINNERS

Steve Torrence, Top Fuel; Bob Tasca III, Funny Car; Greg Anderson, Pro Stock; Matt Smith, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

TRACK RECORDS:

TOP FUEL
3.628 seconds by Clay Millican, Feb. 2018; 338.94 mph by Brittany Force, 338.94 Nov. 2022
FUNNY CAR
3.822 seconds by Matt Hagan, Feb. 2017; 336.99 mph by Robert Hight, Feb. 2018
PRO STOCK
6.480 seconds by Erica Enders, Feb. 2014; 213.84 by Drew Skillman, Nov. 2015
PRO STOCK MOTORCYCLE
6.703 seconds by Angelle Sampey, Nov. 2022; 202.70 by Matt Smith, Nov. 2022

TV SCHEDULE

SUNDAY, Nov. 13, FS1 will televise two hours of qualifying highlights at 2 p.m. (ET)
SUNDAY, Nov. 13, FS1 will televise 3 hours of finals coverage at 4 p.m. (ET)