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NHRA Auto Club Finals 2017: Information, schedule, ticket prices and TV

By in Press Enterprise on November 7, 2017

By Louis Brewster

NHRA Auto Club Finals of 2017 – details on schedule, location

Auto Club Raceway

What: Season-ending event of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series; last of six races in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs.

Where: Los Angeles County Fairgrounds

Who: Drivers in four professional categories — Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle — and sportsman divisions.

When: Thursday Nov. 9 (sportsman); Friday Nov. 10 through Sunday Nov. 13

Course: Drag strip elevation is 1,100 feet above sea level; direction is north to south.

Schedule: Thursday, Lucas Oil Series qualifying, 9 a.m. Friday, Mello Yello Series qualifying noon and 2:45 p.m. Saturday, Lucas Oil Series elminaions, Mello Yello Series qualifying noon and 2:45 p.m. Sunday, pre-rac ceremonies 10 a,m,, Mello Yello Series eliminations, 11 a.m.

Television: Friday, FS1, qualifying, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, F1!, qualifying, 3 p.m. Sunday, FS1, three hours of coverage, 1 p.m.

2016 event winners: Doug Kalitta, Top Fuel; Tommy Johnson, Funny Car; Greg Anderson, Pro Stock; Matt Smith, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Most Pomona victories: John Force, FC, 8; Kenny Bernstein, TF-FC, 6; Greg Anderson, PS, 5; Bob Glidden, PS, 5; John Myers, PSM, 5; Warren Johnson, PS, 4; Dave Schultz, PSM, 4; Tony Schumacher, TF, 4

Track records: Top Fuel – 3.672 sec. by Leah Pritchett, Feb. ’17 and 332.34 mph by Langdon, Nov. ’15 Funny Car – 3.822 sec. by Matt Hagan, Feb. ’17 and 335.57 by Hagan, Feb. ’17 Pro .Stock – 6.480 sec. by Erica Enders, Nov. ’14 and 213.84 mph by Drew Skillman, Nov. ’15 Pro Stock Motorcycle – 6.766 sec. by Andrew Hines, Nov. ’12; 198.29 mph by Eddie Krawiec, Nov. ’12

National records: Top Fuel – 3.631 sec. by Clay Millican, Sept. ‘17, Brainerd; 333.66 mph by Brittany Force, May ‘17, Topeka, Kan. Funny Car – 3.793 sec. by Robert Hight, Aug. […]    

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