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The tradition-rich event will be contested Feb. 6-9 at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, and will be every NHRA fan's first opportunity to see all of the new cars and paint schemes as well as meet all of the drivers who will be racing at speeds of more than 320 mph in an attempt to add their names to the NHRA record book's list of NHRA Winternationals winners. A win at this event can mean great momentum for every driver on the circuit as they chase NHRA Mello Yello world championship glory during the 24-event season that crisscrosses the United States.
The event will feature thrilling competition in three of NHRA's professional categories, including the 8,000-horsepower, nitro-fueled Top Fuel dragster and Funny Car classes, along with the 200-mph Pro Stock category. Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Courtney Force (Funny Car) and Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) are the defending winners of the event, which will be televised on ESPN2 HD.
Many more stars in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will join the defending event winners at the NHRA Winternationals, including 16-time Funny Car world champion John Force, 2012 Top Fuel champ Antron Brown, Matt Hagan, Cruz Pedregon, Ron Capps and Pro Stock world champ Jeg Coughlin, among others.
For the first time the event will feature two days of Mello Yello Series qualifying to set the fields for final eliminations on Sunday. Two rounds of qualifying will be held Friday and the final two rounds will be held on Saturday to lock in the 16-car ladders for Sunday's 11 a.m. eliminations. Lucas Oil Series sportsman racing will be the featured attraction on Thursday.
To purchase general admission, reserved seat or Top Eliminator Club tickets for the NHRA Winternationals, please visit www.NHRAtix.com or call the NHRA Ticket Sales Center at (800) 884-NHRA. Tickets for children 12 and under are free in general admission with any paid adult ticket.
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