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Mon, 12 Nov 2018, 08:54 AM

Torrence, Todd, Gray and M. Smith Winners at Season Ending Auto Club NHRA Finals
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POMONA, Calif. - J.R. Todd clinched his first career NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car world championship title during the first round of eliminations Sunday at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Matt Smith also won his third Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship at the final 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event during eliminations on Sunday.

The race winners at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona were Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Todd (Funny Car), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and M. Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle). For the first time in NHRA history, all of the event winners were also the world champions in their respective categories.

Steve Torrence, 3.702 seconds, 330.07 mph defeated Tony Schumacher, 3.700 seconds, 331.61 mph.

Torrence raced to his sixth consecutive victory in the Countdown to the Championship ant 11th overall in the 2018 season.

J.R. Todd, Toyota Camry, 3.872 seconds, 329.10 mph defeated Tommy Johnson Jr., Dodge Charger, 3.889 seconds, 327.51 mph.

Todd won his first world championship during the course of eliminations and went on to get his sixth win of the season.

Tanner Gray, Chevy Camaro, 6.519 seconds, 211.86 mph defeated Drew Skillman, Camaro, Foul - Red Light.

Gray won his eight win of the season and was also the 2018 Pro Stock world champion.

Matt Smith, EBR, 6.765 seconds, 201.22 mph defeated Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.812 seconds, 198.35 mph.

With the round win Smith also secured his third Pro Stock Motorcycle world championship.

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