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Sun, 17 Nov 2019, 13:20 PM

S. Torrence, Hagan, Coughlin and M. Smith Earn No. 1 Qualifiers Heading into Championship Sunday
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At Auto Club NHRA Finals

POMONA, Calif. - Defending world champ and Top Fuel points leader Steve Torrence made an impressive statement during the final qualifying session on Saturday at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, vaulting to the No. 1 spot at the Auto Club NHRA Finals.

Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Jeg Coughlin Jr. (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) are all No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the last of six races in the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs. The race also serves as the finale of the 24-race 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.

Top Fuel No. 1 qualifier Steve Torrence drove his Capco Contractors dragster to a 3.686 second pass at 329.99 mph.

Top Fuel driver Steve Torrence rocketed to the No. 1 qualifying spot at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, chasing his second consecutive Top Fuel world championship title.

Funny Car No. 1 qualifier Matt Hagan drove his Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody to a 3.872 second pass at 333.58 mph.

Two-time Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan, chasing his third consecutive win, blasted his way to the No. 1 qualifying spot.

Pro Stock No. 1 qualifier Jeg Coughlin Jr. drove his Jegs.Com/Elite Performance Chevrolet Camaro to a 6.533 second pass at 210.70 mph.

Pro Stock driver Jeg Coughlin Jr. rocketed to the No. 1 qualifying spot for the Auto Club NHRA Finals. Coughlin is chasing his sixth Pro Stock world championship.

Pro Stock Motorcycle No. 1 qualifier Matt Smith rode his Elite Motorsports Denso Auto Parts EBR to a 6.815 second pass at 197.33 mph.

Defending Pro Stock Motorcycle world champion Matt Smith powered to the No. 1 qualifying spot at the 55th annual Auto Club NHRA finals.

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