Jack Beckman (Funny Car) and Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) also took home event wins in their respective categories, marking the first time in NHRA history that the winners from the Auto Club Finals also took home wins at the Winternationals.
Top Fuel veteran Kalitta went 3.698-seconds at 330.23 mph in his Mac Tools dragster to defeat JFR's Austin Prock in the final round at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Kalitta has won four of the last five races at the track and has advanced to five final rounds in a row at the Winternationals. Kalitta defeated Brandon Welch, Justin Ashley and former world champion Brittany Force to advance to the finals on Sunday.
In Funny Car, Beckman picked up a win after going 3.837-seconds at 333.33 in his Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. Beckman defeated Steven Densham, Ron Capps and Alexis DeJoria to advance to the final round, where he took the win over Funny Car legend John Force. Beckman captured his first ever career win at the Winternationals in 1998 in Super Comp. Sunday's win marks Beckman's 31st career Funny Car win, tying Del Worsham for eighth all time in class history.
Coughlin kicked off his "Breaking Barriers 2020" retirement tour with a bang, taking home the event win with a 6.522-second pass at 210.80. Earlier in the weekend, Coughlin announced that he would be stepping down from professional Pro Stock racing at the conclusion of the 2020 season. He beat out Jason Line for the event win, who also announced that 2020 would be his final professional season. Coughlin defeated Joey Grose, Chris McGaha and Kenny Delco to advance to the final round at the 2020 Winternationals. Sunday's win broke Coughlin's 20 year win drought at the race, bringing him his 64th career Pro Stock win, placing him fourth on the all-time list.
The Mello Yello Drag Racing Series continues on Feb. 21-23 at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass.
Sunday's final results from the 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. The race is the first of 24 in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series-
Top Fuel -- Doug Kalitta, 3.698 seconds, 330.23 mph def. Austin Prock, 10.939 seconds, 80.31 mph.
Funny Car -- Jack Beckman, Dodge Charger, 3.837, 333.33 def. John Force, Chevy Camaro, 3.897, 332.34.
Pro Stock -- Jeg Coughlin, Chevy Camaro, 6.522, 210.80 def. Jason Line, Camaro, 6.565, 209.56.
Top Alcohol Dragster -- Shawn Cowie, 5.352, 278.35 def. Garrett Bateman, 5.432, 273.83.
Top Alcohol Funny Car -- Aryan Rochon, Chevy Camaro, 5.751, 214.14 def. Doug Gordon, Camaro, 6.975, 127.08.
Competition Eliminator -- Doug Lambeck, Pontiac Sunfire, 9.030, 113.55 def. Tibor Kadar, Chevy Cobalt, Foul - Red Light.
Super Stock -- Justin Lamb, Chevy Cobalt, 8.873, 146.59 def. Tod Haste, Chevy Nova, 10.592, 123.63.
Stock Eliminator -- Brian McClanahan, Chevy Camaro, 9.721, 136.58 def. Robert Pond, Ford Fairlane, 9.795, 134.46.
Super Comp -- Parker Theobald, Dragster, 8.915, 155.63 def. Travis Theobald, Dragster, Foul - Red Light.
Super Gas -- Val Torres, Chevy Corvette, 9.929, 159.12 def. Greg Ventura, Chevy Nova, 9.899, 148.56.
Super Street -- Gary Ericksen, Ford Probe, 10.924, 141.12 def. Kevin Houmard, Chevy Nova, 10.891, 130.42.
Top Dragster presented by Vortech Superchargers -- Paul Nero, Dragster, 6.981, 188.41 def. Chuck Phelps, Dragster, 6.363, 215.48.
Top Sportsman presented by Vortech Superchargers -- Don Meziere, Chevy Cobalt, 6.945, 195.62 def. Richard Okerman, Chevy Beretta, 7.042, 195.17.
Top Fuel Harley -- Randal Andras, Harley, 6.346, 191.62 def. Tii Tharpe, Harley, 6.569, 189.02.
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