Kalitta, Hight and Butner win the NHRA Winternationals at Pomona


Kalitta gained the High Gas class with a go of four.014 seconds at 269.29 mph to his Mac Instruments dragster to defeat defending champion Steve Torrence within the closing. Kalitta defends his title Winternationals and brings to 45 the variety of profession victories of his profession.

"This place has all the time been very particular to me," mentioned Kalitta. "Having success right here is greater than you may think about. We have been fortunate to have the ability to rely on the fellows from Capco, however we’ll proceed like this.

"We’re actually hungry and we now have Rob [Flynn, crew chief] and Troy [Fasching, crew chief] doing an incredible job. I’m very pleased with them.

After qualifying in seventh place, Kalitta defeated Scott Palmer, Billy Torrence and Terry McMillen on the street to victory. Torrence was the # 1 qualifier for the occasion and defeated Steve Faria and Mike Salinas who recorded their seventh consecutive look within the closing spherical and their fifteenth of their profession.


Hight gained with a race from three.881 to 329.75 in his Chevrolet Camaro SS, an Auto Membership of Southern California, to defeat Jack Beckman. After being a finalist on the 2018 Winternationals, Hight emerged victorious within the first race of the season for the fourth time in his profession.

"You have a look at the Humorous Automotive class and I believe it's tougher this yr than final yr," Hight mentioned. "Coming right here and being the # 1 qualifier and successful the race is a good achievement for this crew.

Hight defeated Terry Haddock, Bob Tasca III and crew proprietor John Pressure en path to his 46th profession win, whereas Beckman beat Phil Burkhart Jr., Cruz Pedregon and his teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. (1945)]


In a rematch of the 2018 Winternationals match, Butner defended his title towards teammate Jason Line after a run of 6,522 to 211.59 in his Jim Butner Chevrolet Camaro and his eighth profession win.

"We have been actually struggling throughout qualifying," mentioned Butner, "[but] I actually really feel we had the perfect automotive on the 4 laps at present." that we now have an excellent automotive and an excellent crew this yr and I can’t wait to proceed, we’ll attempt to win them and the KB Racing crew remains to be sturdy. "

Butner completed third in eliminations earlier than defeating Alan Prusiensky, Chris McGaha and double champion Erica Enders.

Outcomes at Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals introduced by ProtectTheHarvest.com on the Auto Membership Raceway in Pomona

] TOP FUEL: 1. Doug Kalitta 2. Steve Torrence three. Mike Salinas four. Terry McMillen 5. Billy Torrence 6. Austin Prock 7. Leah Pritchett eight. Antron Brown 9. Richie Crampton, 10. Millican Clay, 11. Steve Faria, 12. Breton Energy 13. Cameron Ferre; 14. Scott Palmer.
Remaining: Doug Kalitta, four.014 seconds, 269.29 mph def. Steve Torrence, four.008 seconds, 240.25 mph.

FUNNY CAR: 1. Robert Hight; 2. Jack Beckman; three. John Pressure; four. Tommy Johnson Jr .; 5. Bob Tasca III; 6. Cruz Pedregon; 7. Shawn Langdon; eight. Ron Capps; 9. Matt Hagan; 10. Terry Haddock; 11. Tim Wilkerson; 12. Frank Pedregon; 13. J.R. Todd; 14. Gary Densham; 15. Jim Campbell; 16. Phil Burkart.
Remaining: Robert Hight, Chevy Camaro, three.881, 329.75 def. Jack Beckman, Dodge Charger, three,880, 329.42.

PRO STOCK: 1. Bo Butner; 2. Jason Line; three. Alex Laughlin; four. Erica Enders; 5. Matt Hartford; 6. Steve Graham; 7. Val Smeland; eight. Chris McGaha; 9. Kenny Delco; 10. Alan Prusiensky; 11. Deric Kramer; 12. Greg Anderson; 13. Fernando Cuadra; 14. Jeg Coughlin; 15. Jeff Isbell; 16. Rodger Brogdon.
Remaining: Bo Butner, Chevy Camaro, 6,522, 211.59 def. Jason Line, Camaro, 7.160, 148.58.

Factors classification after 1 of 24 occasions in 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Sequence

TOP FUEL: 1. Doug Kalitta, 117; 2. Steve Torrence, 106; three. Terry McMillen, 72 years previous; four. Mike Salinas, 70 years previous; 5. Billy Torrence, 56; 6. (tied) Leah Pritchett, 52 years previous; Austin Prock, 52; eight. Antron Brown, 37; 9. (tie) Richie Crampton, 35 years previous; Scott Palmer, 35 years previous

FUNNY CAR: 1. Robert Hight, 121; 2. Jack Beckman, 100 years previous; three. Tommy Johnson Jr., 81 years previous; four. John Pressure, 71 years previous; 5. Shawn Langdon, 58 years previous; 6. Ron Capps, 57; 7. Bob Tasca III, 55 years previous; eight. Cruz Pedregon, 54 years previous; 9. Matt Hagan, 37 years previous; 10. (tie) Jim Campbell, 32 years previous; Gary Densham, 32 years previous; Frank Pedregon, 32 years previous; J.R. Todd, 32 years previous; Tim Wilkerson, age 32

PRO STOCK: 1. Bo Butner, age 120; 2. Jason Line, 97 years previous; three. Erica Enders, 80 years previous; four. Alex Laughlin, 76 years previous; 5. (tied) Matt Hartford, 52; Chris McGaha, 52; 7. (tie) Steve Graham, 51 years previous; Val Smeland, 51 years previous; 9. Rodger Brogdon, 44; 10. Deric Kramer, 37 years previous

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