Another shovel-full of dirt fell into the grave of NHRA’s Pro Stock category less than a week after the Mello Yello season finale at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona.
If there was any question about the role of families in NHRA drag racing, it was easily answered at the series’ finale on the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona dragstrip. Whether related by blood or by friendship, families prevailed when the championship Wally trophies were handed out.
Matt Smith’s road to his third NHRA Mello Yello Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) championship traveled from his hometown of King, NC to Pomona, CA.
As expected, NHRA is reducing its Mello Yello Pro Stock category, contracting the number of events from 24 to 18 for the door-slammers in 2019.
Bob Vandergriff Racing (BVR) is gearing up for the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season – even before the current 24-race schedule is completed.
NHRA annually makes a full circle, starting and ending its 24-race seasons on the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona dragstrip.
NHRA has listened to its stakeholders and remade its 2019 Countdown to the Championship playoffs for Mello Yello Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle categories.
It’s a tradition celebrating a 78th anniversary this year: the “Turkey Night Grand Prix” is the annual gathering of USAC Midget racers from across the United States for 98 laps of unfettered action.
Recently, the ownership team changed to Straight-line Strategy Group, and they elected to bring Mike Kloeber to the party as crew chief for Millican’s Parts Plus, Strutmasters rail for 2019 and beyond.
The IndyCar Series season ended in mid-September with Scott Dixon earning his fifth national championship.