It’s that time of year again. NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing has started here in Pomona for the Winternationals. With lots of snow on the mountains in the background, the best of the best on track, and performances that will set the groundwork for all of the 2019 racing season, there is no doubt that every drag racing fan around is paying attention. Pomona is known for being the home of NHRA Drag Racing and for being the start and end to the season, and while the results may not indicate just how the rest of the season will play out, it certainly is a great way to get in the head of your fellow competitors if you can come out and send a message. Torrence, Hight, and Enders are all hoping that the message they sent after Friday’s qualifying will resonate all the way through Saturday’s qualifying and Sunday’s eliminations rounds.
Below you can watch each of their runs and see just how awesome these performances were. We can’t wait to see just how the rest of the weekend plays out, but like you we’ll just have to.
Friday, Feb. 8, 2019
CURRENT TOP FUEL NO. 1 QUALIFIER
CAPCO CONTRACTORS/TORRENCE RACING DRAGSTER
3.761 SEC., 330.07 MPH
NOTE: Defending Top Fuel world champion, Torrence, piloted to the top of the class as he looks to secure his first No. 1 qualifying position of the season.
CURRENT FUNNY CAR NO. 1 QUALIFIER
AUTO CLUB OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHEVROLET CAMARO SS
3.871 SEC., 329.67 MPH
NOTE: Hight sits atop of the Funny Car category after his second qualifying run of the 2019 season.
CURRENT PRO STOCK NO. 1 QUALIFIER
MELLING PERFORMANCE/ELITE PERFORMANCE CHEVROLET CAMARO
6.528 SEC., 212.09 MPH
NOTE: Two-time Pro Stock world champion, Enders, took the top spot during the first round of qualifying.