(Photos by Wes Allison) The NHRA Winternationals may have been happening in July in 2021, but that doesn’t mean the race in Pomona didn’t mean as much to the competitors as it does when it is the season opener. This is an event in the backyard of NHRA’s headquarters and the home of hot rodding in general. This is a special race in a special place and everyone brings their A game when racing in Pomona. It’s also one of the most fun places to watch the NHRA’s Pro Stock Motorcycles race as the conditions usually mean big performance from these two-wheeled wonders. I dig motorcycles, but there is no way I’d throw a leg over something this fast and haul ass down the race track. No way no how. But I sure do love to watch them! Check out these great photos from Wes Allison, as he’s caught them with the rear tires wrinkled, the front wheels in the air, and the rip about to get real!
With all kinds of events being canceled in 2020, and with California leading the charge on restrictions for events, it is no shock that the 2021 NHRA Winternationals in Pomona didn’t happen as scheduled either. But NHRA knew it was going to happen this way because of their close relationship with the LA County Fairgrounds where the famed dragstrip is located so they were able to pivot and make things happen for a Winternationals that would instead happen in the summer. Wait, what? The Winter Summer Nationals? Well, yeah.
I give NHRA big credit for making this thing happen, even if what to call it has become a funny issue. But we’re still going to call them the Winternationals, the event that is SUPPOSED to start off the season in Pomona, because that is what they are even if they get postponed. Lucky for us we have a great group of photographers who have been shooting for us the past week, and this weekend is Wes Allison shooting all the Pro and Sportsman action he can get his camera pointed at.
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