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Pre-Race Report: Pomona I

NHRA Winternationals
Event 1 of 24 (Pomona I)
Auto Club Raceway at Pomona
Pomona, California
February 8-10, 2019

Noteworthy:

  • Antron Brown earned his first No. 1 qualifier in the Top Fuel category at the 2008 Pomona I event

ANTRON BROWN
Driver of the Matco Tools Maximus 3.0 Top Fuel Dragster

Pomona I Event Highlights: 

  • Two-time No. 1 qualifier (2008, 2009)
    • Earned his career-first No. 1 qualifier in the Top Fuel category at the 2008 event
  • Three-time runner-up (2009, 2012, 2015)

2018 Pomona I Recap:
Qualified sixth; Semifinal finish (defeated Mike Salinas in E1, Steve Torrence in E2; defeated by Tony Schumacher in E3)

Career Statistics:
406 races; 66 wins (16 Pro Stock Motorcycle); 49 No. 1 qualifiers (11 PSM)

Quotable:
“We really want a win. We’ve been the runner-up and we’ve lost in the semis, but we’ve never won the Winternationals. It’s one of the most prestigious races we run and it would be huge to win it. It’s the way we want to start off and let everyone know we’re there.”

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