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Pomona 1 Pre-Race Report

NHRA Winternationals (Rescheduled)
Event No. 10 of 20
Auto Club Raceway at Pomona
Pomona, Calif.
July 30 – Aug. 1, 2021

Pomona 1 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)

2020 Pomona 1 Recap:
Qualified ninth; First round exit (defeated by Shawn Reed in E1)

Last Event (Sonoma):
Qualified third; Semifinal finish (defeated Buddy Hull in E1, Shawn Langdon in E2; defeated by Steve Torrence in E3)

Career Statistics:
450 races; 68 wins (16 Pro Stock Motorcycle); 49 No. 1 Qualifiers (11 PSM)

Noteworthy:

  • No. 2 ranked Antron Brown earned his first No. 1 qualifier in the Top Fuel category during the 2008 Pomona 1 event
  • While Brown has been triumphant at Pomona, all three of his wins have come from the NHRA Finals event contested at Pomona at the end of the year

Quotable:
“This Matco Tools/Toyota team is very much looking forward to getting to Pomona for the summer version of the Winternationals. We’re excited to get back to the roots of drag racing in SoCal. It’s going to be hot out, and a very grueling race track with tricky conditions, but we love that challenge.”

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