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2008 NHRA Winternationals ~ Pomona

11:59 AM PST on February 22, 2008

    Scenes from the 2008 NHRA Winternationals held at Pomona Raceway at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds.

    Reigning Pro Stock Champ Jeg Coughlin's Pit. Getting ready for round 1. He made it the finals but did not take home the Wally.

    Jeg Coughlin's Pit

    These guys came all the way from Europe. Transporter and all! They went out in the 1st round.

    Euros

    More from the pits

    Rockstar

    Funny Car Driver Gary Scelzi

    Gary Scelzi
    In The Pits
    Top Fuel
    Call it a day!

    If you are familiar with Pomona Raceway we sit right above the tunnel that leads to the pits. We are pretty close to the starting line and about 18 rows up from the bottom. Here are some starting line shots.

    John Force
    Justin Humphreys
    Top Fuel ~ Round 1

    The Midway

    The Midway
    The Midway

    One of the round 1 pairing for Funny Car was John Force & Tony Pedregon. If you following drag racing you know their history. The race was sick from the start!

    John did his super long burnout and it was on!

    John Force

    Right at the end of the race Tony's car exploded into a fireball and the body and parts went flying everywhere!

    I didnt get a photo of the explosion but I got a photo of the car coming back to the pits.

    Tony Pedregon

    Thankfully Tony was ok after he was airlifted to the hospital as a precaution. Force ended up in the sand traps at the end of

    the race. He said he saw parts fly into his car and was watching Tony and forgot to pull the chutes. Thankfully he was ok too.

    The finals started at dusk so here is some header flames.

    Team Force Wins!
    Header Flame

    Note to self: Get press pass for 2009 Winternationals!

    Media

    I have about 200 photos here.

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