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2019 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by Protect the Harvest Pomona, CA February 7 – 11
2019 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by Protect the Harvest
The first race of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yellow Drag Racing season was a mix of eye popping performances and inclement weather. Qualifying took place under near perfect conditions leading to spectacular performances but unfortunately mother nature reigned supreme on Sunday, forcing final eliminations to be contested on Monday. A small contingent of racers from Louisiana made the trek to California. Jarrod Granier of Labadieville, qualified his 2008 Chevy Colbalt in Competition Eliminator, losing in round one to eventual winner Scott McClay. Morgan City’s Randal Andras cracked into the tough 8 bike Top Fuel Harley field, falling to eventual winner Doug Vancil in round number one.