Wednesday, February 11, 2009

If it's Tuesday, it must be Pomona!

What a difference a day makes! After being rained out for 5 days, Tuesday turned out to be one of the most beautiful days of the year. Almost all the pro category cars stayed over and The Winternationals resumed on what turned out to be a record setting day. It was amazing how many people were in the stands; the official count was approximately 15,000 but it appeared to be many more. There was great racing all day long and even a record set in the second round of Pro Stock by Greg Anderson. Anderson went a 6.528 at almost 212 mph and shattered the record that he had also held. He couldn't finish the deal, however, as he was taken out on a hole shot by Mike Edwards in the semi's. His teammate, Jason Line, went on to win Pro Stock along with Ron Capps in Funny Car and Doug Kalitta in Top Fuel Dragster. Kalitta's win was an emotional one as it was the first for the team since the death of Connie's son, Scott Kalitta, last year in Englishtown. All in all, just a great day of racing in beautiful sunny California.

Not a bad view from the staging lanes.....

It felt like we had the stands to ourselves near
the starting line!

There was great side by side racing all day. Don't
any of these people work?

Doug Kalitta, the eventual winner in T/F.

There was quite a celebration at the starting line
when Doug Kalitta won T/F. That's Connie in the
lower left hand corner.

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