Street Legal Racers Ready to Go Head-to-Head Against an NHRA Pro

Drivers to compete on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona to race against an NHRA Pro on Sunday, Nov. 13 at the NHRA Auto Club Finals in Pomona


SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif.  (Nov. 8, 2011) – For Shane Annas of San Dimas, Wednesday will bring a chance for an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Annas, along with fellow winners with the best reaction times from three Street Legal events at Auto Club Dragway for the past few weeks, will have one final run at the historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona to prove they have what it takes to race an NHRA Pro. 

“I’ve been spending the week cleaning up my car for technical inspection and practicing my reaction times on-line,” said Annas.  “I’m very excited about the opportunity to race at a famous track like Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.”

"Illegal street racing is not drag racing and is one of the most dangerous activities anyone can do in a car. I am very excited that AAA, Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, and the NHRA have stepped up to develop a program to get people off the streets and on the strip,” explains NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series driver Robert Hight. “I am right in the hunt for the Full Throttle Funny Car Championship, but educating fans about the dangers of street racing is also important.”

The NHRA Career Opportunities Fair at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona will showcase the finalists on Wednesday Nov. 9 where they will compete against each other for the grand prize - a race against an NHRA Pro on Sunday, Nov. 13 at the NHRA Auto Club Finals in Pomona.

“Making students aware of the fun and easy alternative to dangerous and illegal street racing is essential,” stated NHRA Marketing and Events Manager Brett Lyons. “By bringing this promotion to the NHRA Career Opportunities Fair presented by the U.S. Army, we can educate thousands of students from all over Southern California about racing the strip and not the street.”

Street legal racing at Auto Club Dragway in Fontana is the perfect way to show off your skills in a safe, controlled environment. Racers must have a street legal car, a valid driver’s license, and proof of registration and insurance.  Don’t miss the next event on Saturday, Nov. 19.

For more information and rules on NHRA Street Legal Drags at Auto Club Dragway call (909) 429-5060 or visit

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About Auto Club Dragway:   Auto Club Dragway is the only championship, quarter-mile premier drag racing facility in Southern California.  Located north of the Auto Club Speedway backstretch, the dragstrip hosts events nearly every weekend of the year, anything from professional drag racers competing in NHRA drag racing events to amateur drag racers in the street legal drag racing program.

No matter what the event, Auto Club Dragway serves as a popular weekend destination for families that compete in Dragway events or enjoy as a spectators in the grandstands.  Race fans looking for high-speed action thrills throughout the year, there are plenty of events at Auto Club Dragway to keep your adrenalin pumping all year round.

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About Auto Club Speedway:   Auto Club Speedway, is a two-mile oval located in Fontana, California and is home to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race each March. The track also hosts the IZOD IndyCar Series, Historic Sports Car Festival, NHRA drag racing on the track’s Auto Club Dragway, and community events including Red White & Cruise, the annual Fourth of July celebration. In addition to auto racing and community events, the Speedway is home to numerous movies, television and commercial productions, photo shoots, new car testing, club racing and a variety of racing schools. The track is active for more than 320 days every year. 

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