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NHRA Sportsman Finals at Pomona

The Season Ends

The 2016 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series came to a close in the Pacific Division Race at Pomona Auto Club Raceway Sunday, Nov. 13. Event champions and National Champions were crowned in the series finale.

Top Alcohol Dragster 2016 Lucas Oil Champion Joey Severance, Woodburn, Ore., further solidified his status as the best in the division with his fastest run of the weekend. The Woodburn racer registered his victory pass at 5.212 seconds, 275.96 mph, in a bye run when his opponent Cody Perkins was a no-show. It was the 16th career National event win for Severance and his sixth of the 2016 season.

Jeff Strickland of Red Bay, Ala., became just the second racer in NHRA history to clinch two championships in the same season, a feat that was only accomplished by Scotty Richardson in 1994. Strickland claimed the Top Dragster Presented by Racing RV’s National Championship in the second Las Vegas Lucas Oil racing divisional series the previous weekend. In the third round of Stock eliminations in Pomona, Strickland knocked off Stock contender, Brad Burton to secure the 2016 Lucas Oil Stock Eliminator Championship. However, he lost in the final.