Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Drag racing's National Hot Rod Association Winternationals, a February tradition since 1961, is back -- and we've got a pair of tickets for you to catch the motor action this Saturday.

The event, held at the AutoClub Raceway in Pomona from Feb. 24 to 27, promises drivers hitting 300mph in less than a quarter mile.

More info:

Fans flock to Southern California for one of drag racing’s grandest traditions: the unveiling of new cars, drivers, teams, and sponsorships at the season opener, where teams hope to use the season kickoff as a springboard in their pursuit of a spot in the Countdown to the Championship at the fabled Pomona facility known for its outstanding traction, smooth surface, and record performances.

At this 51st annual Winternationals, the NHRA will be honoring Don “The Snake” Prudhomme, prominent member of the Burbank Road Kings and legendary drag racer, with a showcase of his race cars.
Read all about it here.

Food trucks including the Greasy Wiener, Calbi, Ragin’ Cajun and The Street will also be there.

Wanna go? We're thinking of buying a new car (hey, relevant!) and could use some advice on what to get. Email us your suggestion over at franklin_avenue(at)yahoo(dot)com. Winner gets a pair of tix plus parking! Not bad.

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