HAD A GREAT TIME AT E'TOWN YESTERDAY... LET'S TALK POMONA FINALS AND THOSE WHO CLINCHED PRESTIGIOUS NHRA CHAMPIONSHIPS...

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First of all, I want to say what a joy it was for me, to spend yesterday at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, and experience THE DIGS "Monster Bash" at the 1/8th mile strip, and the "No/Time Nationals" at the 1/4 mile track -- I'll talk more about that in tomorrow's (Tuesday's) blog installment... Now let's get to the matter of this past weekend's NHRA Finals in Pomona, California, and those racers who triumphantly walked away as 2017 season champions... I have to acknowledge how proud that I am, along with all my fellow E'Town friends, that Raceway Park alumnus, Eddie Krawiec, clinched his fourth NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle championship. We're all so darn proud of Eddie's accomplishments aboard his Screamin' Eagle, Vance & Hines Harley Davidson. And kudos to Eddie's teammate Andrew Hines for scoring his Pomona win... In the Top Fuel Dragster class, it was Brittany Force taking the Pomona victory, running consistent 3.6s, and she also managed to clinch the 2017 championship. With Brittany at the wheel, and Alan Johnson helping turn the wrenches, the Monster Energy drink team sure made some incredible history this year (editor's note: there's no doubt that Drag Racing Underground controversial race predictor Franky, of "Franky & Felicia" fame must be mighty happy, since we believe he's picked Brittany to win practically every single race this season, at least when he hasn't been suspended for his often, uh, "questionable" behavior)... Tommy Johnson Jr. won Funny Car at Pomona with his stellar Make-A-Wish flopper, finishing up a respectable 8th in 2017 points -- The overall Funny Car championship honors though, went to Force Racing team mighty member Robert Hight. This is Hight's 2nd NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car championship... In the Pro Stock car class, it was Bo Butner winning the last national event of the season AND taking the "factory hot rod" category's 2017 championship... Congratulations also go out to all the Sportsman teams that wound up at the top of the heap for this year's gearhead grappling... The 2017 NHRA season has been nothing short of an emotional roller coaster for lots of race teams -- the competition was always tough and requiring the best you can be... We now look forward to the grueling 2018 season next year, because we all know in our heart that those racers who rise to the challenge of NHRA Championship Drag Racing, are among motorsports' strongest and bravest -- We salute you all...