2780 Fairplex Drive
Every February since 1961, fans have flocked 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 Championshipat the fabled Pomona facility known for its outstanding traction, smooth surface, and record performances.
2011 recap: Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), Robert Hight (Funny Car), and Jason Line (Pro Stock) kicked off NHRA’s 60th Anniversary season with victories. Fans also witnessed great performances during the four-day event, including the fastest Top Fuel speed and second-quickest pass, plus the fourth-fastest Top Fuel speed, the third- and sixth-quickest Funny Car e.t.s, and the third-fastest Pro Stock speed.
How to Get There: The track is about 25 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. From Interstate 10 east, exit Fairplex Drive or White Avenue and go north; follow signs to Fairplex. From I-10 west, exit Fairplex Drive and go north. The track is about 1 mile north of the interstate. Arrow Highway provides access from the north.
Visitor Information: La Verne Chamber of Commerce, 909-593-5265; Pomona Chamber of Commerce, 909-622-8484