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OK race fans, it's that time of year. Most of the Pro cars and quite a few Sportsman Class cars are gathering up in Pomana, for the 2016 NHRA Winternationals !

On the pre-entry lists I can spot 6 Stockers and 4 Super Stockers, with Pontiac power.

https://www.nhraeventreg.com/ListEventCatgs.asp?ey=2016&ec=PC1&cc=8&rn=1

https://www.nhraeventreg.com/ListEventCatgs.asp?ey=2016&ec=PC1&cc=7&rn=1

There are Birds, from every gen, plus a nice '69 GTO.

Some of ya'll may enjoy following the Winternationals thread, on the Class Racer site. They have updates and pics, from the track. :smile22:

http://classracer.com/classforum/showthread.php?t=61174
 

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There are 3 qualifying rounds of Stock & Super Stock today, at the Winternationals. So, we'll see how many Pontiacs made the race, and how they are running. :smile22:

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=308718&NewHash=NHRA-SUMMIT#indextop

Round 1 of Stock Qualifying is complete. Brad Burton and Tommy Brown are #6 & #7 on the list.

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=308719&Filter=30#indextop

In round 1 of Super Stock qualifying, Leo Glasbrenner's 4th gen is the quickest Pontiac on the list.

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=308720&Filter=30#indextop
 

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OK, 4 Pontiac Stockers survived round 1 of elims, at Pomona--Tommy Brown, Brad Burton, Leo Glasbrenner, & Lindy Lindholm. :smile22:

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=308751&Filter=30#indextop

3 Pontiac Super Stockers survived round 1--Keri Angeles, Leo Glasbrenner, & Art Peterson. :smile22:

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=308755&Filter=30#indextop

Tommy Brown & Brad Burton are still alive, after round 2 of Stock. :smile22:

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=308757&Filter=30#indextop

But, after 2 rounds of Super Stock, there are no Pontiacs Super Stockers left in the hunt. :(

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=308759&Filter=30#indextop

So, there are only 2 Pontiac Stockers left, to represent Pontiac Power, at Pomona, on Saturday. But, many years ago, we proved that it only takes 1 Pontiac, to win the race. Hey, there are twice that many, still in, at Pomona. Good luck guys ! :smile22:
 

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The big NHRA show moves to Arizona this week. There are at least 6 Pontiac powered Stockers and 3 Super Stockers entered.

The 1st round of qualifying is in the books. Randi Lyn Shipp has the highest qualified Pontiac. :smile22:

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=309050&NewHash=NHRA-SUMMIT#indextop

Leo Glasbrenner has the highest qualified Pontiac Super Stocker, in round 1.

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=309051&Filter=30#indextop

Wow ! Leo Glasbrenner just made a blast, in his C/SA '68 Bird, of 10.259, which is 1.141 under his index ! :smile22:

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=309052&Filter=30#indextop

Hope that don't get a hp factor increase from NHRA. :(
 

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Well, the Pontiacs are off to a good start this morning. All 6 Stockers survived round 1 of elims. :smile22:

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=309098&Filter=30#indextop

But, in order to race on Sunday, they have to win 3 rounds today--not an easy task, given the level of competition. :no

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=309097&Filter=30#indextop

Brad Burton survived round 1 of SS, with his 3rd gen GT Bird. :smile22:

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=309112&Filter=30#indextop

4 pontiac Stockers survived round 2 of elims. :smile22:

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=309116&Filter=30#indextop

Brad is still alive in SS, after 2 rounds of elims. :smile22:

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=309121&Filter=30#indextop

Randi Lyn, Brad , and Leo will get to race their Stockers, on Sunday ! :smile22:

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=309126&NewHash=NHRA-SUMMIT#indextop

But brad won't get to race his Super Stocker, Sunday--good run--but not good enuff. :(

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=309131&Filter=30#indextop
 

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Looks like 3 Pontiacs showed up for the div 4 race, in Houston. Adam Davis came over, from Alabama, to join Hunter Pierdolla & J.B. Clegg. Hunter qualified #18, in an 80 car field, with a .991 under the index run of 11.159.

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=309188&NewHash=LODRS-SUMMIT#indextop

J.B. Clegg made a blast of 9.739, in SS/I, with the old H-O Racing Specialties '74 SD455 TA. :smile22:

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=309190&NewHash=LODRS-SUMMIT#indextop

Both Stockers survived round 1 of elims. Adam Davis had a real good package, with a .004 light & a 10.978 on a 10.97 dial. That kind of package is hard to beat. :yes But not many can produce those kind of numbers enuff consecutive rounds to win a race. :no

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=309195&Filter=30#indextop
 

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Well, back in Ariz, Randi Lyn & Leo made it to the semi-final round. :smile22:

But, we won't have an all Pontiac final, cause they have to run each other. :(

Leo had a quicker qualifying time. So, he should have the advantage, in the heads-up C/SA match-up.

But, at least we'll have a 1st gen Pontiac powered Bird, in the finals, at this national event. :smile22:

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=309207&Filter=30#indextop

OK, Randi Lyn is in the finals. She cut her best light of elims. Leo either let off or broke--don't know which.

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=309224&Filter=30#indextop

All Right ! Randi Lyn put her 1st gen in the winners circle, again !!! :smile22:

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=309228&Filter=30#indextop
 

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I got to meet Randi Lyn at the 4-wide Nationals in Charlotte last spring. Super nice lady (and gorgeous) and her bird is a thing of beauty.

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There's a div 7 race in Arizona this weekend. There are lots of Pontiac powered Stockers entered. Most of those who were there last week, are still there, plus Larry Maxwell, John Schloe, & Ryan Schloe. Lindy Lindholm had the highest qualified Pontiac powered Stocker, on Fri.

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=309323&Filter=30#indextop

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=309349&NewHash=LODRS-SUMMIT#indextop

There are also 3 Super Stock Pontiacs entered. Don Kennedy has the highest qualified Pontiac, @ #2.

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=309348&NewHash=LODRS-SUMMIT#indextop

Good luck to all the Pontiac powered racers, this weekend ! :smile22:
 

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There's big news today, in Pontiac racing. At the NHRA national event, in Vegas, there are 2 Stock class Pontiac powered Birds in the semi-finals. There are only 3 cars left. The 1st gen Bird, driven by Leo Glasbrenner, gets the bye run. So, the worst he can do is a national event runner-up finish. If Brad Burton can win his semi-final race, in his 2nd gen Bird, that will make it an all Pontiac powered final round. How cool would that be ? :cool:

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=310278&Filter=30#indextop
 

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There's a div 2 race at xMAX Dragway. There are 3 Pontiac powered Stockers entered. They are qualified in number 9, 11, & 13 positions, in a 67 car field. These are some quick Pontiacs Stockers. And the 3 drivers have all been to the winners circle. I think Dave Ribeiro set the National record a few times, in his 2nd gen Bird. But, at this race he is driving a '77 Lemans, qualified #9. I think this is the same car that was raced by Bob Michael, last year.

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=310874&NewHash=LODRS-SUMMIT#indextop

Good luck to these Pontiac racers today ! :)
 

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I just noticed that I spelled zMAX as xMAX, in the previous post. This is the best I can do as an edit. :smile22:

Anyhow, I got more good news. Adam Davis won another div 2 race. Hey, 2 div races in a row ain't half bad !

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=310960&Filter=100#indextop

Also, Randi Lyn Shipp made it to round 4, with her '67 Bird, and Dave Ribeiro made it to round 5, with his '77 Lemans. Good show for the Pontiacs !

http://classracer.com/classforum/showpost.php?p=500912&postcount=40
 

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Wow, Scott & Brad Burton had a great weekend, for Pontiac power !

In div 5, Scott had already got RU at the Stock/SS combo race, earlier in the weekend. Then, Sunday he won Stock Eliminator !
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http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCSt...r=100#indextop

Then, in the div 6 race, Brad Burton won the Stock class, to complete a nice family race weekend ! And, if that's not enuff, the #1 qualifier, Ryan Warter, was RU, with his Pontiac powered Bird !
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http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCSt...UMMIT#indextop

Congrats to these guys for a great weekend of Pontiac powered racing !
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Well, it looked, for a while, that we might have another Pontiac win at a national event--or maybe even a winner & RU. 4 of the last 5 cars left were Pontiac powered. :smile22:

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=314182&Filter=100#indextop

But, a Pontiac tripped the red light, against the non Pontiac, which gave him a bye into the final round where another Pontiac tripped the red light, :(

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=314297&Filter=100#indextop

http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID=314303&NewHash=NHRA-SUMMIT#indextop
 
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