Torrence, Capps, Anderson kick off NHRA season with wins in Pomona

Steve Torrence took the NHRA Top Fuel class win on Sunday at Pomona in the 2016 Winternationals.


Steve Torrence, Ron Capps and Greg Anderson hold the points leads in their respective classes after winning the opening round of the season at Pomona.

In Top Fuel, top qualifier Steve Torrence beat Steve Faria, Morgan Lucas, Richie Crampton and then Doug Kalitta in the finals to take the victory. Torrence ran a 3.735s ET in the final at 326.48 mph, and holds a 32-point lead over Kalitta after the opening round.

As it was in Top Fuel, Pro Stock also came down to a final between the top two qualifiers – only this time they were teammates. Top qualifier Greg Anderson squared off against his KB Racing teammate Jason Line – who won the Winternationals in 2015 – and took the victory with a holeshot win, running an ET of 6.617s at 207.85 mph.

A holeshot win also gave Ron Capps the Funny Car victory over Del Worsham, after Capps had defeated Jeff Diehl, Chad Head and Robert Hight en route to the final. In taking the victory, Capps ended a winless streak that dated back to 2014 and holds a 22-point lead over Worsham heading into Phoenix.

The CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Arizona Nationals from Phoenix will be shown LIVE Sunday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. ET on FS1.

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