Springfield, IL (November 9, 2016) – The 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series comes to an end this weekend at the NHRA Auto Club Finals in Pomona, California. Nitro Funny Car driver Tim Wilkerson is hoping to end the season on a strong note and even move up a couple more positions before the final run down the track on Sunday.
“I’ve been happy with how the Levi, Ray & Shoup Mustang has been running lately and I think we have a good chance to go rounds on Sunday,” Wilkerson said. “I’ve never won at Pomona and I would really like to check this one off my list. That would be a great way to end the season.”
The Countdown to the Championship has been a rollercoaster for Wilkerson. He is in ninth place heading into the final race. Nitro Funny Car has yet to crown its 2016 champion.
“As a class, Funny Car has had a great season. Several records have been broken, we’ve had several different drivers win and now the points battle is coming down to the very last race. It is very exciting,” Wilkerson said.
Wilkerson has been busy in the last two weeks. He’s had his Levi, Ray & Shoup Shelby Mustang on the track making several test laps to try out new parts.
“We’ve already been testing clutch set ups and looking at what we can do different in 2017,” said Wilkerson. “Hopefully we can do well this weekend and build strong momentum heading into next season.”
NHRA Auto Club Finals Schedule
Friday, November 11: Nitro Qualifying 12:45 & 3:45 p.m.
Saturday, November 12: Nitro Qualifying 12:45 & 3:45 p.m.
Sunday, November 13: Nitro Eliminations begin at 11:00 a.m.
NHRA Auto Club Finals TV Times (All Times Eastern)
Friday November 11: One hour of live qualifying coverage at 11:30 p.m. on FS1
Sunday November 13: One hour of qualifying coverage at 11:30 a.m. on FS1
Sunday, November 13: Three hours of live finals coverage starting at 4 p.m. on FS1
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