Before car racing, checkered flags were used only as symbols of surrender following skirmishes between chess clubs. Revel in full-throttled flag waving with today’s GrouponLive deal to the 47th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona on Sunday, November 13. Spectator gates open at 7:30 a.m., with prerace ceremonies at 9:45 a.m. and final eliminations running 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Children aged 12 and younger get in free. Choose between the following options:
- For $58, you get two general-admission tickets (up to a $119 value, including all ticketing fees).
- For $93, you get four general-admission tickets (up to a $229 value, including all ticketing fees).<p>
Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the NHRA brings top pedal grinders together to compete as Auto Club Raceway at Pomona hosts the high-octane conclusion to this year’s 47th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals, one of drag racing’s most prestigious events. A solid entry list of novice and veteran speed demons including 15-time NHRA champion John Force, Robert Hight, Matt Hagan, and Tony Schumacher jockey a fleet of high-decibel top fuel dragsters, top fuel funny cars, pro-stock cars and motorcycles, and souped-up toboggans as they try to earn enough points to secure the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series championship. The legendary track lives up to its reputation for smoothness as cars glide toward the finish line like sticks of butter on a bunny slope.
After the breakfast-tailgating hour, spectators can watch with teary eyes as the sun begins to set on the prerace ceremonies, then track down their favorite drivers for autograph requests. The main attraction then kicks off with the final elimination races, in which drivers try to imprint the drag strip with their burnt-rubber stamps one last time. Well aware that their careers will remain incomplete without a win at their sport’s oldest and grandest event, racers will stop at no lengths to secure victory—even if it means littering the track with banana peels.