NHRA cancels 2020 finals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona

The NHRA and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona announced Wednesday that they have canceled the 2020 Auto Club NHRA Finals due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Restrictions in Los Angeles County currently prohibit fans attending the event, which had been scheduled for November.

“NHRA is committed to the experience of its fans and wants to be able to provide an event fans have come to expect from the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series,” said the NHRA’s press release.

The conclusion of the 2020 NHRA season will be in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway with the Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil, Oct. 30 to Nov. 1

“We are disappointed that we will not be hosting the Finals here at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona for the first time since the mid-80s,” said Dale Coleman, Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer. “Under the current circumstances, we totally understand. We wish all the folks at NHRA well in Las Vegas and we look forward to the return of the Finals to Pomona in 2021.”

Event ticket holders will receive more information from NHRA via email soon, according to the press release.

The NHRA also announced several other cancellations on its schedule.

The NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, Tenn., have also been removed from the schedule. The NHRA had also planned to reschedule three other national events, but the Dodger Mile-High NHRA Nationals in Denver, the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minn., and the Mendards NHRA Heartland Nationals in Kansas have all been canceled.