Every February since 1961, fans have flocked to Southern California for one of drag racing's grandest traditions: the unveiling of new cars, drivers, teams, and sponsorships at the season opener, where teams hope to use the season kickoff as a springboard in their pursuit of a spot in the Countdown to the Championship at the fabled Pomona facility known for its outstanding traction, smooth surface, and record performances. This year's event will feature a special tribute to legendary racer Don "the Snake" Prudhomme.

51st annual Kragen O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals
presented by Valvoline
Feb. 24-27

Auto Club Raceway at Pomona
2780 Fairplex Drive
Pomona, CA 91768
Tickets: www.NHRATix.com; 800-884-NHRA (6472)