On the final day of the 2016 drag-racing season, drivers in the pro stock and pro stock motorcycle classes collected enough points to clinch world championships, while four other Mello Yello participants ended their year on a high note with victories at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona.
Jason Line took his third title in pro stock after defeating Erica Enders-Stevens in the semifinals. That gave him enough of a cushion over teammate Greg Anderson, who came out of qualifying down 23 points.
“I’m glad I got those little points in qualifying, or else you’d be talking to Greg right now,” Line said in a post-race press conference. “I’m very relieved.”
Line was the top seed...