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J.R. Todd wins first NHRA Funny Car season title

November 12, 2018
In this photo provided by the NHRA, Pro Stock racer Tanner Gray holds the trophy after becoming the youngest NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world champion by qualifying Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif. (Marc Gewertz/NHRA via AP)
In this photo provided by the NHRA, Pro Stock racer Tanner Gray holds the trophy after becoming the youngest NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world champion by qualifying Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif. (Marc Gewertz/NHRA via AP)

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — J.R. Todd wrapped up his first Funny Car season title Sunday during the first round of Funny Car eliminations in the Auto Club NHRA Finals and went on to win the event.

Matt Smith won his third Pro Stock Motorcycle title in the final event of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. All of the event winners won season titles, with Steve Torrence winning in Top Fuel and Tanner Gray in Pro Stock.

Todd beat Tommy Johnson Jr. in the final with a 3.872-second run at 329.10 mph in a Toyota Camry.

Torrence made NHRA history by sweeping all six playoff races. He topped Tony Schumacher with a 3.702 at 330.07.

Gray had a 6.519 at 211.86 in a Chevrolet Camaro to beat Drew Skillman.

Smith topped Eddie Krawiec with a 6.765 at 201.22 on an EBR.

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