The IDRC 2011 season culminated at the Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, CA this past Sunday (Oct. 16). The 1,320-foot strip in the shadow of the Auto Club Speedway was a fitting scene for the 2011 final, as SoCal was the birthplace of sport compact drag racing. A solid crop of drivers showed to make the event a fun one for the dedicated drag crowd.
Scott Kelley was the undisputed winner in his group, where he competed in his Scion Bullet xB with Norman Aubry’s Honda Insight, Jarrett Lynch’s Mazda RX-2, and Jeremy Shay’s Civic. The first round saw Kelley and Aubry handily advance, making for a thrilling final.
Aubry got out of the hole first and made the race interesting from the start. Kelley made an impressive comeback down the track, winning the day with a 9.889-second elapsed time (et) at 134.81mph to Aubry’s 10.007 at 132.84, once again capturing a class victory as he did in April at the IDRC West Coast Nationals.