Dan Horan incident

Nostalgia Funny Car racer Dan Horan Jr. took a ride into the sandtrap at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona after his parachutes failed to deploy after a 5.653, 262.59-mph pass. He was not injured

Alex Miladinovich FC debut

After years of toil and a seven-year apprenticeship in Nostalgia Funny Car, Miladinovich made his “big show” debut at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals in a chassis he built at home and a engine built by his brother Robert and qualified in his debut. He’ll face two-time former world champ Matt Hagan in round one.

His first race went about as well as could have been expected, The team, led by veteran Kevin Poynter, was able to make all four qualifying sessions and Miladinovich looked right at home on the starting line with the eyes of the world upon him.