Thirty-six year old Lawrenceburg native J.R. Todd exults with the hefty NHRA Funny Car World Championship trophy after capping his magical 2018 season with the Auto Club Finals title Sunday at Pomona, Calif. (

J.R. Todd and his Kalitta Motorsports DHL/WIX Filters Toyota Camry Racing Team whoop it up with the trophy in celebration of their NHRA Mello Yello Series Funny Car World Championship following their sixth win of the season in Sunday’s Auto Club NHRA Finals victory at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, California. (

Todd's Kalitta Motorsports DHL/WIX Filters Toyota Camry spouts flame as he duels with Tommy Johnson Jr. in the Auto Club NHRA Finals Funny Car championship elimination race late Sunday at Pomona, Calif. Todd posted an elapsed time of 3.872 seconds at 329.10 mph for his sixth race victory of the season, having clinched the points title earlier. (

Confetti flies as Lawrenceburg's J.R. Todd (far left) hoists his NHRA Mello Yello Series Funny Car championship trophy Sunday alongside fellow 2018 World Champions Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycles). (

Lawrenceburg’s J.R. Todd displays his $500,000 winner’s check for the NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car Series 2018 season championship Sunday, Nov. 11, at Pomona, California. (


POMONA, California - J.R. Todd has made history on many occasions during his nine-year career in the National Hot Rod Association.


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