AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals

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AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals
Event 22 of 24 (Dallas)
Countdown Event 4 of 6
Texas Motorplex
Ennis, Texas
Oct. 18-20, 2019


Highlights:

  • After racing to victory at Reading, and powering to a runner-up finish in Charlotte, Jack Beckman occupies the No. 2 spot in the Funny Car standings, sitting 44 points out of first
  • Antron Brown will campaign a special one-race-only ‘Tools for the Cause’ Breast Cancer Awareness car to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
  • Brown’s first national event win occurred at the Texas Motorplex in 1999 while he was competing in the Pro Stock Motorcycle category
  • Tommy Johnson Jr. clinched the Funny Car No. 1 qualifier position during the 2018 event
  • Final Factory Stock Showdown Series event of 2019
  • Leah Pritchett is once again pulling double-duty, competing in both Factory Stock and Top Fuel
  • Pritchett was crowned the 2018 FSXX world champion at last year’s event en route to capturing the FSXX FallNationals event trophy
  • Mark Pawuk enters Dallas with momentum after capturing the No. 1 qualifying position in Indianapolis, and No. 2 qualifying position in St. LouisDSR-Owned Track Records:
    Top Fuel, speed: 330.55-mph, Antron Brown (2016)

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DSR Driver Information:
Funny Car:

TOMMY JOHNSON JR.
Driver of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Countdown to the Championship standing: 8th

Dallas Event Highlights:

  • 1999 runner-up
  • 2018 No. 1 qualifier
    2018 Dallas Recap:
    Qualified No. 1; Semifinal finish (defeated Terry Haddock in E1, Cruz Pedregon in E2; defeated by J.R. Todd in E3)

Last Event (Charlotte II):
Qualified eighth; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Cruz Pedregon in E1; defeated by Jack Beckman in E2)

2019 Season Statistics:
30 round wins; ranked eighth in points

Career Statistics:
467 races; 19 wins (two Top Fuel); 18 No. 1 qualifiers (one Top Fuel)

Noteworthy:
Powered to the Funny Car qualifying lead during the 2018 Dallas event
One of three consecutive poles for Johnson during the 2018 Countdown

Quotable:
“I’ve been going to Dallas a long time and have been to the final round there, but I’ve never won that race. It’s unfortunate we’ve struggled in the Countdown, but we can still go back out there and finish strong and try to bring home another win and get us a cowboy hat. The Make-A-Wish Dodge is starting to come back around. Things haven’t gone our way lately, and it’s time to turn it around in Dallas.”


About Don Schumacher Racing
Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) is the winningest team in NHRA Drag Racing history, having claimed more than 335 NHRA national event titles and 17 world championships since opening its doors in 1998.

Headquartered in Brownsburg, Indiana, DSR fields seven professional teams competing in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series. In Top Fuel, the Matco Tools dragster driven by three-time world champion Antron Brown, the MOPAR/Pennzoil/Sparkling Ice dragster driven by Leah Pritchett and eight-time world champion Tony Schumacher’s machine. In Funny Car, the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat driven by 2016 world champion Ron Capps, the Mopar Express Lane/Pennzoil/Sandvik Coromant Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat piloted by Matt Hagan, and in Terry and Doug Chandler’s ‘giving cars,’ 2012 NHRA world champion Jack Beckman in the Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge, and Tommy Johnson Jr. behind the wheel of the Make-A-Wish Dodge.

DSR also campaigns two Factory Stock Showdown entries. The duo is piloted by Pritchett, the 2018 Factory Stock Showdown Series champion, and former Pro Stock racer Mark Pawuk.

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