NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals
Event 11 of 24 (Bristol)
June 14-16, 2019
DSR Bristol Friday Highlights:
- Leah Pritchett ran the second-quickest pass of the day to earn the provisional No. 2 qualifying spot
- Antron Brown closed out day one of qualifying inside the top-half of the Top Fuel field and powered to the second-quickest pass of the opening session to earn bonus points
- Jack Beckman, Matt Hagan, and Tommy Johnson Jr. earn provisional qualifying spots in the top-half of the Funny Car field
- Johnson made the second-quickest pass of Q1 to bank two bonus points
TOMMY JOHNSON JR.
Driver of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
Q1: 4.025 E.T. at 313.51 MPH (Two bonus points for second quickest run of the session)
Q2: 5.260 E.T. at 136.65 MPH
Bonus Points: Two
Provisional Qualifying Position: No. 8
About Don Schumacher Racing:
Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) is the winningest team in NHRA Drag Racing history, having claimed more than 325 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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