DSR Charlotte 1 Pre-Race Report

DSR Charlotte 1 Pre-Race Report

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Charlotte 1 Pre-Race Report
NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
Event 6 of 24 (Charlotte 1)
zMAX Dragway
Concord, N.C.
April 27-29, 2018

 


Noteworthy:

  • Charlotte 1 marks Leah Pritchett’s 100th professional event
  • Ron Capps returns as defending event champion
  • All DSR Funny Car final at the 2017 event (Capps vs. Jack Beckman)
  • Tony Schumacher enters the event tied for the Top Fuel points lead (with Steve Torrence)
  • Jack Beckman enters the event as the Funny Car points leader
  • Pritchett will pull double-duty, competing in both Top Fuel and Factory Stock Showdown

DSR Driver Information:

(EXCERPT)

TOMMY JOHNSON JR.
Driver of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Dodge Charger R/T

2017 Charlotte I Recap:
Qualified seventh; First round exit (defeated by Robert Hight, Jack Beckman in E1)

Last event (Houston):
Qualified seventh; First round exit (defeated by J.R. Todd in E1)

2018 Season Statistics:
Six round wins; Ranked sixth in points

Career Statistics:
427 races; 17 wins (two Top Fuel); 15 No. 1 qualifiers (one Top Fuel)

Notable:
Two-time zMAX Dragway No. 1 qualifier and runner-up:
Fall: 2015, 2016

Quotable:
“I’m looking forward to Charlotte, the second Four-Wide of the year. We’ve had a little practice at the Vegas four-wide, so going into this one, it should be even smoother. We performed extremely well in Las Vegas and felt like we should’ve won that race. Looking forward to trying to get the four-wide win in Charlotte, based on how well we did at the first one this season.”

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