DSR Charlotte I Qualifying Report
Category : DSR news
NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
Event 6 of 24 (Charlotte I)
April 26-28, 2019
DSR Charlotte I Saturday Highlights:
- Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Jack Beckman (Funny Car) lead DSR qualifying and will start race day from the No. 2 position in their respective categories
- Leah Pritchett posted the third-best run of Q4 to secure a spot in the quick-half of the Top Fuel field
- Beckman’s Q3 pass was second-quickest of the session and banked two bonus points
- Tommy Johnson Jr. powered to the third-quickest pass of Q3, earning a qualifying spot in the top-half of the Funny Car field and the advantage of first choice of lanes in round one
TOMMY JOHNSON JR.
Driver of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
Qualified: No. 4 (first choice of lane)
No. 5 Shawn Langdon
No. 12 Terry Haddock
No. 13 Jeff Diehl
Q1: Session cancelled due to inclement weather
Q2: 7.978 E.T. at 89.94 MPH MPH
Q3: 3.938 E.T. at 320.36 MPH (One bonus point for third quickest run of the session)
Q4: 9.454 E.T. at 80.68 MPH
Bonus Points: One
“There’s definitely a difference in lanes at this track – we found that out throughout qualifying, so it helps to have lane choice going into race day. We’ll go out and try to keep earning lane choice and that should mean a good day.”
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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