DSR Dominates Funny Car Field at JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals (DSR Chicago Qualifying Report)

DSR Dominates Funny Car Field at JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals (DSR Chicago Qualifying Report)

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DSR Chicago Qualifying Report
JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals
Event 9 of 24 (Chicago)
Route 66 Raceway
Joliet, Illinois
June 1-3, 2018


DSR Chicago Qualifying Highlights:

  • DSR sweeps Funny Car qualifying, occupying the No. 1, 2, and 3 starting positions
  • Matt Hagan earns the Funny Car pole for the 32nd time in his career and second time in 2018
  • Tony Schumacher ran second-best of the round in Q4, adding more bonus points to his bank

(Excerpt)

Driver Information:
Funny Car

TOMMY JOHNSON JR.
Driver of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Dodge Charger R/T
Qualified: No. 10

The Competition: No. 7 Shawn Langdon

The Results:
Q1: 4.409 E.T. at 201.73 MPH
Q2: 7.114 E.T. at 88.60 MPH
Q3: 4.111 E.T. at 308.78 MPH
Q4: 4.011 E.T. at 323.35 MPH

Quotable:
“Shawn (Langdon) is running good. He’s made some good runs this weekend. We struggled at the start of qualifying and finally got things figured out in the last session. We finally found what was wrong with our car and what was plaguing us. Going into tomorrow I’m a little more confident than I was after Friday. It’ll be a great race. It just shows how tough Funny Car is right now. There’s no easy round, there’s no gimmes. Going into first round against Langdon could very easily be a final round so we’ll have to be on our game.”