DSR Epping Qualifying Report

DSR Epping Qualifying Report

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DSR Epping Friday Qualifying Report

NHRA New England Nationals
Event 13 of 24 (Epping)
New England Dragway
Epping, N.H.
July 5-7, 2019


DSR Epping Friday Highlights:

  • Ron Capps leads DSR after day one of qualifying at the NHRA New England Nationals, closing out Friday in the provisional No. 2 spot
  • Capps powered the patriotic NAPA Brakes Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to the quickest pass of the opening Funny Car session, and second-quickest of Q2, amassing five bonus points
  • Matt Hagan and Tommy Johnson Jr. join Capps in the top half of the Funny Car field
  • Johnson earned two bonus points for racing to the second-quickest pass of Q1
  • Top Fuel ace Antron Brown closes out Friday positioned in the No. 4 spot

Driver Information:
Funny Car:

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

Q1: 4.069 E.T. at 311.34 MPH (Two bonus points for second quickest run of the session)
Q2: 4.846 E.T. at 163.89 MPH

Bonus Points: Two

Provisional Qualifying Position: No. 6

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DSR Epping Qualifying Report

NHRA New England Nationals
Event 13 of 24 (Epping)
New England Dragway
Epping, N.H.
July 5-7, 2019

DSR Epping Saturday Highlights:

  • Antron Brown navigated the Matco Tools Toyota Top Fuel dragster to the quickest run of Q3 and earned three bonus points
  • As the No. 3 Funny Car qualifier, Ron Capps leads DSR after three qualifying sessions
  • Tommy Johnson Jr. will start from the top half of the Funny Car field for the eighth consecutive event
  • Defending back-to-back Epping Funny Car champion Matt Hagan earned a starting position from the quick half of the field and will face teammate Jack Beckman in round one of eliminations

Note: Saturday’s second qualifying session (Q4) was cancelled due to persistent rain.

Driver Information:
Funny Car:

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

Qualified: No. 8 (lane choice)

The Competition: No. 9 Tim Wilkerson

The Results:
Q1: 4.069 E.T. at 311.34 MPH (Two bonus points for second quickest run of the session)
Q2: 4.846 E.T. at 163.89 MPH
Q3: 4.146 E.T. at 257.78 MPH

Bonus Points: Two

Quotable:
“We only made it down the track once this weekend, but I think we have a better car than that. We’ve been close on a couple of them. We either shut it off, or the car came loose, but we would’ve made one of the best runs of each session, so I think with a few adjustments and the different weather, we’ll have a good car tomorrow. If not for a dropped cylinder in Q3, I think we would’ve gone to the top of the field during one of the hottest sessions of the weekend, so I’m pretty confident with the car we’ve got.”


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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