DSR Epping Qualifying Report

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NHRA New England Nationals
Event 13 of 24 (Epping)
New England Dragway
Epping, N.H.
July 6-8, 2018

DSR Epping Qualifying Highlights:

  • Leah Pritchett and Matt Hagan clinch the No. 1 Top Fuel and Funny Car qualifying spots
  • Antron Brown and Pritchett ran the quickest and second quickest of Top Fuel Q3
  • Pritchett made a ‘top three’ run in three out of four qualifying sessions
  • Pritchett earned her second consecutive New England Dragway No. 1 qualifier
  • Hagan, the most recent Funny Car winner on tour, looks to defend his 2017 New England Dragway Funny Car title
  • All four DSR Funny Cars secure starting positions in the ‘quick half’ of the field
  • The DSR Dodges charged to the four best runs of the final Funny Car qualifying session (in order: Hagan, Tommy Johnson Jr., Ron Capps, Jack Beckman)
  • Every DSR driver earned bonus points during Epping qualifying


Driver Information:
Funny Car:

Driver of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Dodge Charger R/T
Qualified: No. 8 (lane choice)

The Competition: No. 9 Cruz Pedregon

The Results:
Q1: 4.026 E.T. at 316.82 MPH
Q2: 4.023 E.T. at 322.58 MPH
Q3: 4.222 E.T. at 238.68 MPH
Q4: 4.036 E.T. at 317.49 MPH (Two bonus points for second best of the session)

Bonus Points: Two

“I think with race day conditions predicted to be similar to what we had here in the last session, (Q4 was) a good run. We were second-best of the session to end qualifying, that should be pretty good. If we can continue our consistency on race day, two 4.02s and a 4.03, that should win some rounds.”