DSR Indianapolis Qualifying Report
Category : DSR news
NHRA U.S. Nationals
Event 18 of 24 (Indianapolis)
Lucas Oil Raceway
Aug. 30 – Sept. 2, 2019
DSR Indianapolis Sunday Highlights:
- Jack Beckman piloted the Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car to his first No. 1 qualifier of the season and 25th of his career
- Beckman lived up to his ‘Fast’ Jack nickname, powering to session-best passes in three out of five qualifying sessions, earning bonus points in all five rounds, and rocketing to the fastest Funny Car speed (335.23 mph) of the weekend
- Beckman, Ron Capps, and Matt Hagan earned positions inside the top-four of the quickest Funny Car field in NHRA history
- Capps blasted to the quickest E.T. of Q4 and banked bonus points in four out of five qualifying sessions
- Antron Brown and Leah Pritchett earned starting positions in the top half of the quickest Top Fuel field in NHRA history
TOMMY JOHNSON JR.
Driver of the Riley Kids Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
Qualified: No. 10
The Competition: No. 7 Shawn Langdon
Q1: 4.368 E.T. at 200.71 MPH
Q2: 7.018 E.T. at 88.35 MPH
Q3: 4.376 E.T. at 197.83 MPH
Q4: 3.909 E.T. at 319.82 MPH (Two bonus points for third quickest run of the session)
Q5: 3.912 E.T. at 324.90 MPH
Bonus Points: Two
“We’ve got our car back. We had some issues at the beginning of qualifying, but now the race car is back, and we’re going to be a tough team to beat tomorrow.”
About Don Schumacher Racing:
Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) is the winningest team in NHRA Drag Racing history, having claimed more than 335 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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