DSR Las Vegas I Qualifying Report

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NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
Event 4 of 24 (Las Vegas I)
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Las Vegas, Nev.
April 5-7, 2019


DSR Las Vegas I Saturday Highlights:

  • Leah Pritchett picks up five points over the four qualifying sessions, including posting the fastest lap in Q3 on Saturday.
  • Antron Brown earned two points for his second fastest lap in Q3.
  • Ron Capps and Matt Hagan both finish within the top-five overall in qualifying, with Capps continuing to maintain his No. 2 position from Friday.

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Driver Information:
Funny Car:

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

Qualified: No. 10

The Competition:
No. 2 Ron Capps
No. 15 Terry Haddock
No. 7 John Force

The Results:
Q1: 3.968 E.T. at 316.15 MPH
Q2: 4.437 E.T. at 191.97 MPH
Q3: 3.980 E.T. at 319.07 MPH
Q4: 3.952 E.T. at 319.45 MPH

Quotable:
“It’s not the qualifying effort we were looking for, but we do have a consistent car. Come race day, I think we can surprise a few of them because we certainly didn’t get the best of this Make-A-Wish Dodge this weekend. It keeps getting better with each lap, and tomorrow could be the day we make it all come together for a win.”


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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