DSR Norwalk Qualifying Report

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NHRA Norwalk Nationals
Event 12 of 24 (Norwalk)
Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park
Norwalk, Ohio
June 22-24, 2018

Note: Friday and Saturday’s second qualifying sessions (Q2 and Q4) were cancelled due to inclement weather.

DSR Norwalk Qualifying Highlights:

  • The DSR Top Fuel contingent qualifies all entries in the top half of the field
  • Ron Capps and Matt Hagan make the quickest and second-quickest runs of Saturday, earning bonus points
  • Capps and Hagan will start Sunday from the ‘top three’ on the Funny Car ladder
  • In the Factory Stock Showdown series, Leah Pritchett and hometown racer Mark Pawuk advance to the quarterfinals


Driver Information:
Funny Car:

Driver of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Dodge Charger R/T
Qualified: No. 14

The Competition: No. 3 Matt Hagan

The Results:
Q1: 6.489 E.T. at 101.17 MPH
Q3: 4.209 E.T. at 245.81 MPH

“It’s been a long weekend with only making two runs down the track. We’re getting closer on this tune-up each time we get an opportunity on the track and I think we’ll be fine for first round tomorrow.”

About Don Schumacher Racing
Don Schumacher Racing, headquartered in Brownsburg, Ind., fields seven professional NHRA teams. In Top Fuel, the U.S. Army dragster driven by eight-time world champion Tony Schumacher, the Matco Tools/U.S. Army dragster driven by three-time world champion Antron Brown and the Mopar/Papa John’s Pizza/Pennzoil/FireAde/U.S. Army dragster driven by Leah Pritchett; and in Funny Car, 2016 world champion Ron Capps in the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Charger R/T; two-time world champion Matt Hagan in the Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T, and 2012 NHRA world champion Jack Beckman in Terry and Doug Chandler’s Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge and the Chandlers’ Make-A-Wish Dodge driven by Tommy Johnson Jr.

DSR also campaigns two Sportsman teams. The two-car Factory Stock Showdown duo is piloted by Pritchett and veteran Pro Stock racer Mark Pawuk. Both drivers compete in Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Paks.

DSR has won 323 NHRA national event titles and 16 world championships.

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