DSR Phoenix Qualifying Report
Category : DSR news
Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals
Event 2 of 24 (Phoenix)
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
February 22-24, 2019
DSR Phoenix Saturday Highlights:
- The DSR dragster duo will start race day from the top half of the field and with the advantage of lane choice
- Matt Hagan and Tommy Johnson Jr. qualified in the top half of the Funny Car field
- Hagan earned bonus points during all three qualifying sessions for making a ‘top three’ pass during each round
- Antron Brown powered to the second quickest pass of Q4 and earned bonus points
Friday’s second qualifying session was cancelled due to inclement weather
TOMMY JOHNSON JR.
Driver of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
Qualified: No. 4 (lane choice)
The Competition: No. 13 Jim Campbell
Q1: 5.880 E.T. at 114.73 MPH (One bonus point for third quickest run of the session)
Q3: 3.911 E.T. at 326.95 MPH
Q4: 8.377 E.T. at 83.22 MPH
Bonus Points: One
“I think we made the best of the conditions we were dealt with. The track is really tough and it’s really hard to hit it perfectly. I think tomorrow will be a little warmer and the conditions will be a little more forgiving. If not, we probably have enough data where we can adjust and go from there. Looking forward to a long race day. I’d like to celebrate my 30th anniversary with a win tomorrow.”
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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