DSR Phoenix Qualifying Report

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DSR Phoenix Qualifying Report
NHRA Arizona Nationals
Event 2 of 24 (Phoenix)
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
Phoenix, Ariz.
Feb. 23-25, 2018


DSR Phoenix Qualifying Highlights:

  • Tony Schumacher earns his 85th No. 1 qualifier at the NHRA Arizona Nationals
  • Schumacher becomes the fastest Top Fuel driver in NHRA history with his 336.57-mph run
  • Schumacher resets both ends of the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park Top Fuel track records: E.T.: 3.649-seconds Speed: 336.57 MPH
  • Six out of seven DSR teams earned bonus point-worthy runs and will start from the top half of the field


Driver of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Dodge Charger R/T

Qualified: No. 6 (E1 lane choice)

The Competition: No. 11 Robert Hight

The Results:
Q1: 3.879 E.T. at 328.62 MPH (Two bonus points for second quickest run of the session)
Q2: 8.907 E.T. at 79.57 MPH
Q3: 3.929 E.T. at 296.96 MPH
Q4: 3.921 E.T. at 329.91 MPH

Bonus Points: Two

“I think the car is making good progress. We ran well on Friday. We’ve been having trouble with the cool conditions, but we learned something Friday night. Big explosion Q3, the car was going to run a high 80 again. It’s getting better, the progress looks good. It seems like when you have your toughest qualifying weekends, Sunday goes well. Going into tomorrow, we’re confident that things will get better and we’ll go some rounds.”