NHRA Virginia Nationals
Event 8 of 24 (Richmond)
Virginia Motorsports Park
North Dinwiddie, Va.
May 17-19, 2019
DSR Richmond Friday Highlights:
- Provisional No. 2 Funny Car qualifier Tommy Johnson Jr. leads DSR after day one of the NHRA Virginia Nationals
- Ron Capps, the most recent Funny Car winner on tour, closed out Friday in the provisional No. 3 spot thanks to his session-best Q1 pass
- Capps earned bonus points during both of Friday’s qualifying sessions
- Double-duty driver Leah Pritchett powered to the second-quickest pass of the opening Top Fuel session to earn a provisional spot in the top-half of the field
TOMMY JOHNSON JR.
Driver of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
Q1: 4.135 E.T. at 252.10 MPH
Q2: 3.922 E.T. at 323.58 MPH (Two bonus points for second quickest run of the session)
Bonus Points: Two
Provisional Qualifying Position: No. 2
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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