Richmond Pre-Race Report
Virginia NHRA Nationals
Event 10 of 24 (Richmond)
Virginia Motorsports Park
North Dinwiddie, Virginia
June 8-10, 2018
- Tony Schumacher raced to victory at the 2008 event
- Antron Brown returns as the most recent Richmond Top Fuel runner-up
- Brown, Schumacher and Jack Beckman hold Richmond track records
- Beckman and Ron Capps have made final round appearances at Virginia Motorsports Park
- Richmond is a ‘home track’ for Matt Hagan, a lifelong Virginia resident
DSR-Owned Track Records:
Top Fuel, E.T.: 3.771-seconds, Tony Schumacher (2008)
Top Fuel, speed: 319.60-mph, Antron Brown (2009)
Funny Car, E.T.: 4.004-secs, Jack Beckman (2009)
DSR Driver Information:
TOMMY JOHNSON JR.
Driver of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Dodge Charger R/T
NHRA Richmond Event Highlights:
2007 No. 1 qualifier
Last event (Chicago):
Qualified 10th; First round exit (defeated by Shawn Langdon in E1)
2018 Season Statistics:
Ten round wins; Ranked seventh in points
431 races; 17 wins (two Top Fuel); 15 No. 1 qualifiers (one Top Fuel)
“I’m looking forward to getting back to Richmond. It’s been a long time since we’ve been there. I’ve run really well there in the past. I was the No. 1 qualifier in 2007. It’s a nice, beautiful facility; a lot of avid race fans in that area, so I’m glad we’re going back and hope to put on a good show for the fans.”
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 321 NHRA national event titles and 16 world championships.
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