Virginia NHRA Nationals
Event 10 of 24 (Richmond)
Virginia Motorsports Park
North Dinwiddie, Virginia
June 8-10, 2018
DSR Richmond Qualifying Highlights:
- Tony Schumacher clinched his 87th career Top Fuel No. 1 qualifier at Virginia Motorsports Park
- Schumacher earns a bye run in the opening round of Sunday’s eliminations
- All three of DSR’s Top Fuel entries were awarded qualifying bonus points for being ‘top three’ of a session
- Jack Beckman and Ron Capps picked up qualifying bonus points in Funny Car
TOMMY JOHNSON JR.
Driver of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Dodge Charger R/T
Qualified: No. 10
The Competition: No. 7 John Force
Q1: No Time (Timing system malfunction)
Q2: No Time (Broke)
Q3: 4.349 E.T. at 221.02 MPH
Q4: 4.083 E.T. at 314.82 MPH
“It’s been a struggle. We’ve got our new car, and have switched back to the five-disc clutch, but the guys worked through it and now we have a good competitive car for race day.”
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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