DSR Seattle Qualifying Report

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Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals
Event 16 of 24 (Seattle)
Pacific Raceways
Kent, Wash.
Aug. 2-4, 2019

DSR Seattle Saturday Highlights:

  • Three-time Pacific Raceways Top Fuel defending event champion Antron Brown qualified 11th for race day and will attempt to become the first driver to win four consecutive Seattle trophies in any NHRA pro category
  • Matt Hagan leads DSR as the highest-qualified entry and will start race day from third
  • Jack Beckman powered to the second-quickest pass in the final qualifying session to earn a spot in the top half of the Funny Car field.
  • Round one will feature a DSR intramural Funny Car battle between Beckman and Tommy Johnson Jr.
  • Leah Pritchett qualified in the quick-half of the Top Fuel field and will look to avenge last week’s first-round loss to Austin Prock during round one


Driver Information:
Funny Car:

Driver of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Qualified: No. 9

The Competition: No. 8 Jack Beckman

The Results:
Q1: 3.941 E.T. at 321.96 MPH
Q2: 5.552 E.T. at 125.01 MPH
Q3: 4.277 E.T. at 224.06 MPH
Q4: 3.919 E.T. at 327.19 MPH (One bonus point for third quickest run of the session)

Bonus Points: One

“We didn’t have our normal qualifying this weekend. We did a little bit of experimenting. We were in the show after Q1, and we’re getting close to the Countdown, so the guys were trying some stuff. It didn’t work so we went back to our normal setup for Q4, and we’re right in the hunt of things. I feel confident going into tomorrow; we have our race car back and need to go some rounds and put some more pressure on.”

DSR Seattle Friday Highlights:

  • Matt Hagan leads the DSR Funny Car brigade as the provisional No. 3 qualifier heading into Saturday. He raced the Sandvik Coromant Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody to the third quickest run of Q2
  • Leah Pritchett powered the Sparkling Ice +Caffeine Top Fuel dragster to the quickest run of the opening session and finishes Friday in the No. 5 spot
  • Ron Capps joins Hagan in the top half of the Funny Car field after making the second-quickest pass of Q1

Q1: 3.941 E.T. at 321.96 MPH
Q2: 5.552 E.T. at 125.01 MPH

Provisional Qualifying Position: No. 10

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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