DSR Seattle Qualifying Report

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CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals
Event 16 of 24 (Seattle)
Pacific Raceways
Kent, Washington
August 3-5, 2018


DSR Seattle Qualifying Highlights:

  • Matt Hagan locks-in his 34th No. 1 qualifier; fourth of the season
  • The DSR dragster trio qualifies in the top-half of the field
  • Tommy Johnson Jr. joins Hagan with a top-half Funny Car starting position
  • Antron Brown powered to the best pass of Top Fuel Q4
  • Tony Schumacher made a ‘top three’ run in three out of four sessions
  • Ron Capps closed out qualifying by making the second-quickest pass of Q4


Driver Information:
Funny Car:

Driver of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Dodge Charger R/T
Qualified: No. 7 (lane choice)

The Competition: No. 10 John Force

The Results:
Q1: 4.027 E.T. at 318.92 MPH
Q2: 3.977 E.T. at 321.35 MPH
Q3: 4.214 E.T. at 233.24 MPH
Q4: 4.284 E.T. at 225.07 MPH

“We ran good on Friday but struggled on Saturday, so we’re going to have to figure out the hot weather tune-up because it’s going to be hot again tomorrow. The guys will look at all of the data tonight, learn from what we didn’t do today, and hopefully we’ll do it tomorrow.”

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 326 NHRA national event titles and 16 world championships.

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