Menard’s NHRA Heartland Nationals
presented by Minties
Event 8 of 24 (Topeka)
Heartland Motorsports Park
May 18-20, 2018
DSR Topeka Qualifying Highlights:
- Ron Capps made ‘top three’ runs in both Q3 and Q4, earning three bonus points
- Leah Pritchett, the most recent Top Fuel winner, will go toe-to-toe against her DSR teammate Antron Brown in round one
- Tony Schumacher will look to get revenge over Bill Litton who defeated ‘The Sarge’ in round one at the previous race
- Schumacher made the third quickest run of the session in Q4
Driver Information/Funny Car:
TOMMY JOHNSON JR.
Driver of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Dodge Charger R/T
Qualified: No. 6 (lane choice)
The Competition: No. 11 John Force
Q1: 4.212 E.T. at 285.29 MPH
Q2: 4.008 E.T. at 313.00 MPH
Q3: 6.967 E.T. at 90.09 MPH
Q4: 5.351 E.T. at 133.71 MPH
“It’s a tough race track with the changing conditions; the hot conditions we’ve had today and the difference in the track prep. It’s a struggle for everybody, we’re not the only ones. Tomorrow is a totally different day weather-wise, so we will come out and deal with it then. The Make-A-Wish team should be alright tomorrow, it doesn’t matter who we have to race.”
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 320 NHRA national event titles and 16 world championships.