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Don Schumacher Racing Friday Qualifying Report: Gainesville

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DSR 18DSR Gainesville Friday Qualifying Report

50th annual NHRA Gatornationals
Event 3 of 24 (Gainesville)
Gainesville Raceway -Gainesville, Fla.
March 15-17, 2019

DSR Gainesville Friday Highlights:

  • Ron Capps ran low E.T. of the first qualifying session, and third quickest of Q2, racking up four bonus points en route to the provisional Funny Car No. 3 spot
  • Matt Hagan and Tommy Johnson Jr. join Capps as provisional top-half qualifiers
  • Leah Pritchett recorded the second quickest pass of the opening Top Fuel session to earn two bonus points and a Saturday starting position from the top-half of the field

Driver Information:

Top Fuel:

Antron Brown

Antron Brown

ANTRON BROWN
Driver of the Matco Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 4.010 E.T. at 246.30 MPH
Q2: 4.743 E.T. at 156.21 MPH

Provisional Qualifying Position: No. 13

Leah Pritchett

Leah Pritchett

LEAH PRITCHETT
Driver of the MOPAR Dodge Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.818 E.T. at 321.88 MPH (Two bonus points for second quickest run of the session)
Q2: 6.918 E.T. at 100.84 MPH

Bonus Points: Two

Provisional Qualifying Position: No. 6

Funny Car:

Jack Beckman

Jack Beckman

JACK BECKMAN
Driver of the Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Q1: 5.075 E.T. at 147.46 MPH
Q2: 7.996 E.T. at 89.17 MPH

Provisional Qualifying Position: No. 16

Ron Capps

RON CAPPS
Driver of the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Q1: 4.017 E.T. at 313.00 MPH (Three bonus points for quickest run of the session)
Q2: 3.965 E.T. at 308.14 MPH (One bonus point for third quickest run of the session)

Bonus Points: Four

Provisional Qualifying Position: No. 3

Matt Hagan

Matt Hagan

MATT HAGAN
Driver of the MOPAR Express Lane Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Q1: 4.779 E.T. at 167.68 MPH
Q2: 4.007 E.T. at 317.05 MPH

Provisional Qualifying Position: No. 7

Tommy Johnson Jr.

TOMMY JOHNSON JR.
Driver of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Q1: 5.002 E.T. at 152.24 MPH
Q2: 3.985 E.T. at 322.58 MPH

Provisional Qualifying Position: No. 5

Factory Stock:

MARK PAWUK

Mark Pawuk

MARK PAWUK
Driver of the Empaco Equipment MOPAR Dodge Challenger Drag Pak

Q1: 14.673 E.T. at 76.40 MPH
Q2: 8.077 E.T. at 170.26 MPH

Provisional Qualifying Position: No. 27

Leah Pritchett

Leah Pritchett

LEAH PRITCHETT
Driver of the MOPAR Dodge Challenger Drag Pak

Q1: 8.007 E.T. at 171.55 MPH
Q2: 8.018 E.T. at 172.10 MPH

Provisional Qualifying Position: No. 19

ABOUT DON SCHUMACHER RACING
Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) is the winningest team in NHRA Drag Racing history, having claimed more than 326 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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Photo Credit: Auto Imagery via Don Schumacher Racing, Driver photos: NHRA

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