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Don Schumacher Racing Provisional Qualifying Report: Pomona 2


DSR 18NHRA Pomona 2 Qualifying Report
NHRA Finals
Event 20 of 20
Countdown Event 7 of 7
Auto Club Raceway at Pomona
Pomona, Calif.
November 12-14, 2021

DSR Qualifying Highlights:

  • By powering to the second-quickest run of Q1, No. 1 ranked Funny Car championship contender Ron Capps widened his margin by three points on No. 2 ranked teammate Matt Hagan
  • If he is successful in maintaining or adding to his current 61-point lead on Hagan through Saturday’s final two qualifying sessions, Capps would begin
  • Sunday’s elimination rounds with a three-round advantage on his teammate as he strives to capture championship title No. 19 for drag racing’s winningest organization
  • In Top Fuel, Antron Brown clocked a ‘top four’ run to earn one bonus points

Driver Information:

Top Fuel:

Driver of the Matco Tools Toyota Top Fuel Dragster

Antron Brown nhra

Antron Brown

Provisional Qualifying Position: No. 4

The Results:
Q1: 3.719 E.T. at 329.26 MPH (One bonus point for fourth-quickest run of the session)

Driver of the Direct Connection Top Fuel Dragster

Leah Pruett nhra

Leah Pruett

Provisional Qualifying Position: No. 13

The Results:
Q1: 4.954 E.T. at 145.83 MPH

Funny Car:

Driver of the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Ron Capps nhra

Ron Capps

Provisional Qualifying Position: No. 2

The Results:
Q1: 3.908 E.T. at 329.83 MPH (Three bonus points for second-quickest run of the session)

Driver of the Direct Connection Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye

Matt Hagan nhra

Matt Hagan

Provisional Qualifying Position: No. 12

The Results:
Q1: 4.483 E.T. at 187.65 MPH

Established in 1998 as a single-car Top Fuel team, Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) has grown to become the winningest organization in NHRA Drag Racing history, and further cemented its position as one of motorsports’ elite teams when it surpassed the ‘350 wins’ milestone during the 2020 season. DSR owns 18 world championships in three different NHRA categories, and including hall-of-fame team owner Don Schumacher’s five NHRA Funny Car triumphs from the 1970s, DSR has been successful in capturing 366 national event victories overall.

Headquartered in Brownsburg, Indiana, DSR fields four professional teams competing in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series. Three-time world champion Antron Brown, and double-duty driver Leah Pruett headline DSR’s Top Fuel dragster team. DSR’s two Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Cars are driven by 2016 Funny Car world champion Ron Capps, and Matt Hagan, who earned his third NHRA series title in 2020.

DSR also campaigns three entries in the NHRA Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown Series. The trio of DSR Dodge Drag Paks is piloted by Pruett, the 2018 series champion, former Pro Stock racer Mark Pawuk, and David Davies who made his FSS debut in 2021.

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Photo Credit: Auto Imagery via Don Schumacher Racing, Driver photos: NHRA