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DSR Brainerd Friday Qualifying Report

Matt Hagan Rockets to the Top at Brainerd

BRAINERD, MN – Matt Hagan rocketed the MOPAR Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody to the provisional No. 1 spot on Friday evening at Brainerd International Raceway. Hagan claimed top honors when he powered his machine to the only sub-3.9-second Funny Car pass of the day during Q2, posting a 3.890 E.T. at 328.46 mph.

Before recording low E.T. and top speed of the meet in Q2, Hagan and his Dickie Venables-led team unloaded with a stout 4.004-second pass, the third quickest E.T. of Q1, allowing them to lean on their tune-up in Q2.

“We’ve got a hell of a race car right now,” said the speedster, a two-time 2019 event champion. “We’re coming off of some semifinals and finals; we’ve had a great combo that’s gone a lot of rounds so far. To roll in here, and have two great laps right off the bat, we just have a lot of confidence right now. The car was digging early, and it had a lot of wheel speed, and I was just trying not to oversteer it. I knew it was a good run, but it wasn’t until I turned the corner and saw my guys cheering that I realized how good that run was.

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DSR Brainerd Pre-Race Report by the Numbers

Brainerd, MN – NHRA Nationals

Highlights:

Jack Beckman returns as the defending Funny Car event champion
The 2018 Brainerd Funny Car final marked the first time the Chandler family’s ‘giving cars,’ piloted by Beckman and Tommy Johnson Jr., went head-to-head in the finals
Antron Brown has been to the Brainerd final round the past three years, earning a runner-up finish in 2016, 2017 and 2018
Johnson has competed in the final round three out of the last four years, finishing as the runner-up in 2015, 2017, 2018
Brown has been victorious in both the Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle categories in Brainerd
Matt Hagan recorded the first 3.8 second Funny Car pass during the 2015 Brainerd event (3.879 seconds)
Note: Ron Capps will be on-site at the Baxter Walmart store (7295 Glory Rd. S.) today, August 14, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. CT. The Mello Yello Meet & Greet is free and open to the public.

DSR-Owned Track Records:
Top Fuel E.T.: 3.640 seconds, Leah Pritchett (2017)

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Capps Keeps Dodge//SRT Mopar Finals Streak Going with Runner-up Result in NHRA Northwest Nationals

Auburn Hills, MI – Defending NHRA Northwest Nationals winner Ron Capps came up just short in his bid to score back-to-back wins in Seattle racing his Mopar-powered Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car on Sunday at Pacific Raceways near Kent, Washington.

The two-time 2019 Funny Car winner made a charge through the field to give Dodge//SRT Mopar its fifth consecutive opportunity to capture an event victory. Capps wasn’t able to overtake John Force in the final after knocking out fellow DSR and Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car driver Matt Hagan in the semifinals. DSR teammate Jack Beckman also advanced to the semifinals.

Tommy Johnson, Jr., Capps and Beckman give Dodge//SRT Mopar three drivers inside the top-five in the championship standings through 16 of 24 events.

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DSR Seattle Post-Race Recap by the Numbers

Kent, WA – Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals

DSR Seattle Elimination Highlights:

Ron Capps raced to his third final round appearance of the 2019 season; it was the fifth consecutive event where DSR has placed a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car in the finals
Capps’ run to the final advanced him to fourth in points and allowed him to clinch a berth in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship
Jack Beckman’s semifinal finish also helped him secure a berth in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship; Beckman is currently ranked fifth
Countdown contender (Sonoma clinch) Tommy Johnson Jr. leads the DSR Funny Car brigade and leaves Seattle ranked third in the championship standings
Antron Brown closes out the Western Swing by moving into second in the Top Fuel standings

Driver Information:

Top Fuel:

ANTRON BROWN
Driver of the Matco Tools Top Fuel Dragster

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DSR Seattle Final Qualifying Report by the Numbers

Kent, WA – Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals

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:

Top Fuel:

ANTRON BROWN
Driver of the Matco Tools Top Fuel Dragster

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DSR Seattle Friday Qualifying Report by the Numbers

Kent, WA – Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals

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

Driver Information:

Top Fuel:

ANTRON BROWN
Driver of the Matco Tools Top Fuel Dragster

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DSR Seattle Pre-Race Report by the Numbers

Kent, WA – Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals

Highlights:

Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Ron Capps (Funny Car) return as the defending event champions
Brown has claimed the Top Fuel Seattle Wally trophy the last three years and will attempt to become the first driver to win four consecutive Seattle trophies in any NHRA Pro class at Pacific Raceways this weekend
Brown’s 2018 Seattle win was his 50th Top Fuel victory; Capps’ was his 60th professional win
Both Tommy Johnson Jr. (1993) and Capps (1995) won their first NHRA trophy in a professional category at Seattle. Both drivers won while competing in Top Fuel
Capps and Johnson have been to the Seattle winner’s circle in both the Top Fuel and Funny Car categories
Note: Leah Pritchett and her Sparkling Ice +Caffeine Top Fuel Dragster will be on-site at the Covington Safeway (17023 SE 272nd St, Covington, WA 98042), today, July 31, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. PT. The Meet & Greet is free and open to the public.

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