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Massey is No. 2 heading into defense of his Shootout title; Hagan leads DSR Dodge Funny Cars with No. 5 effort

BROWNSBURG, IN On a very hot, humid Friday evening for the opening day of the NHRA U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis, Don DSRSchumacher Racing’s Spencer Massey qualified second in Top Fuel with four qualifying sessions remaining over the next two days.
Massey, with crew chiefs Todd Okuhara and Phil Shuler tuning his Battery Extender Powered by Schumacher dragster, was in the last pair down the track and recorded a time of 3.837 seconds at 316.38 mph.


8th annual DSR Open House adds U.S. Army band, singer to Friday’s long list of features to raise money for Riley Kids

BROWNSBURG, IN- Musical performers often devote hours determining their performance wardrobe, but Corrin Campbell doesn’t DSRhave to waste time laying out what to wear before a concert.

She knows her ensemble never changes: Her daily work attire works just fine.

Sgt. Corrin Campbell will lead the Army Recruiting Entertainment Group band as lead vocalist, bassist and pianist when the group performs Friday during the eighth annual Don Schumacher Racing Open House at Brownsburg, Ind., that will benefit Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University and Camp Riley.

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Jack Beckman Leads off the DSR Pre-Indy Report

Beckman adding unwanted drama to U.S. Nationals weekend, wants Valvoline/MTS Dodge to hit winner’s circle at right time
BROWNSBURG, IN – This year hasn’t gone the way reigning NHRA Funny Car world champion Jack Beckman and his Valvoline DSRMaxLife/MTS Mail for Wounded Warriors team expected.It’s not that they thought the Mello Yello Series’ regular season would be easy after winning the world championship last November, but they didn’t believe they’d enter the prestigious NHRA U.S. Nationals ranked seventh in points without an event title through 17 events and one race from the start of NHRA’s six-event Countdown to the Championship playoff.


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Big week ahead for red-hot DSR teams before the start of 59th annual NHRA U.S. Nationals at Indy track

Don Schumacher Racing has a short trip to the Big Go and it’s been a long, successful ride for the seven-team drag racing juggernaut as the prestigious NHRA U.S. Nationals marks the end to the 18-event regular season in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

The six-day U.S. Nationals, long known as the “Big Go,” starts next Friday evening for the professional categories at Lucas Oil Raceway, which is 2 miles from DSR headquarters in Brownsburg, Ind.

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DSR Open House on Aug. 30 kicks off U.S. Nationals with salutes to 200th NHRA title

BROWNSBURG, IN Fans and friends of Don Schumacher Racing are invited to join the biggest team in professional racing in what DSRalready has been a banner year on Aug. 30 at the 8th annual Don Schumacher Racing Open House to benefit Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health and Camp Riley.

DSR reached its milestone 200th NHRA title on March 17 when reigning Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown won the title at Gainesville, Fla., moments after DSR’s Johnny Gray recorded No. 199 when he won in Funny Car and that total has grown to 216 after DSR won both titles last weekend at Brainerd, Minn.

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DSR Team Reports: Brown optimistic about Matco Tools championship chances

BRAINERD, MN – It isn’t the way Antron Brown wanted to leave Brainerd International Raceway Sunday, but at least the driver of Don DSRSchumacher Racing’s Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster knows he will get a chance to defend the world championship he won with his team last season.
Brown, who won two of this year’s first seven events, lost in the first round of championship eliminations Sunday in the Lucas Oil Nationals but by qualifying sixth he locked into one of 10 driver spots for the six-event NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoff that begins Sept. 13 near Charlotte.

Capps, Massey give DSR its sixth ‘double-up’ of the year

BRAINERD, MN – Spencer Massey and Ron Capps won their respective titles Sunday in the Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd Massey - Competition Plus - Richard MuirInternational Raceway to mark the sixth time this year that Don Schumacher Racing has swept both nitro titles at an NHRA Mello Yello Series event.

It is the fourth title of the season for Massey and the Battery Extender Powered by Schumacher team led by crew chiefs Todd Okuhara and Phil Shuler, while Capps won for the third time this season for the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car team led by crew chief Rahn Tobler and assistant John Collins.

When Massey arrived at Brainerd, he had never won in the first round of Top Fuel competition in his three previous events at the track.

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