Dallas Pre-Race Report

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Dallas Pre-Race Report

AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals
Event 22 of 24 (Dallas)
Countdown Event 4 of 6
Texas Motorplex
Ennis, Texas
Oct. 18-20, 2019


Highlights:

  • After racing to victory at Reading, and powering to a runner-up finish in Charlotte, Jack Beckman occupies the No. 2 spot in the Funny Car standings, sitting 44 points out of first
  • Antron Brown will campaign a special one-race-only ‘Tools for the Cause’ Breast Cancer Awareness car to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
  • Brown’s first national event win occurred at the Texas Motorplex in 1999 while he was competing in the Pro Stock Motorcycle category
  • Tommy Johnson Jr. clinched the Funny Car No. 1 qualifier position during the 2018 event
  • Final Factory Stock Showdown Series event of 2019
  • Leah Pritchett is once again pulling double-duty, competing in both Factory Stock and Top Fuel
  • Pritchett was crowned the 2018 FSXX world champion at last year’s event en route to capturing the FSXX FallNationals event trophy
  • Mark Pawuk enters Dallas with momentum after capturing the No. 1 qualifying position in Indianapolis, and No. 2 qualifying position in St. Louis

    DSR-Owned Track Records:
    Top Fuel, speed: 330.55-mph, Antron Brown (2016)

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DSR Driver Information:
Funny Car:

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

Countdown to the Championship standing: 2nd

Dallas Event Highlights:
Two-time runner-up (2009, 2015)
2018 Dallas Recap:
Qualified fifth; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Courtney Force in E1; defeated by J.R. Todd in E2)

Last Event (Charlotte II):
Qualified No. 1; Event runner-up (defeated Dale Creasy Jr. in E1, Tommy Johnsn Jr. in E2, Ron Capps in E3; defeated by Robert Hight in E4)

2019 Season Statistics:
35 round wins; ranked second in points

Career Statistics:
321 races; 29 wins; 26 No. 1 qualifiers

Noteworthy:
After racing to victory at Reading, and powering to a runner-up finish in Charlotte, Beckman occupies the No. 2 spot in the Funny Car standings, sitting 44 points out of first

Quotable:
“Dallas has always been larger than life for me. I attended the inaugural national event there in 1986. My buddy and I drove a 1,000-mile round trip from the Air Force to be out there for that event. I flew out there in 1997 because that was the one race during the year that my buddy and I attended as spectators. I raced Super Comp and Super Gas there in 1998, and my dad lives closest to that track as a Texas resident. The one thing that track hasn’t done is give me a win, and that’s the No. 1 priority on my drag racing bucket list – win Dallas. After making it to the final round last race and being very much a factor in this hunt, and knowing how good our Infinite Hero Dodge Charger is right now, I think this might be the year.”


About Don Schumacher Racing
Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) is the winningest team in NHRA Drag Racing history, having claimed more than 335 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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