DSR Charlotte I Qualifying Report

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DSR Charlotte I Qualifying Report

NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
Event 6 of 24 (Charlotte I)
zMAX Dragway
Concord, N.C.
April 26-28, 2019


DSR Charlotte I Saturday Highlights:

  • Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Jack Beckman (Funny Car) lead DSR qualifying and will start race day from the No. 2 position in their respective categories
  • Leah Pritchett posted the third-best run of Q4 to secure a spot in the quick-half of the Top Fuel field
  • Beckman’s Q3 pass was second-quickest of the session and banked two bonus points
  • Tommy Johnson Jr. powered to the third-quickest pass of Q3, earning a qualifying spot in the top-half of the Funny Car field and the advantage of first choice of lanes in round one

Driver Information
Funny Car:

Driver of the Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Qualified: No. 2 (first choice of lane)

The Competition:
No. 7 Tim Wilkerson
No. 10 Ron Capps
No. 15 Dave Richards

The Results:
Q1: Session cancelled due to inclement weather
Q2: 3.891 E.T. at 321.42 MPH (Three bonus points for quickest run of the session)
Q3: 3.931 E.T. at 322.27 MPH (Two bonus points for second quickest run of the session)
Q4: 4.244 E.T. at 218.58 MPH

Bonus Points: Five

“Likely, we would’ve gone down the track all three qualifying runs. We saw Hight bump us down in that last session, but something didn’t feel right in the car and I think when it’s not race day, you err on the side of being conservative. We’ll save our parts and go rounds tomorrow.”