DSR Gainesville Qualifying Report

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DSR Gainesville Qualifying Report

50th annual NHRA Gatornationals
Event 3 of 24 (Gainesville)
Gainesville Raceway
Gainesville, Fla.
March 15-17, 2019

DSR Gainesville Saturday Highlights:

  • The DSR Top Fuel dragsters will start race day at the 50th running of the NHRA Gatornationals seeded in the top five
  • The four-car DSR Funny Car squad qualified in the top-half of the field with Tommy Johnson Jr. leading the way in third
  • Both Antron Brown and Leah Pritchett made top three runs in Q3 to earn bonus points
  • Johnson powered to the quickest run of Q3 and earned three bonus points
  • Matt Hagan banked a point when he clocked the third quickest pass of the final Funny Car qualifying session

Driver Information:
Funny Car:


Driver of the Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Qualified: No. 6 (lane choice)

The Competition: No. 11 J.R. Todd

The Results:
Q1: 5.075 E.T. at 147.46 MPH
Q2: 7.996 E.T. at 89.17 MPH
Q3: 14.702 E.T. at 44.17 MPH
Q4: 3.900 E.T. at 323.74 MPH

On his Q4 pass:
“I picked up 180-miles per hour for the first time here at Gainesville and it felt good. We struggled. I screwed up the first run. We were too aggressive on one run. We were too soft on one run. Man, going into Sunday, we knew we were going to qualify with only 16 cars. We are the defending event champions. You don’t want to go in with a whimper. We went in with some authority.”