DSR Las Vegas Four-Wide Nationals Qualifying Report

DSR Las Vegas Four-Wide Nationals Qualifying Report

DSR Las Vegas Four-Wide Nationals
Qualifying Report
NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
Event 4 of 24 (Las Vegas I)
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Las Vegas, Nev.
April 6-8, 2018


DSR Las Vegas Qualifying Highlights:

  • Tony Schumacher earns his 86th No. 1 qualifier
  • Saturday marks the 150th time Schumacher has qualified either No. 1 or No. 2 in his career
  • Ron Capps is one of only three Funny Car drivers to have earned bonus points at each of the first four races in 2018

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (April 7, 2018)

Funny Car:
Driver of the Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger R/T

Qualified: No. 13

The Competition:
No. 4 Ron Capps
No. 5 Robert Hight
No. 12 Gary Densham

The Results:
Q1: 4.201 E.T. at 228.15 MPH
Q2: 4.028 E.T. at 310.05 MPH
Q3: 4.083 E.T. at 306.12 MPH
Q4: 4.062 E.T. at 308.85 MPH

“Past performance is no guarantee of future results. We have a great race car, but we haven’t shown it here in Vegas. We haven’t qualified outside of the top five since [St. Louis, 2017] and here we’re going in 13th. I’d be awfully concerned if I was one of the higher qualified cars in the stanza tomorrow. We’re going to put our heads together and figure out why we haven’t been getting the results that we’re capable of, and we should be back on track tomorrow.”

About Don Schumacher Racing
Don Schumacher Racing, headquartered in Brownsburg, Ind., fields seven professional NHRA teams. In Top Fuel, the U.S. Army dragster driven by eight-time world champion Tony Schumacher, the Matco Tools/U.S. Army dragster driven by three-time world champion Antron Brown and the Mopar/Papa John’s Pizza/Pennzoil/FireAde/U.S. Army dragster driven by Leah Pritchett; and in Funny Car, 2016 world champion Ron Capps in the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Charger R/T; two-time world champion Matt Hagan in the Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger/Sandvik Coromant R/T, and 2012 NHRA world champion Jack Beckman in Terry and Doug Chandler’s Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge and the Chandlers’ Make-A-Wish Dodge driven by Tommy Johnson Jr.

DSR has won 320 NHRA national event titles and 16 world championships.