DSR Phoenix Pre-Race Report

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DSR Phoenix Pre-Race Report

Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals
Event 2 of 24 (Phoenix)
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
Chandler, Arizona
February 22-24, 2019

 

 


Noteworthy:

  • Tommy Johnson Jr. made his professional debut at the 1989 event (competing in the Top Fuel category) and celebrates his 30th anniversary behind the wheel of a fuel car this weekend
  • Johnson returns as the NHRA Arizona Nationals Funny Car runner-up
  • Leah Pritchett won her first Top Fuel title at the 2016 Phoenix event
  • All current DSR drivers have been to the Phoenix winner’s circle at least once

DSR-Owned Track Records:
Top Fuel, E.T.: 3.649 seconds, Tony Schumacher (Phoenix 2018)
Top Fuel, speed: 336.57 mph, Tony Schumacher (Phoenix 2018)

DSR Driver Information:
Funny Car

(EXCERPT)

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

Phoenix Event Highlights:
Three-time event winner (2008, 2010, 2011)
2018 Phoenix Recap:
Qualified third; First round exit (defeated by Richard Townsend in E1)

Last Event (Pomona I):
Qualified second; Event runner-up (defeated Phil Burkhart Jr. in E1, Cruz Pedregon in E2, Tommy Johnson Jr. in E3; defeated by Robert Hight in E4)

2019 Season Statistics:
Three round wins; Ranked second in points

Career Statistics:
301 races; 28 wins; 24 No. 1 qualifiers

Quotable:
“I actually wish we had three or four races in a row right now. After skipping pre-season testing, I thought we did an outstanding job at Pomona considering we changed some of the fuel system and all but one of our clutch discs, and we’re heading to Phoenix in second place. We came seven-thousandths away from leaving Pomona with the trophy, so I think we have one of the best cars out there right now. It’s going to force me to drive at a higher level. With two new guys on the team, I think we jelled super quick, so I am totally looking forward to getting to Phoenix. That track has been super good to me in the past and I’d love another trophy from Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.”

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