DSR Phoenix Qualifying Report

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DSR Phoenix Qualifying Report

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


DSR Phoenix Saturday Highlights:

  • The DSR dragster duo will start race day from the top half of the field and with the advantage of lane choice
  • Matt Hagan and Tommy Johnson Jr. qualified in the top half of the Funny Car field
  • Hagan earned bonus points during all three qualifying sessions for making a ‘top three’ pass during each round
  • Antron Brown powered to the second quickest pass of Q4 and earned bonus points

Friday’s second qualifying session was cancelled due to inclement weather

Driver Information:
Funny Car:


Driver of the Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Qualified: No. 14

The Competition: No. 3 Tim Wilkerson

The Results:
Q1: 6.594 E.T. at 107.30 MPH
Q3: 8.115 E.T. at 88.46 MPH
Q4: 5.022 E.T. at 159.80 MPH

“We ran on Friday and like everyone else with the exception of one team, we didn’t make it down the track, so we had no data to tune off of. We went out there for the first qualifying session today and the car shook the tires and we really weren’t sure why. It was weak shake. Came back to the pit and started inspecting things and found the bellhousing was cracked. Maybe that had something to do with it, but maybe not. We kind of had to split the difference and assume that it was partially to blame but also not make the car too aggressive. Well, it went out there and shook again during Q4. I pedaled it and got us in the show. Fourteenth isn’t where we thought we’d qualify but I think we have a smart group of people and enough data to go back on, that we should be able to put our collective minds together and come up with a car that can win some rounds tomorrow.”