DSR Sonoma Qualifying Report

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DSR Sonoma Qualifying Report

NHRA Sonoma Nationals
Event 15 of 24 (Sonoma)
Sonoma Raceway
Sonoma, Calif.
July 26-28, 2019


DSR Sonoma Saturday Highlights:

  • Jack Beckman, Matt Hagan, and Tommy Johnson Jr. will start race day from the top half of the Funny Car field; Antron Brown qualified in the quick-half of the Top Fuel field
  • Leah Pritchett made two bonus point-worthy runs on Saturday, powering to the second-quickest pass of Q4 and third-quickest of Q3
  • Ron Capps picked up a bonus point after maneuvering his Funny Car to the third-quickest run of the third session and was one of only three cars to run in the three-second zone during Q3
  • With 499 Top Fuel round wins, Brown is on the verge of reaching No. 500 on Sunday and is set up to become the sixth Top Fuel pilot in NHRA history to reach that milestone

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Driver Information:
Funny Car:

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

Qualified: No. 3 (lane choice)

The Competition: No. 14 Jeff Diehl

The Results:
Q1: 3.951 E.T. at 321.96 MPH (Three bonus points for quickest run of the session)
Q2: 3.879 E.T. at 333.41 MPH (One bonus point for third quickest run of the session)
Q3: 4.005 E.T. at 318.02 MPH
Q4: 3.975 E.T. at 320.20 MPH

Bonus Points: Four

Quotable:
“I think a lot of all of the nitro teams’ success rate this weekend was due to NHRA doing a better job prepping the race track. It was discussed amongst many people, and my hats off to everyone who had input. Our Infinite Hero Hellcat is solidly marching down the track. We got bonus points, we’re solidly qualified, and we’ve got a great tune-up for tomorrow.”

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DSR Sonoma Friday Qualifying Report

DSR Sonoma Friday Highlights:

  • Jack Beckman rocketed to the quickest pass of Funny Car Q1 and powered to the third-best pass of Q2 to earn the provisional No. 3 spot
  • Ron Capps navigated to the second-quickest E.T. of Funny Car Q1
  • Matt Hagan and Tommy Johnson Jr. close out day one of qualifying sitting in the top half of the Funny Car field
  • Antron Brown’s Q2 pass propelled him to the provisional No. 4 spot

Q1: 3.951 E.T. at 321.96 MPH (Three bonus points for quickest run of the session)
Q2: 3.879 E.T. at 333.41 MPH (One bonus point for third quickest run of the session)

Bonus Points: Four

Provisional Qualifying Position: No. 3