Pritchett to Start No. 3 in Mopar Dodge 1320 ‘Angry Bee’ Top Fuel Dragster during Dodge NHRA Nationals

Posted on 15. Sep, 2018 by in Chrysler Canada

September 15, 2018

, Mohnton, Pennsylvania

Leah Pritchett will start from a No. 3 symbol in rejecting rounds on Sunday, Sep 16, during a Dodge NHRA Nationals during Maple Grove Raceway nearby Reading, Pennsylvania, with a idea of creation it two-for-two in a win mainstay for her Mopar Dodge 1320 Top Fuel dragster.
Pritchett final carried a special Mopar Dodge 1320 graphics on her dragster when she debuted her “Angry Bee” during a Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals in Denver in late July. The Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) motorist collected a No. 1 qualifier symbol and a competition win during that eventuality in a “Angry Bee” 1320 graphics, that applaud a new street-to-strip Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 drag car, geared for Sportsman racers.
After fasten her associate Mopar Dodge//SRT drivers in assisting to kick-start a Dodge NHRA Nationals during a Mopar Mega Block Party on Thursday, Sep 13, Pritchett done a second quickest run in a dusk subordinate eventuality on Friday, earning dual reward points. She’ll start eliminations No. 3 on Sunday in a initial competition of a six-event NHRA Countdown to a Championship with a first-round conflict opposite Audrey Worm.
Mopar-powered U.S. Army Top Fuel motorist Tony Schumacher, a five-time eventuality leader during a Dodge NHRA Nationals, rocketed adult to a No. 2 symbol in his final subordinate attempt. “The Sarge” warranted dual reward points and will accommodate Dan Mercier to open adult Sunday.
Tommy Johnson Jr. paced a four-driver Mopar Dodge DSR Funny Car group in qualifying, locking down a No. 3 symbol in his Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T. Johnson warranted one reward indicate in Q2, and afterwards wrapped adult subordinate with a quickest run of a eventuality to retrieve a third symbol and an additional 3 reward markers. Johnson will face Jim Campbell in a initial turn on Sunday.
“Fast” Jack Beckman non-stop subordinate on Friday with a quickest pass of a turn and finished it on Saturday with a second quickest of a session, earning a sum of 5 reward points. The DSR motorist posted his Infinite Hero Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat in a No. 4 symbol and will block off with Cruz Pedregon to open Sunday. Ron Capps, a fortifying 2017 Dodge NHRA Nationals Funny Car winner, competent No. 5 in his NAPA Dodge Charger R/T with unchanging runs in a three-second operation and drew Jonnie Lindberg in turn one.
Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat commander Matt Hagan, entrance off a runner-up coming during a NHRA U.S Nationals, will start No. 10 and lineup opposite John Force.
The DSR twin of Pritchett and Hagan also entertained fans in a span of “grudge match” races in Dodge Challenger SRT Demon vehicles in between subordinate rounds on Friday and Saturday during Maple Grove Raceway. Pritchett swept both races, completing a deteriorate array with a 3-1 dilemma over her teammate. The span also dueled to a 1-1 tie in a many absolute flesh automobile ever during a Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals event.
Mopar Dodge//SRT Notes Quotes
(best elapsed time in bold)
Leah Pritchett, Mopar Dodge 1320 Top Fuel Dragster
Qualified No. 3 will face No. 14 Audrey Worm
Friday: (6.696 seconds during 100.11 mph – Q1); (3.758/312.50 – Q2)
Saturday: (3.799/325.45 – Q3); (3.799/308.50 – Q4)

“I feel like a Countdown is Christmas and whoever can feel like it’s Christmas a longest is going to be a champion. We get vehement about going quick and we pushed super tough in Q4. Our devise was to combine Q1 and Q2 and it stranded for a small while until we had some issues during a tip end. Starting Sunday off in a third position … that’s incredible. That’s what we want. It gives us line choice and a ability to combine on one turn during a time. A lot of people wish to put combined vigour on these Countdown races. we consider that coherence is going to be a biggest member and we’ve shown that we have that via subordinate this weekend.”

Tony Schumacher, U.S. Army Top Fuel Dragster
Qualified No. 2, will face No. 15 Dan Mercier
Friday: (3.806 seconds during 324.98 mph – Q1); (3.776/329.67 – Q2)
Saturday: (3.792/328.94 – Q3); (3.754/328.86 – Q4)

“We have a good U.S. Army group and usually sealed subordinate with a good run. We’ve been gun-shy and finally it was time in that final run; we had a event we needed. The conditions were good. We already knew how to make an normal run, though we indispensable to make a quick one. We done a lot of changes and a automobile was intensely fast. we give a lot credit to (crew chief) Mike (Neff) and (assistant organisation chief) Phil (Shuler) and all a U.S. Army guys. They never gave adult and continued to work. We wish to win this competition tomorrow. To win a championship, we have to win races and we have a good event tomorrow.”

Tommy Johnson Jr., Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car
Qualified No. 3, will face No. 14 Jim Campbell
Friday: (8.590 seconds during 83.07 mph – Q1); (3.939/326.00 – Q2)
Saturday: (5.225/134.51 – Q3); (3.921/324.90 – Q4)

“I tell we what, we try and come out and finish strong, we kind of scapegoat a small in a center and exam and figure things out. The guys did a good job, we haven’t run like we should have all season, though we’re using like we should be when it counts.”

Jack Beckman, Infinite Hero Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car
Qualified No. 4, will face No. 13 Cruz Pedregon
Friday: (3.954 seconds during 322.88 mph – Q1); (3.993/284.51 – Q2)
Saturday: (NO TIME – Q3); (3.939/328.22 – Q4)

“We did accurately what we had to do. In Q3, we towed up, dismissed adult a automobile and it separate an O-ring out in a fuel line. We had a trickle and had to close it off. we can't remember ever not creation a subordinate run solely for in New Hampshire in 2016 when we blew a automobile adult so bad it done each prominence reel. We usually don’t skip subordinate sessions. And afterwards we get not usually one run behind, though we can’t try stuff, so it unequivocally kind of embellished us into a corner. The guys did a unusual pursuit removing a Infinite Hero Dodge behind on track. Not usually did we pierce approach adult to fourth, we were second quickest of a session, we got dual some-more reward points and we’ve got a automobile that can win a competition tomorrow.”

Ron Capps, NAPA Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car
Qualified No. 5, will face No. 12 Jonnie Lindberg
Friday: (3.996 seconds during 302.96 mph – Q1); (3.948/326.56 – Q2)
Saturday: (3.972/323.89 – Q3); (3.942/321.19 – Q4)

“This is really NHRA Countdown fever. Going into that final session, conference (announcer Alan) Reinhart on a PA articulate about each time a span of cars went down a lane how it would be big, large names matched adult initial turn tomorrow, and it kept relocating each time someone would step up. You’d be a damn dope to try and collect a name out of a ladder and consider you’d rather run them than someone else since that’s when it bites you. I’m a outrageous Jonnie Lindberg fan, adore a kid. Jim Head is such a good racer. Those guys have got all of a good tools and they can run as good as anybody on a ground, so we don’t disremember anyone. I’m usually happy we done three-second runs during all 4 subordinate sessions. That’s classical (crew chief) Rahn Tobler.”

Matt Hagan, Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car
Qualified No. 10, will face No. 7 John Force
Friday: (8.756 seconds during 77.86 mph – Q1); (3.960/321.12 – Q2)
Saturday: (4.556/189.52 – Q3); (4.973/154.23 – Q4)

“Tomorrow’s competition day, it’s a Countdown, anything can happen. Got a good group behind us, operative hard, and we’re going to put this Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat in a winner’s circle.”

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