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Beckman Races Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car to Final during U.S. Nationals

September 2, 2019

, Indianapolis

Jack Beckman was three-hundredths of second divided from carrying in his difference “a unusual weekend” during a 65th NHRA U.S. Nationals during Lucas Oil Raceway during Indianapolis. The motorist of Don Schumacher Racing’s (DSR) Mopar-powered Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car raced to a Indy final for a third time in his career, though came adult tantalizingly brief of scoring a second U.S. Nationals delight in NHRA’s signature event.

Beckman continued a run of Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Cars reaching a final to 7 true events, and 14 of 18 in 2019, and led a brigade of 6 Mopar-powered machines into eliminations Monday after securing his 25th career No. 1 qualifier. The run to his 60th career final entrance began with a fifth sub-3.9 second run of a weekend in a first-round feat over Justin Schriefer, though his elapsed time wasn’t adequate to secure line choice for his foe with Bob Tasca III in a quarterfinals. Beckman leaned on his Dean Antonelli/John Medlen-led group and they delivered with a automobile that done it down a less-than fascinating right line with a time of 3.922 seconds to better Tasca’s run of 3.943. Next adult was a two-time and fortifying champion J.R. Todd and Beckman powered to feat again in a right line to pull Beckman to his fourth final in 2019.

In a final, Beckman matched adult with John Force and he was initial to strike a gas. Force gathering around a 2012 Funny Car universe champion with his pass of 3.919 run to better Beckman and his path of 3.940. The weekend supposing Beckman with movement streamer to Countdown where he will start from a fourth position.

For two-time Funny Car universe champion Matt Hagan, coherence has been a concentration and that continued during a U.S. Nationals. After subordinate a Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Funny Car second in a field, a 2016 U.S. Nationals champion non-stop his foe with a well-spoken run of 3.892 seconds to allege over Bob Bode, who wasn’t means to make a full pass. In a quarterfinals, Hagan done another purify pass of 3.939 seconds while his competition Shawn Langdon went adult in smoke. The outcome changed Hagan into his fourth uninterrupted semifinal where he faced John Force for a 43rd time in his career. Hagan raced from a right line and mislaid traction roughly immediately coasting to a finish with a run of 13.019 seconds. Hagan will start a Countdown to a Championship playoffs from a sixth position in Reading. 

Ron Capps ventured into “The Big Go” with a singular idea of finally tasting Indy excellence in his NAPA Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. The second-winningest Funny Car motorist of all-time has been winning during any stop along a stream NHRA debate solely for Lucas Oil Raceway. His subordinate efforts supposing wish that Monday things would go his approach when he warranted subordinate points in 4 of a 5 sessions and sealed into a No. 4 spot. In a initial round, he faced off with visitor Ray Martin where Capps took a early advantage and looked to be on his approach to feat until his appurtenance mislaid traction nearby half line and he was forced to give adult a run permitting Martin to explain his initial veteran spin win opposite a 2016 Funny Car universe champion. Capps will start a Countdown to a Championship in a fourth position.

After struggling during a initial dual days of qualifying, Tommy Johnson, Jr. put a Riley’s Kids Dodge SRT Charger Hellcat in a margin Sunday with a span of plain runs to squeeze a No. 10 position for Monday’s eliminations. Unfortunately, in his initial spin foe with Shawn Langdon, a issues resurfaced when, notwithstanding withdrawal first, his appurtenance captivated a line and mislaid traction. Langdon was plain with his run of 3.895 to better Johnson, who coasted to a pass of 9.686 seconds during 88.23 mph. Johnson, a two-time 2019 Funny Car winner, will now spin his concentration to a Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals in Reading where he will continue chasing his initial Funny Car championship from a third position in a Countdown standings.

Paul Lee and Cruz Pedregon put their Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Cars in Monday’s field, though any mislaid in a initial round.

In Top Fuel, Leah Pritchett was looking to follow her feat in Brainerd dual weeks ago with a clever opening in a U.S. Nationals. After subordinate a DSR Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel Dragster seventh in a field, she squared off with Shawn Reed in a initial round. The dual had 5 prior races with Pritchett winning them all. Pritchett took a starting line advantage, though immediately mislaid traction, knocked off a ventilator and coasted to a pass of 20.604 while Reed cruised to feat with his pass of 3.772. Pritchett will start her query for a championship in dual weeks from a seventh position in a Countdown standings.

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Jack Beckman, Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car
(No. 2 Qualifier – 3.908)

Rd. 1: (.097-second greeting time, 3.899 seconds during 328.86 mph) flog No. 16 Justin Schriefer (.093/No Time)
Rd. 2: (.070/3.922/325.61) flog No. 8 Bob Tasca III (.050/3.943/326.95)
Rd. 3: (.076/4.065/250.09) flog No. 5 J.R. Todd (.065/4.547/193.71)
Rd. 4: (.072/3.940/325.92) mislaid to No. 3 John Force (.079/3.919/324.44)

“I have to contend a fan in me saying John Force articulate with TV after a foe was like saying Lou Gehrig doing an interview, though losing this foe hurts. we don’t wish to remove to Babe Ruth. we don’t wish to remove to anybody. It’s a U.S. Nationals. We were staid for a initial win of a year. We had an extraordinary Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. We fought for what we got today. Due to all a delays in a initial round, we couldn’t pull and mislaid line choice. So we were in a reduction elite right line in a second, third and final rounds. And we were a customarily automobile to ceaselessly get down that line quickly. I’m so unapproachable of a guys for doing that. We came adult brief in a final, though if we would have leaned on it too many and left out there and smoked a tires we aren’t creation a foe out of it. I’m happy for what we did. We had a good weekend and we was three-hundredths divided from carrying a unusual weekend.”

Matt Hagan, Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Funny Car
(No. 2 Qualifier – 3.874)

Rd. 1: (.182-second greeting time, 3.892 seconds during 329.02 mph) flog No. 15 Bob Bode (.123/No Time)
Rd. 2: (.061/3.939/320.89) flog No. 7 Shawn Langdon (.050/12.468/68.70)
Rd. 3: (.072/13.019/75.31) mislaid to No. 3 John Force (.044/3.940/330.88)

“We unequivocally wanted to have a possibility to win Indy and we did. We’ve got coherence and we are removing unequivocally tighten any weekend. It’s usually a few small things here and there. That right line was like a lick of death. Keeping line choice was vicious currently and we usually mislaid it by a thousandth of a second or two. We have a good car. The group is operative great. The boys done a good turnaround for a semifinal round. we usually can’t contend adequate about how tough everybody is working. We’ve got 6 races and we are all in. It’s time to step adult and go to work.”

Ron Capps, NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car
(No. 4 Qualifier – 3.882)

Rd. 1: (.109-second greeting time, 4.097 seconds during 270.86 mph) mislaid No. 13 Ray Martin (.133/3.979/323.04)

“This is one of a best cars we’ve had for a possibility to win a U.S. Nationals. If things are going to cocktail up, they customarily occur here. We see so many outrageous upsets in Indy, and we weren’t holding Ray Martin lightly. we know (crew arch Rahn) Tobler’s devise was to repeat what we did during subordinate and try and get line choice for subsequent round, and for whatever reason, we had an issue. The splendid side is, we’re withdrawal Indy with a good foe car, that unequivocally gives me a lot of certainty streamer into a Countdown.”
Leah Pritchett, Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel Dragster
(No. 7 Qualifier – 3.701)

Rd. 1: (.094-second greeting time, 20.604 seconds during 20.91 mph) mislaid to No. 10 Shawn Reed (.129/3.772/320.51)

“We are in a find routine of how and because we smoked a tires in a initial round. We had any goal of going 4 plain rounds today. We are looking to exam here tomorrow so that we are prepared for a Countdown. This is a numbers diversion and a math, engineering diversion and right now things aren’t backing up. We work unequivocally tough to be a best and we aren’t going to give adult until we figure this out. I’m unequivocally unapproachable of this team. As good as a partners we have and a fans that come out and support us. Unfortunately, we haven’t had a best of fitness here in Indy, though we have had some good fitness and plain performances in Reading and we are prepared to finish this marathon with a strongest sprint.”

Tommy Johnson, Jr., Riley Kids Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car
(No. 10 Qualifier – 3.908)

Rd. 1: (.053-second greeting time, 9.686 seconds during 88.23 mph) mislaid No. 7 Shawn Langdon (.081/3.895/328.70)

“It wasn’t a Indy we were looking for. We had a clever automobile entrance in here and it was usually one of those weekends where we usually never strike it. We struggled all weekend with a lot of issues. Not a weekend we wish that to happen, though during a same time if it’s going to occur let’s get it out of a approach before we get to a Countdown where it’s unequivocally important. We’ll shake this off and go out to Reading and start a Countdown. We are going to start it in a best position we ever have and this group has a good possibility during winning a championship. We’re vehement to get to Reading and flog things off with a Mopar Mega Block Party and a activities that approximate that race. Earlier this year in Denver, we were means to win a foe for Dodge and Mopar and wish to do it again in Reading.”

Up Next: Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals
The stakes get aloft for a Mopar Dodge//SRT Mopar drivers and teams when they lapse to movement in dual weeks during a Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals during Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pa. The FCA-backed eventuality kicks off a six-race NHRA Countdown to a Championship playoff. The weekend starts with a fan-favorite Mopar Mega Block Party eventuality Thursday, Sep 12.

2019 NHRA Championship – Point Standings Through 18 of 24 Rounds
(Season Wins in Parentheses)

NHRA Funny Car
1.Robert Hight (5) – 1481
2. John Force (2) – 1376
3. Tommy Johnson, Jr. Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat (2) – 1269
4. Jack Beckman, Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat – 1259
5. Ron Capps, Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat (3) –1234
6. Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody (2) – 1165
7. 6. Bob Tasca III (2) – 1116

8. J.R. Todd (1) -1095
9. Shawn Langdon (1) – 997
10. Tim Wilkerson – 863

NHRA Top Fuel
1. Steve Torrence (8) – 1742
2. Doug Kalitta (2) – 1184
3. Antron Brown – 1109
4. Brittany Force (1) – 1108
5. Mike Salinas (2) – 1071
6. Clay Millican – 1058
7. Leah Pritchett, Mopar HEMI (1)  – 957
8. Austin Prock (1) – 931
9. Richie Crampton (1) – 842
10. Billy Torrence (1) – 819

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