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Dodge//SRT Mopar Funny Car Racer Capps Powers to No. 1 Qualifying Position during Norwalk

June 22, 2019

, Norwalk, Ohio

Ron Capps prisoner Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) a initial No. 1 subordinate position of a deteriorate with 4 unchanging runs behind a circle of his Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car during a 13th Annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals during Summit Raceway Park in Norwalk, Ohio.

Capps and his DSR Dodge//SRT Mopar teammate, Jack Beckman, who competent his DSR Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car fourth, lead 7 Mopar-powered Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car drivers that competent for Sunday’s rejecting rounds.

Unseasonably cold temperatures Friday supposing Capps, a 2016 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals winner, and a rest of a margin glorious conditions during a weekend’s initial dual subordinate sessions. After posting a third-best run in event one, Capps sealed a second subordinate event with a blazing 3.879-second elapsed time (ET) during 329.18 mph pass. His speed continued Saturday earning a span of subordinate points in a third event and commanding a final event giving a two-time 2019 Funny Car leader a sum of 10 reward points during subordinate en lane to his 23rd career No. 1 subordinate position and initial in Norwalk.

Beckman continued his goal of apropos a fourth motorist to constraint an NHRA Wally behind a circle of a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car. The three-time Norwalk leader was a pacesetter in a opening turn of subordinate during a northern Ohio speedplant with a 3.955/322.65 run and followed with a faster run of 3.915/329.26. Beckman warranted 4 reward points and landed in a top-half of a ladder for a seventh time this season.

Tommy Johnson, Jr. is chasing his second 2019 Funny Car delight and initial feat during Norwalk this weekend. The commander of a Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car finished his best run during Friday’s second event to acquire a eighth position. Matt Hagan, a 2018 Norwalk winner, stopped a time during 3.975 racing his Sandvik Coromant Dodge SRT Charger Hellcat to explain a 11th position. Johnson will accommodate Tim Wilkerson in a initial turn while Hagan starts his run toward a second uninterrupted Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals feat racing Bob Tasca III.

In further to a DSR foursome in a competition for a Norwalk Funny Car win tomorrow, Paul Lee competent third with his final subordinate event run of 3.914 while Mopar-powered Dodge Charger pilots Dale Creasey and Cruz Pedregon arrange 14th and 15th, respectively.

Leah Pritchett is pulling double avocation for a fifth time this deteriorate and put both her machines in rejecting ladders on Sunday. Pritchett competent a DSR Mopar-powered Top Fuel Dragster second with her run of 3.714/325.45 in Friday’s second subordinate session. With an considerable pass of 8.017/170.11 early Saturday afternoon pushing her Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, Pritchett grabbed a 13th container as she continues fortifying her 2018 Factory Stock Showdown championship.

Mopar Dodge//SRT Notes Quotes
(best elapsed times below)

Ron Capps, NAPA Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car
Qualified No. 1, will face No. 16 Bob Bode  
Friday: (3.965 seconds during 322.65 mph – Q1); (3.879/329.18 – Q2) Saturday: (3.955/323.19 – Q3); (3.912/325.06– Q4)

“Everyone went adult there to chuck down and take a No. 1 symbol from us in that final session. There’s zero improved than putting a Hellcat No. 1 and picking a slot of (John) Force’s and his Chevy. we know that was an additional fist siphon for (team owner) Don (Schumacher) final night in Q2. And afterwards currently in Q4, we knew Force went 91 right in front of us and afterwards when we incited a dilemma after creation a Q4 pass and a NHRA on FOX organisation told me we had run a 3.912 and had snatched a 3 (bonus) points from Force, that was flattering cool. It’s only so many fun right now. we don’t wish to get cocky or overconfident, though (crew arch Rahn) Tobler has had an additional pep in his step. He’s assured in a car.”

Jack Beckman, Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car
Qualified No. 4, will face No. 13 Jonnie Lindberg
Friday: (3.955 seconds during 322.65 mph – Q1); (3.915/329.26 – Q2) Saturday: (4.405/202.85 – Q3); (3.965/318.69 – Q4)

“We were 3 out of 4 in qualifying, got some reward points and maybe some-more important, we ran good adequate on Friday that we got to play with some things on Saturday. This is a things that’s going to make a disproportion in a Countdown to a Championship. But first, we’ve got to get a initial prize out of a way, and we wish to do that tomorrow.”

Tommy Johnson, Jr., Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car
Qualified No. 8, will face No. 9 Tim Wilkerson
Friday: (5.345 seconds during 134.69 mph – Q1); (3.928/326.40 – Q2) Saturday: (6.994/95.85 – Q3); (3.953/322.65 – Q4)

“I know (crew chief) John (Collins) and a Make-A-Wish guys were looking for a small some-more in that final subordinate run. They were perplexing to step it up. We are doing a small testing. We have been using unequivocally well, though we don’t stay using good if we don’t try some things. The guys have been perplexing some things this weekend and we are training some stuff. I’m certain we’ll put a automobile behind a approach it routinely runs tomorrow and we’ll go out there and win some rounds.”

Matt Hagan, Sandvik Coromant Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car
Qualified No. 11, will face No. 6 Bob Tasca III
Friday: (4.056 seconds during 322.50 mph – Q1); (3.975/325.22 – Q2) Saturday: (5.893/116.91 – Q3); (3.943/325.85 – Q4)

“We indispensable to strike adult in that final subordinate session. If we didn’t we would have been racing Tommy (Johnson, Jr.) again in a initial round. I’m sleepy of competition my teammates. we consider we’ve had that unfolding a final 4 or 5 races. It was good to change that.  We’ll take that run for sure. It was critical that we got down a lane in that run and a formula were all we could ask for.”

Leah Pritchett, Don Schumacher Racing/Mopar/Dodge Top Fuel Dragster
Qualified No. 2, will face No. 15 Luigi Novelli
Friday: (3.805 seconds during 324.44 mph – Q1); (3.714/325.45 – Q2) Saturday: (3.802/321.04 – Q3); (3.795/321.50 – Q4)

“We are really tender with a impulse this group has built by creation 4 plain subordinate passes. Starting from a dual symbol is fitting to carrying a good plain day. As a good crony once said, improved finished than said, so now it’s adult to us to make 4 good hits tomorrow. we can’t consider of a improved approach to finish this four-race pitch than by removing started with a initial turn win. Overall, a vibe is amazing. The attitudes are high. The support of John who is here. we can’t wait to get competition day underway.” 

Leah Pritchett, Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak
Qualified No. 13, will face No. 4 Bill Skillman
Friday: (8.133 seconds during 167.59 mph – Q1); (8.220/152.01 – Q2)
Saturday: (8.017/170.11– Q3);

“That 8.01 puts us in a margin and this Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak gets to competition on Sunday. That was some nerve-wracking things right there. The preference was between do we pull tough to get in a uncover or do we try and make it down with a series that might or might not get we in a show. I’m super unapproachable Kevin Helms and this team. We pronounced we are going to give it all we’ve got. It stranded on a starting line. Everything was good going down. All a points on target. 170 miles per hour during 8.01 and we get to competition tomorrow.” 

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