February 7, 2020
, Pomona, Calif.
This weekend’s 60th annual Winternationals during a ancestral Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, California, kicks off a 2020 National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Mello Yello Drag Racing Series 24-event deteriorate and Mopar Dodge//SRT got right behind to work and to a tip of a timesheets. Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) motorist Matt Hagan gathering his Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car true to a provisional No.1 qualifier position with his central initial run of a season.
Hagan and his DSR HEMI®-powered machine, that sports a new blue and white Mopar intrigue that will be seen during 10 events via a year, squandered no time holding his Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to a tip of a timesheets with a 3.867-second / 331.20-mph pass. While his second subordinate run didn’t go utterly as planned, Hagan is gratified with a discerning start to a weekend and season.
“There’s a lot of certainty unloading off a trailer like that and being means to run a good number,” pronounced a 2011 and 2014 NHRA Funny Car World Champion. “We had a good exam event in Vegas and laid down some good numbers. we was adult there usually dire this final run. we was perplexing to run a 0.081 or 82 and it usually didn’t stick. All in all, we consider we have a unequivocally good car, everybody is confident. we consider there are still some low numbers to be had tomorrow.”
The conflict for a 2020 Funny Car Championship is no shouting matter as all 4 Don Schumacher Racing entries design to be fiercely rival and during a tip of a leaderboard via a deteriorate aboard a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat powered by a iconic HEMI engine.
Runner-up in a 2019 Funny Car Championship final year, Jack Beckman picked adult right where he left off as he took his Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat for a 3.868-second / 326.95-mph run that put him in a provisional No. 2 qualifier spot. He posted a Q2 run with a event best 0.57 greeting time and a 3.885-second run during 328 mph.
Tommy Johnson Jr. also had a good initial day behind on lane putting his MD Anderson Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat fourth on a Friday subordinate sheets with a 3.910-second pass during 332.92 mph.
2017 Funny Car Champion Ron Capps had a bit some-more formidable a start to a deteriorate after being incompetent to exam alongside his DSR teammates in Las Vegas final week after his team’s trailer held glow en route. The group regrouped fast and Capps gathering his HEMI-powered Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to a eighth symbol in Friday subordinate with a 3.947-second run during 324.12 mph.
DSR’s Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel Dragster was behind on lane with motorist Leah Pruett during a helm and a splendid new white and blue Mopar paint scheme. Looking to build on her career-best fourth place ranking in a Top Fuel championship final season, Pruett’s Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel Dragster finished a initial day of subordinate movement during Pomona fourth with a best run of 3.715 seconds / 324.75 mph.
Pruett is featured in Dodge Garage’s latest partial of “The Rundown,” where she gives a preview of this weekend’s NHRA Winternationals. It can be seen during www.dodgegarage.com/news/article/racing/2020/02/the-rundown-with-leah-pritchett-nhra-winternationals.html.
NHRA subordinate resumes during Auto Club Raceway with dual some-more sessions on Saturday, Feb. 8, and with televised coverage commencement during 7 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports1.
Dodge Garage: Digital Hub for Drag Racing News
Fans can follow all a NHRA’s movement this deteriorate at Dodge Garage, a one-stop portal for Dodge//SRT and Mopar drag racing news. The site includes daily updates and entrance to an online racing HQ, news, events, galleries, accessible downloads and merchandise. For some-more information, greatfully visit www.dodgegarage.com.
@DodgeMoparMotorsports on Instagram
The @DodgeMoparMotorsports Instagram channel continues to share calm capturing Dodge//SRT Mopar drivers in movement in a NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Sportsman grassroots racers competing in classes such as Factory Stock Showdown, Stock and Super Stock, as good as additional motorsports series.
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