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Jack Beckman Earns No. 1 Qualifier in NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals Aboard Mopar-powered Dodge//SRT Charger Hellcat Funny Car

October 12, 2019

, Concord, North Carolina

Dodge//SRT Mopar motorist Jack Beckman gathering a Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car of Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) to a tip symbol in Sunday’s rejecting ladder for a 12th annual NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals with his subordinate run Friday night during zMAX Dragway in Concord, North Carolina.

Beckman warranted his 26th career No. 1 qualifier position and initial during zMAX Dragway with his run of 3.873 seconds during a track-record speed of 334.07 mph, imprinting a second time in a final 4 races a 2012 Funny Car champion has set a gait in qualifying. Beckman looks to turn a initial two-time 2019 Countdown leader after scoring a feat during a Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals to open a six-race championship playoffs final month. He starts his follow for career win array 30 confronting off opposite No. 16 Dale Creasy.

In a third of 6 NHRA Countdown to a Championship races, 5 other Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car drivers competent for Sunday’s 16-car field: Ron Capps, Matt Hagan, Tommy Johnson, Jr., Cruz Pedregon and Jim Campbell.

Hagan, commander of a Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Funny Car, put adult his best pass of a weekend in a final subordinate event to trap a third position. Capps, a fortifying NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals winner, assimilated Beckman and Hagan in a top-five and will start from fourth. Johnson saved his best run for a final subordinate event and ranks eighth streamer into Sunday’s eliminations.

In Top Fuel, Leah Pritchett posted a beast run pulling a Okuma Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel Dragster of DSR to tighten subordinate Saturday and grabbed a second position in a rejecting ladder. She faces No. 15 “The Greek” Chris Karamesines in a opening turn of eliminations.  

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Dodge//SRT Mopar Notes Quotes 
(qualifying times/speeds below)

Jack Beckman, Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car
Qualified No. 1, will face No. 16 Dale Creasey
Friday: (6.004 seconds during 121.27 mph – Q1) (3.873/334.07 – Q2); Saturday: (4.759/166.46 – Q3) (3.888/324.59 – Q4)
“I’m damn unapproachable of this immature No. 1 qualifier shawl since of a points that come with it. We got 13 points out of subordinate this weekend. We’ve got a good prohibited rod right now. In fact, a dual runs we missed a tune-up, we were means to accumulate data. If we go out there and blow a tires off right during a hit, we get no data. If a automobile creates it to 800-feet we get tons of data, and customarily somewhere in between is where you’re going to fume a tires. We got good information off of both of those runs. We were pulling where a boundary were and we found some some-more things on a automobile on a dual runs we didn’t make it.”
Matt Hagan, Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Funny Car
Qualified No. 3, will face No. 14 Dave Richards
Friday: (6.674 seconds during 121.27 mph – Q1) (3.906/328.22 – Q2); Saturday: ( 3.940/328.78 – Q3)(3.880/331.69– Q4)

“This Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Funny Car is going down a competition track. We found some things progressing currently with a clutch. we consider (crew chief) Dickie (Venables) is removing some-more coherence with that. All in all, we have a good automobile and we have to have a unequivocally clever run this weekend or we will be out of a championship picture. We need to go some rounds tomorrow. We need to win this competition and keep a hunt alive. We are 5 rounds behind and we have a prolonged approach to go.”
Ron Capps, NAPA Nightvision LED Lamps Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car
Qualified No. 4, will face No. 13 Jim Campbell  

Friday: (3.968 seconds during 326.00 mph – Q1) (3.882/330.55 – Q2 = set new lane and personal records); Saturday: (7.221/93.26 – Q3);  (3.894/332.18 – Q4)
“Obviously winning final year with a NAPA NightVision Lamps automobile was large in a Countdown. This is, we think, a competition that’s going to be wilful in who wins a championship, and we need movement entrance out of here. We’ll see what we can do.”

Leah Pritchett, Okuma Mopar Dodge Top Fuel Dragster
Qualified No. 2, will face No. 15 Chris Karamesines
Friday: (6.346 seconds during 95.64 mph – Q1) (6.463/105.20 – Q2); Saturday: (3.766/323.50 – Q3);  (3.714/331.20 – Q4)

“I knew it was going to be low. I’m about half-track and we slingshotted out there and we suspicion ‘Man, we going to strike my chutes. we was happy. This Okuma group keeps opening adult possibilities. We’re looking brazen to tomorrow, it’s a tough margin behind us right now, yet this is what a group is about. We’re not even disturbed about points or anything, usually about this competition – winning it.”

Tommy Johnson, Jr., Make-A-Wish Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car
Qualified No. 8, will face No. 9 Cruz Pedregon

Friday: (4.233 seconds during 219.08 mph – Q1) (4.238/217.28 – Q2); Saturday: (4.585/327.74 – Q3) (3.950/321.65) – Q4)

“Qualifying was a bit of a onslaught for us. We had a unequivocally good, discerning automobile early in a run yet couldn’t make it to a finish line. Fortunately we got it adult in a tip half of a margin on that final shot. Hopefully tomorrow, with a bigger continue change, we’ll be means to adjust for that and get a automobile to uncover it’s whole potential, not usually a initial half-track. Even yet we didn’t uncover it in qualifying, we consider we have a unequivocally good racecar for competition day.”
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Dodge//SRT offers a finish lineup of opening vehicles that mount out in their possess segments. Dodge is America’s opening code and SRT is positioned as a ultimate opening halo of a Dodge brand, together formulating a finish and offset opening code with one prophesy and one voice.
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