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Leah Pritchett Leads Dodge//SRT Mopar Teams Qualifying No. 2 in AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals

October 19, 2019

, Ennis, Texas

Top Fuel standout Leah Pritchett led a Dodge//SRT Mopar motorist fortuitous in a AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals nearby Dallas. She competent a HEMI®-powered Pennzoil Dodge Top Fuel Dragster of Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) No. 2 for a third time in a initial 4 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to a Championship events.

Ron Capps led 7 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car drivers into Sunday’s Funny Car field, capturing a fourth position in subordinate and will face associate Dodge//SRT and DSR teammate Jack Beckman in a initial round. Matt Hagan gathering a Western Technical College Mopar CAP Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Funny Car to a sixth spot.

Pritchett grabbed her sixth No. 2 subordinate container of 2019 with Friday evening’s run of 3.681 seconds during 332.10 mph. That was one of 4 full passes Pritchett finished in credentials for her final pull to make a explain for a 2019 Top Fuel universe championship. History shows she will need to strech Sunday’s final, and expected win, to have a picturesque shot with dual events remaining. Pritchett has a turn win-loss record of 4-3 during a initial 3 2019 Countdown events and has mislaid in a second turn of a prior 3 Dallas events.

With Friday night charity a best conditions for qualifying, Saturday valid to be a contrast eventuality for Sunday’s eliminations. The Capps-Beckman matchup is one of dual initial turn races Sunday pitting Countdown contenders. There are also dual races with Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Cars squaring off. Paul Lee competent eighth and will take on DSR’s Tommy Johnson, Jr. in a Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car.

Pritchett is pulling double avocation this weekend and also warranted a No. 2 position in Factory Stock Showdown (FSS). The fortifying eventuality leader posted an considerable pass of 8.017 seconds during 170.11 mph behind a circle of a DSR Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak. Pritchett’s DSR teammate Mark Pawuk competent a Empaco Equipment Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak ninth.

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

Leah Pritchett, Pennzoil Dodge Top Fuel Dragster
Qualified No. 2, will face No. 15 Kebin Kinsley

Friday: (3.767 seconds during 324.28 mph – Q1) (3.767/332.10 – Q2); Saturday: (3.801/327.43 – Q3);  (3.814/316.90 – Q4)

“I’m looking brazen to a new brief retard in a engine tomorrow. We’ve had some vital energy issues after we ran that 3.68 in Q2. Our plan of subordinate good when it depends on Friday night has paid good dividends for this Pennzoil group to start off in a good position to go rounds on Sunday. We demeanour brazen to putting on a good uncover for a fans. This is unequivocally many a pivotal indicate in a Countdown; points are tight, and this is when you’re going to see this Pennzoil group shine.”
Ron Capps, NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car
Qualified No. 5, will face No. 12 Jack Beckman
Friday: (4.047 seconds during 273.27 mph – Q1) (3.881/332.43 – Q2); Saturday: (4.633/179.88 – Q3);  (4.022/290.16 – Q4)
“Obviously, we competent good on Friday night, and that’s critical to set a field. We’ve been fighting some adversity here and I’m assured we’ll get these issues worked out before competition day. We’ve been in these forms of situations before, and we don’t wish to competition a teammate initial round, though Jack Beckman is forward of us in points, and there are usually dual races left in a Countdown when we leave here tomorrow. I’m vehement about tomorrow. This is a fad of a Countdown, and it’s overwhelming for NHRA fans.”

Matt Hagan, Western Technical College Mopar CAP Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Funny Car
Qualified No. 6, will face No. 11 Blake Alexander

Friday: (4.068 seconds during 267.96 mph – Q1) (3.890/310.77 – Q2); Saturday: (4.122/245.27 – Q3) (3.950/317.49 – Q4)

“We struggled a small bit in that right lane, so hopefully we can keep line choice tomorrow stay over in a left lane. All in all, we are unequivocally unapproachable to have Western Tech and a Mopar CAP module along for a float with us this weekend here in Dallas. The Dodge Charger SRT Widebody Hellcat Funny Car has been using unequivocally good. We usually need to go out and win a race. It’s time to get it finished tomorrow.”
Tommy Johnson, Jr., Make-A-Wish Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car Qualified No. 9, will face No. 8 Paul Lee
Friday: (4.179 seconds during 224.28 mph – Q1) (3.920/324.44 – Q2); Saturday: (3.993/319.22 – Q3) (3.936/316.60) – Q4) “We really have a ‘hot weather’ kind of car, so if we can get those conditions tomorrow, I’ll feel unequivocally confident. We’re unchanging when it’s cold out, though even some-more so when it’s hot.”

Jack Beckman, Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car
Qualified No. 12, will face No. 5 Jack Beckman
Friday: (3.937 seconds during 327.11 mph – Q1) (4.202/220.22 – Q2); Saturday: (3.990/316.90 – Q3) (4.601/177.09 – Q4)
“It’s a bummer we missed it final night in a Q2 favourite run; we pushed it too hard. In that final run, it started relocating over to a right and I’m branch serve left, and left, and left, and we usually let it get too distant to a right and mislaid traction. Hopefully, we got distant adequate down a lane that we got information for tomorrow. we consider it’s going to be warmer tomorrow. we consider we’ve got a decent prohibited lane tune-up. we consider we have a good possibility during removing 4 win lights tomorrow.”
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