Archive Standings NHRA Yello Mello 2019 | Current: 2020

Following event 24 of 24 as of Pomona, CA

TOP FUEL  TOPFUEL Icon

1. Steve Torrence – 2607
2. Doug Kalitta – 2604
3. Brittany Force – 2555
4. Leah Pritchett – 2474
5. Billy Torrence – 2458
6. Richie Crampton – 2399
7. Mike Salinas – 2381
8. Austin Prock – 2379
9. Antron Brown – 2329
10. Clay Millican – 2300

FUNNY CAR  FUNNYCAR Icon

1. Robert Hight – 2637
2. Jack Beckman – 2629
3. Matt Hagan – 2563

4. John Force – 2471
5. Bob Tasca III – 2446
6. Ron Capps – 2414
7. J.R. Todd – 2391
8. Tommy Johnson Jr – 2360
9. Shawn Langdon – 2358
10. Tim Wilkerson – 2283

NHRA Championship 2019 IconChampionships 2019

Feb 07-11, 2019 - Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, Pomona, CA

Feb 07 11 2019 Lucas Oil

DSR Pomona 1 Saturday Highlights:

  • The DSR Funny Cars occupy four out of the top five qualifying spots and will start race day from the quick-half of the field
  • Jack Beckman and Tommy Johnson Jr. each earned three bonus points by powering to the quickest runs of session three (Johnson) and session four (Beckman); Matt Hagan also earned Funny Car bonus points by making the second-quickest pass of Q3
  • Hagan chasing third consecutive season-opening Winternationals triumph 
  • Antron Brown recorded the top speed of the meet (333.08-mph) and the third-quickest E.T. of the session during Q4
  • Brown will start race day from third and faces teammate Leah Pritchett in round one

DSR Pomona 1 Elimination Highlights:

  • Jack Beckman advanced to his first NHRA Winternationals Funny Car final round 
  • Tommy Johnson Jr. raced to a semifinal finish   
  • Beckman and Johnson depart Pomona sitting No. 2 and 3 in points 
  • Beckman picked up his 400th professional round win during E1 

Feb 22-24, 2019 - Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Arizona Nationals, Chandler, AZ

Feb 22 24 2019 Magic Dry

DSR Phoenix Saturday Highlights:

  • The DSR dragster duo will start race day from the top half of the field and with the advantage of lane choice
  • Matt Hagan and Tommy Johnson Jr. qualified in the top half of the Funny Car field
  • Hagan earned bonus points during all three qualifying sessions for making a ‘top three’ pass during each round
  • Antron Brown powered to the second quickest pass of Q4 and earned bonus points 

DSR Phoenix Elimination Highlights:

  • Matt Hagan raced to victory for the 30th time in his Funny Car career and third time at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
  • Hagan’s Arizona Nationals triumph secured Funny Car win No. 150 for DSR 
  • Hagan became the first MOPAR-powered driver to park the new Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat body in the winner’s circle
  • By winning the Phoenix race, Hagan advanced to second in the Funny Car point standings
  • Leah Pritchett advanced to the Top Fuel final round and propelled to third in the Top Fuel rankings
  • Pritchett’s final round appearance was her third Phoenix final in four years

Mar 14-17, 2019 - 50th Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Gainesville, FL

Mar 14 17 2019 50th

DSR Gainesville Saturday Highlights:

  • The DSR Top Fuel dragsters will start race day at the 50th running of the NHRA Gatornationals seeded in the top five
  • The four-car DSR Funny Car squad qualified in the top-half of the field with Tommy Johnson Jr. leading the way in third
  • Both Antron Brown and Leah Pritchett made top three runs in Q3 to earn bonus points
  • Johnson powered to the quickest run of Q3 and earned three bonus points 
  • Matt Hagan banked a point when he clocked the third quickest pass of the final Funny Car qualifying session

DSR Gainesville Elimination Highlights:

  • Leah Pritchett departs Gainesville sitting second in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship Top Fuel rankings
  • DSR Dodge Hellcats occupy three of the top five spots in the Funny Car point standings with Jack Beckman leading the way in second
  • Beckman powered to a semifinal finish

Apr 05-07, 2019 - DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, Las Vegas, NV

Apr 05 07 2019 Denso

DSR Las Vegas 1 Saturday Highlights:

  • Leah Pritchett picks up five points over the four qualifying sessions, including posting the fastest lap in Q3 on Saturday.
  • Antron Brown earned two points for his second fastest lap in Q3.
  • Ron Capps and Matt Hagan both finish within the top-five overall in qualifying, with Capps continuing to maintain his No. 2 position from Friday.

DSR Las Vegas 1 Elimination Highlights:

  • Tommy Johnson Jr. raced to a runner-up finish during his 450thprofessional event
  • Johnson and Jack Beckman advanced to the Funny Car final elimination quad 
  • All four DSR Dodge Hellcats set off the win lights in round one 
  • Longtime Jack Beckman/DSR supporters Rodger and Karen Comstock generously donated $15,000 to the Infinite Hero Foundation on behalf of MTS and Descansando Properties during Sunday’s DSR pre-race ceremonies (accompanying photo beneath driver standings)

Apr 12-14, 2019 - Mopar Express Lane NHRA Spring Nationals, Baytown, TX

Apr 12 14 2019 ExpressLane

DSR Houston Saturday Highlights:

  • The MD Anderson Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat piloted by Jack Beckman won the MOPAR Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals Presented by Pennzoil ‚Best Appearing Car’ award
  • Ron Capps leads DSR qualifying and will start race day from the No. 2 spot after making the best run of the fourth session
  • Leah Pritchett will start race day from the No. 3 spot after powering the Pennzoil Top Fuel machine to the second quickest run of Q4
  • Beckman and Matt Hagan also qualified in the top-half of the Funny Car field

DSR Houston Elimination Highlights:

  • Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Matt Hagan (Funny Car) raced to runner-up finishes on Sunday afternoon
  • Brown’s final round appearance was his first of 2019 and allowed him to advance three spots in the Top Fuel rankings
  • Hagan advanced to second in the Funny Car point standings by racing to his second final of the year
  • Ron Capps drove to his first semifinal appearance of the season 
  • Before eliminations got underway, Jack Beckman joined Chandler family representative Judy Pittman on-stage during NHRA’s pre-race ceremony where the duo presented a $100,000 donation check to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center on behalf of Doug Chandler and his TLC Foundation in honor of the late Terry Chandler

Apr 26-28, 2019 - NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, Concord, NC

Apr 26 28 2019 Ngk

DSR Charlotte I Saturday Highlights:

  • Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Jack Beckman (Funny Car) lead DSR qualifying and will start race day from the No. 2 position in their respective categories
  • Leah Pritchett posted the third-best run of Q4 to secure a spot in the quick-half of the Top Fuel field
  • Beckman’s Q3 pass was second-quickest of the session and banked two bonus points
  • Tommy Johnson Jr. powered to the third-quickest pass of Q3, earning a qualifying spot in the top-half of the Funny Car field and the advantage of first choice of lanes in round one

DSR Charlotte I Elimination Highlights:

  • Leah Pritchett (Top Fuel) and Matt Hagan (Funny Car) raced to the final elimination quad in their respective categories on Sunday afternoon at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
  • Jack Beckman advanced to fourth (tied) in the Countdown to the Championship Funny Car standings
  • Hagan maintained his No. 2 ranking in the point standings

May 03-05, 2019 - Arby's NHRA Southern Nationals, Commerce, GA

May 03 05 2019 Arbys

Ron Capps Races to Victory at Atlanta

DSR Atlanta Saturday Highlights:

  • Defending Top Fuel event champion Leah Pritchett leads DSR qualifying and will start race day from the No. 4 position
  • Antron Brown piloted his machine to the second-quickest pass of Top Fuel Q3, collecting two more bonus points
  • Tommy Johnson Jr. will start race day from the top-half of the Funny Car field and will have lane choice over teammate Matt Hagan
  • Note: Saturday’s second qualifying session (Q4) was cancelled due to persistent rain

DSR Atlanta Elimination Highlights:

  • Ron Capps picked up his 61st Funny Car victory and first of the 2019 season on Sunday at the Arby’s NHRA Southern Nationals
  • Capps accumulated 112 points to advance two spots in the Funny Car point standings
  • Tommy Johnson Jr. raced to the semifinals for the third time in the first seven events and moved into the top five in the Funny Car rankings
  • With her quarterfinal finish, Leah Pritchett (Top Fuel) bumped up two spots and leaves Atlanta Dragway ranked fourth

May 17-19, 2019 - Virginia NHRA Nationals, North Dinwiddie, VA

May 17 19 2019 VirginiaNats

Ron Capps and the NAPA Brakes Team Race to Second Consecutive Victory

DSR Richmond Saturday Highlights:

  • Funny Car pilots Tommy Johnson Jr. and Ron Capps will start from the No. 2 and 3 positions on Sunday at Virginia Motorsports Park
  • Matt Hagan also qualified in the top half of the Funny Car field
  • Johnson raced the Make-A-Wish Hellcat to the quickest E.T. of Q3
  • Capps navigated the NAPA Brakes machine to the quickest pass of Q4
  • Capps made a ‘top three’ run in three out of the four qualifying sessions
  • Leah Pritchett will start race day from the quick-half of the Top Fuel field for the seventh consecutive event
  • Antron Brown powered the Matco ‘Tools for the Cause’ Top Fuel machine to the second quickest-run of the third session
  • Round one features two DSR intramural battles: Pritchett vs. Brown, Hagan vs. Jack Beckman

DSR Richmond Elimination Highlights:

  • Ron Capps powered the NAPA Brakes Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car to its second consecutive victory on Sunday during the NHRA Virginia Nationals
  • The event win marks Capps’ 63rd victory overall, 62nd in a Funny Car, second of 2019 and first at Virginia Motorsports Park
  • Capps’ 63 wins rank eighth on the all-time NHRA Mello Yello win list, fourth among the two nitro categories and second in the Funny Car category
  • Behind the wheel of the Matco ‘Tools for the Cause’ Top Fuel dragster, Antron Brown raced to his second final round of the season and 123rd of his career
  • After two consecutive wins in his NAPA Brakes Hellcat, Capps jumped from ninth at the start of May to third in the Funny Car point standings
  • With his final round appearance, Brown advanced from seventh to fifth in the Top Fuel rankings
  • Capps’ win was third of the season for Don Schumacher Racing, and 336th overall

May-Jun 30-02, 2019 - Route 66 NHRA Nationals, Elwood, IL

May 30 02 2019 NHRANats

Tommy Johnson Jr. Races to Victory at Route 66 NHRA Nationals

DSR Chicago Saturday Highlights:

  • The entire Don Schumacher Racing contingent will start race day at the Route 66 NHRA Nationals from the top half of the Top Fuel and Funny Car fields
  • Antron Brown blasted to the quickest pass of the final Top Fuel qualifying session to add three more bonus points to his total of five
  • Tommy Johnson Jr. was the only Funny Car pilot to crack into the three-second range during Q3
  • After running low E.T. during the third session, Johnson returned and made the second-quickest pass during Q4

DSR Chicago Elimination Highlights:

  • Tommy Johnson Jr. raced to his first win of 2019 at the Route 66 NHRA Nationals and advanced to second in the Funny Car point standings
  • Johnson’s victory marked the third consecutive Don Schumacher Racing Funny Car triumph and fourth of the season
  • Antron Brown and Jack Beckman recorded semifinal finishes 
  • All four DSR Funny Cars advanced to the quarterfinals

Jun 07-09, 2019 - Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals, Topeka, KS

Jun 07 09 2019 Menards

DSR Topeka Saturday Highlights:

  • Last week’s Funny Car winner, Tommy Johnson Jr., will start race day from the top-half of the field for the fifth consecutive event and eighth time in the past ten races
  • Antron Brown will start from the top-half of the Top Fuel field in the No. 4 spot
  • Ron Capps and Matt Hagan, who is celebrating his 250th Funny Car event, also secured top-half starting positions
  • Round one of Funny Car eliminations features a DSR intramural battle between Hagan and Jack Beckman
  • DSR is seeking its fourth consecutive Funny Car victory and first Top Fuel win of the season

DSR Topeka Elimination Highlights:

  • Funny Car driver Jack Beckman advanced to the final round to lead DSR at the NHRA Heartland Nationals in Topeka, Kansas
  • Beckman’s final round appearance was his second of the season, and fourth consecutive for a DSR Funny Car driver
  • Tommy Johnson Jr. maintains his No. 2 ranking in the Funny Car championship point standings
  • Antron Brown powered to the Top Fuel semifinal round for the third consecutive event

Jun 14-16, 2019 - NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, Bristol, TN

Jun 14 16 2019 NHRATValleyNats

DSR Bristol Saturday Highlights:

  • Antron Brown and Leah Pritchett qualify their Top Fuel dragsters in the top-half of the field
  • In Funny Car, Jack Beckman, Ron Capps, and Tommy Johnson Jr. will start race day from the top-half of the field and with the advantage of lane choice
  • As the 2017 and 2018 Thunder Valley Nationals event champion, Capps is seeking his third consecutive Bristol Dragway victory
  • Round one features a DSR intramural matchup between Johnson and Matt Hagan 
  • Pritchett rocketed to the quickest pass of Q3 
  • Johnson powered to the quickest pass of Q4, and Capps was second-quickest of Q3

DSR Bristol Elimination Highlights:

  • Funny Car pilots Jack Beckman and Ron Capps recorded semifinal finishes in Thunder Valley
  • Antron Brown retained his No. 4 ranking in the Top Fuel point standings 
  • Tommy Johnson Jr., Capps, and Beckman occupy the fourth, fifth and sixth spots, respectively, in the Funny Car rankings

Jun 20-23, 2019 - Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, Norwalk, OH

Jun 20 23 2019 Summit Nationals

DSR Norwalk Saturday Highlights:

  • Ron Capps locked-in his first No. 1 qualifier of the season, first at Norwalk and 23rd of his career
  • Capps powered the Pennzoil Synthetics/NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car to the quickest E.T. of Q2 and Q4, and second-quickest of Q1 and Q3, banking 10 out of 12 possible bonus points
  • Leah Pritchett will start from the No. 2 spot on the Top Fuel ladder for the second consecutive event
  • Antron Brown joins his Top Fuel teammate in the top-half of the field, and Funny Car pilots Jack Beckman and Tommy Johnson Jr. also secured top-half qualifying positions

DSR Norwalk Elimination Highlights:

  • Jack Beckman advanced to the final round on Sunday to lead DSR at the 13th annual NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio
  • With his run to the final, Beckman powered to two runner-ups and two semifinal finishes over the past four consecutive events
  • Tommy Johnson Jr. recorded his fifth semifinal appearance in six events 
  • Leah Pritchett snapped a four-race first-round exit streak by advancing to the Top Fuel semifinals
  • Johnson, Beckman, and No. 1 qualifier Ron Capps leave Norwalk ranked in the ‘top five’ in the Funny Car rankings
  • Antron Brown maintained his No. 4 position in the Top Fuel standings 

Jul 05-07, 2019 - NHRA New England Nationals, Epping, NH

Jul 05 07 2019 NewEnglandThree-peat for Matt Hagan in Epping

DSR Epping Saturday Highlights:

  • Antron Brown navigated the Matco Tools Toyota Top Fuel dragster to the quickest run of Q3 and earned three bonus points
  • As the No. 3 Funny Car qualifier, Ron Capps leads DSR after three qualifying sessions
  • Tommy Johnson Jr. will start from the top half of the Funny Car field for the eighth consecutive event
  • Defending back-to-back Epping Funny Car champion Matt Hagan earned a starting position from the quick half of the field and will face teammate Jack Beckman in round one of eliminations
  • Note: Saturday’s second qualifying session (Q4) was cancelled due to persistent rain.

DSR Epping Elimination Highlights:

  • Matt Hagan notches third consecutive NHRA New England Nationals Funny Car victory
  • Hagan’s Epping win marked his second triumph of 2019 and 31st overall 
  • Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Ron Capps (Funny Car) advanced to the quarterfinals, and each moved up one spot in the Countdown to the Championship point standings

Jul 19-21, 2019 - Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals, Morrison, CO

Jul 19 21 2019 DodgeMileHighNats

Denver Victory for Tommy Johnson Jr. 35 Years in the Making

DSR Denver Saturday Highlights:

  • Leah Pritchett (Top Fuel) and Tommy Johnson Jr. (Funny Car) lead DSR after qualifying their MOPAR-powered machines second in their respective categories
  • Both Pritchett and Johnson rocketed to the second-quickest E.T.s of both the third and fourth qualifying sessions
  • Antron Brown joins his Top Fuel teammate at the top of the field 
  • Matt Hagan was quickest amongst the Funny Cars in Q3 to earn a spot in the top-half of the ladder
  • Ron Capps will have lane choice after earning a top-half starting position 

Note: Funny Car Q4 was abbreviated due to rain. Ron Capps was the only DSR driver that did not get to make a Q4 run.

DSR Denver Elimination Highlights:

  • After 35 years, Tommy Johnson Jr. finally conquered Thunder Mountain and captured his first Bandimere Speedway Wally trophy
  • Johnson’s Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil win was his second victory of the season, 19th of his career and propelled him to the No. 2 spot in Funny Car point standings
  • The triumph for Johnson was the sixth win by a DSR Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car driver in 2019, and 339th overall victory for Don Schumacher Racing
  • Antron Brown, Leah Pritchett, Jack Beckman and Ron Capps all recorded quarterfinal finishes
  • Brown maintained his No. 3 Top Fuel point ranking; Beckman and Capps also maintained their ‘top five’ rankings

Jul 26-28, 2019 - NHRA Sonoma Nationals, Sonoma, CA

Jul 26 28 2019 NHRASonomaNationals

DSR Sonoma Saturday Highlights:

  • Jack Beckman, Matt Hagan, and Tommy Johnson Jr. will start race day from the top half of the Funny Car field; Antron Brown qualified in the quick-half of the Top Fuel field
  • Leah Pritchett made two bonus point-worthy runs on Saturday, powering to the second-quickest pass of Q4 and third-quickest of Q3
  • Ron Capps picked up a bonus point after maneuvering his Funny Car to the third-quickest run of the third session and was one of only three cars to run in the three-second zone during Q3
  • With 499 Top Fuel round wins, Brown is on the verge of reaching No. 500 on Sunday and is set up to become the sixth Top Fuel pilot in NHRA history to reach that milestone

DSR Sonoma Elimination Highlights:

  • Funny Car pilot Matt Hagan raced to a runner-up finish on Sunday during the NHRA Sonoma Nationals
  • Antron Brown made history during round one when he became the sixth driver to reach the ‘500 Top Fuel round wins’ milestone
  • Brown and Tommy Johnson Jr. (Funny Car) recorded semifinal finishes; both drivers leave Sonoma ranked second in the championship standings
  • Johnson’s semifinal appearance was his ninth of the season 

Aug 02-04, 2019 - Magic Dry Organic Absorbent NHRA Northwest Nationals, Kent, WA

Aug 02 04 2019 MagicDryNorthwestNationals

DSR Seattle Saturday Highlights:

  • Three-time Pacific Raceways Top Fuel defending event champion Antron Brown qualified 11th for race day and will attempt to become the first driver to win four consecutive Seattle trophies in any NHRA pro category
  • Matt Hagan leads DSR as the highest-qualified entry and will start race day from third
  • Jack Beckman powered to the second-quickest pass in the final qualifying session to earn a spot in the top half of the Funny Car field.
  • Round one will feature a DSR intramural Funny Car battle between Beckman and Tommy Johnson Jr.
  • Leah Pritchett qualified in the quick-half of the Top Fuel field and will look to avenge last week’s first-round loss to Austin Prock during round one

DSR Seattle Elimination Highlights:

  • Ron Capps raced to his third final round appearance of the 2019 season; it was the fifth consecutive event where DSR has placed a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car in the finals
  • Capps’ run to the final advanced him to fourth in points and allowed him to clinch a berth in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship
  • Jack Beckman’s semifinal finish also helped him secure a berth in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship; Beckman is currently ranked fifth
  • Countdown contender (Sonoma clinch) Tommy Johnson Jr. leads the DSR Funny Car brigade and leaves Seattle ranked third in the championship standings
  • Antron Brown closes out the Western Swing by moving into second in the Top Fuel standings

Aug 15-18, 2019 - Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, Brainerd, MN

Aug 15 18 2019 LucasOilNats

DSR Doubles-Up at Brainerd – Leah Pritchett and Ron Capps Race to Victory

DSR Brainerd Saturday Highlights:

  • Matt Hagan will start from the top of the Funny Car field for the 35th time of his career
  • The entire DSR Funny Car contingent earned top-half qualifying positions, with defending event champion Jack Beckman occupying the No. 2 spot
  • Leah Pritchett leads the DSR Top Fuel duo and will start race day from fourth 
  • Antron Brown and Hagan’s qualifying performances helped them to clinch berths into the NHRA Countdown to the Championship

DSR Brainerd Elimination Highlights:

  • Don Schumacher Racing doubles-up in Brainerd
    • Leah Pritchett – Top Fuel (8th career win; first of 2019) 
    • Ron Capps – Funny Car (64th career win; third of 2019) 
  • The final round featured an all-DSR Funny Car battle (Capps vs. Tommy Johnson Jr.)
  • Pritchett clinched a Countdown to the Championship playoff berth, ensuring all DSR drivers will contend for a 2019 title
  • Johnson’s run to the final allowed him to advance to second in the Funny Car standings
  • Capps and Jack Beckman maintain ‘top five’ rankings 
  • DSR extends overall win tally to 341 triumphs 

Aug-Sep 28-02, 2019 - Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, Indianapolis, IN

Aug 28 02 2019 NHRA16 USNats

DSR Indianapolis Sunday Highlights:

  • Jack Beckman piloted the Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car to his first No. 1 qualifier of the season and 25th of his career
  • Beckman lived up to his ‘Fast’ Jack nickname, powering to session-best passes in three out of five qualifying sessions, earning bonus points in all five rounds, and rocketing to the fastest Funny Car speed (335.23 mph) of the weekend
  • Beckman, Ron Capps, and Matt Hagan earned positions inside the top-four of the quickest Funny Car field in NHRA history
  • Capps blasted to the quickest E.T. of Q4 and banked bonus points in four out of five qualifying sessions
  • Antron Brown and Leah Pritchett earned starting positions in the top half of the quickest Top Fuel field in NHRA history

DSR Indianapolis Elimination Highlights:

  • Funny Car No. 1 qualifier Jack Beckman capped off a near-perfect race weekend with a runner-up finish
  • Semifinalist Antron Brown (Top Fuel) and Tommy Johnson Jr. (Funny Car) lead the DSR brigade heading into the start of the Countdown to the Championship, with both drivers starting from the No. 3 position.
  • Beckman and Ron Capps (Funny Car) join Brown and Johnson with ‘top five’ rankings
  • Funny Car pilot Matt Hagan raced to his fourth consecutive semifinal appearance
  • Factory Stock Showdown Series No. 1 qualifier Mark Pawuk led the DSR Drag Pak duo by racing to a quarterfinal finish

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Sep 12-15, 2019 - Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals, Mohnton, PA

Sep 12 15 2019 ExpressLaneNHRANats

Beckman Wins Reading and Takes Over Funny Car Points Lead

DSR Reading Saturday Highlights:

  • Ron Capps kicked-off his 2019 Countdown campaign by capturing the Funny Car pole 
  • Capps’ record-setting Q2 performance stood strong on Saturday, and he collected eight bonus points at the conclusion of qualifying after powering to the second-best pass of Q4
  • Jack Beckman and Tommy Johnson Jr. join Capps with starting positions in the top half of the Funny Car field
  • Beckman blasted to the quickest run of the third qualifying session to earn three bonus points
  • Leah Pritchett made the second-quickest Top Fuel runs of three qualifying rounds to earn six bonus points and the No. 2 qualifying spot
  • Antron Brown will start from inside the ‘top five’ on the Top Fuel ladder 

DSR Reading Elimination Highlights:

  • Jack Beckman raced to victory at the first event of the NHRA Countdown to the Championship and moved into the Funny Car points lead
  • Beckman’s triumph was his first of the season, and the 29th of his career 
  • Semifinalist Ron Capps moved up one spot to fourth; Tommy Johnson Jr. rounds out the ‘top five’ in the Funny Car point standings
  • With Beckman’s Reading win, all DSR Funny Car pilots have visited the winner’s circle at least once in 2019
  • Reading marked the eighth consecutive event that DSR has contested a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat in the final round
  • Antron Brown maintains his ranking inside the Top Fuel ‚top five’

Sep 27-29, 2019 - AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, Madison, IL

Sep 27 29 2019 AAA NHRA

DSR St. Louis Saturday Highlights:

  • Matt Hagan blasted to low E.T. of Funny Car Q3 to earn three bonus points and the No. 2 qualifying spot
  • Ron Capps and Tommy Johnson Jr. join Hagan in the top half of the Funny Car field
  • Round one of Top Fuel will feature an intramural battle between Antron Brown and Leah Pritchett
  • The DSR Dodge Challenger Drag Pak duo of Mark Pawuk and Leah Pritchett qualified in the top half of the Factory Stock Showdown field, and advanced to round two after both drivers raced to victory in round one of eliminations

DSR St. Louis Elimination Highlights:

  • Leah Pritchett advanced to the semifinals to jump three spots in the Countdown to the Championship Top Fuel standings, and crack into the ‘top five’
  • Ron Capps’ quarterfinal finish helped him maintain his No. 4 Funny Car ranking 
  • Jack Beckman remains in the Funny Car ‘top five’

Oct 11-13, 2019 - NHRA Carolina Nationals, Concord, NC

Oct 11 13 2019 NHRACarolinaNats

Jack Beckman Takes Top Honors at the NHRA Carolina Nationals

DSR Charlotte II Saturday Highlights:

  • Jack Beckman topped the Funny Car field and will start race day from the No. 1 spot for the 26th time in his career
  • All DSR entries earned top-half qualifying positions and will have the advantage of lane choice in round one of eliminations
  • Leah Pritchett rocketed to the quickest Top Fuel pass of Q4 to capture the No. 2 qualifying spot
  • Antron Brown joins Pritchett in the top half of the Top Fuel field  
  • Matt Hagan laid down the quickest run of Funny Car Q4 and will start race day from third
  • Defending Funny Car event champion Ron Capps will start from inside the ‚top five’

DSR Charlotte II Elimination Highlights:

  • Jack Beckman raced to a runner-up finish, marking his second final round appearance in the first three events of the Countdown, and moved into the No. 2 spot in the championship point standings
  • Beckman powered his machine to the quickest Funny Car E.T. (3.864 seconds) of the NHRA Carolina Nationals
  • Three DSR Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Cars advanced to the semifinals 
  • Semifinalist Ron Capps maintains his No. 4 ranking in the Countdown to the Championship standings
  • Leah Pritchett moved from fifth up to fourth in the Top Fuel standings 

Oct 17-20, 2019 - AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, Ennis, TX

Oct 17 20 2019 Fallnats

Matt Hagan Wins Dallas; Puts Himself Solidly Back in Funny Car Championship Contention

DSR Dallas Saturday Highlights:

  • Starting from second on the Top Fuel ladder, Leah Pritchett leads DSR heading into Sunday’s elimination rounds
  • Antron Brown will also start from the ‘quick half’ of the Top Fuel field 
  • In Funny Car, Ron Capps and Matt Hagan earned top-half starting positions 
  • Round one will feature an intramural battle between Capps and Jack Beckman 
  • The DSR Dodge Challenger Drag Pak duo of Pritchett and Mark Pawuk earned round-one victories, and both drivers will advance to Sunday’s quarterfinal round

DSR Dallas Elimination Highlights:

  • Matt Hagan raced to victory at the fourth event of the NHRA Countdown to the Championship and moved from seventh to fourth in the Funny Car point standings
  • Hagan’s triumph was his third of the season, 32nd of his career, and third at Texas Motorplex
  • Dallas marked the tenth time in 11 consecutive events that DSR has contested a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat in the final round
  • Jack Beckman maintains his No. 2 ranking in the Funny Car Countdown standings
  • Leah Pritchett heads to Countdown race No. 5 of six ranked inside the Top Fuel top five
  • In Factory Stock Showdown competition, Pritchett raced to her first FSXX final of 2019, while Mark Pawuk also enjoyed a long race day of going rounds by advancing to the semifinals

Oct-Nov 31-03, 2019 - Dodge NHRA Nationals, Las Vegas, NV

Oct 31 03 2019 DodgeNHRANats

Hagan Wins Vegas; Scores Back-to-Back Countdown Victories

DSR Las Vegas II Saturday Highlights:

  • Leah Pritchett (Top Fuel) and Jack Beckman (Funny Car) reset The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway track E.T. records in their respective categories to capture the nitro poles
  • Pritchett’s No. 1 qualifier is the 12th of her career, and first of the season 
  • No. 2 ranked Beckman earned his third pole of the season, fourth at Vegas, and 27th of his career
  • Tommy Johnson Jr. was second-quickest in three out of four sessions to secure the No. 2 qualifying position to start race day

DSR Las Vegas II Elimination Highlights:

  • MOPAR Funny Car pilot Matt Hagan raced to victory at the Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil
  • By winning his second consecutive Countdown race, Hagan has moved within two rounds of the point leader and cemented himself as a viable threat to contend for the championship
  • Following a semifinal finish, Funny Car No. 1 qualifier Jack Beckman maintained his No. 2 ranking in the point standings and sits 46 points out of first
  • Sunday marked the 11th time in 12 consecutive events DSR has contested a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat in the final round
  • Quarterfinal finisher Leah Pritchett heads to the final race of the 2019 season ranked inside the Top Fuel top five

Nov 14-17, 2019 - Auto Club NHRA Finals, Pomona, CA

Nov 14 17 2019 AAANHRAFinals

Beckman Closes 2019 with Funny Car Victory

DSR Pomona II Saturday Highlights:

  • 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Championship hopeful Matt Hagan qualifies No. 1 for the final event of the season
  • Both Hagan (ranked third), and Jack Beckman (ranked second) are within two rounds of point leader Robert Hight to start race day
  • All DSR Funny Cars qualify in the top half of the field
  • Leah Pritchett will start from the No. 2 spot on the Top Fuel ladder as she seeks to maintain her ‘top five’ ranking

DSR Pomona II Elimination Highlights:

  • Funny Car pilot Jack Beckman closes out the season with a win at the Auto Club NHRA Finals
  • Beckman’s victory was his 30th overall, second of the season, and first at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona
  • Beckman closed out 2019 second in the standings and with the opportunity to choose a Dodge SRT high-performance vehicle to drive for a year
  • Matt Hagan advanced to the semifinal round and finished the season ranked third in the Funny Car standings
  • Leah Pritchett raced to a semifinal finish and improved one spot up to fourth behind the wheel of her MOPAR-powered Top Fuel dragster
  • With Beckman’s win at the season-closer, all current DSR nitro drivers have been victorious at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona