Dodge Nitro Forum banner

1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
22,977 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hagan Leads Mopar in Qualifying at NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, Turk Qualifies for Factory Stock Showdown


Matt Hagan qualifies Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T fourth in Funny Car to lead Mopar-backed Nitro teams
Four Mopar-powered Don Schumacher Racing Funny Cars qualify in top 10
Six Dodge Charger R/T Funny Cars qualify for 16-car field
Mopar Top Fuel drivers Tony Schumacher and Leah Pritchett will begin day from No. 6 and No. 9 spots, respectively
Pritchett pilots Dodge Challenger to win over Papa John’s founder and CEO, John Schnatter, in second Charity Challenge race of 2017
Geoff Turk qualifies 2015 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak for Factory Stock Showdown
Super Stock driver Jerry Hatch’s 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 Six Pack wins Best Appearing Car
Dodge Challenger SRT Demon simulators unveiled on Manufacturers Midway and covered by FS1


April 29, 2017 , Concord, N.C. -

Mopar HEMI® power claimed four of the top 10 spots in Funny Car qualifying for the Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway near Charlotte, while Mopar-powered Top Fuel machines will start sixth and ninth on the unique four-wide eliminations ladder. Only three rounds are required to crown the event champion in the classes that make up the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

Matt Hagan turned in the best qualifying time among Mopar drivers in the Funny Car ranks with a pass of 3.898 seconds at 331.28 mph during round two in his Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T. His No. 4 qualifying effort is best among teams not in the John Force Racing camp. His Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) Mopar teammates in Funny Car, Ron Caps, Tommy Johnson Jr. and Jack Beckman, will begin from the sixth, seventh and 10th spots, respectively.

A total of six Dodge Charger R/T Funny Cars qualified for Sunday’s elimination rounds out of a 19-car field.

The DSR Mopar Top Fuel cars also turned in respectable qualifying efforts with eight-time champion Tony Schumacher taking the No. 6 qualifying spot in his U.S. Army Dragster, while points leader Leah Pritchett will begin from the ninth spot in her Papa John’s Pizza/Mopar Pennzoil machine. A large Top Fuel contingent of 18 cars attempted to qualify.

The Four-Wide Nationals also are the site of the second of five Factory Stock Showdowns in 2017. Geoffrey Turk of Yorkville, Illinois, qualified sixth in the eight-car field, before bowing out in round one after a pass of 9.266 seconds at 163.99 mph in a difficult far left lane. Eighteen cars made qualifying attempts. In addition, Super Stock driver Jerry Hatch’s SS/EA 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T powered by a 440 Six Pack engine won the Best Appearing Car award. Longtime racer Hatch hails from Lubec, Maine, and is in his second full-time season campaigning the Challenger. He has won 12 track championships in his career.

The Four-Wide Nationals are a unique spectacle in drag racing, where not only does each driver in the Pro classes need to stage his or her own car properly, but also has the added distraction of vehicles in three other lanes. Instead of pairs as is the norm in drag racing, for Sunday the field is divided into four quads with the top two from each advancing throughout the day until one car emerges as the winner out of the four in the final round. Friday’s qualifying rounds featured good conditions, but Saturday’s heat and humidity prevented any major movement in the qualifying order.



Leah Pritchett Defeats Papa John’s Pizza Founder John Schnatter in Second Charity Challenge of 2017

The Four-Wide Nationals also featured the second “Charity Challenge” match race of 2017 between Pritchett and Papa John’s Pizza founder and CEO, John Schnatter. Pritchett bested Schnatter during the Gatornationals in March, and this weekend was again piloting a Dodge Challenger configured for drag racing and featuring a supercharged Mopar Gen III HEMI engine. She defeated Schnatter’s 1971 Camaro with a time of 9.896 seconds at 153.35 mph to Schnatter’s pass of 12.331 at 112.42. Each Charity Challenge match race benefits the Infinite Hero Foundation. The next competition will take place during the Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Elwood, Illinois, slated for July 6 – 9.

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Simulators Unveiled

This week on Manufacturers Midway, Dodge unveiled the most high-octane drag racing simulation experience ever created. Drivers have the ability to sit in, feel, and drive the highly anticipated Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. The simulators feature the latest state-of-art motion technology, producing incredibly realistic, never-before-seen special effects. Drivers drag race head-to-head starting from behind a real “Christmas Tree” staging light set up to see who has the fastest reaction time and quarter-mile time. On Saturday afternoon Mopar Funny Car drivers Matt Hagan and Tommy Johnson Jr. sampled the simulators along with former driver and current FOX Sports color commentator Tony Pedregon for a piece on FS1.

Mopar/Dodge Notes & Quotes
(best elapsed time in bold)


Matt Hagan, Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car


Qualified No. 4, will face No. 5 Tim Wilkerson, No. 12 Cruz Pedregon, No. 13 Bob Bode
Friday: (4.593 seconds at 184.40 mph – Q1); (3.898/331.28 – Q2)
Saturday: (4.088/313.73 – Q3); (5.086/151.94 – Q4)

“It’s been kind of a rough weekend, we’ve just not performed the way we wanted to with this Mopar Funny Car, but race day is race day, that’s why you jump in the car and you never know what you’re going to get. One thing this racetrack has been to me is it’s been kind and it’s been brutal. I’ve been on both sides of it with explosions and made highlight reels and everything else. But when we get it right it’s been really kind to me, too. I know it looks like we’re struggling a little bit right now in this heat, we made a good lap last night to put us fourth so all in all it just takes a couple of good runs and a couple of good luck runs during the day tomorrow.

"I’m just excited to hit the gas. You’ve got this new Demon (simulator) out there and people are excited about that. They’re paying attention to Mopar and we want to put on a show for them tomorrow. I think we’ll be all right, we’ve just got to have a couple decent little runs and a little luck come our way.”

Leah Pritchett, Papa John’s Pizza/Mopar Pennzoil Top Fuel Dragster
Qualified No. 9, will face No. 1 Clay Millican, No. 8 Shawn Langdon, No. 16 Terry Haddock
Friday: (3.770 seconds at 322.73 mph – Q1); (3.770/320.51 – Q2);
Saturday: (6.491/91.84 – Q3); (3.785/320.13 – Q4)

“Qualifying for us was a little bit abnormal, we were down on power, which is not something that is an issue of ours. Our Mopar HEMI, with (crew chief) Todd (Okuhara) is good at making a lot of power. We ran on Friday and he’s throwing everything at it and rpms are just not there. We knew we weren’t going to better our time from Friday, our focus in qualifying was to weed out the issue of not having enough power. So it took us two runs to do it and we know what our issue was, we had a bad mag. So leading into tomorrow I actually feel really good because we know we have our hot rod back.”

(On the Charity Challenge)
“We live and breathe drag raci
ng, and whether the cause is for the Wally at the end of the day or to help foundations like the Infinite Hero Foundation is something that’s truly amazing. I’m the lucky one, it’s hard for me to wrap my head around all the incredible things that we get to do, but this tops the charts right here.”

Ron Capps, NAPA Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car
Qualified No. 6, will face No. 3 John Force, No. 11 Del Worsham, No. 14 Chad Head
Friday: (3.905 seconds at 321.12 mph – Q1); (3.904/324.12 – Q2)
Saturday: (3.964/320.89 – Q3); (3.920/321.88 – Q4)

Tommy Johnson Jr., Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car
Qualified No. 7, will face No. 2 Robert Hight, No. 10 Jack Beckman, No 15 Jim Campbell
Friday: (3.993 seconds at 312.86 mph – Q1); (3.922/319.52 – Q2)
Saturday: (3.994/311.05 – Q3); (3.952/316.52 – Q4)

Jack Beckman, Infinite Hero Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car
Qualified No. 10, will face No. 2 Robert Hight, No. 7 Tommy Johnson Jr., No. 15 Jim Campbell
Friday: (3.970 seconds at 323.12 mph – Q1); (4.379/203.28 – Q2)
Saturday: (4.725/173.01 – Q3); (4.384/205.04 – Q4)

Tony Schumacher, U.S. Army Top Fuel Dragster
Qualified No. 6, will face No. 3 Antron Brown, No. 11 Pat Dakin, No. 14 Ike Maier
Friday: (3.778 seconds at 324.51 mph – Q1); (3.740/323.81– Q2)
Saturday: (3.789/319.45 – Q3); (6.772/98.95 – Q4)

Tune-In Info
FOX Sports 1 will broadcast the elimination rounds from the eighth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at 5:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 30.


For more information on Mopar and Dodge in NHRA, check out the Mopar brand’s official blog, Mopar Blog ? Mopar Blog.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
22,977 Posts
Discussion Starter #2
Capps Drives Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car to Second Straight Win

Capps Drives Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car to Second Straight Win of Season at NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

Mopar driver Ron Capps wins 51st career Funny Car event in HEMI®-powered Dodge Charger R/T at Charlotte
Mopar drivers Capps, Jack Beckman and Matt Hagan drive Dodge Charger R/T Funny Cars to final round
Leah Pritchett and Tony Schumacher represent Mopar in Top Fuel final
Mopar-powered cars maintain points lead in both Funny Car and Top Fuel standings
Jack Zimmerman and Ed Longhany Sr. win Dodge Top Finisher award in Stock and Super Stock


April 30, 2017 , Concord, N.C. -

It doesn’t matter whether the drag strip has two lanes or four, cars featuring Mopar HEMI® power in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will find the winner’s circle this season. Ron Capps took home the Wally trophy in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at Charlotte’s zMAX Dragway to claim his 51st Funny Car win and back-to back victories after winning last week’s NHRA SpringNationals in Houston. Mopar Dodge Funny Car drivers have now claimed five wins in six events this year.

Mopar HEMI-powered Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) teams have also won nine of a possible 12 Nitro (Top Fuel and Funny Car) events in 2017, and a DSR Mopar driver has won at least one event in the Nitro classes at seven consecutive races, dating back to last season at the NHRA Finals. Mopar drivers have also doubled-up with Funny Car and Top Fuel wins in three of this season’s six events, and a Mopar driver has led the point standings in both Top Fuel and Funny Car after every event of 2017.

Three Mopar Funny Cars went to the final round at Charlotte, while two Mopar-powered Top Fuel dragsters made the final four.


Capps, the 2016 Funny Car champion, bested his Mopar teammates Jack Beckman and Matt Hagan, along with J.R. Todd, with a pass of 3.933 seconds at 322.65 mph after a .061-second reaction time in lane number one to the win the event. He also took over the Funny car points lead.

The Four-Wide Nationals only require three rounds to crown a winner, with two drivers advancing from each quadrant of four until an event champion emerges in the final round.

Defending Funny Car champion Capps drove his Mopar Dodge Charger R/T alongside John Force in the first round to beat Chad Head and Del Worsham. Capps and Force advanced to a Don Schumacher Racing versus John Force Racing matchup in round two against DSR’s Jack Beckman and Force’s Robert Hight. Capps and Beckman then went to the final round to square off against their Mopar DSR teammate Matt Hagan and first-year Funny Car driver J.R. Todd, where Capps claimed the victory.

Beckman meanwhile advanced his Infinite Hero Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car out of round one along with Hight, defeating Dodge Charger R/T competitor Jim Campbell and Beckman’s Mopar and DSR teammate, Tommy Johnson Jr. Beckman narrowly defeated Hight in the second round as Force smoked his tires to move on to the final round with Capps. Beckman ultimately came home in the runner-up position.

Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T driver Matt Hagan collected a victory in round one over Tim Wilkerson, Dodge driver Bob Bode and Cruz Pedregon, then in the second round bested J.R. Todd, Jonnie Lindberg and Wilkerson. Hagan went on to compete in the final round against teammates Capps and Beckman, along with Todd, where Hagan finished fourth after smoking his tires.

Tommy Johnson Jr. represented the only Mopar Funny Car driver not to make the final round in Charlotte. He and the Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T team suffered their second consecutive first-round defeat after winning in Las Vegas to start the month of April.

In Top Fuel, Mopar-powered Tony Schumacher narrowly escaped round one with a cylinder out over Pat Dakin and Ike Maier to advance to the second round along with Antron Brown. Schumacher made the final round by besting Terry McMillen, Doug Kalitta and Brown. Schumacher and McMillen advanced to the final against Mopar DSR driver Leah Pritchett and Steve Torrence, where Schumacher ultimately finished second as Torrence took the win.

Also in Top Fuel, Pritchett drove her Papa John’s Pizza/Mopar Pennzoil Dragster to a win in round one over Clay Millican, Terry Haddock and Shawn Langdon. Pritchett and Millican faced off against Dom Lagana and Torrence in round two, with Pritchett and Torrence going to the final. Pritchett came home in the third position overall after being late off the line.

Sunday’s eliminations at zMAX Dragway featured a large crowd despite hot and humid conditions, leading to a very warm, slick track.

Mopar/Dodge Notes & Quotes

Pietro Gorlier, Head of Parts and Service (Mopar) FCA – Global
“Congratulations to Ron Capps on winning the Four-Wide Nationals in his Dodge Challenger R/T. The 2017 season has been an amazing one thus far for the Mopar brand, with victories in each of the first six events. Seeing Mopar HEMI power in the winner’s circle never gets old.”

Ron Capps, NAPA Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car
(No. 6 Qualifier – 3.904 seconds at 324.12 mph)

Rd 1: (.076-second reaction time, 3.926 seconds at 322.65 mph), lost to No. 4 John Force (.064/3.937/309.20), defeated No. 14 Chad Head (.062/4.451/280.54), defeated No. 11 Del Worsham (.072/4.843/189/90)
Force and Capps advance to round two

Rd 2: (.052/3.920/323.43), defeated No. 10 Jack Beckman (.061/3.991/316.38), defeated No. 2 Robert Hight (.059/4.012/318.39), defeated No. 3 John Force (.052/5.618/128.54)
Capps and Beckman advance to final

Final: (.061/3.933/322.65), defeats No. 10 Jack Beckman (.050/3.959/320.05), defeats No. 8 J.R. Todd (.085/4.103/307.72, defeats No. 4 Matt Hagan (.034/8.820/93.67)
Capps wins the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

“This is a fun event, it changes everything. Your mentality, the way you approach the track, the way you approach each round. There’s not very times you see that many drivers pop out of their car at the other end of the track and they all are smiling, win or lose. It’s just an exciting race. It’s a great facility, I can’t tell you how many people fly in from all over the world and pick this one race to fly to.

“It’s so fun to be up there listening to what the team’s approach is round to round. I try just to rise to the occasion and not be the weak link.”

Leah Pritchett, Papa John’s Pizza/Mopar Pennzoil Top Fuel Dragster
(No. 9 Qualifier – 3.770 seconds at 322.73 mph)

Rd 1: (.061-second reaction time, 3.73 seconds at 316.23 mph), defeated No. 1 Clay Millican (.076/3.743/320.97), defeated No. 16 Terry Haddock (.189/4.292/218.51), defeated No. 8 Shawn Langdon (.061/5.211/145.67)
Pritchett and Millican advance to round two

Rd. 2 (.067/3.756/323.27), defeated No. 4 Steve Torrence (.072/3.774/326.71), defeated No. 13 Dom Lagana (.058/3.889/316.97), defeated No. 1 Clay Millican (.080/5.134/145.30)
Pritchett and Torrence advance to final

Final: (.125/3.796/318.84), lost to No. 4 Steve Torrence (.050/3.874/ 309.13), lost to No. 6 Tony Schumacher (.040/3.874/309.13), defeated No. 10 Terry McMillen (.066/4.650/171.23)
Pritchett finishes in third place

“I’m proud of my guys that give me the fastest, most consistent car. I’m for sure disappointed in myself, I about jumped the gun there, knowing that in the final round everyone turns it up a notch. I knew instantly that there was no chance that we were winning in that run. Once I got to like 50-foot I could see Steve out front. So congratulations to them. Going to Atlanta it’s going to be muggy, it’s going to be hot. We’ve got a cold tune-up; we’ve got a hot tune-up, so it feels good.”

Matt Hagan, Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car
(No. 4 Qualifier – 3.898 seconds at 31.28 mph)

Rd. 1: (.092-second reaction time, 3.930 seconds at 330.07 mph), defeated No. 5 Tim Wilkerson (.110/4.336/267.59), defeated No. 3 Bob Bode (.111/4.530/202.85), defeated No. 12 Cruz Pedregon (.107/9.393/87.27)
Hagan and Wilkerson advance to round two

Rd 2: (.083/3.983/325.77) defeated No.8 J.R. Todd (.079/4.036/281.54), defeated No. 16 Jonnie Lindberg (.072/4.418/267.69), defeated No. 5 Tim Wilkerson (.058/6.193/108.07)
Hagan and Todd advance to final

Final: (.034/8.820/93.67), lost to No. 6 Ron Capps (.061/3.933/322.65), lost to No. 10 Jack Beckman (.050/3.959/320.05), lost to No. 8 J.R. Todd (.085/4.103/307.72)
Hagan finishes in fourth place

“Obviously it was a crazy deal. You take this race and you kind of throw it up in the air and see where it lands. But all in all, we went some rounds, just kind of trying to wing it through there. We made some changes in the bellhousing and are still trying to this deal back under our feet with the heat. Obviously we know how to run really good in the cool, but we’re still figuring the heat out. We’ve got a lot more hot races coming up so we’re going work to figure it out.”

Jack Beckman, Infinite Hero Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car
(No. 10 Qualifier – 3.970 seconds at 323.12 mph)

Rd 1: (.077-second reaction time, 4.025 seconds at 316.23 mph), lost to No. 2 Robert Hight (.074/3.884/327.66), defeated No. 7 Tommy Johnson Jr. (.053/4.288/314.31) defeated No. 15 Jim Campbell (.118/6.712/98.34)
Hight and Beckman advance to round two

Rd 2: (.061/3.991/316.38), lost to No. 6 Ron Capps (.052/3.920/323.43), defeated No. 2 Robert Hight (.059/4.012/318.39), defeated No. 3 John Force (.052/5.618/128.54)
Capps and Beckman advance to final

(.050/3.959/320.05), lost to No. 6 Ron Capps (.061/3.933/322.65), defeated No. 8 J.R. Todd (.085/4.103/307.72), defeated No. 4 Matt Hagan (.0348.820/93.67)
Beckman finishes as runner-up

“I know there’s one less round here at Charlotte but we were in the final round and we’ll go down in the history books as a runner-up. You know what, we dug ourselves a hole in qualifying, we only made it down track one run. Nobody hung their heads. (We) had a little bit of luck first round when it dropped a cylinder but the guys went and looked at data, they plugged away at it. And here we are with the runner up. So listen, we got a lot of points. The big deal right now for us, let’s get back near the top of the point standings, let’s get ourselves a couple of trophies and we’ll go fight it out in the Countdown.”

Tommy Johnson Jr., Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car
(No. 7 Qualifier – 3.922 seconds at 319.52 mph)

Rd.1: (.053-second reaction time, 4.288 seconds at 314.31 mph), lost to No. 2 Robert Hight (.074/3.884/327.66), lost to No. 10 Jack Beckman (.077/4.025/316.23), defeated No. 15 Jim Campbell (.118/6.712/98.34)
Johnson eliminated

“The last thing we expected was to go out there and shake first round. We felt pretty confident going into race day. We had a really consistent car, so that was the last thing on our mind that was going to happen. It’s just unfortunate in the Four-Wide to come up short because two (cars) go on. I pedaled it and tried to catch them, but we’ll just try to figure out what’s wrong with the car. We’re going to test tomorrow and that way we’re ready for Atlanta.”

Tony Schumacher, U.S. Army Top Fuel Dragster
(No. 6 Qualifier – 3.740 seconds at 323.81 mph)

Rd. 1: (.089-second reaction time, 4.374 seconds at 247.52 mph), lost to No. 1 Antron Brown (.057/3.763/326.08), defeated No. 14 Ike Maier (.120/4.387/185.82), defeated No. 11 Pat Dakin (.054/11.899/61.87)
Brown and Schumacher advance to round two

Rd. 2: (.082/3.792/327.74), defeated No. 10 Terry McMillen (.072/3.832/316.52) defeated No. 2 Doug Kalitta (.070/4.202/230.37), defeated No. 3 Antron Brown (.077/6.933/100.67)
Schumacher and McMillen advance to final

Final: (.040/3.874/309.13), lost to No. 4 Steve Torrence (.050/3.874/ 309.13), defeated No. 9 Leah Pritchett (.125/3.796/318.84), defeated No. 10 Terry McMillen (.066/4.650/171.23)
Schumacher finishes as runner-up

“This is an incredible event, and at the end of the day you have to be a machine. I couldn’t be prouder of the U.S. Army team led by (crew chief) Mike Green, (assistant crew chief) Phil Shuler. They worked hard all weekend to give us a chance and that’s what we had today. This Four-Wide race is just a different way to do the same thing we do every weekend. You have to block out all the other stuff and just hit the throttle and you do your job. We all wanted to win this thing, but it didn’t’ work out. We have a great team that is learning every weekend and continuing to make progress. So now, it’s about heading to Atlanta where we are still chasing that first victory.”

Mopar/Dodge NHRA Sportsman Spotlight
Mopar-powered cars also turned in several strong efforts in the Sportsman ranks during the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. Jack Zimmerman from Clemmons, North Carolina, advanced to the fourth round of Stock Eliminator driving his B/SA 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T, where he was defeated by just four inches after running a 10.52-second elapsed time at 123.38 mph on a 10.50 dial-in. His reaction time was 0.066 seconds. Zimmerman’s Challenger R/T has a 440 Six Pack V8 under the hood featuring numerous Mopar performance parts.

In the Super Stock class, Wade, North Carolina’s Ed Longhany Sr. drove his SS/KA ’74 Plymouth Duster 360 to the fourth round, where he turned in a pass of 10.513 seconds at 120.89 mph, breaking out by a mere .007 after a .038-second reaction time.

Zimmerman and Longhany earned the Dodge Top Finisher award for their efforts. The program awards $500 to the top finishing Dodge or Plymouth vehicle competing in Stock and Super Stock at each of the this year’s 24 NHRA national events.

In addition, the Four-Wide Nationals served as the site of the second of the five Factory Stock Showdowns slated for 2017. Geoff Turk of Yorkville, Illinois, qualified his 2015 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak sixth in the eight-car field before being eliminated in Saturday’s first round. It was Turk’s second Factory Stock Showdown appearance of the year after also qualifying for the event during the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. Eighteen factory muscle cars attempted to qualify for the Showdown in Charlotte.

Five drivers also left zMAX Dragway with class wins in Stock Eliminator after class eliminations. Jim Bailey of Bradenton, Florida, drove his 2010 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak to the FS/D victory, while Hickory, Kentucky’s Larry Hill won A/SA with his ’70 Plymouth Barracuda. Thomas Auger from Wales, Maine, won H/SA in his ’63 Dodge 383, Milltown, New Jersey’s Todd Hoven took home the AA/SA class Wally with a win in his ’63 Dodge Coronet, and Charles Myers of Winterville, North Carolina, won O/SA with his ’81 Dodge Mirada.

Lubec, Maine’s Jerry Hatch won the Best Appearing Car award with his SS/EA 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T powered by a 440 Six Pack engine.

Next Event
Next week concludes the first three-week swing of the 2017 NHRA national event calendar with the 37th annual NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway on May 5 – 7. The track is located in Commerce, Georgia, 80 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. It was built in 1976 and has undergone a number of upgrades over the years since it was first graded to house an airport. Still, it is a track steeped with old-school character.


Jack Beckman has two wins at the track in Funny Car, while Ron Capps and Matt Hagan have one Wally apiece from Atlanta. Hagan won the event last year, where he also set the track elapsed time and top speed records. The event will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1 throughout the weekend, with elimination rounds televised on Sunday, May 7, at 6 p.m. ET.

For more information on Mopar and Dodge in NHRA, check out the Mopar brand’s official blog, Mopar Blog ? Mopar Blog.

2017 NHRA Championship — Point Standings After Round 6 of 24
(Season Wins in Parentheses)


NHRA Funny Car

1. Ron Capps, Dodge Charger R/T (2) – 518
2. Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger R/T (2) – 475

3. John Force (1) – 433
4. Tommy Johnson Jr. Dodge Charger R/T (1) – 390
5. Jack Beckman Dodge Charger R/T – 375

6. Robert Hight – 365
7. Courtney Force – 343
8. J.R. Todd –295
9. Jonnie Lindberg – 286
10. Jim Campbell Dodge Charger R/T – 242

NHRA Top Fuel
1. Leah Pritchett, Mopar HEMI (3) – 569
2. Tony Schumacher, Mopar HEMI (1) – 535

3. Antron Brown (1) – 501
4. Steve Torrence (1) – 470
5. Doug Kalitta – 417
6. Clay Millican – 330
7. Brittany Force – 316
8. Terry McMillen – 267
9. Troy Coughlin Jr. – 264
10. Scott Palmer – 212
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
22,977 Posts
Discussion Starter #3


Three Mopar Funny Car drivers advanced to the final round of the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte.



Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car driver Ron Capps celebrates his win in the NHRA Four-Wide Natioanals at zMAX Dragway.



Ron Capps won his second consecutive Funny Car event and 51st overall in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Charlotte.



Ed Longhany Sr. won the Super Stock Dodge Top Finisher award in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals with his SS/KA ’74 Plymouth Duster.
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
About this Discussion
2 Replies
1 Participant
rickaren
Dodge Nitro Forum
We’re a forum community dedicated to Dodge Nitro SUV owners & enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about upgrades, towing capacity, reliability, and more!
Full Forum Listing
Top