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DSR Charlotte 1 Pre-Race Report

Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
Event 6 of 22
zMAX Dragway
Concord, N.C.  
April 29 – May 1, 2022 


TONY SCHUMACHER
Driver of the Maynard Family Racing/Okuma Top Fuel Dragster


Charlotte 1 Event Highlights:
  • Two-time runner-up (2012, 2017) 
2018 Charlotte 1 Recap (last Charlotte Four-Wide appearance):
Qualified second; First round exit (defeated by Dom Lagana, Clay Millican in E1)
 
Last Event (Houston):
Qualified eighth; First round exit (defeated by Mike Salinas in E1)

Career Statistics:
517 races; 85 event wins; 88 No. 1 qualifiers

Noteworthy:
  • Schumacher enjoyed a solid showing at the Las Vegas Four-Wide Nationals earlier this month, having advanced to the final elimination quad

Quotable:
“I’m looking forward to getting back to Charlotte, and the four-wide style of racing. We had a really good outing in Vegas when we ran four-wide there a few weeks ago, and advanced to the final quad. I’m getting used to racing that way; it’s only taken me 15 some odd years to get used to racing four-wide but it’s actually more fun than I had remembered. Up until Vegas, it had been a couple of years since I raced a four-wide event, so I can’t wait to have another crack at it this weekend. I love Charlotte. zMAX Dragway is an awesome facility. Hoping for great weather conditions, and looking forward to seeing a packed crowd out there.”

 

 

Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown Series (Event 2 of 8):


DAVID DAVIES
Driver of the 
D H Davies Racing® Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak

Last Event (Gainesville):
Qualified No. 11; First round exit (defeated by Ricky Hord in E1) 


MARK PAWUK
Driver of the 
Empaco Equipment Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak
Last Event (Gainesville): 
Qualified No. 1; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Carl Tasca in E1; defeated by David Barton in E2)
 
NHRA Career Statistics:
28 races; three runner-up finishes; three No. 1 qualifiers
 
Noteworthy:
  • Was the No. 1 qualifier in Gainesville, the 2022 NHRA FSS season opener 
  • Won the NMCA season opener in Bradenton, Fla. the following week 

 

WARREN WALCHER
Driver of the 
Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak
Last Event (Gainesville):
Qualified third; Semifinal finish (defeated Dennis Chaisson in E1, Ricky Horde in E2; DNS (broke) in E3)
 
Noteworthy:
  • Put on an impressive performance at his debut race with DSR, the NHRA Gatornationals in March, securing the No. 3 qualifying spot out of a 22-car field, and advancing to the semifinals

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