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DSR Gainesville Pre-Race Report

NHRA Gatornationals
Event 3 of 22
Gainesville Raceway
Gainesville, Fla.  
March 11-13, 2022 


TONY SCHUMACHER
Driver of the Maynard Family Racing/Scag Power Equipment Top Fuel Dragster


NHRA Gatornationals Event Highlights:
  • Five-time event winner (2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2017)  
  • Four-time runner-up (2000, 2011, 2012, 2015)  
  • Three-time No. 1 qualifier (2006, 2011, 2017)  


2020 Gainesville Recap:
Qualified 13th; First round exit (defeated by Steve Torrence in E1)

Last Event (Phoenix):
Qualified 12th; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Justin Ashley in E1; defeated by Clay Millican in E2)

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

Noteworthy:

  • Leads the Top Fuel class in number of wins at Gainesville (five): 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2017
  • Scag Power Equipment makes its NHRA debut as a DSR primary partner at the Gatornationals

Quotable:
“I’ve been super successful there, having won five times, but I’ve won that race with different crew chiefs. As much as I’d like to take the credit for my Gainesville success, a whole bunch of people contributed to that. But, I do believe that we’ll have great success this weekend with our new team as well. I wish we were part of the Call-Out race because it makes you step up your game a little earlier in the weekend, but our Scag Top Fuel dragster is performing extremely well without the results. Obviously, we have two first-round wins, which is good, but we've just had some gremlins bite us which has prevented us from racing to our full potential.
 
“We have a great group of folks from Scag Power Equipment coming out. Already, we had people coming up to the ropes at our last race letting us know that they had a Scag dealership and they were so excited for a Scag race car, so I’m really pumped to debut our Scag car this weekend. A lot of good things in the works for our team.” 


 

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


2021 Gainesville Recap:

N/A

Last Event (Las Vegas 2 2021):
Qualified 14th; First round exit (defeated by Jason Dietsch in E1) 


 

MARK PAWUK
Driver of the 
Empaco Equipment Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak


2021 Gainesville Recap:
Qualified 11th; Semifinal finish (defeated Jim Betz in E1, Gardner Stone in E2; defeated by Aaron Stanfield in E3)
 
Last Event (Las Vegas 2 2021):
Qualified fifth; Quarterfinal finish (defeated John Cerbone in E1; defeated by Leah Pruett in E2)

Career Statistics:
27 races; three runner-up finishes; two No. 1 qualifiers 


 

WARREN WALCHER
Driver of the 
Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak


Noteworthy:
Making his DSR debut at the 2022 Gatornationals
 
 

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