DSR Gainesville Pre-Race Report

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

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


  • 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

“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.” 


Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown Series (Event 1 of 8):

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

2021 Gainesville Recap:


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


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 


Driver of the 
Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak

Making his DSR debut at the 2022 Gatornationals

Our Sponsors

Connect with DSR