DSR Reading Friday Qualifying Report

Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals
Presented by Pennzoil

Event 14 of 20
Countdown Event 1 of 7
Maple Grove Raceway
Reading, Penn. 
Sept. 10 - 12, 2021


DSR Qualifying Updates:
  • Tommy Johnson Jr. clocked the second-quickest Funny Car pass during Q1 to earn the provisional No. 2 spot and two bonus points for defending series champion Matt Hagan who remains sidelined due to COVID-19
  • Johnson’s Q1 pass of 3.895 seconds at 333.82 mph is recorded as a career-best speed for the stand-in driver of the Mopar Dodge Funny Car
  • No. 1 Funny Car seed Ron Capps kicked off his 2021 Countdown campaign by powering to the fifth-quickest run of the session to earn a provisional qualifying spot in the top half of the field
  • Aboard the Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fueler, Leah Pruett leads DSR’s Top Fuel tandem by posting an E.T. that provisionally places her in the quick half of the field (7th) going into Saturday. Antron Brown occupies the No. 11 spot with two more qualifying opportunities to improve upon his position 

Driver Information:

Top Fuel:

Driver of the Matco Tools Toyota Top Fuel Dragster

Provisional Qualifying Position: No. 11

The Results: 
Q1: 3.871 E.T. at 302.14 MPH

Driver of the Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel Dragster

Provisional Qualifying Position: No. 7

The Results:
Q1: 3.733 E.T. at 323.89 MPH

Funny Car:
Driver of the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Provisional Qualifying Position: No. 5

The Results:
Q1: 3.932 E.T. at 325.06 MPH

Driver of the Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye

Provisional Qualifying Position: No. 2

The Results:
Q1: 3.895 E.T. at 333.82 MPH (Two bonus points for second-quickest run of the session)

Tommy Johnson Jr. is competing on behalf of defending Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan who remains sidelined as he recovers from COVID-19. The points Johnson accumulates during the race weekend will be awarded to Hagan, who started the Countdown ranked fifth.



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