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DSR/DSM Partner with Stratasys to Aid in the Fight of COVID-19 Pandemic

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DSR/DSM Partner with Stratasys to Aid in the Fight of COVID-19 Pandemic

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 31, 2020) – Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) and Don Schumacher Motorsports (DSM), DSR’s manufacturing arm, are proud to join the fight to help protect our nation’s brave health care workers on the front lines that are tirelessly treating patients seeking medical assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In response to the growing need for supplies, DSM has teamed up with Stratasys, a global leader in additive manufacturing or...

Busy Race Week Ahead for NHRA Champ Ron Capps

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Busy Race Week Ahead for NHRA Champ Ron Capps
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 24, 2020) –
Don Schumacher Racing’s Ron Capps is gearing up for a busy few days of on-track competition, all from the comforts of his own home. By participating in three iRacing events occurring this week, the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car world champion will have the opportunity to showcase his virtual racing skills through...

John Robinson resets Diesel 1/8th mile e.t. record at 4.10 seconds

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For Immediate Release – Mar. 23, 2020

Robinson sets Diesel 1/8-mile elapsed time record at 4.10


DIBOLL, Texas – “Hunting Season” means a lot of things to many different people over the winter months but, for diesel racer John Robinson, horsepower was the quarry.

Not of the ordinary gasoline, methanol or nitro variety – Robinson’s Power Service Diesel Additives-backed dragster utilizes a 390-cubic-inch Cummins Diesel for power. The Weatherford, Texas, driver’s hunting efforts were rewarded as he recorded the quickest 1/8-mile elapsed time with a 4.10-second pass at 181 mph at the recently completed Funny Car Chaos Texas Nationals at Pine Valley Raceway near Lufkin, Texas, on an exhibition pass.

Robinson, who owns and operates Texas Diesel Power in Weatherford, did his “hunting” at the proven grounds of renowned diesel engine builder Dan Scheid of Scheid Diesel. Their efforts rewarded them with a gain of 280 hp and 140 ft/lbs of torque from their last dyno session, with...

NHRA Gatornationals Postponed

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NHRA Gatornationals Postponed
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 12, 2020) -
Please be advised that this weekend's NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla. has been postponed to a later date.

Official statement from NHRA:
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DSR Pre-Race Report: Gainesville

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Gainesville Pre-Race Report

NHRA Gatornationals
Event 3 of 24 (Gainesville)
Gainesville Raceway
Gainesville, Fla.
March 13-15, 2020

Highlights:
  • NHRA’s winningest team is approaching 350 victories (currently at 347), and by campaigning cars in three different categories (Top Fuel, Funny Car, Factory Stock) during the weekend, achieving that milestone is within reach during the NHRA Gatornationals
    • DSR last ‘tripled-up’ at the 2006 Las Vegas II...

Busy Gatornationals Weekend Ahead for Kalitta Motorsports

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Kalitta Motorsports Ready for Busy Weekend at Gatornationals

Ypsilanti, MI (March 11, 2020) --- As the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series moves to the east coast for the historic 51st annual NHRA Gatornationals Kalitta Motorsports will have a busy schedule off the track as they pursue their third consecutive Top Fuel victory at the event. All three Kalitta drivers, Top Fuel points leader Doug Kalitta, 2013 Top Fuel world champion Shawn Langdon and 2018 Funny Car world champion J.R. Todd, will be participating in a number of sponsor and fan events throughout the weekend and it will all be captured by the production crew for...

DSR Approaching 350 Wins; Milestone Achievement within Reach at NHRA Gatornationals

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DSR Approaching 350 Wins; Milestone Achievement within Reach at NHRA Gatornationals

With 347 national event wins and counting, and by fielding three entries in Gainesville, Fla., DSR could notch 350 wins at this weekend’s race

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 10, 2020) – NHRA’s winningest team is closing in on 350 victories, and with 347 triumphs currently on Don Schumacher Racing’s lofty list of achievements, reaching that milestone could happen as soon as this weekend’s NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla.

Team owner Don Schumacher, who owns five of DSR’s...

Kalitta Motorsports Gatornationals Pre-Race

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Pre-Race Team Kalitta Notes
Event 3 of 24: 2020 Gatornationals
Gainesville Raceway
Gainesville, FL
March 13-15, 2020
Doug Kalitta, enters the event as the Top Fuel Mello Yello points leader after his third consecutive Winternationals victory and a runner-up finish in Arizona. Top Fuel teammate Shawn Langdon and Funny Car teammate J.R. Todd will be looking for a strong start as the team heads to Gainesville Raceway.
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Cruz Pedregon Team Report - Gainesville

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NHRA® Team Report
NHRA Gatornationals - Gainesville
Pre-Race Report


Cruz Pedregon says the team is making some really good changes to the Snap-on Dodge® and the car is responding. He says he's close to getting the type of performances he had at the Gatornationals in years past where he was the number one qualifier four years running.
"It's hard to show these incremental improvements we're making, but when we're reviewing performance the car is right there to really go" says Cruz. "Nick (Casertano) and Eric (Lane) are excited to see the power we get out of the car close to sea level. The work we're doing is getting the car to the consistent, parts-sparing place we need it to be.
"We've been back in the shop in Indy shoring up things, building our inventory for the season, and we are all very excited for the Gatornats." NHRA fans may remember the epic win Cruz had in Gainesville in 1998, something he says he'd like to repeat.
For this year's race, he's encouraging...

McMillen Gets Aggressive at NHRA Arizona Nationals

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Aggressive Start Ends McMillen’s Race
Early in Phoenix


PHOENIX, AZ (February 23, 2020) --- Terry McMillen and the AMALIEⓇ Motor Oil Top Fuel team had a career best weekend at the NHRA Arizona Nationals posting their quickest elapsed time in the first round today at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. Racing as the No. 4 qualifier against three-time world champion Antron Brown, McMillen and the AMALIEⓇ Motor Oil XTERMIGATORⓇ Top Fuel dragster had lane choice and confidence.

The team knew they would have their hands full even on the strength of crew chief Rob Wendland’s strong tuning performance on Friday night. The Amalie Motor Oil Top Fuel dragster blistered the track with a 3.696 second run at 326.79 mph which was just a thousandth of a second off his career best elapsed time. Heading into the first round McMillen was eager to...

Kalitta Motorsports Post Race Report Arizona Nationals

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Post-Race Report
Event 2 of 24: NHRA Arizona Nationals
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
Phoenix, AZ
February 21-23, 2020
Another Final Round for Points Leader Doug Kalitta and Mac Tools in Phoenix
The Mac Tools team and Doug Kalitta advanced to their third consecutive final round in a row extending back to...

Tommy Johnson, Jr. Earns 20th NHRA Victory, and First for MD Anderson

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DSR Phoenix Post-Race Recap

NHRA Arizona Nationals
Event 2 of 24 (Phoenix)
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
Chandler, Ariz.
February 21-23, 2020

DSR Phoenix Elimination Highlights:
  • Tommy Johnson, Jr. drove the MD Anderson Funny Car to its very first event win on Sunday at the NHRA Arizona Nationals, delivering the second consecutive victory for team sponsor Doug Chandler in 2020
  • Johnson defeated fellow 'giving car' driver and the winner of the season-opener, Jack Beckman, in the final round to...

TORRENCE WINS ARIZONA NATIONALS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TORRENCE BACK ON TOP AT ARIZONA NATIONALS
Two-Time Mello Yello Champ Beats Dad Billy, Point Leader Kalitta for Title

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Steve Torrence took the first big step toward winning his third consecutive NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel championship Sunday when he drove his new look Capco Contractors dragster to an impressive victory in the 36th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

The 36-year-old Texan, who sat out the season-opening Lucas Oil Winternationals at Pomona, Calif., survived a semifinal showdown with his dad, defending Arizona Nationals champion Billy Torrence, before beating point leader Doug Kalitta for Torrence Racing’s third straight victory at Wild Horse Pass.

Significantly, it was the cancer and heart attack survivor’s 37th career victory, his 29th in his last 68 starts and the team’s 34th win in the last 69 NHRA events dating back to 2017. Billy Torrence, whose resume includes a pair of Super Comp...

Defending Event Champion Matt Hagan Secures Pole at NHRA Arizona Nationals

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DSR Phoenix Qualifying Report

NHRA Arizona Nationals
Event 2 of 24 (Phoenix)
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
Chandler, Ariz.
February 21-23, 2020

DSR Phoenix Saturday Highlights:
  • Behind the wheel of the Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car, Matt Hagan clinched his 38th No. 1 qualifier, and second at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
  • By claiming the pole, it was the first time Hagan earned three consecutive No. 1 qualifiers
  • Hagan, the defending event champion, is looking to secure his...

Matt Hagan’s No. 1 Streak Continues at NHRA Arizona Nationals

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DSR Phoenix Friday Qualifying Report

NHRA Arizona Nationals
Event 2 of 24 (Phoenix)
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
Chandler, Ariz.
February 21-23, 2020

DSR Phoenix Friday Highlights:
  • For the third event in a row, and second in 2020, Matt Hagan powered to the provisional Funny Car pole
  • Hagan’s Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat ran the quickest E.T. in Q2 and was second-quickest in Q1
  • Tommy Johnson Jr. clocked the third-quickest Funny Car pass in Q1 to earn a provisional spot in the top half of...

Kalitta Motorsports Pre-Race Arizona Nationals

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Pre-Race Team Kalitta Notes
Event 2 of 24: 2020 NHRA Arizona Nationals
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
Phoenix, AZ
February 21-23, 2020
Doug Kalitta, enters the event as the Top Fuel Mello Yello points leader after his third consecutive Winternationals victory. Top Fuel teammate Shawn Langdon and Funny Car teammate J.R. Todd will be looking for a strong start as the team heads to Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
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TORRENCE BACK IN ACTION

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Torrence Chases Three-in-a-Row
MELLO YELLO CHAMP GOES BACK TO WORK AT PHOENIX

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Two weeks after rivals began the 2020 drag racing season without him, Steve Torrence launches his bid for a third consecutive Mello Yello Top Fuel championship Friday with the start of qualifying for the 36th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

Because the 36-year-old Texan opted out of the season-opening Lucas Oil Winternationals at Pomona, Calif., he’ll put his Capco Contractors hybrid on the starting line for the first time this year trailing Doug Kalitta, last year’s second place finisher, by a whopping 117 points. He’s 99 points behind last year’s rookie-of-the-year, Austin Prock,
and 87 behind 2017 champion Brittany Force.

Nevertheless, that early deficit is just the kind of challenge likely to motivate the man who, just 15 months ago, made history by sweeping all six races in the NHRA’s Countdown to the...

DSR Pre-Race Report: Phoenix

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Phoenix Pre-Race Report

NHRA Arizona Nationals
Event 2 of 24 (Phoenix)
Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
Chandler, Ariz.
February 21-23, 2020

Highlights:
  • Jack Beckman enters the NHRA Arizona Nationals as the most recent winner and Funny Car point leader
  • Beckman is looking to extend his win streak to three consecutive victories (currently: Pomona II 2019 and Pomona I 2020)
  • Matt Hagan returns to Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park as the defending event champion
    • Hagan’s 2019...

Texas Motorplex AAA Texas FallNationals Tickets on Sale Now After Record Renewal Period

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Texas Motorplex AAA Texas FallNationals Tickets on Sale Now
After Record Renewal Period

ENNIS, TX (February 18, 2020) --- The world renowned Texas Motorplex will be celebrating its 35th year of showcasing the fastest sport in the world, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, and the upcoming International Drag Racing Hall of Fame induction of track founder and owner Billy Meyer with a season long Hall of Fame celebration. Since 1986 Texas Motorplex, located between Ennis, Texas and Waxahachie, Texas has featured the most exciting racing and biggest names in professional drag racing. Tickets for the October 15-18, AAA Texas FallNationals are on sale now following a highly successful renewal period and while supplies last each order will receive a commemorative 35th anniversary coin. The fourth of...

Cruz Pedregon Team Report - Phoenix

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NHRA® Team Report
NHRA Arizona Nationals - Phoenix
Pre-Race Report


Cruz Pedregon and team took a few days to head back to the shop in Brownsburg before arriving at the Arizona Nationals where they will introduce a new trailer that pays homage to the 100th anniversary of primary sponsor Snap-on.

"We took time in the shop to get some projects done and review data from the opening race prior to Phoenix," says Cruz. "We wanted the rest after testing and trying out some things in Pomona, so we're revved and ready to hit the track at Wild Horse Pass.

"We took a closer look at the issue we had with the blower belt in Q3 and studied the good numbers we ran in Q4. After working through those things as a team, we're planning for the fans to see good runs by the Snap-on Dodge this weekend."

Cruz is inviting NHRA fans attending the race this weekend to stop by his pit and snap a picture with the new Snap-on 100th paint scheme on the Dodge® Funny Car and trailer to post on...

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