Carolina Nationals eliminations postponed by afternoon rain, qualifying continues this weekend

CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 14, 2014) – Four of Don Schumacher Racing’s teams remain in contention for titles in the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway near Charlotte that was postponed by rain Sunday afternoon and rescheduled for completion during this coming weekend’s event near Dallas.

The rescheduled Charlotte eliminations will run concurrently with qualifying sessions on Friday and Saturday at the AAA NHRA Texas FallNationals, Sept. 19-21, at Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas. 


In Top Fuel, Tony Schumacher (U.S. Army) and Spencer Massey (Red Fuel Powered by Schumacher) advanced to the quarterfinals after first-round wins on Sunday. Massey eliminated teammate Antron Brown (Matco Tools) in the first round.


In Funny Car, Ron Capps (NAPA AUTO PARTS) and Matt Hagan (Rocky Boots/Mopar) advanced to the quarterfinals. Capps eliminated teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. (Make-A-Wish) to start the day and Jack Beckman (Infinite Hero/Valvoline) also lost in the first round.


TOP FUEL
Event winner: The event was postponed by afternoon rain before second round of eliminations.

No. 1 Qualifier: J.R. Todd (Kalitta Motorsports) 3.804 sec., 317.64 mph


TONY SCHUMACHER, U.S. Army Top Fuel Dragster
Qualifying Position: No. 5

SUNDAY CHAMPIONSHIP ELIMINATIONS

FIRST ROUND: SCHUMACHER (3.794 sec., 315.56 mph) def. Bob Vandergriff (3.804, 322.50); QUARTERFINALS: SCHUMACHER vs. Billy Torrence

QUALIFYING

FRIDAY: 3.847 sec., 316.30 mph, (Session 1); 3.871, 313.37, (Session 2)

SATURDAY: 3.833, 315.49 (Session 3); 3.846, 320.43, (Session 4)


SPENCER MASSEY, Red Fuel Powered by Schumacher Top Fuel Dragster
Qualifying Position: No. 8 

SUNDAY CHAMPIONSHIP ELIMINATIONS

FIRST ROUND: MASSEY (3.786 sec., 322.38 mph) def. Antron Brown (3.808, 318.62); QUARTERFINALS: MASSEY vs. J.R. Todd

QUALIFYING

FRIDAY: 3.858 sec., 317.42 mph, (Session 1); 3.851, 319.37, (Session 2)

SATURDAY: 3.865, 306.81, (Session 3); 3.870, 309.70, (Session 4)


ANTRON BROWN, Matco Tools Top Fuel Dragster
Qualifying Position: No. 9

SUNDAY CHAMPIONSHIP ELIMINATIONS

FIRST ROUND: Spencer Massey (3.786 sec., 322.38 mph) def. BROWN (3.808, 318.62)

QUALIFYING

FRIDAY: 3.880 sec., 311.27 mph, (Session 1); 3.869, 307.93, (Session 2)

SATURDAY: 3.856, 311.85, (Session 3); 3.853, 311.99, (Session 4)


FUNNY CAR
Event winner: The event was postponed by afternoon rain before second round of eliminations.

No. 1 Qualifier: Alexis DeJoria (Kalitta Motorsports), 4.090 sec., 300.53 mph


MATT HAGAN, Rocky Boots/Mopar Dodge Charger R/T
Qualifying Position: No. 3

SUNDAY CHAMPIONSHIP ELIMINATIONS

FIRST ROUND: HAGAN (4.087 sec., 313.29 mph) def. Tony Pedregon (4.478, 227.42); QUARTERFINALS: HAGAN vs. Tim Wilkerson

QUALIFYING

FRIDAY: mph, (Session 1); 4.192 sec., 290.19 mph; 4.114, 304.25, (Session 2)

SATURDAY: 4.608, 184.02, (Session 3); 4.164, 300.66, (Session 4)


RON CAPPS, NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Charger R/T
Qualifying Position: No. 5

SUNDAY CHAMPIONSHIP ELIMINATIONS

FIRST ROUND: CAPPS (4.068 sec., 314.39) def. Tommy Johnson Jr. (4.075, 311.85); QUARTERFINALS: CAPPS vs. Bob Tasca III

QUALIFYING

FRIDAY: 4.229 sec., 293.55 mph, (Session 1); 4.123, 297.35, (Session 2)

SATURDAY: 4.608, 184.02, (Session 3); 4.166, 302.55, (Session 4)


JACK BECKMAN, Infinite Hero/Valvoline Dodge Charger R/T
Qualifying Position: No. 6

SUNDAY CHAMPIONSHIP ELIMINATIONS

FIRST ROUND: Tim Wilkerson (4.067 sec., 311.49) def. BECKMAN (4.377, 282.90)

QUALIFYING

FRIDAY: 4.207 sec., 253.95 mph, (Session 1); 4.124, 305.22, (Session 2)

SATURDAY: 5.285, 137.90, (Session 3); 4.154, 302.55, (Session 4)


TOMMY JOHNSON JR., Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T
Qualifying Position: No. 12

SUNDAY CHAMPIONSHIP ELIMINATIONS

FIRST ROUND: Ron Capps (4.068 sec., 314.39 mph) def. JOHNSON (4.075, 311.85)

QUALIFYING

FRIDAY: 4.185 sec., 292.77 mph, (Session 1); 5.009, 150.72, (Session 2)

SATURDAY: 4.437, 204.11, (Session 3); 9.644, 72.67, (Session 4)

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