Don Schumacher Racing Dominates 2020 NHRA Funny Car

Don Schumacher Racing Dominates 2020 NHRA Funny Car

2020 NHRA Funny Car Victories

  • Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals – Jack Beckman
  • NHRA Arizona Nationals – Tommy Johnson Jr.
  • E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals – Matt Hagan
  • Lucas Oil NHRA SummerNationals – Matt Hagan
  • Dodge NHRA Indy Nationals – Ron Capps
  • DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals – Jack Beckman
  • Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals – Ron Capps
  • Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals – Tommy Johnson Jr.
  • AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals – Jack Beckman
  • Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals – Tommy Johnson Jr.
  • Dodge NHRA Finals – Matt Hagan

DSR Sweeps NHRA Funny Car National Finals

Eight months ago, no one knew for certain whether the National Hot Rod Association would be able to pull off a viable championship schedule. For drivers, team owners, crews, sponsors, race officials, and fans, this had to be one of the most mentally stressing years for everyone involved in drag racing’s elite world championship classes. But, when the going got tough, drag racing’s winningest organization capped off the coronavirus-interrupted 2020 Camping World Drag Racing Series with a sweep of the semi-final and final rounds in nitro Funny Car. Don Schumacher Racing dominated the popular division of the 2020 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series by winning all eleven races and sweeping the Dodge NHRA finals to put their stamp on the COVID-19 shortened season.

Driving the Mopar/Pennzoil Dodge Hellcat, Matt Hagan won the final round at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. With a two-round lead over his teammates Tommy Johnson Jr. and Jack Beckman, Hagan arrived in Vegas ready to capture his third Funny Car world championship. In Saturday’s qualifying, teammate Ron Capps made his presence known by posting a 3.902 ET at 327.98 mph to claim Number One qualifier over Hagan’s 3.911 ET at 327.82 mph. Each of the team’s four Funny Car pilots (Matt Hagan, Jack Beckman, Tommy Johnson Jr., and Ron Capps) contributed to the eleven race win streak, which allowed Don Schumacher Racing to occupy the top four points positions in the world championship standings.

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