Don Schumacher Racing 2009 event wins review

DSR ADDS 14 NATIONAL-EVENT WINS IN 2009 TO ITS 11-YEAR TALLY BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Nov. 25, 2009) - Don Schumacher Racing scored 14 national-event wins in 27 final rounds among its seven teams in the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series,...

DSR ADDS 14 NATIONAL-EVENT WINS IN 2009 TO ITS 11-YEAR TALLY

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Nov. 25, 2009) - Don Schumacher Racing scored 14 national-event wins in 27 final rounds among its seven teams in the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, ending the season with one world championship. DSR drivers also earned 11 No. 1 qualifiers during 2009.

In all, since DSR was formed in 1998, DSR teams have scored a total of 136 national-event victories in 260 final rounds, 125 pole positions, and claimed eight world championships.

Tony Schumacher, driving the U.S. Army Top Fuel dragster, captured his sixth straight and seventh overall Top Fuel championship in 2009, winning five times in seven final-round efforts, and qualified No. 1 two times.

Other DSR drivers who topped the charts in 2009 are:

Cory McClenathan, FRAM Tough Guard Top Fuel dragster:
* One national-event victory in four final rounds
* One No. 1 qualifier
* Fourth in final point standings

Antron Brown, Matco Tools Top Fuel dragster (re-joined DSR for the final two races of 2009):
* One national-event victory in one final round
* Third in final point standings
(Before re-joining DSR, Brown had five TF wins in nine final rounds and seven top qualifiers)

Ron Capps, NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Funny Car:
* Class-best five national-event wins in seven final rounds
* Three No. 1 qualifiers
* Third in final point standings

Jack Beckman, Valvoline/Mail Terminal Services Funny Car:
* Two national-event wins in five final rounds
* One No. 1 qualifier
* Fifth in final point standings

Matt Hagan, shelor.com Dodge Funny Car:
* Two final rounds
* Two No. 1 qualifiers
* 11th in final point standings

Matt Smith, Nitro Fish Ultimate Gear Suzuki Pro Stock Motorcycle
* One final round
* Two No. 1 qualifiers
* One national elapsed-time record
* Fourth in final point standings

"It is a tribute to the hard work of the Don Schumacher Racing crew chiefs, the crew members and, of course, the drivers, for DSR to have achieved these numbers this season. I am proud of every single member of the DSR family," said team owner Don Schumacher.

"We could not have done it without the solid support of all our excellent sponsors. Everyone at DSR is looking forward to continuing to produce winning results, and hopefully more championships, in 2010.

"We at DSR would like to wish all the NHRA officials, workers and competitors a safe and happy holiday season, and a prosperous 2010."

-credit: dsr

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