Funny Car: After the Houston hiccup, Dodge and Mopar returned to the winner's circle as Johnny Gray in the Pitch Energy Charger collected another Nationals win for Don Schumacher Racing in the 33rd annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at the Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Georgia. Gray defeated fellow DSR driver Matt Hagan in an all-Dodge final matchup with the fastest Funny Car pass of the day. Hagan and the Magneti Marelli Charger had a 0.017-second advantage at the start but Gray passed him at the 330-foot marker and never looked back, coming in 0.0660 seconds and about 30 feet ahead of the 2011 Funny Car Champion. “We got overcenter here for a couple of races and struggled pretty good,” said Gray after the race. “The car was getting really inconsistent, and the boys made the election just to back the thing way down, get way over on..
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