Driver of the MOPAR Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody
Qualified: No. 7 (4.054 E.T. at 283.07 MPH)
The Results:
E1: 4.177 E.T. at 239.27 MPH defeated by Jack Beckman 4.084 E.T. at 316.23 MPH
Race Recap:
Two-time Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan was looking to carry his new 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody graphics package on to his first Denver triumph on Sunday.]
Hagan was quickest off the starting line in his fifth first-round match up versus a DSR teammate in 2019, but his machine began to slow three quarters of the way through the race and came up short of advancing with his run of 4.177 seconds against Beckman. The two-time 2019 Funny Car winner ranks eighth in the championship standings with four races remaining before points are reset for the Countdown to the Championship.
“It’s always a challenge up here on the mountain. You always have to change things up to make the cars run up here, and we struggled a little bit with our fuel curve this weekend. I think going back down to Sonoma we’ll be in good shape. Once we get off the mountain, we tend to do well. But, we made a lot of progress up here. We had a good race car first round. Our new Hellcat Widebody was running really good early, we just had a pan pressure issue. We’ll dive into it and figure it out. I was feeling like we were going to win that one, and it’s just a helpless feeling when that thing goes silent, and you can hear him drive around you. I’m looking forward to Sonoma and Seattle and turning some more win lights on.”

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FC Points

Unofficial NHRA Championship Standings

Funny Car

1 Matt Hagan 1020
2 Tommy Johnson Jr 915
3 Jack Beckman 848
4 Ron Capps 828
5 Bob Tasca III 679
6 J.R. Todd 663
7 Tim Wilkerson 615
8 Alexis DeJoria 605
9 Paul Lee 464
10 Cruz Pedregon 436