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Qualified: No. 7 (3.946 E.T. at 325.22 MPH)

The Results:
E1: 3.932 E.T. at 329.42 MPH defeated Blake Alexander 3.958 E.T. at 320.97 MPH, Chris Morel 4.200 E.T. at 294.24 MPH
E2: 3.927 E.T. at 325.06 MPH defeated John Force 4.049 E.T. at 304.60 MPH, Alexis DeJoria 4.257 E.T. at 220.30 MPH
E3: 3.955 E.T. at 324.98 MPH defeated by Bob Tasca III 3.938 E.T. at 328.46 MPH

Race Recap:
The last time Matt Hagan raced at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, he won the event (Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil) and was also crowned the 2020 NHRA Camping World Series Funny Car champion. Starting from the top half of the field on Sunday at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, Hagan came oh-so-close to making it two-for-two in Vegas, recording a runner-up finish and propelling four spots up to fifth (tied) in the Funny Car point standings.
 
The three-time world champion began his march to the final elimination quad by qualifying seventh. He defeated Blake Alexander and Chris Morel in round one by clocking his quickest pass of the weekend (3.932 seconds). In round two, Hagan improved upon his performance by powering the Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye to a stout 3.927-second pass, outrunning his three competitors and earning a bid to the final elimination round. Against teammate Ron Capps, Bob Tasca III, and Tim Wilkerson, Hagan was first on the throttle and while Tasca was first to the finish line and claimed the event win, Hagan’s quick reflexes earned him the holeshot win over Wilkerson and Capps, allowing Hagan to secure a runner-up finish.

Quotable:
“Well, the only guy we’ve lost to this year is the guy we sold our chassis to (Bob Tasca III), and we might have two Wallys already, but we don’t. That’s drag racing. We roll in here every weekend with the expectation of winning every race. We got some momentum going this weekend and we’ve got a great team led by Dickie (Venables). We’ve got some new guys and I’m really proud of them this weekend. Dickie made some personnel moves on our car, swapping positions, and it seems like a great fit for everyone right now. That gives me confidence as a driver seeing these guys being confident in bolting the car together. I’m really happy with my crew and we’re moving back up in the points. We’ve got a weekend off and then Atlanta, which we’ve won before, and then we finish May at Houston where I won my first race a long time ago. Overall, I’m just really happy leaving Vegas. The car is responding. It was a crazy four-wide event. I’m glad I didn’t red light or screw up. I’m really excited. We have a good team, we’re meshing and going rounds.”

Next NHRA Event

Summit Nationals 4c 0

FC Points

Camping World Funny Car Top Ten

1 Bob Tasca III 495
2 John Force 480
3 J.R. Todd 450
4 Robert Hight 423
5 Matt Hagan 375
6 Ron Capps 372
7 Tim Wilkerson 364
8 Alexis DeJoria 325
9 Cruz Pedregon 305
10 Terry Haddock 226

 

Hagan Cattle Co

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