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Atlanta Event Highlights: 

  • 2016 event champion  
  • Two-time event runner-up (2013, 2018)  
  • 2013 No. 1 qualifier 

2020 Atlanta Recap:
N/A (canceled due to COVID-19)

2019 Atlanta Recap:
Qualified 10th; First round exit (defeated by Tommy Johnson Jr. in E1)

Last Event (Las Vegas 1):
Qualified seventh; Event runner-up (defeated Blake Alexander, Chris Morel in E1, John Force, Alexis DeJoria in E2; defeated by Bob Tasca III in E3)

Career Statistics:
277 races; 36 wins; 40 No. 1 qualifiers 

Noteworthy:

  • Raced to a runner-up finish at the previous event (NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas)  
  • Holds the Atlanta Dragway Funny Car speed record (329.02-mph), set during the 2016 event

Quotable:
“We’ve got two qualifying runs on Saturday, and race on Sunday. These kind of race weekends are pretty crazy because if you miss it on the first run, you’re in the back of the pack trying to get back in and you end up making a soft run just to make sure you’re in the field. It gets kind of hairy, so you want to make sure you get it down there with that first run out and make it count.
 
“Our Dodge Hellcat Redeye has been running well. We runnered-up in Vegas, we’ve just got to push it a little harder. (Crew chief) Dickie Venables does a great job, he puts a great race car underneath me. My lights have been really good lately, I’ve been leaving on everyone by a couple hundredths, and we’ve just got to keep it going. This will be our last time racing at Atlanta Dragway, and I’m ready to turn on four win lights. It’ll be a quick turn-and-burn this weekend with this two-day event. This is HEMI week (HEMI day was Monday, 4/26) so hopefully, we can put our HEMI-powered car in the Atlanta winner’s circle one last time, and have some fun doing it.”

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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