Driver of the Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye
No. 11 (4.058 E.T. at 260.71 MPH)
The Results:
E1: 3.936 E.T. at 325.06 MPH defeated Ron Capps 3.991 E.T. at 273.88 MPH, Cory Lee 4.392 E.T. at 251.58 MPH
E2: 4.036 E.T. at 307.51 MPH defeated by Alexis DeJoria 3.929 E.T. at 320.13 MPH, Cruz Pedregon 3.971 E.T. at 319.52 MPH
Race Recap:
Matt Hagan found himself in the unfavorable No. 11 qualifying position after struggling to make a solid pass during qualifying for the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. It was unusual territory for the reigning world champ and his Dickie Venables-led Mopar team who are used to top-seeded qualifying positions and record-setting runs. Never ones to shy away from adversity, the Mopar team overcame the setback and Venables tuned Hagan to an impressive 3.936 right out of the gate on Sunday morning. The run was the quickest of his quad, and third-quickest of the first round. Hagan’s round two quad featured a showdown with Alexis DeJoria, Cruz Pedregon, and Bob Tasca III. Against his three opponents, Hagan had the holeshot advantage but his lead was quickly cut short after a parts failure caused his machine to slow to a 4.036, and he was outpaced by two of his competitors, ending his day after the second round.

“There’s a million things that can go wrong with a fuel Funny Car, and we had something bite us this weekend. My crew chief Dickie Venables and Mike Knudsen did a great job recovering after qualifying. We struggled in qualifying as far as getting a handle on the race track so we went into Sunday morning not really knowing what to expect, and they did an amazing job of reeling the clutch back in and not only getting the car to make a full pull down the race track, but we ran a really good 3.93. I felt like we were on pace to go back up there and do the same thing on that last lap but we had a parts failure and it cost us the run. Unfortunately, that’s part of racing; that’s what happens when you push things to the limit, it happens sometimes. That is the humble part of drag racing.”

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


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