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Driver of the Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye
 
Qualified:
No. 3 (3.899 E.T. at 327.82 MPH)
 
The Results:
E1: 3.948 E.T. at 324.83 MPH defeated Bobby Bode 4.021 E.T. at 308.50 MPH
E2: 4.086 E.T. at 260.16 MPH defeated by Alexis DeJoria 3.952 E.T. at 317.27 MPH
 
Race Recap:
Matt Hagan and the Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car team were solid during qualifying, earning the No. 3 starting position and three bonus points after recording the third-quickest run of Q1, and second-quickest of Q3. The reigning world champ, and 2018 event champ, lined up opposite Bobby Bode for the first time in eliminations on Sunday morning. Hagan's win-loss record against the rookie driver began with a W when Hagan nabbed the starting line advantage and powered to a 3.948 E.T. for the win. Against Alexis DeJoria, Hagan once again ensured himself an early lead by securing the holeshot advantage. He appeared to be on a good run and was neck-and-neck with DeJoria, who held a slight lead until his machine gave way with a flash and a bang down track, and he was forced to coast to the finish as his competitor drove away with the win.
 
Quotable:
“We still have a great race car here for Dodge and Mopar, and we were running a really tough opponent that round in Alexis (DeJoria). That team has been running well most of the year, and we have to push. In this class, in 2021, there isn’t a car that you don’t have to press hard against. Overall, I feel really great about our team and the direction we’re moving. Obviously, we want to go more rounds, but we’re gathering the data we need to keep moving forward and put this Hellcat in the winner’s circle, and that’s coming real soon. It’s not too far off. I’m excited about the future. We have a few weeks off and that’s nice cause I have a lot of farming to do back home in Virginia. That gives me the time to get focused for the Western Swing and this summer because we have a lot of races coming fast in a row. We’ll have a great chance to see what these guys do against adversity, and I’m excited for that. I hate that we went out second round, but we continue to learn and there’s a lot of racing left.”

Next NHRA Event

Lucas Winternats 18

FC Points

Camping World Funny Car Top Ten

1 Bob Tasca III 676
2 Matt Hagan 655
3 Robert Hight 636
4 John Force 624
5 Ron Capps 613
6 J.R. Todd 584
7 Alexis DeJoria 577
8 Tim Wilkerson 526
9 Cruz Pedregon 481
10 Terry Haddock 306

Hagan Cattle Co

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