ABOUT MATT
Dodge Direct Connection Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car

Matt Hagan is a 4-time Funny Car champion who finished third in the 2022 title chase. The cattle rancher from Christiansburg, Virginia, has a career-best elapsed time run of 3.799 seconds (Sept. 1, 2017 in Q1 at Indianapolis) and a best speed of 338.85 mph (May 20, 2017 in Q2 at Topeka, Kansas). Hagan first competed in Funny Car back in 2008, running in four events and qualifying No. 1 at the prestigious U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis. Shining in his limited schedule, Hagan earned a fulltime drive in 2009. With his rookie season behind him, Hagan broke out in 2010, winning the NHRA Spring Nationals in Houston to collect the first of his 43 career Funny Car victories. Hagan’s Funny Car prowess was a continuation of his straight-line racing form. He was the 2006 rookie of the year in the NHRA AMS Pro Mod Challenge, and as a driver/owner he continued that success in the IHRA’s Funny Car division, winning a class-best three races in 2008.

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Residence: Christiansburg, Virginia
Hometown: Salem, Virginia
Date of birth: November 18, 1982
Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, four-wheeling, activities with his children

Career Highlights

  • Three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion (2011, 2014, 2020)
  • Career wins: 51
  • Career best elapsed time: 3.799-seconds (Indianapolis, 2017)
  • Career best speed: 338.85-mph (Topeka, 2017)
  • Playoff appearances: 11
  • First start: Reading 2008
  • First Funny Car driver to crack into the 3-second barrier when he completed a run of 3.995 in 2011 at Charlotte
  • First Funny Car driver to break the 3.8-second barrier when he completed a run of 3.879 seconds at Brainerd in 2015
  • First Funny Car driver to reach 330 mph on 1,000-foot track (2015, St. Louis)
  • First Funny Car driver to reach 335 mph (2016, Topeka)
About Matt Hagan