Category Archives: Direct Connect Blog

Matt Hagan Kicks Off New Year Taking Runner-Up at the PRO Superstar Shootout; Leah Pruett Advances to Semi-Finals in Top Fuel in Her Lone 2024 Race

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Reigning NHRA Mission Foods World Funny Car champion Matt Hagan kicked off the 2024 drag racing season Saturday with a runner-up finish in the inaugural PRO Superstar Shootout Driving the TSR Johnson Horsepowered Garage Dodge//SRT Hellcat, Hagan advanced to the final round with victories over J.R. Todd in the first round and Bob Tasca in […]

Tony Stewart Racing Dodge//SRT Drag Racing Duo Pruett and Hagan Ready for Return to Track in Special PRO Superstar Shootout

Matt Hagan

Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) makes its 2024 drag racing debut this week (Feb. 8-10) when Dodge drivers Leah Pruett and Matt Hagan compete in the inaugural SCAG Power Equipment PRO Super Shootout presented by Johnson’s Horsepowered Garage Pruett, who came within one round of winning the 2023 NHRA Top Fuel title in her TSR Dodge//SRT […]

Leah Pruett Steps Away from NHRA Competition to Focus on Family, Hall of Fame Racer Tony Stewart to Drive Dodge//SRT Direct Connection NHRA Top Fuel Dragster in 2024

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Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) announced that Top Fuel driver Leah Pruett will temporarily step away from 2024 NHRA competition in her Dodge//SRT Direct Connection dragster to focus on starting a family with husband Tony Stewart Stewart, the former NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC champion, will take over the driving chores in the TSR Dodge//SRT Direct Connection […]

TSR Dodge//SRT Driver Hagan Captures Fourth NHRA Funny Car Championship, Teammate Pruett Takes Direct Connection Top Fueler to Pomona Final

Matt Hagan joined drag racing royalty Sunday in the NHRA In-N-Out Burger Finals at Pomona, California, driving his Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) Direct Connection Dodge//SRT Hellcat Funny Car to a fourth career NHRA Camping World Championship Hagan, who took the NHRA Winternationals title at Pomona in April, now matches John Force, Don Prudhomme and Kenny […]

Dodge//SRT Racers Hagan and Pruett Set to Chase Coveted NHRA Titles in Funny Car, Top Fuel at NHRA Pomona Finale

Matt Hagan burnout at US-Nationals

Dodge//SRT drivers Matt Hagan and Leah Pruett in position to capture coveted 2023 NHRA Camping World Series Championships in the Funny Car and Top Fuel classes, respectively Hagan and Pruett have their Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) Direct Connection Dodge//SRT nitro-burning machines ready for season finale this weekend (Nov. 10-12) at the NHRA In-N-Out Burger Finals […]

TSR Dodge//SRT NHRA Funny Car Driver Hagan Advances to Vegas Semifinals, Maintains Points Lead

NHRA Nevada Nationals

Matt Hagan, a six-time 2023 NHRA national event winner, missed by inches (.009 seconds) advancing to his third consecutive Funny Car final Sunday in the NHRA Nevada Nationals with his Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) Direct Connection Dodge//SRT Hellcat Funny Car Despite the semifinals loss, the three-time NHRA Camping World Funny Car World Champion, who was […]

Dodge//SRT Drivers Pruett, Hagan Head to Las Vegas After Texas Wins, Look to Extend NHRA Top Fuel, Funny Car Points Leads

Dodge//SRT racers Leah Pruett and Matt Hagan enter NHRA Nevada Nationals in Las Vegas on a roll after the Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) teammates captured Top Fuel and Funny Car event wins, respectively, at Texas NHRA Fallnationals With just two events remaining – Las Vegas and Pomona – in the 21-race 2023 NHRA Camping World […]

Pruett, Hagan Double Up with Victories at Texas NHRA Fallnationals, TSR Dodge//SRT Drivers Take Points Leads

For the first time in Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) Nitro team history, both Leah Pruett and Matt Hagan found victory lane as Stewart called the “Big Double Up” in Sunday’s Texas NHRA Fallnationals Pruett scores her second win of the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series, driving her TSR Mobil 1 Dodge//SRT Top Fuel […]

TSR Dodge//SRT Driver Hagan Banks Big Win at NHRA Midwest Nationals, Teammate Pruett Races to Runner-up Finish

Three-time NHRA Camping World Champion Matt Hagan defeats four impressive rivals in his Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) American Rebel Dodge//SRT Hellcat machine for fifth 2023 Funny Car victory Hagan’s TSR teammate, Leah Pruett, also battles to Top Fuel final round in TSR Code 3 Associates Dodge//SRT dragster and moves to second in current NHRA points […]

Hagan, Pruett Advance in NHRA Carolina Nationals to Semifinals, Both Set in Top 4 in NHRA “Countdown” Championship Points

Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals

Matt Hagan, a four-time 2023 NHRA Camping World Funny Car event winner, put in another strong performance this weekend with his Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) Johnson Horsepower Garage Dodge//SRT Hellcat with runs of 3.825, 3.828, 3.841 and 3.868 at the NHRA Carolina Nationals ·       Hagan, the three-time NHRA World Champion, set low elasped time in […]