Category Archives: Direct Connect Blog

Matt Hagan Takes Runner-up Finish at Menards NHRA Nationals; TSR Dodge//SRT Hellcat Driver Extends Funny Car Points Lead

Matt Hagan, seeking his fourth NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Funny Car title, recorded a runner-up finish at Sunday’s Menards NHRA Nationals at Topeka, Kansas ·       Hagan captured three rounds in the rain-delayed Heartland Motorsports Park event before losing in the final round ·       Hagan, in his TSR American Rebel Dodge//SRT Hellcat, defeated Alex […]

Hagan Extends Funny Car Points Lead with Semifinals Run at Sonoma; Pruett Remains in Top Fuel Top 5 points standings

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Tony Stewart Racing’s (TSR) Matt Hagan extended his current NHRA Camping World Funny Car points lead Sunday by driving his Johnson Horsepower Garage Dodge//SRT Hellcat to the semifinals at the DENSO Sonoma Nationals Hagan, a four-time NHRA national event winner in 2023, defeated Jason Rupert and Tim Wilkerson before losing a close race to eventual […]

Short Day for Hagan, Pruett Sunday at NHRA Northwest Nationals;

Hagan Keeps Funny Car Points Lead, Pruett Stays 3rd in Top Fuel NHRA Camping World Funny Car points leader Matt Hagan came to NHRA Northwest Nationals on an “emotional high” after his fourth 2023 win in Denver, but a first-round loss in his Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) Direct Connection Dodge//SRT Hellcat had him packed early […]

Hagan Enjoys ‘Magical Weekend,’ Takes Dodge Power Brokers Mile-High Nationals Victory in Final Bandimere Speedway NHRA Event

Matt Hagan enjoys “magical weekend” in final Dodge Power Brokers NHRA Mile-High Nationals by driving his Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) Direct Connection Dodge//SRT Hellcat Funny Car to victory at legendary Bandimere Speedway Hagan scores his fourth win of 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series and 47th career NHRA national event victory The three-time NHRA […]

Hagan Scores 50th Career Pole in Dodge//SRT Direct Connection Funny Car at Dodge Power Brokers NHRA Mile-High Nationals

Matt Hagan 50th No. 1 qualifier

Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) driver Matt Hagan recorded his 50th career No. 1 qualifying position Saturday at the wheel of his Dodge//SRT Direct Connection Hellcat Funny Car in the final Dodge Power Brokers NHRA Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway Hagan, the current NHRA Camping World Funny Car point leader, piloted his nitro-burning machine to a […]

Defending Top Fuel Event Champion Pruett, 2021 Funny Car Winner Hagan Return to the “Mountain” in Final Dodge Power Brokers NHRA Mile-High Nationals

Defending Top Fuel Champion Leah Pruett anxious to hit the ‘Mountain” in final Dodge Power Brokers NHRA Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway on July 14-16 ● Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) driver comes to Denver after an impressive NHRA Summit Nationals win with Dodge Direct Connection nitro-burning dragster ● Current NHRA Funny Car point leader Matt […]

Matt Hagan drove the TSR Direct Connection Dodge//SRT Hellcat Funny Car to runner-up spot

Leah Pruett, driving the Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) Dodge Direct Connection Top Fuel dragster, wins at Norwalk Pruett upsets NHRA Top Fuel point leader Justin Ashley with 3.76-second pass in the final round Pruett records second straight No. 1 qualifying position with the Dodge Direct Connection dragster Matt Hagan drove the TSR Direct Connection Dodge//SRT […]

Pruett, Hagan Finish NHRA Bristol/Epping Doubleheader Early After Tough Weather Conditions with Rain Delays in Both Events

Leah Pruett, driving the Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) Rush Truck Services/Dodge//SRT Top Fuel dragster, recorded the No. 1 qualifying position for the first time in the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series this weekend at the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, TN, with a 3.745 Due to a rainout last week at Epping, […]

Hard Work With Hagan’s Rebuilt Dodge Funny Car Just Misses In Tricky Conditions at Gerber Route 66 Nationals Sunday

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Matt Hagan’s rebuilt Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) Direct Connection Dodge/SRT Hellcat Funny Car returned to action this weekend at the NHRA Gerber Route 66 Nationals in Joliet, IL, and qualified fourth in the 16-car lineup However, after three tough weeks of rebuilding the car for this weekend, Hagan’s machine lost traction in the first round […]

Busy Route 66 NHRA Nationals Preparation Drives Hagan’s TSR Dodge Crew After Qualifying Challenges at NHRA Charlotte Event

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Wild ride for Matt Hagan and his Dodge//SRT Hellcat Funny Car makes for a busy preparation for his Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) crew with the Route 66 Raceway event coming on May 19-21 A parachute failure at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte on April 28-30 caused Hagan to drive into the track’s sand trap, […]