Las Vegas Event Recap for the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

“Dickie (Venables – crew chief) is always a great racer on Sunday. The TSR team put a great race car under me today and we would have liked to put the Operation Healing Forces (OHF) car in the winner’s circle with the Nellis Air Force base next to the track. We are making progress with the car. We had a lot of stuff going on with engine’s bellhousing and we made some big wholesale changes with what the guys wanted to do. We are getting our race car back to where we want it. After a couple of races being down a bit, we can run some good numbers down. It’s tough when you get beat on a ‘holeshot’ but those four cars in the final were about a foot or 18 inches apart. That’s some awfully good racing. We are happy to be a part of those big ‘heavy hitters’ in the class. You never see the other cars when it’s that close, but you can hear them. Now we want to get this race car more dialed in as we go to Charlotte in two weeks.”

  • Earned No. 18 provisional qualifying position in Q1 on Friday (4.725 ET at 174.44 mph)
  • Earned No. 6 provisional qualifying position in Q2 on Friday (4.010 ET at 323.12 mph)
  • Earned No. 8 provisional qualifying position in Q3 on Saturday (3.979 ET at 324.20 mph)
  • Secured No. 10 qualifying position in Q4 on Saturday (3.972 ET at 322.27 mph)
  • Advanced to the Finals on Sunday:
  • Round 1: 3.922 ET at 329.91 mph, defeated John Force (4.165 ET at 257.63 mph) and Cruz Pedregon (6.059 ET at 112.15 mph). Jason Rupert also advanced to Round 2 (4.056 ET at 316.90 mph).
  • Round 2: 3.938 ET at 327.19 mph, defeated J.R. Todd (3.951 ET at 321.81 mph) and Jason Rupert (4.055 ET at 317.64 mph). Ron Capps also advanced to the Finals (3.932 ET at 331.04 mph).
  • Final: 3.895 ET at 328.54 mph, lost to Bob Tasca III (3.915 ET at 329.75 mph), Austin Prock in second (3.904 ET at 318.77 mph) and Ron Capps in third (3.902 ET at 330.00 mph).
  • Currently fourth in the championship standings, 106 points behind Funny Car leader Austin Prock
  • The NHRA Four-Wide Nationals marks the first time Hagan and Stewart have each advanced to the Finals in their respective nitro categories at the same event. They previously doubled-up on wins at the 2023 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals with Hagan in Funny Car and Stewart in the Top Alcohol Dragster.
  • Hagan and Stewart both qualified to participate in the Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge at the next event, the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals outside Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Hagan represented Operation Healing Forces (OHF) and Shelor Motor Mile on his Dodge//SRT Hellcat Funny Car. OHF was formed in 2011 with the goal of strengthening human bonds amongst the Special Operation Forces (SOF) community. OHF’s programs are specifically designed and tailored to enable war-torn men and women to break through the silence and openly discuss their battlefield and personal hardships and provide needed support. OHF believes in reintegration, rehabilitation and resiliency.