Post Race Arizona Nationals

“It was a tough weekend for us with three qualifiers and a tricky race track. Our setup and combination didn’t really work well all weekend. We were kind of behind the eight ball for the first round and it backed up a little bit too much. We just got out ran out there. I don’t know that we were going to run a .94, but we definitely weren’t trying to run 4.04 (Elapsed Time). At the end of the day we learned how to go down a hot race track and we can apply that to some races coming up in the middle of the summer. It was a little hotter weather conditions than we’re used to here and we didn’t really have the setup for it, so unfortunately it was a short day for us. It wasn’t the greatest weekend for us, but we have to keep our chin up and apply what we learned to move forward and hopefully put this Dodge in the Winner’s Circle soon.”

  • Earned No. 8 provisional qualifying position in Q1 on Friday (3.996 ET at 281.77 mph). Hagan faced J.R. Todd in the Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge, where his run was defeated by Todd’s 3.923 ET, 320.58 mph run.
  • Earned No.8 provisional qualifying position in Q2 on Saturday (3.976 ET at 312.57 mph)
  • Secured No. 9 qualifying position based off of Saturday’s Q2 run. In Q3 on Saturday, Hagan ran a 4.048 ET at 283.61 mph. Hagan faced John Force in the NHRA Winternationals Final, where his run was defeated by Force’s 4.033 ET, 318.24 mph run.
  • Ran a 4.043 ET at 310.48 mph in Round 1 of eliminations on Sunday, lost to Daniel Wilkerson (3.949 ET at 324.28 mph)
  • Currently fourth in the championship standings, 73 points behind Funny Car leader J.R. Todd
  • Following the NHRA Winternationals Final on Saturday, Hagan was tied with John Force in second in the Funny Car standings, 29 points behind leader J.R. Todd. Stewart was tied with Shawn Reed in 10th in the Top Fuel standings, 115 points behind leader Shawn Langdon.
  • Hagan’s name remains in the history books at Firebird Motorsports Park as the track record holder for time at 3.823-seconds, a mark he established in 2022.
  • Hagan will look to earn his 50th career win at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.