Post-Race Arizona Nationals

Matt Hagan, driver of the Dodge Direct Connection Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car: 

  • Earned No. 5 provisional qualifying position in Q1 on Friday (5.101 ET at 145.88 mph)
  • Earned No.7 provisional qualifying position in Q2 on Saturday (4.078 ET at 270.43 mph). Hagan faced Alexis DeJoria in the Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge, where his run was defeated by DeJoria’s 3.980 ET, 308.92 mph run.
  • Secured No. 4 qualifying position in Q3 on Saturday (3.934 ET at 325.85 mph)
  • Advanced to Round 2 on Sunday:
  • Round 1: 4.178 ET at 225.79 mph, defeated Cruz Pedregon (no time)
  • Round 2: 4.962 ET at 165.90 mph, lost to Chad Green (3.984 ET at 323.97 mph)
  • Currently second in the championship standings, four points behind Funny Car leader Robert Hight.

“It’s been a pretty tricky weekend out there. The track has been throwing everyone for a loop. We really struggled to get our car tuned-in to get it down the track and get it pulled back enough to do that. It struck the tires both rounds today, so we have some learning to do with a hot, greasy race track and one that’s challenging for everyone. It’s one of those things where we just came off a win and made a couple rounds today, so we’ll keep that momentum moving forward. We’ll go to Pomona next weekend and go down the racetrack.”

Hagan’s name remains in the history books at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park as the track record holder for time at 3.823-seconds, a mark he established in 2022.