“There are some weekends where things are just off and this was one of them. It makes you appreciate when things go well. I hate that we didn’t have a great weekend for Dodge between Leah and myself. It was a tricky race track out there. One thing I do know is that I have one of the smartest crew chiefs out there in Dickie Venables. He’ll figure out whatever is wrong and it won’t be long before we’re back on top having a good run at it. We usually do pretty well in Seattle, so it was surprising a little bit. We’re looking ahead to Sonoma, where we’re going to have Johnson’s Horsepowered Garage on the car. I’m excited about that and they’re a great group of people. We want to have a good showing for them. We’ll get into town early to do some press in Sacramento, which I’m looking forward to.”
- Earned No. 7 provisional qualifying position in Q1 on Friday (4.015 ET at 318.02 mph)
- Fell to No. 9 provisional qualifying position based off of Friday’s Q1 run. In Q2 on Saturday, Hagan ran a 6.205 ET at 110.76 mph. Q2 was also part of the NHRA’s Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge, where Hagan faced Ron Capps. Capps defeated Hagan with his run of 3.961 ET at 322.81 mph.
- Secured No. 9 qualifying position based off of Friday’s Q1 run. In Q3 on Saturday, Hagan ran a 4.027 ET at 321.88 mph.
- Eliminated following Round 1 on Sunday:
- Round 1: 5.068 ET at 163.63 mph, lost to Tim Wilkerson (3.928 ET at 324.83 mph)
- Currently leading the Funny Car championship standings, 17 points ahead of Ron Capps
- Hagan participated in his fourth Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge of the season. His three previous appearances came in the NHRA Arizona Nationals, the Route 66 NHRA Nationals and the Dodge Power Brokers NHRA Mile-High Nationals.
- Both Pruett and Hagan maintained their point positions following this weekend’s Flav-R-Pac NHRA Northwest Nationals.
- There are four races remaining before the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series’ Countdown to the Championship begins.