St. Louis Event Recap for the NHRA Midwest Nationals – HAGAN WINS!

St. Louis Event Recap for the NHRA Midwest Nationals - HAGAN WINS!
  • Earned No. 4 provisional qualifying position in Q1 on Friday (3.928 ET at 328.78 mph)
  • Maintained No. 4 provisional qualifying position based off Friday’s Q1 run. In Q2 on Saturday, Hagan ran a 5.841 ET at 119.76 mph.
  • Secured No. 5 qualifying position in Q3 on Saturday (3.927 ET at 326.40 mph)
  • Scored one bonus point for third-quickest run of the session
  • Advanced to Finals on Sunday:
  • Round 1: 3.961 ET at 322.04 mph, defeated Alexis DeJoria (5.104 ET at 147.99 mph)
  • Round 2: 4.031 ET at 312.35 mph, defeated John Force (5.037 ET at 161.17 mph)
  • Semifinals: 4.016 ET at 316.38 mph, defeated Bob Tasca III (5.037 ET at 165.27 mph)
  • Finals: 3.991 ET at 324.90 mph, defeated Ron Capps (4.025 ET at 306.88 mph)
  • Currently third in the Funny Car championship standings, 13 points behind leader Bob Tasca III
  • Hagan earned his fifth win of the season and his 48th career victory. It marked the first win for American Rebel in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series.
  • Hagan advanced to his 86th career final round. It marked his sixth final-round appearance at the Midwest Nationals (2012, 2014, 2015, 2020 and 2021).

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, all greatness comes from God. You have to believe in something and my faith gives me hope. I asked for something great today and that’s what we got. We knew we had to win this race to be in the hunt for the championship. It’s such a cool feeling to have American Rebel out here. It was great having their CEO, Andy Ross, here and to be able to give him the trophy. I just hope he could feel some of the excitement I felt by being the driver and turning win lights on. We have so many great sponsors like Dodge and Johnson’s Horsepowered Garage. It’s people you really get along with and it just feels like it’s all meant to be. I’m enjoying the ride. We sat down as a group and told each other ‘I’m going to dig for you, you dig for me.’ It comes down to having a core group of guys you want to work hard for. Today, all my guys showed up for me and I feel like I showed up for them. We did everything we needed to do on the starting line and that’s why we had four win lights on today.”