To Be Continued….

“We didn’t leave here a loser today, so that’s a good thing. It’s always challenging to take your car to a race track that you don’t have very many runs at, in order to finish a race. But that’s what we’re going to do. The weather made things difficult to finish in Pomona, so I understand the NHRA’s decision. We will go to Phoenix and hopefully get a few runs under our belt and put forth our best effort to win the race there and do well in qualifying. We’ll get to participate in the Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge, so we get to do three races in one weekend. It’ll be a lot going on for the team, so I’m looking forward to it.”

  • Earned No. 5 provisional qualifying position in Q1 on Friday (4.454 ET at 195.59 mph)
  • Secured No. 1 qualifying position in Q2 on Saturday (3.893 ET at 330.15 mph)
  • Q3 on Saturday was canceled due to a shortened day with weather
  • Advanced to Finals on Sunday:
  • Round 1: 3.909 ET at 329.67 mph, defeated Buddy Hull (4.700 ET at 178.90 mph)
  • Round 2: 3.899 ET at 332.34 mph, defeated Jeff Diehl (11.605 ET at 68.83 mph)
  • Semi-Finals: 3.939 ET at 325.37 mph, defeated J.R. Todd (6.147 ET at 121.72 mph)
  • Finals: Unable to run due to weather. The Finals will be contested at the NHRA Arizona Nationals.
  • Point standings to be updated following the final round of eliminations in Phoenix
  • Hagan’s No. 1 qualifier marked the 51st of his career and his fourth at the Winternationals. His previous. No. 1 starts came in 2017 (3.822 ET at 335.57 mph), 2018 (3.822 ET at 336.32 mph) and 2020 (3.841 ET at 333.25 mph).
  • By advancing to the Semifinals, Hagan has secured his position in the NHRA’s #2Fast2Tasty Mission NHRA Challenge, where he will face off against J.R. Todd at Phoenix. The semifinalists from Pomona will rematch during qualifying on Saturday, with bonus money and points on the line.
  • The Winternationals served as Mobil 1’s first race as primary sponsor in 2024 with Stewart. They debuted a special black and gold scheme to commemorate Mobil 1’s 50th anniversary. Stewart will run the same scheme at the Texas NHRA FallNationals October 11-13 at Texas Motorplex outside Dallas.
  • Hagan needs just one win to become the 17th pro driver with 50 tour victories. John Force, Robert Hight and Ron Capps currently are the only Funny Car drivers to have reached that plateau. Hagan has won at least three tour events for 11 consecutive seasons, the longest active streak in the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series.