Matt Hagan has the fastest NHRA Funny Car pass in 4 years |
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Matt Hagan completed the fastest Funny Car race in four years on Saturday, giving the new Tony Stewart Racing NHRA team its first No. 1 qualifier and setting the track record to close NHRA qualifying Arizona Nationals.
Hagan clocked 3.823 seconds at 333.41 mph in his Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, earning his first No. 1 spot of the season and 44th of his career. He surpassed Courtney Force for the fastest run ever at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
“It’s just super fun to drive. I knew if it stuck it would be fine, but these cars are hard to drive,” said Hagan, the three-time season champion. “They are so much fun to ride. Tony Stewart did a hell of a job putting this organization together over the winter. We have a lot of new parts and parts, but they just did a phenomenal job giving us the parts and the resources, and I see a lot of good things for this team.
Doug Kalitta took first place in Top Fuel and Kyle Koretsky was fastest in Pro Stock.
Kalitta, 57, had her first No. 1 qualifier since 2019 and 51st overall with her Friday run of 3.656 to 329.58.
Koretsky jumped to the top in the final qualifying session, running a 6.520 at 210.21 in a Chevrolet Camaro for his second career No.
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