Hagan claims 40th No. 1 qualifier at the Texas Motorplex

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Mopar-sponsored Funny Car pilot Matt Hagan claimed the No. 1 qualifier at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas. The Christiansburg, Virginia native went 3.860 at 328.54 mph in his 11,000 Dodge Funny Car. 

This is Hagan’s second No. 1 qualifier in the past three races, as he was the No. 1 qualifier at the Gatornationals. In addition, he now has four No. 1 qualifiers during the 2020 season. 

Pennzoil sponsored Funny Car pilot Matt Hagan celebrates his No. 1 qualifier at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals
Matt Hagan celebrates his No. 1 qualifier at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals (Photo by the NHRA)

“The Hulk” has 40 career No. 1 qualifiers.

“We’ve got a really great car and it’s been running great all season long,” Hagan said. “Our confidence has just grown with each race. It’s getting so tough and it just shows you how competitive these crew chiefs and these drivers are out here. There’s no opportunity to come in and slack off in one round. You have to learn something every time, but I really love our mojo right now. All our guys are working great together and I’m having fun. 

“(Crew chief) Dickie (Venables) is the man and he’s put a heck of a car under me, and I’m just trying to drive the wheels off. To see the fans in the stands, that pumped me up. It’s a great feeling to be back here and see the fans come out.”

Related: Hulk Hagan wins 2019 FallNationals

His Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. is the No. 2 qualifier. The MD Anderson Cancer Center sponsored pilot went 3.871 at 315.34 mph. 

Levi, Ray, and Shoup Inc. Funny Car pilot Tim Wilkerson is the No. 3 qualifier. The Springfield, Illinois pilot went 3.855 at 328.94 mph. 

Funny Car Eliminations Ladder: 

– Matt Hagan vs. Todd Simpson 

– Tommy Johnson Jr. vs. Jim Campbell 

– Tim Wilkerson vs. Jack Wyatt 

– Ron Capps vs. Terry Haddock 

– Alexis DeJoria vs. Gary Densham 

– Jack Beckman vs. Cruz Pedregon 

– Bob Tasca III vs. Blake Alexander 

– J.R. Todd vs. Paul Lee 

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