Matt Hagan secured his fourth No. 1 qualifier in Funny Car this season Saturday at the 31st annual CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Jeg Coughlin Jr. (Pro Stock) are also No. 1 qualifiers in their respective categories at the 16th of 24 events on the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
Hagan powered to his first career No. 1 qualifier at Pacific Raceways in his Sandvik Coromant Dodge Charger SRT HELLCAT after his run of 3.913-seconds at 324.75 mph from Friday stood strong through Saturday’s qualifying. Sitting fourth overall in the category points, Hagan will strive to narrow the points gap on Sunday as he looks for his third victory in five races.
“I think the new body is just a little bit of a learning curve,” Hagan stated. “The car is obviously running great with No. 1 qualifier but there’s still some things we are learning about this new HELLCAT body. I feel confident about it though.”
Defending world champion Robert Hight secured the No. 2 position in his Auto Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro with his pass of 3.919 at 327.82 during the second qualifying run. He will toe the line against Gary Densham during the first round.
Current Points Standings In Mello Yello Funny Car Championship:
Following event 16 of 24
Includes events through Seattle, WA
|POSITION||DRIVER||POINTS||POINTS BEHIND LEADER||VEHICLE|
|01||Courtney Force||1197||0||Advance Auto Parts Chevy Camaro SS|
|02||Ron Capps||1032||-165||NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger R/T|
|03||Robert Hight||1024||-173||Auto Club Chevy Camaro SS|
|04||Matt Hagan||1001||-196||Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger SRT HELLCAT|
|05||Jack Beckman||967||-230||Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger R/T|
|06||J R Todd||863||-334||DHL Toyota Camry|
|07||Tommy Johnson Jr||819||-378||Make-A-Wish Dodge Charger R/T|
|08||John Force||807||-390||PEAK Chevrolet Camaro SS|
|09||Shawn Langdon||680||-517||Global Electronic Technology Toyota|
|10||Bob Tasca III||656||-541||AutoAlert Shelby Mustang|