Hagan Powers to Provisional No.1 Under The Lights during Dodge//SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil

July 16, 2021

, Morrison, Colorado

Dodge//SRT and Mopar entries kicked off a 41st edition of a Dodge//SRT Mile-High Nationals Presented by Pennzoil, a National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Camping World Drag Racing Series eventuality hold nearby Denver, Colorado, with Friday night subordinate runs underneath a lights during Bandimere Speedway.
 
Reigning Funny Car World Champion Matt Hagan charged to a provisional No.1 qualifier position aboard his Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Funny Car in his query to acquire his initial inhabitant eventuality win of a 2021 NHRA deteriorate and a desired Wally prize during a Dodge//SRT Mile-High Nationals. Hagan powered his Mopar to a tip symbol with a 3.966-second elapsed time run during 319.22 mph during a lifelike drag frame famous as “thunder mountain”, set 5,800 feet above sea level. While a win during his sponsor’s pretension eventuality has eluded him in 12 prior attempts, Hagan’s best performances on a all-concrete line embody No. 1 qualifier position in 2010 and a runner-up finish in 2011.
 
Running alongside Hagan in a adjacent line was DSR teammate Ron Capps, who powered his Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to a provisional No. 3 symbol with a 3.986-second pass during 318.09 mph. Capps formerly took home No.1 qualifier honors and a Wally prize from Bandimere in 2009, along with 3 runner-up finishes (1998, 2007, 2018) in 23 attempts. Capps has competent in a top-five during any eventuality so distant this year aboard his HEMI®-powered Hellcat.
 
While associate Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat motorist Cruz Pedregon powered off early on his initial run, he and his Snap-on Tools Pedregon Racing group sojourn in high spirits after unchanging improvements this deteriorate resulted in a outing to a winner’s round during a prior eventuality in Norwalk, Ohio. In 27 Funny Car appearances during Bandimere Speedway, Pedregon has won twice (1993 and 2013), posted 3 runner-up finishes (2003, 2004, and 2006) and dual No. 1 qualifier positions (2011 and 2013).
 
While DSR Top Fuel commander Leah Pruett wasn’t means to make her initial run of a weekend after a automatic emanate on a burnout, she wasn’t disheartened and expects to make some plain passes on Saturday dusk aboard her Dodge//SRT Redeye dragster in an bid to repeat her No. 1 qualifier positions in 2017 and 2018, ensuing in a runner-up finish and a win, respectively. She also set a stream line record elapsed time run of 3.733 seconds in optimal cold conditions in 2017.
 
Pruett was also behind during a round of her 2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak for dual Friday subordinate sessions during a Constant Aviation Factory Stock Showdown (FSS) entrance during Denver, a fourth eventuality of a eight-race series, and is looking brazen to using dual some-more subordinate laps on Saturday to urge on her best pass of 8.991 seconds during 154.21 mph. Fellow DSR-prepared Drag Pak motorist Mark Pawuk took his Empaco Equipment Dodge Challenger for dual unchanging runs that put him among a top-five with a best pass of 8.330 seconds during 164.73 mph.
 
All a on-track movement during a Dodge//SRT Mile High Nationals Presented by Pennzoil will be live streamed via NHRA.TV via a weekend, while FS1 will yield radio highlights of subordinate on Saturday, Jul 17, from 2-3 p.m. ET  and Sunday, Jul 18, from 3-4 p.m. ET, with coverage of Sunday’s rejecting rounds from 4-7 p.m. ET. This weekend’s eventuality kicks off a NHRA’s three-race western pitch that includes Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California, and Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, California, over uninterrupted weeks.
 
ADDITIONAL NOTES and QUOTES
 
FUNNY CAR:
Matt Hagan, DSR Pennzoil Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye
(No. 1 Qualifier – 3.966 seconds during 319.22 mph)
Qualifying 1: 3.966 sec./ 319.22 mph
 
“OK, we’re back, baby, we’re back! Dickie Venables is putting a tune-up adult here on a towering and a automobile felt good and ran great. It ran on all 8 cylinders and we can’t ask for anything some-more than that. It’s a Dodge//SRT Mile-High Nationals, we’re using a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye and it’s time we put this thing in a winner’s round after some-more than a decade of trying.”
 
Ron Capps, DSR NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
(No. 3 Qualifier – 3.986 seconds during 318.09 mph)
Qualifying 1: 3.986 sec./ 318.09 mph
  
Cruz Pedregon, Pedregon Racing Snap-on® Tools Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
(No. 10 Qualifier – 7.657 seconds during 82.65 mph)
Qualifying 1: 7.657 sec./ 82.65 mph
  
TOP FUEL:
Leah Pruett, DSR Pennzoil Mopar Dodge//SRT Dragster  
(No. 13 Qualifier – No Time)
Qualifying 1: No Time
 
FACTORY STOCK SHOOTOUT:
Leah Pruett, 2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak
(No. 13 Qualifier – 8.991 seconds during 154.21 mph)
Qualifying 1: 8.991 sec. / 154.21 mph
Qualifying 2: 11.831 sec. / 78.16 mph
 
Mark Pawuk, Empaco Equipment Mopar Drag Pak
(No. 5 Qualifier – 8.330 seconds during 164.73 mph)
Qualifying 1: 8.381 sec. / 164.75 mph
Qualifying 2: 8.330 sec. / 164.73 mph
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The @DodgeMoparMotorsports Instagram channel continues to share calm capturing Dodge//SRT Mopar drivers on a track. Fans can see movement from a NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series and NHRA Sportsman grassroots racers, competing in classes such as Factory Stock Showdown, Stock and Super Stock, as good as additional motorsports series.

Mopar
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Dodge//SRT
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