Matt Hagan’s NHRA Funny Car division win (Chicago Tribune )

Matt Hagan's NHRA Funny Car division win (Chicago Tribune )

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Matt Hagan won his division in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event at Route 66 Raceway. In Funny Car, Hagan not only stopped runner-up finisher Robert Hight’s winning streak, but set the national record for time in the process.

Hagan drove his Dodge Charger R/T to a 4.035 at 312.78, which was just enough to back up his semifinal time of 4.022 seconds to set the national record and pick up 20 extra points in the process. It was Hagan’s second career win.