November 13th, 2012
POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 11, 2012) - Matt Hagan’s reign as the NHRA Funny Car world champion ended in the first round of eliminations Sunday in the Auto Club NHRA nationals that closed his 2012 Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season.
But Hagan’s hope for a chance at a second straight world title for Don Schumacher Racing’s Mopar/Aaron’s Dream Machine Dodge Charger R/T... Read More »
November 5th, 2012
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Nov. 5, 2012) - Reigning NHRA Funny Car champion Matt Hagan said it won’t be hard to watch someone else take the this year’s world championship title home during the Auto Club Finals this weekend in Pomona, Calif., provided it goes with one of his Don Schumacher Racing teammates.
Hagan knows the Funny Car title has a good chance of returning to DSR headquarters... Read More »
October 29th, 2012
LAS VEGAS (Oct. 28, 2012) - Time is running out for Matt Hagan and the Aaron’s Dream Machine/Mopar team to seal the deal and bring home a Wally from the 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.
Hagan started Sunday’s Big O Tires NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from the fourth-best position after a stellar 4.077-second qualifying run in the fourth session... Read More »
October 24th, 2012
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Oct. 24, 2012) - Matt Hagan and the Aaron’s Dream Machine/Mopar Funny Car team hope to take a giant step forward this weekend during the Big O Tires NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
With two weeks off since the last NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event, crew chief Tommy DeLago and the team have been hard at work at the Don Schumacher... Read More »
October 3rd, 2012
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Oct. 3, 2012) - When Matt Hagan returns to his cattle farm in rural Virginia, it’s his place to let go of some of the frustrations that come with drag racing.
After a final round loss last week near St. Louis to Don Schumacher Racing teammate Jack Beckman, Hagan needed to relax and regroup before heading to Reading, Pa., for this weekend’s NHRA Full Throttle... Read More »
October 2nd, 2012
MADISON, Ill. (Sept. 30, 2012) - Matt Hagan was trying to make something happen Sunday for the DieHard/Aaron’s Dream Machine Funny Car team.
But he might have tried a little too hard when he left the starting line too early and was disqualified with a red light and lost to Don Schumacher Racing teammate Jack Beckman at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis.
A week ago, Hagan... Read More »
September 26th, 2012
Being runner-up no longer enough for rancher
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Sept. 26, 2012) - Matt Hagan doesn’t want anyone tossing a hand grenade at him. Even though he is a cattle farmer, the Virginian probably won’t play horseshoes either.
“Close” is not a word he wants to hear anymore, especially if it’s about how close he’s come to winning his first NHRA... Read More »
September 19th, 2012
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Sept. 19, 2012) - Matt Hagan’s eyes are more on the future heading to Dallas than they might have been all season.
The biggest factor in readjusting some priorities for the reigning NHRA Funny Car world champion is that he can’t defend that title regardless of what he and the Aaron’s Dream Machine/Mopar Funny Car team do at the Texas Motorplex this weekend... Read More »
September 12th, 2012
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Sept. 12, 2012) - Matt Hagan will do everything over the next six NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series events to disprove the adage that “you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.”
The resident and native of Christiansburg, Va., doesn’t know much about pig ears. After all, he raises cattle not pigs.
But he knows you have to take... Read More »
September 10th, 2012
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Sept. 9, 2012) - The rest of a season usually is meaningless once a team knows it can’t qualify for a championship playoff in professional baseball, basketball or football.
Fortunately for Matt Hagan, that’s not how in works in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.
When Hagan and Don Schumacher Racing’s Mopar/Aaron’s Dream Machine team... Read More »