Matt Hagan and the 2015 Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Win Again at Wild Horse Pass
Matt Hagan has struck again. With a second consecutive victory in the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season, Hagan and his 2015 Mopar Dodge Charger R/T NHRA Funny Car are currently undefeated. Hagan is no stranger to success, however. He is also the reigning champ from last year’s series.
The latest win comes from the competition at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park over the weekend. It should come as no surprise that Hagan posted the fastest run of the entire weekend in the final round, when he beat out Del Worsham for the title; he posted a track record of just 3.975 seconds at a top speed of 324.83 miles an hour, the second fastest that the Funny Car series has ever seen.
“Everyone at Mopar is thrilled to see Matt Hagan take the new 2015 Dodge Charger R/T to the winner’s circle at consecutive events to start the year,” commented Pietro Gorlier, the president and CEO of Mopar Brand Service, Parts and Customer Care. “It reinforces all the hard work and investment that Mopar, Dodge and Don Schumacher Racing put into producing a fantastic new 2015 Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car and to see it be so competitive and dominant right off the bat makes us all very proud.”
“That shows why we are champions,” Hagan added. “[Crew Chief] Dickie Venables has done a helluva of a job with this Rocky Boots/Mopar Funny Car and he just continues to prove why he is one of the baddest crew chiefs out there. The guy has a great hot rod underneath me and I’m just trying not to mess it up.”
The next race weekend for the 2015 NHRA Mello Yell Drag Racing Series is March 12th – 25th , when teams, including Mopar, will head to Gainesville, Florida, for the NHRA Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway. Shortly after the Mopar team heads down to Gainesville, the Mopar Road Ready program will set up camp there to teach teen drivers how to practice safety behind the wheel.