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Sandvik Coromant Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody
Qualified: No. 3 (3.888 E.T. at 329.75 MPH)The Results:
E1: 3.988 E.T. at 328.22 MPH defeated Gary Densham 4.058 E.T. at 308.99 MPH
E2: 3.970 E.T. at 325.53 MPH defeated Shawn Langdon 5.067 E.T. at 148.69 MPH
E3: 3.982 E.T. at 327.72 MPH defeated by Ron Capps 3.974 E.T. at 323.58 MPH
Race Recap:
Starting from third, Matt entered race day at the NHRA Northwest Nationals as the highest-qualified DSR entry. The two-time 2019 event champ parked the Sandvik Coromant Dodge in the winner’s circle earlier this year in Phoenix and was hoping for a repeat on Sunday.
Matt successfully defeated Gary Densham and Shawn Langdon in the first two rounds of competition, but his chances at a second Pacific Raceways Wally trophy were dashed when he met teammate and defending event champ Ron Capps in the semifinals. Against Capps, Matt powered to his fourth consecutive three-second run of the weekend, but his solid 3.982-second pass fell short against the eventual race runner-up’s 3.974 E.T.
“I think our Swing has been pretty good. Denver was a mixed bag because that’s Denver, but we went to the finals in Sonoma and semifinals here in Seattle. Our Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody is running really, really good. I’m really happy with the performance. It’s been consistent and is reacting to everything (crew chief) Dickie (Venables) is telling it to do. When you get beat on the backside of a good drag race like what happened to us against Capps, that’s a whole lot easier to swallow than when you’re out here smoking the tires or not going down the race track. As these races progress, and as we move toward the Countdown, I feel really good about what we’re doing with this race team and race car.”


Qualified: No. 3 (lane choice)

The Competition: No. 14 Gary Densham

The Results: 
Q1: 4.003 E.T. at 325.06 MPH
Q2: 3.888 E.T. at 329.75 MPH (One bonus point for third quickest run of the session)
Q3: 7.131 E.T. at 92.26 MPH
Q4: 3.942 E.T. at 325.92 MPH

Bonus Points: One

“We changed some stuff up this weekend, and it’s been a little bit of an adjustment getting used to it as a driver. I'm getting used to changing my routine when I’m in the car, how I'm staging. It’s all about adaptability. The car is running good, the clutch is working well, and we’re just going to be on top of it on race day.”

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FC Mello Yello Points

Unofficial NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship Standings:

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1 Tommy Johnson Jr 416
2 Jack Beckman 403
3 Matt Hagan 388
4 Ron Capps 314
5 Bob Tasca III 303
6 J.R. Todd 292
7 Tim Wilkerson 270
8 Alexis DeJoria 217
9 Cruz Pedregon 202
10 Paul Lee 193