NHRA U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis

Hagan gets Funny Car win at the ‘Big Go’

Allen Johnson (near lane) and Shane Gray in the Pro Stock semifinals under a beautiful sky at Indianapolis.

The 62nd annual U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis brought victory for Team Mopar on Labor Day weekend ahead of the Countdown to the Championship. Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) driver Matt Hagan, in the Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T, crushed the competition with his fierce HEMI® to claim the Funny Car title at the most prestigious race on the tour.

“Another victory for Matt Hagan in the Mopar Express Lane Dodge Charger R/T shows the true capabilities of Mopar performance, and we are eager to see what the remainder of the season holds," said Pietro Gorlier, Head of Parts and Service (Mopar), FCA - Global. "Each of the Mopar-powered Funny Cars look to be emerging as contenders for the championship title, and that's something we're all excited about."

The victory was the 21st of Hagan's career and third of the season in five final rounds. It was also the 10th Funny Car trophy of the season for the Mopar Funny Cars, and Mopar will enter the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship with four cars fully capable of winning the biggest trophy of them all after the six-race playoffs.

Jim Campbell’s Charger Funny Car lost in the first round to Courtney Force.