INDIANAPOLIS — Humorous Automotive driver Matt Hagan gave Don Schumacher Racing its 350th victory, beating teammate Jack Beckman within the ultimate spherical of the Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals, the rain-delayed July occasion accomplished throughout ultimate qualifying Saturday for the DENSO Spark Plugs U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.
Hagan raced to his second victory of the season and 35th general, making a 3.919-second move at 328.54 mph in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.
“That is superb and what an enormous milestone to get for Don,” Hagan mentioned. “I used to be in all probability as nervous as I’m operating for a championship since you wish to get it executed for Mopar. This automobile is operating so nicely. I am simply making an attempt to do my job on the beginning line. Don has been an enormous a part of my profession, and to get a Wally on a Saturday, it would not get significantly better than that.”
Justin Ashley raced to his first High Gas win, going 3.958 at 267.96 to beat T.J. Zizzo within the ultimate spherical of the Summernationals. Professional Inventory Motorbike’s Matt Smith gained the $25,000 Mickey Thompson Professional Bike Battle all-star bonus race Saturday, knocking off Scotty Pollacheck with a 7.244 at 175.75.
Shawn Langdon (High Gas), Tommy Johnson Jr. (Humorous Automotive), Greg Anderson (Professional Inventory) and Pollacheck (Professional Inventory Motorbike) topped qualifying for the U.S. Nationals.
Langdon had a 3.728 at 313.22, Johnson recorded a 3.878 at 326.40 in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, Anderson had a 6.549 at 209.52 from Friday in a Camaro, and Pollacheck rode his EBR to a 6.789 at 200.29 to interrupt the monitor velocity file.