Funny Car Champion Matt Hagan
Sun, 23 Nov 2014, 11:41 AM ~ Courtesy of NHRA Communications
MODERATOR: Matt Hagan and his Mopar Express Lane / Rocky Boots Dodge Charger secured his second Funny Car World Championship with four wins and two runner-up finishes this season. He also powered to two No. 1 qualifying positions. Hagan clinched the championship with his victory over Tommy Johnson, Jr., in the semifinals in Pomona and then went on to defeat John Force in the finals for his fourth win of the year. This is the second Funny Car world championship for crew chief Dickie Venables, as well. Matt, how important or historic was this championship for you compared to your first one?
MATT HAGAN: Well, I think they`re all special in their own way. You know, like Tony (Schumacher) said in his speech, each one of them tells a story. Someone said earlier when we were having a press conference, they said, you know, well, your second one is harder to get. They`re all hard. Every one of them are hard to get.