August 5, 2013 in Sports

Hagan wins at NW Nationals

Associated Press
 

KENT, Wash. – Matt Hagan raced to his fourth victory of the year to extend his Funny Car points lead, beating Bob Tasca III on Sunday in the NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Hagan, the 2011 Funny Car champion, powered his Dodge Charger to a 4.171-second run at 294.75 mph. Tasca, seeking his first win in nearly a year, slowed to a 5.324 at 164.81 in his Ford Shelby Mustang.

Hagan also outran Alexis DeJoria, Johnny Gray and Courtney Force en route to his ninth career victory.

Morgan Lucas won in Top Fuel, and Vincent Nobile topped the Pro Stock field.

Lucas claimed his first victory of the season and eighth of his career, knocking off David Grubnic in the final. Lucas finished in 3.908 at 296.57. Grubnic followed in 4.253 at 256.31.

Nobile won for the second straight week and picked up his third victory of the year, beating four-time season champion Jeg Coughlin in a rematch of the final round last week in Sonoma, Calif. Nobile’s posted a 6.586 at 210.54 in his Dodge Avenger, and Coughlin had a 6.615 at 210.60.

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