Reigning Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan opened the 2015 NHRA season by racing to victory Sunday at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
Jason Line defeats Joey Grose
Jason Line, near lane, defended his Circle K NHRA Winternationals title from 2014 by taking out Joey Grose, Shane Gray, Rodger Brogdon, and rookie Drew Skillman en route to the winner’s circle. He also posted low e.t. of every round, including his 6.545-second pass in the final, earning him his 36th career win in Pro Stock.
Matt Hagan defeats Ron Capps
Matt Hagan, far lane, began his title defense in strong fashion, outlasting Ron Capps to win his first Winternationals title. Hagan clocked low e.t. of race day, 4.011, to finish ahead of Capps, who clocked a 4.078.
Shawn Langdon defeats Antron Brown
Shawn Langdon, near lane, made it three straight season-opening victories for Alan Johnson Racing with a 3.799 to 3.804 victory over Antron Brown in the Top Fuel final.