As our team prepares to take to the staging lanes for Friday qualifying at the Dodge//SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals, Don Schumacher Racing regrets to announce that Funny Car driver Matt Hagan has recently tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be competing in this year’s event.
Hagan has not been in contact with anyone since his diagnosis, and is currently quarantining.
DSR is committed to the safety of its employees and fans, and Hagan will return to competition once all appropriate health and safety measures have been implemented.
A familiar face in the DSR camp will take on driving duties for the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Funny Car as Tommy Johnson Jr. returns to compete in this weekend’s event in Hagan’s place.
A statement from Don Schumacher –
“We’re disappointed Matt won’t have the opportunity to compete for a trophy this weekend, but the health and safety of our fans, competitors, NHRA staff, and team members is our top priority. We wish Matt a speedy recovery and hope he can return to competition soon. In the meantime, we’re pleased Tommy Johnson Jr. was available to fill-in in Matt’s absence. Tommy has been a part of the DSR family for many years, and we know he will do Matt and DSR proud.”
Regarding the 2021 NHRA Countdown to the Championship –
Per NHRA, any points accumulated by Johnson during the NHRA U.S. Nationals will be awarded to Hagan, the current Funny Car point leader.