The O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals were held over the weekend at the zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, North Carolina. Matt Hagan, racing with the Don Schumacher team, dominated the weekend, starting with the best qualifying time of 3.995 seconds in his Die Hard Dodge Charger. He then proved the time wasn't a fluke by winning the first round with a 4.018-second run, which also set the national record. Hagan's teammate, Jack Beckman, broke a record of his own over the weekend as well. He got his car up to 318.99 miles per hour during one run.
Female driver Leah Pruett walked away from the races with a victory as well. She won the NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series Sunday race in her 2010 ProCare Rx Mustang. Her run took 5.843 seconds and she topped out at 253.52 miles per hour, to beat her teammate and last year's winner, Melanie Troxel.
"It's just now starting to sink in," Pruett said. "I think I'll really realize it when Roger Burgess flies in and kicks the party off. Nothing really compares to this. This is my first national event win. Having the (Nostalgia Funny Car) championship last year was amazing, but a national event win doesn't get any better than this."