NHRA Chief Starter Brad Hardy and multitime Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan join Brian Lohnes on the NHRA Insider podcast. The conversations are both very different.
Hardy discusses his role in the epic staging battle waged between Bruno Massel and Mason McGaha last week in Topeka. He talks about the process, the communication, the inside information about what was happening, and ultimately his decision to disqualify both competitors when they refused to stage on his orders. It is the first time we have ever heard a starter talk about this stuff in-depth!
Hagan talks about the tightness of the Funny Car points chase, the quality of the cars, the approach he and his team are on, and, yes, we delve into the recent starting-line controversies which have carried the discussion week to week. A fun, informal, and informational chat with a guy who is more than capable of collecting another world championship.