Shawn Exits Early

Shawn Langdon

Shawn Langdon, Kalitta Air Careers Top Fuel Dragster

Finals Broadcast Replay: 5-8 p.m. Monday, July 1, 2024 on FS2

Qualifying: Shawn Langdon was the No. 6 qualifier at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. His best qualifying attempt came during the final qualifying session Saturday evening when he reached the finish line in 3.736 seconds at 329.99 mph. Langdon made four good qualifying attempts each of which was quicker than the previous attempt. Langdon set the track speed record when he reached 335.73 mph in the third qualifying round, but Doug Kalitta reset it in the next round reaching 337.16 mph.

Eliminations: Langdon left the starting line first in his first-round matchup with Clay Millican and was leading the race when the Kalitta Air Careers dragster’s engine dropped a cylinder causing additional engine problems. Millican drove around Langdon and won the race with a 3.742-second run to Langdon’s 3.802-second effort.

Unofficial Point Standings: Langdon leaves Norwalk in third place in the NHRA Top Fuel point standings. He trails second-place Justin Ashley by two points and leads fourth-place Antron Brown by 58 points.

Langdon on Norwalk: “The Kalitta Air Careers team had four good qualifying runs, and we got a little bit better each time. We were on a good run in the first round against Clay, but we dropped a cylinder, and Clay got around us and won the race. It’s really unfortunate for Kalitta Air, Revchem, Toyota, FlexJet and everyone that helps us because this team is running really well, but it happens. We’ll be ready to go when we get to Seattle in a couple weeks.”