Post-Qualifying Report Event 01: NHRA Winternationals Auto Club Raceway of Pomona Pomona, Calif.

Doug Kalitta

Doug Kalitta

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.729 sec. at 328.06 MPH
Q2: 5.584 sec. at 109.86 MPH
Q3: 3.703 sec. at 330.15 MPH
Q4: 3.723 sec. at 326.95 MPH

Bonus Points: 3 pts. (Third best of the first session, third best of the third session, third best of the final session)
Starting Position: 5th
First Round Matchup: Richie Crampton
Quotable: “Solid qualifying effort to start the season for the Mac Tools team. We didn’t want to race Richie in the first round; we know what the Kalitta Air car is capable of. We will get our Mac Tools team ready, and try to go several rounds tomorrow.” 

Richie Crampton

Richie Crampton, driver of the Kalitta Air Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.903 sec. at 287.60 MPH
Q2: 4.956 sec. at 146.46 MPH
Q3: 3.782 sec. at 314.75 MPH
Q4: 3.815 sec. at 286.68 MPH

Starting Position: 10th
First Round Matchup: Doug Kalitta 
Quotable: “I think we are a little better than what our qualifying result would show. Unfortunately, we have to race Doug, but I know it will still be a great drag race. Bright side of that is we know a Kalitta machine will be in the second round, which is good for all of our partners: Mac Tools, Kalitta Air, DHL, Toyota, WIX Filters and Red Line Oil. My guys are working hard, and I am confident we will make a good run tomorrow.”

JR Todd

J.R. Todd, driver of the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car

Q1: 3.953 sec. at 322.04 MPH
Q2: 3.961 sec. at 319.29 MPH
Q3: 8.303 sec. at 85.59 MPH
Q4: 3.908 sec. at 326.79 MPH

Bonus Points: 1 pt. (Third best in the final session)
Starting Position: 7th
First Round Matchup: John Force
Quotable: “It was great to move into the top half that last qualifying session. We were trying to run that earlier in the day, and didn’t get down the track. But it was a good way to start the season, getting down the track three out of the four runs. I am hoping we can do it four times tomorrow.”

Shawn Langdon

Shawn Langdon, driver of the Global Electronic Technology Toyota Camry Funny Car

Q1: 3.949 sec. at 328.06 MPH
Q2: No time; competitor hit timing block into Langdon’s lane
Q3: 8.442 sec. at 79.31 MPH
Q4: 4.454 sec. at 194.58 MPH

Starting Position: 12th
First Round Matchup: Ron Capps
Quotable: “It is a whole new set of drivers I am facing tomorrow, so it is pretty cool that I get to race Ron Capps first. I followed his career for a long time, so I am excited to race him. I feel good. We would have liked to have the Global Electronic Technology Toyota to be a little better in qualifying, but we are learning as a group. We are just going to give it our best shot. I feel good on the tree. This team is going to be dangerous this season.”