Post-Qualifying Report Event 02: NHRA Arizona Nationals Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park Chandler, Ariz.

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Richie Crampton, driver of the Kalitta Air Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.755 sec. at 325.30 MPH
Q2: 3.683 sec. at 323.27 MPH
Q3: 9.742 sec. at 86.77 MPH
Q4: 8.447 sec. at 90.24 MPH

Starting Position: 5th

First Round Matchup: Scott Palmer

“I am stoked to be in the top half of the field. I think we have a good car for raceday. Everything is working well and I am excited for tomorrow.”

3.683 second pass ties Crampton’s career-best elapsed time (Dallas 2017). 

Doug Kalitta

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.786 sec. at 321.42 MPH
Q2: 5.288 sec. at 132.96 MPH
Q3: 3.776 sec. at 319.52 MPH
Q4: 3.742 sec. at 328.78 MPH

Starting Position: 11th

First Round Matchup: Billy Torrence

Quotable: “We were looking for more in our Mac Tools machine, but we have a good starting point for tomorrow. We have a tough round one opponent, but I am confident in my team and tomorrow is going to be a solid day.”

JR Todd

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

Q1: 3.944 sec. at 324.20 MPH
Q2: 8.736 sec. at 81.04 MPH
Q3: 3.919 sec. at 323.43 MPH
Q4: 4.820 sec. at 164.17 MPH

Bonus Points: 1 pt. (Third-best run of the third session)

Starting Position: 8th

First Round Matchup:
Matt Hagan

“Honestly, not the qualifying effort we were looking for this weekend. We made a good run in Q3 and it is probably going to earn us last pair tomorrow. So hopefully we can see what everyone else does in front of us and make the right adjustments. We are hoping for a long day and four win lights.”

Shawn Langdon

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

Q1: No time; clutch malfunction
Q2: 4.333 sec. at 209.59 MPH
Q3: 3.937 sec. at 326.24 MPH
Q4: 3.927 sec. at 329.42 MPH

Starting Position: 10th

First Round Matchup: Cruz Pedregon

Quotable: “We are making good improvements. Yesterday wasn’t good, but today we had a solid day. We still have a lot of work to do; I am still learning on every run and they are still learning on what the car is going to do. Top five runs keep us in the hunt and we know the areas we need to pick it up in. Hopefully we will be able to do that tomorrow and have a good day.”

Notes: The 3.927 second pass at 329.42 MPH resets both of Langdon’s career-bests.