Post-Qualifying Report Event 05: NHRA SpringNationals Royal Purple Raceway Baytown, Texas

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Doug Kalitta sat

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.772 sec. at 320.05 MPH
Q2: 5.200 sec. at 138.88 MPH
Q3: 3.748 sec. at 319.07 MPH
Q43.752 sec. at 315.78 MPH

Bonus Points: 3 pts. (Best of the first session)
Starting Position: 7th
First Round Matchup: Richie Crampton

Quotable: “Decent qualifying effort for the Mac Tools team, but we did not want to race our teammate in the first round again. We know what Richie and that team is capable of and we will be ready.”

Richie Crampton Sat

Richie Crampton, driver of the Kalitta Air Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.824 sec. at 312.13 MPH
Q2: 3.774 sec. at 316.23 MPH
Q3: 5.215 sec. at 130.33 MPH
Q4:3.776 sec. at 314.02 MPH

Starting Position: 10th
First Round Matchup: Doug Kalitta

Quotable: “Another mid-pack qualifying effort which is solid when you consider the weather conditions we were working with. Unfortunately, we are racing Doug in the first round, but as always, it is good to put a Kalitta car in the next round. It should be a good race.”

JR Todd sat

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

Q1: 4.010 sec. at 313.37 MPH
Q2: 9.214 sec. at 81.06 MPH
Q3: 4.004 sec. at 306.40 MPH
Q43.989 sec. at 308.85 MPH

Starting Position: 10th
First Round Matchup: Tommy Johnson Jr.

Quotable:“A tricky track this weekend. We have made decent runs, but not what we want to be making, so we have our work cut out for us tomorrow. But tomorrow could also be a matter of survival depending on how the weather is. All-in-all, a pretty good weekend for the DHL Toyota Camry.”

Shawn Langdon sat

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

Q1: 4.801 sec. at 180.67 MPH
Q2: 4.874 sec. at 156.61 MPH
Q3: 4.023 sec. at 311.34 MPH
Q43.994 sec. at 297.94 MPH

Starting Position: 11th
First Round Matchup: Tim Wilkerson

Quotable: “We ended up number 11. Yesterday, we shook twice. Today, we made big improvements and got down the track twice. The track is good down low, but you get to 660′ and there is a big bump there, so everybody is spinning down track. It is basically going to be a race to there. We have Wilkerson, who is a tough draw. We think we can run with him, so we are going to do the best that we can and hopefully make a good run.”