Post-Qualifying Report Event 05: NHRA SpringNationals Royal Purple Raceway Houston

Doug Kalitta Houston

Doug Kalitta Houston 

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

  • Q1: 4.419 sec. at 180.91 MPH
  • Q2: 3.731 sec. at 327.03 MPH
  • Q3: 3.804 sec. at 320.05 MPH
  • Q4: 5.056 sec. at 138.83 MPH Bonus Points: 1 pt. (Third-best of the second session)

Starting Position: 3rd

First Round Matchup: Terry McMillen

Quotable: “Super proud of the work my Mac Tools guys have put in this weekend to run strong. We would like nothing more than a third straight SpringNationals title tomorrow.”

Shawn Langdon Houston

Shawn Langdon, driver of the Global Electronic Technology Top Fuel Dragster

  • Q1: 3.825 sec. at 314.53 MPH
  • Q2: 5.479 sec. at 131.20 MPH
  • Q3: 3.888 sec. at 304.19 MPH
  • Q4: 4.285 sec. at 188.10 MPH

Starting Position: 10th

First Round Matchup: Bob Vandergriff

Quotable: “For us, we are just making laps down the track and getting that seat time. We are not worried about who we are running; we just need to get laps and information. It is the first race out and we are going through the learning process. We are excited for tomorrow. Definitely hopeful to go rounds and hopefully win the race.”

Troy Coughlin Jr Dragster 

Troy Coughlin Jr., driver of the SealMaster Top Fuel Dragster

  • Q1: No run; mechanical malfunction
  • Q2: 4.094 sec. at 209.07 MPH
  • Q3: 11.767 sec. at 66.74 MPH
  • Q4: 3.862 sec. at 316.82 MPH

Starting Position: 12th

First Round Matchup: Brittany Force

Quotable: “We are getting the SealMaster Toyota in line, but I am excited about tomorrow. These SealMaster guys have put things together that normally take months in a couple weeks and I could not be prouder. Jim O, Nick, Glen and the whole SealMaster team are working hard and I know we will have a piece we can challenge with tomorrow morning.”

 JR Todd DHL Funny Car

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

  • Q1: 4.250 sec. at 223.65 MPH
  • Q2: 8.037 sec. at 78.85 MPH
  • Q3: 4.025 sec. at 319.29 MPH
  • Q4: 4.016 sec. at 322.65 MPH

Starting Position: 12th

First Round Matchup: Cruz Pedregon Quotable: “We have been looking for more out of this DHL Toyota this weekend and haven’t hit on it yet. However, we are in the show and I have the best guys in the business. We will work hard tonight to figure it out and give it a strong fight tomorrow.”

Alexis DeJoria Houston

Alexis DeJoria, driver of the Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car

  • Q1: 3.995 sec. at 320.97 MPH
  • Q2: 7.825 sec. at 84.84 MPH
  • Q3: 3.966 sec. at 323.43 MPH
  • Q4: 3.946 sec. at 322.34 MPH

Bonus Points: 2 pts. (Second-best of the first session.) Starting Position: 9th

First Round Matchup: Tim Wilkerson