Post-Qualifying Report Event 06: NHRA 4-Wide Nationals zMax Dragway Charlotte

Doug Kalitta

Doug Kalitta

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.782 sec. at 320.05 MPH
Q2: 3.718 sec. at 322.73 MPH
Q3: 6.515 sec. at 106.43 MPH
Q4: 4.027 sec. at 231.16 MPH

Bonus Points: 1 pt. (Third-best of the second session)
Starting Position: 2nd
First Round Matchup: Brittany Force, Terry McMillen, Chris Karamesines

Quotable: “Being second definitely improves our odds for the first round tomorrow. The first round of qualifying today (Q3) was pretty tricky. It was a little bit of an eye opener for everybody with all the tire smoke. That was good, though. We have to be ready if we see something similar tomorrow – and my Mac Tools Toyota boys will be ready.”

Troy Coughlin Jr

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

Q1: 3.729 sec. at 321.73 MPH
Q2: 3.871 sec. at 241.07 MPH
Q3: 6.515 sec. at 106.43 MPH
Q4: 3.902 sec. at 275.96 MPH

Bonus Points: 2 pts. (Second-best of the first session)
Starting Position: 5th
First Round Matchup: Steve Torrence, Scott Palmer, Dom Lagana

Quotable: “The SealMaster Toyota group is doing a great job jelling. We are calling it our second race this year, and everybody is coming into their own. We are starting to see the progress. The team is ready for raceday. It is my first time with the 4-Wide, so we will keep our cool and focus on the task at hand.” 
Note: The fifth starting spot is a new career-high start for Coughlin Jr. 

Shawn Langdon

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

Q1: 3.760 sec. at 318.84 MPH
Q2: 3.773 sec. at 314.24 MPH
Q3: 4.946 sec. at 152.85 MPH
Q4: 3.827sec. at 314.24 MPH

Bonus Points: 1 pt. (Third-best of the first session)
Starting Position: 8th
First Round Matchup: Clay Millican, Leah Pritchett, Terry Haddock

Quotable: “We have been progressively making better runs, just trying to get ahold of the track. We have made good runs in each lane, so we have confidence for tomorrow. I feel good driving right now; I have a lot of confidence in the Global Electronic Technology team. Tomorrow could be our day.”

JR Todd

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

Q1: 3.971 sec. at 321.19 MPH
Q2: 3.956 sec. at 313.22 MPH
Q3: 5.413 sec. at 133.21 MPH
Q4: 3.991 sec. at 319.45 MPH

Starting Position: 8th
First Round Matchup: Courtney Force, Bob Tasca III, Jonnie Lindberg

Quotable: “Not an easy draw. We have the no.1 qualifier in our quad. All four cars have gone down the track, so we just need to go and make a good solid run in the DHL Toyota and turn on three win lights.”

Chad Head Filling In For Alexis

Chad Head, fill-in driver of the Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car

Q1: 4.030 sec. at 292.20 MPH
Q2: 6.657 sec. at 98.64 MPH
Q3: 12.382 sec. at 84.42 MPH
Q4: 4.157 sec. at  278.86 MPH

Starting Position: 14th

First Round Matchup: John Force, Ron Capps, Del Worsham
Note: Chad Head is filling in for Tequila Patrón Funny Car pilot Alexis DeJoria while she tends to a family matter.