Post-Qualifying Report Event 07: NHRA Southern Nationals powered by Mello Yello Atlanta Dragway Commerce, Ga.

Doug Kalitta Atlanta

Doug Kalitta Atlanta

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.951 sec. at 296.50 MPH
Q2: 3.800 sec. at 323.81 MPH
Q3: 8.709 sec. at 91.95 MPH
Q44.823 sec. at 157.45 MPH

Bonus Points: 3 pts. (Best of the first session)
Starting Position: 6th
First Round Matchup: Richie Crampton

Quotable: “We would love not to keep racing our teammate in the first round, but here we are again. We have a great Mac Tools machine, but we know they have all the same parts that we do. We are going to go up and give it our best shot!”


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Richie Crampton, driver of the Kalitta Air Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 6.512 sec. at 94.22 MPH
Q2: 3.870 sec. at 294.13 MPH
Q3: 5.376 sec. at 127.21 MPH
Q43.938 sec. at 306.88 MPH

Starting Position: 11th
First Round Matchup: Doug Kalitta

Quotable: “This is pretty incredible. I am not sure how we keep drawing our teammate. I know we both have cars capable of going rounds, so it stinks that one of us will have to be done early. I am proud of the work my Kalitta Air guys have put in, and we will be ready for tomorrow.”

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

Q1: 4.154 sec. at 295.92 MPH
Q2: 4.045 sec. at 315.93 MPH
Q3: 4.019 sec. at 315.56 MPH
Q44.384 sec. at 205.54 MPH

Bonus Points: 2 pts. (Second best of the first session)
Starting Position: 7th
First Round Matchup: Jack Beckman

Quotable: “Not an easy matchup in the first round by any means. We tried to step up in Q4 and did not quite make it down. I feel like tomorrow is going to be whoever can negotiate the track the best because it is definitely tricky. Hopefully, we can do that four times tomorrow.”

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

Q1: 6.098 sec. at 109.08 MPH
Q2: 4.183 sec. at 296.89 MPH
Q3: 4.065 sec. at 313.80 MPH
Q44.032 sec. at 317.42 MPH

Starting Position: 9th
First Round Matchup: Tim Wilkerson

Quotable: “We ended up number nine; we were able to make good runs today. It seems like the top few cars made their good runs on Friday night when the track was cooler. For us today, we went 4.06 and 4.03. We got the consistency back in the Global Electronic Technology Camry. We are just doing small tweaks right now. We have Wilkerson tomorrow. No easy ones anymore; we are focused on making good runs.”