Post-Qualifying Report Event 07: Southern Nationals Atlanta Dragway Commerce, Ga.

Doug Kalitta

Doug Kalitta

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q3: 4.489 sec. at 170.08 MPH
Q4: 3.764 sec. at 324.67 MPH

Starting Position: 5th
First Round Matchup: Chris Karamesines
Quotable: “It always stinks to lose two qualifying passes, but my Mac Tools Toyota team got our machine tuned up quick. This has been a great track for us in the past and I am hoping for another solid run tomorrow!”

Shawn Lagdon

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

Q3: 5.326 sec. at 132.28 MPH
Q4: 3.784 sec. at 321.19 MPH

Starting Position: 7th
First Round Matchup: Pat Dakin
Quotable: “We made a good run in the final qualifying effort today. .78 at 321; we found a major problem that was setting us back the first two races in the clutch area. That was our first run after finding the problem, so we were more trying to start from scratch. All-in-all, a good run. We have Dakin tomorrow; he can make good runs, so for us it is just sticking to our lane and our game plan and make a good run tomorrow.” 

Tory Coughlin Jr

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

Q3: 4.512 sec. at 145.19 MPH
Q4: 4.083 sec. at 199.58 MPH

Starting Position: 14th
First Round Matchup: Antron Brown

Quotable: “The weather looks great tomorrow, and we are excited to be back on track. The SealMaster Toyota boys have not got ahold of it yet, but I am sure we will make a great run in the morning.”

Jr Todd

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

Q3: 5.620 sec. at 122.74 MPH
Q4: 5.052 sec. at 149.22 MPH

Starting Position: 13th

First Round Matchup: Ron Capps
Quotable: “Not the qualifying effort we were hoping for the DHL Toyota team today. We have a tough draw in round one, but I know we are capable and have a great shot at going rounds tomorrow.”

Chad Head

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

Q3: 4.027 sec. at 311.63 MPH
Q4: 4.024 sec. at 312.57 MPH

Starting Position: 8th

First Round Matchup: Robert Hight
Note: Chad Head is filling in for Tequila Patrón Funny Car pilot Alexis DeJoria.