Post-Qualifying Report Event 08: Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals Heartland Park Topeka Topeka, Kan.

Doug Kalitta Topeka Sat

Doug Kalitta Topeka Sat

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 4.071 sec. at 231.08 MPH
Q3: 3.711 sec. at 329.75 MPH
Q4: 3.892 sec. at 233.68 MPH

Starting Position: 7th
First Round Matchup: Scott Palmer
Quotable: “Solid effort in qualifying for the Mac Tools team. We have more in the tank and are looking forward to defend our Heartland Nationals title tomorrow.”
Note: The first round versus Scott Palmer will be Kalitta’s 1,000th round of racing for his career.

Shawn Langdon Topeka Sat

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

Q1: 3.779 sec. at 319.90 MPH
Q3: 3.734 sec. at 328.38 MPH
Q4: 3.700 sec. at 328.14 MPH

Starting Position: 6th
First Round Matchup: Troy Coughlin Jr.
Quotable: “We have made some very good runs this weekend. We are very happy with the progression of the Global Electronic Technology team. Just sucks that we have to race our teammate in the first round. At the end of the day, we are out there to get round wins. We are going to do the best that we can.”

Troy Coughlin Topeka Sat

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

Q1: 3.809 sec. at 321.73 MPH
Q3: 4.109 sec. at 196.13 MPH
Q4: 4.612 sec. at 166.19 MPH

Starting Position: 11th
First Round Matchup: Shawn Langdon

Quotable: “The SealMaster Toyota is ready. We have a tough competitor in Langdon; I have raced him a few times, just not in a Top Fuel dragster. It will be a great race; we are trying to go back to the drawing board with the SealMaster car and see where we are missing and why we are. We have a ways to go and I am getting a routine down. Everyone is gelling. The effort is definitely there.” 

JR Todd Topeka Sat

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

Q1: 4.286 sec. at 241.67 MPH
Q3: 3.904 sec. at 331.53 MPH
Q4: 3.875 sec. at 332.34 MPH

Starting Position: 9th

First Round Matchup: Brian Stewart
Quotable: “We unloaded our backup car coming into this weekend after we found some problems with our primary. But it has been running good. It has been running right where it was at the start of the season if not better, which is a positive for the DHL Toyota Camry team. It is definitely going the direction we need to be going; each run we improved, so now we are looking forward to turning on four win lights tomorrow.”

Chad Head Topeka Sat

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

Q1: 7.805 sec. at 84.44 MPH 
Q3: 8.405 sec. at 86.93 MPH
Q4: 3.963 sec. at 328.14 MPH

Starting Position: 13th

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