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

Doug Kalitta

Doug Kalitta

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.927 sec. at 297.61 MPH
Q2: 3.798 sec. at 321.81 MPH
Q3: 5.337 sec. at 136.41 MPH
Q47.296 sec. at 89.58 MPH

Bonus Points: 1 pt. (Third-best of the second session)
Starting Position: 8th
First Round Matchup: Scott Palmer

Quotable: “Solid weekend of qualifying for the Mac Tools team; we went for it in that last session and it just didn’t stick. A little further down on the order than we would have liked, but we will will go to the line and hopefully score four round wins tomorrow.

richie crampton 

Richie Crampton, driver of the Kalitta Air Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 5.091 sec. at 139.60 MPH
Q2: 3.875 sec. at 318.32 MPH
Q3: 3.949 sec. at 313.51 MPH
Q4:3.811 sec. at 321.65 MPH

Starting Position: 10th
First Round Matchup: Brittany Force

Quotable: “We made a couple good runs in qualifying. It has been challenging for everyone, but I have been proud of my DHL/Kalitta Air Toyota team. We are going to have our hands full tomorrow with this side of the ladder, but I think we have what it takes so I am looking forward to it.”

 JR Todd

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

Q1: 7.109 sec. at 95.33 MPH
Q2: 3.996 sec. at 318.32 MPH
Q3: 4.546 sec. at 192.99 MPH
Q44.051 sec. at 313.80 MPH

Bonus Points: 1 pt. (Third best of the final session)
Starting Position: 4th
First Round Matchup: Dale Creasy

Quotable:“One of our better qualifying efforts of the season for this DHL, WIX Filters team. That is what you need to do to set yourself up good for race day. We are dealing with tricky track conditions and it is the ultimate equalizer. It is just a matter on who can navigate it the best.”

 Shawn Langdon

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

Q1: 4.229 sec. at 296.96 MPH
Q2: 4.052 sec. at 314.31 MPH
Q3: 5.195 sec. at 144.74 MPH
Q45.620 sec. at 126.58 MPH

Starting Position: 10th
First Round Matchup: Ron Capps

Quotable: “We have Ron Capps and qualified 10th. We didn’t make a good run today, but the Global Electronic Technology team made a good one last night. We are going to work together with our team and give it our best shot tomorrow.”