Post-Qualifying Report Event 10: NHRA Summernationals Old Bridge Township Raceway Park Englishtown, NJ

Doug Kalitta Sat
 Doug Kalitta Sat

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 7.616 sec. at 96.36 MPH
Q2: 3.733 sec. at 329.75 MPH
Q3: 7.060 sec. at 104.18 MPH
Q4: No run; mechanical malfunction 

Bonus Points: 1 pt. (Third best of the second session)
Starting Position: 3rd
First Round Matchup: Dom Lagana
Quotable: “Not the way we wanted to end qualifying, but I know my Mac Tools guys will have it figured out by tomorrow. Special place for the Kalitta family, and we are going to go hard for the trophy.”
Note: The 329.75 mph pass is Top Fuel’s top speed this weekend.

Shawn Lagdon Sat 

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

Q1: 6.218 sec. at 112.12 MPH
Q2: 3.734 sec. at 326.79 MPH
Q3: 4.821 sec. at 149.15 MPH
Q4: 3.875 sec. at 310.55 MPH

Starting Position: 4th
First Round Matchup: Scott Palmer
Quotable: “Huge round for us. We race the guy who is ahead of us in the Countdown. The way we look at it is if we can stop him from getting 20 and we can get 20 that is a 40 point swing. It is an important run for us tomorrow. We are very confident in the setup with this Global Electronic Technology team. We learned from all the runs and that is the most important.”

Troy Coughlin Jr Sat 

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

Q1: 3.836 sec. at 305.91 MPH
Q2: 3.818 sec. at 276.29 MPH
Q3: 3.885 sec. at 270.54 MPH
Q4: 3.800 sec. at 320.66 MPH

Bonus Points: 1 pt. (Third best of the fourth session)
Starting Position: 10th
First Round Matchup: Brittany Force

Quotable: “It has been a pretty good weekend. More learning, more laps, more experience. We have a monster of a matchup tomorrow; she has been on quite a tear. We are going to have to get off the starting line a little quicker and hopefully take this SealMaster Toyota some rounds tomorrow.”

 JR Todd Sat

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

Q1: 4.093 sec. at 307.02 MPH
Q2: 4.921 sec. at 156.34 MPH
Q3: 4.399 sec. at 207.27 MPH
Q4: 4.059 sec. at 315.86 MPH

Starting Position: 15th

First Round Matchup: Robert Hight
Quotable: “We have been trying some different things this weekend that we haven’t all year to try to help us gain an advantage when we race these guys, because right now we have kind of maxed out on our tune-up coming into this weekend. We are making some changes, and the last run showed some progress as we go into raceday.” 

 Alexis DeJoria Sat

Alexis DeJoria, driver of the Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car

Q1: 4.023 sec. at 319.45 MPH 
Q2: 3.979 sec. at 286.98 MPH
Q3: 4.924 sec. at 158.63 MPH
Q4: 4.051 sec. at 304.53 MPH

Starting Position: 11th

First Round Matchup: Tim Wilkerson