Post-Qualifying Report Event 10: Virginia NHRA Nationals Virginia Motorsports Park Dinwiddie, Va.

Doug Kalitta Saturday

Doug Kalitta Saturday

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 6.456 sec. at 110.13 MPH
Q2: 3.827 sec. at 320.36 MPH
Q3: 4.814 sec. at 159.32 MPH
Q44.131 sec. at 218.51 MPH

Starting Position: 4th
First Round Matchup: Dan Mercier
Quotable: “It is great to be back in Virginia, and these fans have really packed the place. We were looking for more in qualifying, but still ended up with a solid spot on the ladder. My Mac Tools guys are working hard and we will be ready for tomorrow.”

Richie Crampton Saturday

Richie Crampton, driver of the Kalitta Air Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 5.515 sec. at 119.16 MPH
Q2: 3.863 sec. at 314.46 MPH
Q3: 6.384 sec. at 97.16 MPH
Q45.076 sec. at 137.50 MPH

Starting Position: 8th
First Round Matchup: Dom Lagana

Quotable: “I don’t have to race Doug in the first round, which is good. But it is nice to be in the top half. Great job to my Kalitta Air guys. It has been hot and tricky, but the outlook is positive for race day.”

JR Todd Saturday

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

Q1: 4.410 sec. at 210.21 MPH
Q2: 4.042 sec. at 310.55 MPH
Q3: 4.187 sec. at 271.13 MPH
Q44.059 sec. at 316.15 MPH

Bonus Points: 1 pt. (Third best of the final session)
Starting Position: 4th
First Round Matchup: Bob Tasca III
Quotable: “Other than Q1, we have made some really good runs with the DHL/WIX Filters Toyota Camry. I feel like if we run like we did in Q4, we definitely have a chance of coming out of here with a Wally.”
Noteworthy: Todd has now earned bonus points in nine of ten races thus far this season. He is one of only two Funny Car drivers to have accomplished that (Courtney Force).

Shawn Langdon Saturday

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

Q1: No time; center line violation by competitor
Q2: 4.080 sec. at 315.78 MPH
Q3: 6.909 sec. at 96.69 MPH
Q44.924 sec. at 160.94 MPH

Starting Position: 9th
First Round Matchup: Jim Campbell
Quotable: “We had a decent car in qualifying. We still have some work to do with the Global Electronic Technology Camry. It is a great track; the people with Virginia Motorsports Park did a great job putting the concrete down. It is smooth; its just hot. We have not seen 130-degree track temperatures this year. So we are working on the set-up for it. I feel like we have made progress on it and we can make competitive runs. We will see what we can do for tomorrow