Post-Qualifying Report Event 11: Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Bristol Dragway Bristol, Tenn.

Doug KallitaSat

Doug KallitaSat

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 5.704 sec. at 151.80 MPH
Q2: 4.419 sec. at 187.08 MPH
Q3: 5.908 sec. at 29.23 MPH
Q44.091 sec. at 243.81 MPH

Starting Position: 12th
First Round Matchup: Brittany Force
Quotable: “Very tough conditions out here in Bristol this weekend. My Mac Tools guys are working hard and we are ready for race day.”

Richie Crampton Sat 

Richie Crampton, driver of the Kalitta Air Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 4.626 sec. at 169.81 MPH
Q2: 4.891 sec. at 145.77 MPH
Q3: 5.090 sec. at 62.40 MPH
Q4:4.850 sec. at 152.45 MPH

Starting Position: 14th
First Round Matchup: Antron Brown
Quotable: “I have a positive outlook going into tomorrow. I have faith in Connie, Rob and all my DHL/Kalitta Air boys. We have a big first round matchup with Antron, but its anyone’s racetrack out there with these conditions and heat we are dealing with.”

JR Todd Sat

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

Q1: 9.184 sec. at 81.27 MPH
Q2: 4.072 sec. at 313.15 MPH
Q3: 4.404 sec. at 220.69 MPH
Q44.231 sec. at 292.46 MPH

Bonus Points:2 pts. (Second best of the second session)
Starting Position: 2nd
First Round Matchup: Del Worsham

Quotable: “Good qualifying effort by my DHL boys putting this Toyota Camry into the #2 spot. The track is slick and tricky for everybody and I think tomorrow’s going to be a matter of survival depending on who can make it down the track. So far we have made some good consistent runs, and I am looking forward to tomorrow.”

Noteworthy:Todd has now earned bonus points in 10 of 11 races thus far this season. He is one of only two Funny Car drivers to have accomplished that (Courtney Force).

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

Q1: 4.557 sec. at 199.67 MPH
Q2: 4.191 sec. at 299.20 MPH
Q3: 4.358 sec. at 239.40 MPH
Q44.308 sec. at 269.78 MPH

Starting Position: 10th
First Round Matchup: Jack Beckman
Quotable: “We qualified 10th and have to race Jack Beckman. I cannot wait for tomorrow. I am proud of the work my Global Electronic Technology team put in this weekend, and I am glad my teammate J.R. qualified strong as well.”