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

Doug Kalitta Sat

Doug Kalitta Sat

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 4.004 sec. at 242.71 MPH
Q2: 3.781 sec. at 326.71 MPH
Q3: 4.909 sec. at 153.06 MPH
Q4: 3.860 sec. at 314.46 MPH

Bonus Points: 3 pt. (Best of the second session)
Starting Position: 2nd
First Round Matchup: Shawn Langdon
Quotable: “Disappointed not to end up with the no.1 qualifier with the Mac Tools team, but I am confident in our chances tomorrow. It is tough to race our teammate in round one, but we will go out ready to race.”

Tory Coughlin Sat

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

Q1: 5.769 sec. at 94.43 MPH
Q2: 4.021 sec. at 236.75 MPH
Q3: 5.674 sec. at 120.74 MPH
Q4: 4.014 sec. at 230.53 MPH

Starting Position: 14th
First Round Matchup: Leah Pritchett

Quotable: “The SealMaster Toyota is ready for the first round of eliminations. Jim O, Glen, Nick and the whole team has this machine hopped up. We are getting the whole process together of making good runs in a Top Fuel car. Each run gets a little better. First round we will make it count.”


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

Q1: 5.098 sec. at 137.46 MPH
Q2: 4.451 sec. at 180.60 MPH
Q3: 6.220 sec. at 110.09 MPH
Q4: 4.023 sec. at 244.07 MPH

Starting Position: 15th
First Round Matchup: Doug Kalitta
Quotable: “We have Doug tomorrow; not the ideal situation. Couldn’t quite get a handle on the race track. We smoked the tires two of the runs, one of the runs we dropped the cylinder and then the last run we were forced into a situation where we had to go down the track. We had a pretty big explosion, but we will make sure this Global Electronic Technology machine is ready for tomorrow.”

JR Todd

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

Q1: 4.067 sec. at 307.72 MPH
Q2: 4.167 sec. at 285.89 MPH
Q3: 4.579 sec. at 191.43 MPH
Q4: 4.074 sec. at 308.00 MPH

Bonus Points: 1 pt. (Third best of the first session)
Starting Position: 13th

First Round Matchup: Courtney Force 
Quotable: “So far this weekend hasn’t gone exactly how we wanted it to. But we have been going down the track, making clean runs, just not as quick as we want to. We are trying some different things with the tune-up, but we have our work cut out for us tomorrow. It will be hot and slick tomorrow, so it might play into our hands. It will be a battle of survival and hopefully we will be there at the end.”

Alexis DeJoria Sat

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

Q1: 6.543 sec. at 99.89 MPH 
Q2: 4.074 sec. at 290.19 MPH
Q3: 7.359 sec. at 89.48 MPH
Q4: 3.998 sec. at 295.08 MPH

Bonus Points: 1 pt. (Third best of the final session)
Starting Position: 7th

First Round Matchup: Ron Capps