Post-Qualifying Report Event 12: NHRA Norwalk Nationals Summit Motorsports Park Norwalk, Ohio

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Doug Kalitta Qualifying.JPG

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.871 sec. at 309.13 MPH
Q2: Session cancelled due to weather
Q3: 3.844 sec. at 320.74 MPH
Q4Session cancelled due to weather

Starting Position: 9th
First Round Matchup: Leah Pritchett

Quotable: “It was a very tough weekend weather wise, but I am proud of my Mac Tools team for persevering and getting this machine in the show. Tomorrow looks better and fast and we are looking forward to it.”

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Richie Crampton, driver of the Kalitta Air Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 6.073 sec. at 104.42 MPH
Q2: Session cancelled due to weather
Q3: 3.888 sec. at 316.60 MPH
Q4Session cancelled due to weather

Starting Position: 10th
First Round Matchup: Pat Dakin

Quotable: “Great work by my entire DHL/Kalitta Air team by getting our car in the show on what ended up being our last qualifying lap. That was a solid number in the situation we were dealt, and I am excited to get to race day tomorrow.”

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

Q1: 4.044 sec. at 315.27 MPH
Q2: Session cancelled due to weather
Q3: 6.607 sec. at 101.58 MPH
Q4Session cancelled due to weather

Starting Position: 7th
First Round Matchup: Bob Tasca III

Quotable: “Not the best qualifying conditions, but everyone was dealt the same hand. It is good to be in the top half because lane choice could matter tomorrow. Hopefully we can turn on four win lights at the home track of Kalitta Motorsports.”

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

Q1: 6.512 sec. at 106.74 MPH
Q2: Session cancelled due to weather
Q3: 4.050 sec. at 308.71 MPH
Q4Session cancelled due to weather Bonus Points: 1 pt. (Third best of the third session)

Starting Position: 8th
First Round Matchup: Del Worsham

Quotable: “We had an issue in Q1. We had a piece of aluminum stuck in the barrel valve, which messed us up and the weather just put us behind. The run we made today speaks volumes about the Global Electronic Technology team. A pressure situation, not in the field, and they did a great job recording the third best pass of the session. Obviously, little things like that show that this team is capable of thriving in pressure situations when we need to make good runs. We are still working with the tuneup, but we feel confident going into tomorrow that we could have a good race car that could compete for the win.”