Post-Qualifying Report Event 13: NHRA New England Nationals New England Raceway Epping, NH

Doug Kalitta Saturday

Doug Kalitta Saturday

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.894 sec. at 281.42 MPH
Q2: 3.874 sec. at 303.64 MPH
Q3: 4.519 sec. at 180.67 MPH
Q44.827 sec. at 157.54 MPH

Starting Position: 9th
First Round Matchup: Terry McMillen
Quotable: “Not the qualifying portion of the weekend we were hoping for with this Mac Tools Toyota, but I am excited for raceday. I have never won here, and I would like nothing more than to claim a trophy in Epping.” 

Richie Crampton Saturday

Richie Crampton, driver of the Kalitta Air Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 6.040 sec. at 103.44 MPH
Q2: 8.617 sec. at 79.12 MPH
Q3: 4.791 sec. at 154.72 MPH
Q4:3.884 sec. at 316.97 MPH

Starting Position: 10th
First Round Matchup: Scott Palmer
Quotable: “Big battle for the top ten in the standings tomorrow. A great run by Connie, Rob Flynn and the entire Kalitta Air team in Q4. I think our run showed everybody else what was out there, but we got down the race track which gives me a ton of confidence going into tomorrow.” 

Shawn Langdon Saturday

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

Q1: 4.631 sec. at 181.59 MPH
Q2: 3.976 sec. at 321.42 MPH
Q3: 4.325 sec. at 226.51 MPH
Q46.085 sec. at 108.93 MPH

Bonus Points: 1 pt. (Third best of the second session)
Starting Position: 3rd
First Round Matchup: Jim Campbell
Quotable: “Our best qualifying effort; we made a great run in the night session on Friday which set the tone for the weekend. We have been working on a couple other little things. Decent draw in the first round. We just have to make a good run down the track. Also, a great spot in the ladder. If we can get by round one, the potential for round two is we could race one of the guys that is close to us in points. We are in control of our own destiny fighting for that top ten spot, and I feel like we have a great race car right now.” 

JR Todd Saturday

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

Q1: 5.067 sec. at 150.20 MPH
Q2: 4.021 sec. at 319.67 MPH
Q3: 6.546 sec. at 100.47 MPH
Q44.178 sec. at 296.83 MPH

Starting Position: 7th
First Round Matchup: Tim Wilkerson
Quotable: “The track is definitely presenting a challenge for everyone, and qualifying was a little bit of a struggle for us. However, it is good to be in the top half of the field because we will have lane choice tomorrow if that comes into play. We are trying to get Connie Kalitta his first win in New England.”