Post-Qualifying Report Event 15: NHRA Toyota Sonoma Nationals Sonoma Raceway Sonoma, Calif.

Doug Saturday

Doug Saturday

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.855 sec. at 319.82 MPH
Q2: 3.790 sec. at 324.05 MPH
Q3: 4.115 sec. at 221.23 MPH
Q44.622 sec. at 162.63 MPHBonus Points: 1 pt. (Third best of the first session)
Starting Position: 9th
First Round Matchup: Steve Torrence
Quotable: “Tough draw in the first round, but we are ready to go with this Mac Tools machine. It is a big race for everyone at Toyota, so we are planning on putting on a great show tomorrow.”

Richie Saturday Sonoma

Richie Crampton, driver of the Kalitta Air Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 5.365 sec. at 124.72 MPH
Q2: 3.828 sec. at 321.73 MPH
Q3: 3.838 sec. at 319.07 MPH
Q4:3.854 sec. at 318.39 MPH

Starting Position: 12th
First Round Matchup: Brittany Force

Quotable: “It felt pretty good to get down the racetrack in qualifying. I think Connie and Rob have done a great job working on our race day program. It will be a tough race day like all of them, but we are looking to get the win for Toyota.

Shawn Saturday

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

Q1: 4.301 sec. at 232.51 MPH
Q2: 4.287 sec. at 219.94 MPH
Q3: 5.813 sec. at 122.53 MPH
Q44.023 sec. at 318.77 MPH

Starting Position: 8th
First Round Matchup: John Force
Quotable: “The run we made in Q4 was like we did in Q1. We just had some weird issues and part breakages. I made a mistake on Q2, which sucked, but actually helped us learn. I got the car out of the groove and there was smoke, but there was a reason for it. We made some adjustments and we were able to make a good run in Q4. We were fourth quick and we were able to move into the top half of the field. Super proud of my Global Electronic Technology/WIX Filters Toyota team and I am looking forward to Sunday.”

JR Todd Saturday

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

Q1: 4.102 sec. at 312.13 MPH
Q2: 7.126 sec. at 93.41 MPH
Q3: 4.290 sec. at 229.94 MPH
Q44.381 sec. at 216.71 MPH

Starting Position: 15th

First Round Matchup: Jack Beckman
Quotable: “Definitely not the way we wanted to end qualifying with the DHL/WIX Filters Toyota Camry. We are fighting some demons and gremlins inside the car, but we will get them worked out before tomorrow. You have to be in it to win. We are qualified 15th and have a tough opponent in Jack Beckman tomorrow morning. My DHL guys are working hard, we will get it turned around and ready for Sunday.”