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

Doug Kalitta Sat

Doug Kalitta Sat

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.747 sec. at 326.71 MPH
Q2: 3.694 sec. at 331.28 MPH
Q3: 3.783 sec. at 329.10 MPH
Q4: 6.610 sec. at 102.21 MPH

Bonus Points: 4 pts. (Third best of the first session, Third best of the second session, second best of the third session)
Starting Position: 3rd
First Round Matchup: Shawn Reed
Quotable: “A really solid effort by the whole Mac Tools team here in qualifying. We had three nice runs that earned us some bonus points, and we have a great setup heading into tomorrow. Toyota is the sponsor of this race and we always want to perform well in front a partner that does so much for our team.” 
Note: Kalitta’s second qualifying run at 331.28 MPH reset the Sonoma Raceway Track Record.

Shawn Langdon Sat

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

Q1: 6.289 sec. at 101.68 MPH
Q2: 3.722 sec. at 327.59 MPH
Q3: 4.867 sec. at 149.61 MPH
Q4: 3.793 sec. at 322.96 MPH

Bonus Points: 1 pt. (Third best in the last session.)
Starting Position: 7th
First Round Matchup: Mike Salinas
Quotable: “We made a great run that only ended up seventh on Friday night and we were able to make a good run in Q4 as well. We have confidence heading into tomorrow. Mike (Salinas) is a part-time player, but he is dangerous. He was quick that last run. It will be an interesting day. Hopefully we can go a couple rounds because we need to make up those points before we head to Seattle. I have a lot of confidence in my Global Electronic Technology Toyota team.” 

Tory Coughlin Jr Sat

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

Q1: 4.030 sec. at 222.95 MPH
Q2: 6.548 sec. at 81.99 MPH
Q3: 5.911 sec. at 107.86 MPH
Q4: 3.824 sec. at 296.18 MPH

Starting Position: 11th
First Round Matchup: Steve Torrence

Quotable: “The SealMaster Toyota is ready for eliminations at the Sonoma Toyota Nationals here tomorrow. We are running a great opponent; but the team and I will be focused. We are excited to go into tomorrow and will have a blast.”

JR Todd Sat

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

Q1: 4.039 sec. at 305.01 MPH
Q2: 3.947 sec. at 329.50 MPH
Q3: Immediate tire smoke; the DHL team did not make it to the line to score an official elapsed time 
Q4: 3.970 sec. at 328.22 MPH

Starting Position: 10th

First Round Matchup: Alexis DeJoria
Quotable: “The DHL Toyota Camry has run pretty well so far this weekend. It stinks the way the ladder worked out tomorrow, but it will not change the way we race. We are here to win, and that is what we are going to go out and try to do tomorrow.”

Alexis DeJoria Sat

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

Q1: 4.038 sec. at 278.86 MPH 

Q2: 3.947 sec. at 329.50 MPH
Q3: 4.122 sec. at 306.05 MPH
Q4: 4.000 sec. at 307.23 MPH

Starting Position: 7th

First Round Matchup: J.R. Todd