Post-Qualifying Report Event 16: NHRA Northwest Nationals Pacific Raceways Seattle, Wash.

Doug Kalitta Sat Seattle

Doug Kalitta Sat Seattle

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 4.658 sec. at 161.77 MPH
Q2: 4.763 sec. at 157.06 MPH
Q3: 6.525 sec. at 104.48 MPH
Q4: 3.744 sec. at 326.48 MPH

Bonus Points: 2 pts. (Second best in the last session)
Starting Position: 2nd
First Round Matchup: Terry Haddock
Quotable: “That run was a great way to end qualifying for the Mac Tools team. We have hit on a great tuneup and I hope that translates to four win lights tomorrow here in Seattle.”
Note: Doug Kalitta clinched his spot in the NHRA Countdown for the Championship by qualifying for the NHRA Northwest Nationals.

Shawn Langdon Sat seattle

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

Q1: 3.845 sec. at 314.46 MPH
Q2: 4.676 sec. at 158.99 MPH
Q3: 3.797 sec. at 322.81 MPH
Q4: 4.090 sec. at 214.93 MPH

Bonus Points: 3 pts. (Second best in the first session, third best in the third session.)
Starting Position: 8th
First Round Matchup: Mike Salinas
Quotable: “We picked up a couple points in qualifying. We were hoping to pick up a couple more spots on the last run but it started burning the head gasket out of it so it shut itself off. Ended up 8th and we have lane choice, which is good. We have Salinas; he has been making good runs, so it will not be an easy round, which is okay. The Global Electronic Technology car has been running strong lately; we need to pick up a couple rounds tomorrow. That is going to be our focal point.” 

Troy Coughlin Jr Sat Seattle

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

Q1: 4.706 sec. at 160.50 MPH
Q2: 3.854 sec. at 320.43 MPH
Q3: 4.616 sec. at 164.15 MPH
Q4: 5.915 sec. at 114.94 MPH

Starting Position: 11th
First Round Matchup: Tony Schumacher

Quotable: “Tons of optimism in the SealMaster Toyota pits. We are learning a ton. We will take it up for E1, put our best cards down and see what she has.” 

JR Todd Sat Seattle

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

Q1: 4.015 sec. at 318.39 MPH
Q2: 4.009 sec. at 322.88 MPH
Q3: 3.981 sec. at 325.22 MPH
Q4: 5.412 sec. at 133.66 MPH

Starting Position: 9th

First Round Matchup: John Force
Quotable: “We made three really good runs here in qualifying with the DHL Toyota Camry. We tried to step it up there in Q4 and it spun the tires. We just need to keep going rounds on Sunday and gain as many points as we can going into the Countdown.”

Alexis DeJoria Sat Seattle

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

Q1: 4.046 sec. at 316.60 MPH 
Q2: 3.975 sec. at 321.04 MPH
Q3: 3.963 sec. at 322.19 MPH
Q4: 3.963 sec. at 324.05 MPH

Bonus Points: 2 pts. (Third best of the second session, third best of the third session)
Starting Position: 7th

First Round Matchup: Jonnie Lindberg