Post-Qualifying Report Event 19: Carolina Nationals zMax Dragway Concord, NC

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Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.783 sec. at 329.18 MPH
Q2: 3.723 sec. at 329.50 MPH
Q3: 4.338 sec. at 187.70 MPH
Q4: 3.834 sec. at 319.29 MPH

Bonus Points: 5 pts. (Second best of the first session, best of the second session)
Starting Position: 1st
First Round Matchup: Chris Karamesines

Quotable: “I am so excited to start the Countdown with a no.1 qualifying spot with my Mac Tools team. They have worked so hard this whole season, and with our car running this strong, I know we have a shot at getting our first win of the season and our first in Charlotte tomorrow.” 
Note: This is Kalitta’s second no.1 qualifier of the season (Norwalk), second straight at the Carolina Nationals and 49th of his career.

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Richie Crampton, driver of the SealMaster Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 6.272 sec. at 107.70 MPH
Q2: 3.749 sec. at 284.33 MPH
Q3: 4.848 sec. at 151.29 MPH
Q4: 4.379 sec. at 182.77 MPH

Starting Position: 7th
First Round Matchup: Scott Palmer

Quotable: “I am super proud of this SealMaster team. I think we have smoked the tires once since I started driving it. The SealMaster machine is making good runs and they are making good progress with the tune-up. To be in the top half is awesome. Hopefully we can go out and have a strong run and take out some of these cars for my teammates.”

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

Q1: 3.861 sec. at 314.75 MPH
Q2: 4.638 sec. at 160.86 MPH
Q3: 3.831 sec. at 320.97 MPH
Q4: 3.778 sec. at 318.84 MPH

Bonus Points: 3 pts. (Third best of the third session, second best of the fourth session)
Starting Position: 8th
First Round Matchup: Tony Schumacher

Quotable: “We really made some great runs today. We were third quick on the third session and second quick the last session. It is very encouraging going into tomorrow. We have a tough side of the ladder; we are just going to have to continue to run strong. The WIX Filters/Global Electronic Technology team is pleased with today and we are focused on making four good runs tomorrow.”

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

Q1: 3.937 sec. at 322.73 MPH
Q2: 3.898 sec. at 329.18 MPH
Q3: 5.881 sec. at 115.28 MPH
Q4: 4.037 sec. at 300.53 MPH

Bonus Points: 5 pts. (Best of the first session, second best of the second session)
Starting Position: 2nd

First Round Matchup: Jeff Diehl

Quotable: “We are definitely keeping the momentum going. The DHL Toyota ran really strong in qualifying on Friday going into Sunday. Today the track was hotter and we were trying some different things, so now we know what to do and what not to do for raceday. Excited for the bonus points we got; we were able to gain on the guys in front of us and just need to go out and race smart tomorrow and hopefully turn on four win lights.”
Note: Second is Todd’s career-best start in the Funny Car class.

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

Q1: 3.952 sec. at 320.51 MPH 
Q2: 3.910 sec. at 324.51 MPH
Q3: 3.992 sec. at 318.32 MPH
Q4: 3.964 sec. at 320.13 MPH

Bonus Points: 5 pts. (Second best of the first session, second best of the third session, third best of the fourth session)
Starting Position: 5th

First Round Matchup: Jonnie Lindberg