Post-Qualifying Report Event 20: NHRA Midwest Nationals Gateway Motorsports Park Madison, Ill.

Richie Saturday

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.996 sec. at 265.69 MPH
Q2: 3.801 sec. at 320.81 MPH
Q3: 3.828 sec. at 317.34 MPH
Q4: 3.769 sec. at 323.04 MPH

Starting Position: 8th
First Round Matchup: Antron Brown

Quotable: “This Mac Tools team has been extremely consistent this weekend, and we will need another strong showing on Sunday to get some round wins and close in on the top spots in the Top Fuel field.

Richie Saturday

Richie Crampton, driver of the CRAFTSMAN Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.863 sec. at 281.60 MPH
Q2: 3.774 sec. at 320.05 MPH
Q3: 5.311 sec. at 127.63 MPH
Q4: 3.815 sec. at 294.88 MPH

Starting Position:
First Round Matchup: Tony Schumacher

Quotable: “This Craftsman machine is running pretty good, we would have liked to be in the top half of the field but we put some strong runs up this weekend. We’ve got a good race car going into race day.”

Shawn Langdon Sat

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

Q1: 4.026 sec. at 318.24 MPH
Q2: 3.957 sec. at 322.96 MPH
Q3: 3.983 sec. at 321.04 MPH
Q4: 3.943 sec. at 322.81 MPH

Starting Position: 10th
First Round Matchup: J.R. Todd

“I’m still aiming to get progressively in this funny car, and the car has been getting better each event. We’re continuously working hard and hoping to get our first win.”

JR Saturday

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

Q1: 3.977 sec. at 318.99 MPH
Q2: 3.928 sec. at 323.66 MPH
Q3: 3.939 sec. at 319.90 MPH
Q4: 3.929 sec. at 321.12 MPH

Bonus Points: 1 pts. (Third best of the first session)

Starting Position:
First Round Matchup: Shawn Langdon

 “We ran well, just not as well as we had hoped in the Friday night session, but we are in the top half. Our DHL/Wix Filters Toyota Camry ran pretty well on Saturday and if it is overcast tomorrow, these runs we made today could be a pretty good indicator.”