Post-Qualifying Report Event 20: NHRA Nationals Maple Grove Raceway Reading, Penn.

Doug Kalitta MG Sat.jpg

Doug Kalitta MG Sat.jpg

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.725 sec. at 330.31 MPH
Q2: 3.704 sec. at 333.66 MPH
Q3: 3.744 sec. at 333.41 MPH
Q4: 4.618 sec. at 163.93 MPH

Bonus Points: 7 pts. (Best of the first session, second best of the second session, second best of the third session)
Starting Position: 2nd
First Round Matchup: Audrey Worm

Quotable: “Great work to my entire Mac Tools team in qualifying. We didn’t rest after last week’s win and are going after another one this weekend in Reading. I’m confident we definitely have a shot at picking up another Wally.”

Note: The 333.66 mph pass is Kalitta’s new career-best MPH and ties the National Record MPH. 

Richie Crampton MG Sat

Richie Crampton, driver of the SealMaster Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 5.316 sec. at 129.69 MPH
Q2: 3.767 sec. at 282.60 MPH
Q3: 4.801 sec. at 152.97 MPH
Q4: 8.941 sec. at 52.24 MPH

Starting Position: 9th
First Round Matchup: Antron Brown

Quotable: “Well, qualifying mid-pack is good. We definitely landed where we want to be so we can take the Countdown cars out as soon as we can on race day. That is our plan going into Sunday with this SealMaster team.”

Shawn Langdon MG Sat

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

Q1: 6.110 sec. at 101.64 MPH
Q2: 4.614 sec. at 160.67 MPH
Q3: No time; mechanical malfunction 
Q4: 3.780 sec. at 326.56 MPH

Starting Position: 10th
First Round Matchup: Dom Lagana

Quotable: “We made a good run there in Q4, and we will have to learn off that because we didn’t get any other information. Hopefully we can make a good run in the first round and do the best we can the rest of the day.”Shawn Langdon, driver of the Global Electronic Technology Top Fuel Dragst

JR Todd MG Sat

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

Q1: 3.961 sec. at 324.98 MPH
Q2: 3.929 sec. at 326.87 MPH
Q3: 4.611 sec. at 179.30 MPH
Q4: 3.965 sec. at 322.19 MPH

Starting Position: 7th
First Round Matchup: Tim Wilkerson

Quotable: “We are not running exactly what we want to. We have been having some mechanical issues, nothing serious. Qualifying in the top half again is good, and it is going to be hot like it has been all weekend. It is a good equalizer for us. We are just going to go out there and race with what the track gives us and hopefully turn on four win lights tomorrow.” 

Alexis DeJoria MG Sat

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

Q1: 3.934 sec. at 330.39 MPH 
Q2: 3.914 sec. at 328.70 MPH
Q3: 3.946 sec. at 327.43 MPH
Q4: 6.977 sec. at 94.55 MPH

Starting Position: 6th

First Round Matchup: Tommy Johnson Jr.