Post-Qualifying Report Event 23: NHRA Toyota Nationals The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, Nev.


Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 10.520 sec. at 94.45 MPH
Q2: 3.790 sec. at 321.50 MPH
Q3: 3.742 sec. at 326.00 MPH
Q4: 4.621 sec. at 163.55 MPH

Starting Position: 6th
First Round Matchup: Richie Crampton

Quotable: “We have not had the most consistent weekend so far, but this is a track we feel confident at. This Mac Tools team is going to take things one round at a time and look to close out this season on a positive note.” 


Richie Crampton, driver of the CRAFTSMAN Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 5.406 sec. at 125.73 MPH
Q2: 3.799 sec. at 318.39 MPH
Q3: 5.226 sec. at 130.53 MPH
Q4: 4.924 sec. at 144.12 MPH

Starting Position: 11th 
First Round Matchup: Doug Kalitta

Quotable: “This has been a tricky weekend for us so far, but we had one strong run on Friday that gives us some confidence. This Craftsman team is going to continue learning and getting better and we will see what happens in these final two races.”


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

Q1: 3.969 sec. at 321.27 MPH
Q2: 3.997 sec. at 315.42 MPH
Q3: 4.115 sec. at 250.55 MPH
Q4: 3.965 sec. at 319.67 MPH

Starting Position: 10th
First Round Matchup: Robert Hight

Quotable: “We’ve got a tough first-round matchup tomorrow. Obviously, we know we can help out our teammate with a win in the first round, but our focus is on our car. We have had a pretty consistent car this weekend, and we are going to try and keep that consistency going tomorrow.”


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

Q1: 4.389 sec. at 200.65 MPH
Q2: 4.301 sec. at 225.33 MPH
Q3: 3.911 sec. at 327.19 MPH
Q4: 3.926 sec. at 320.43 MPH

Bonus Points: 2 pts. (Second best of the third session)
Starting Position: 2nd
First Round Matchup: Richard Townsend

Quotable: “It was really important to get that first run down the track, we knew we could do it. We just had an issue on Friday that doesn’t normally happen. We got some bonus points as well to cut into Robert’s lead a little bit. Now we need to go out and try to turn on four win lights tomorrow.”