Post-Qualifying Report Event 24: Auto Club Finals Auto Club Raceway of Pomona Pomona, Calif.

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Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 4.278 sec. at 191.78 MPH
Q2: 3.755 sec. at 326.71 MPH
Q3: 4.045 sec. at 222.44 MPH
Q43.738 sec. at 325.37 MPH

Starting Position: 7th
First Round Matchup: Wayne Newby
Quotable: “My Mac Tools team had a solid weekend. We have a good tune-up and we still have a shot at it going into tomorrow. We are going to do everything we can to go get the win, and we will see how everything falls together.” 
Point Situations: 
– If Torrence and B. Force lose in the first round, Doug would need to make the final round.
– If Torrence and B. Force lose in the quarterfinals, Doug would need to win the race.
– If either Torrence or B. Force make the semifinals, Doug is eliminated. 

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

Q1: 9.296 sec. at 88.82 MPH
Q2: 7.333 sec. at 89.35 MPH
Q3: 3.816 sec. at 320.13 MPH
Q43.784 sec. at 315.56 MPH

Starting Position: 11th
First Round Matchup: Tony Schumacher

Quotable: “We were able to make some good runs today after we got a little behind on Friday. We have a tough draw with Tony Schumacher, but I feel like we have a good shot at winning tomorrow with this Global Electronic Technology team.”

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Q1: 10.621 sec. at 77.67 MPH
Q2: 3,748 sec. at 316.23 MPH
Q3: 4.070 sec. at 210.70 MPH
Q43.764 sec. at 320.28 MPH

Starting Position: 8th
First Round Matchup: Terry McMillen

Quotable: “Tomorrow is the day and the SealMaster team is ready. We have the drivers on our side that we need to eliminate to help Doug and that is exactly what we plan on doing.”

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

Q1: No run; mechanical malfunction
Q2: 8.319 sec. at 82.60 MPH
Q3: 3.946 sec. at 325.53 MPH
Q44.263 sec. at 218.51 MPH

Starting Position: 9th
First Round Matchup: John Force

Quotable: “Not the weekend we wanted thus far. We made a good run in Q3 to get in the show. It has been a struggle, but we want to finish on a high note. A tough matchup with John Force, but we are up to the task. Hopefully, we are leaving with the trophy tomorrow.”

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

Q1: 3.902 sec. at 329.10 MPH 
Q2: 3.894 sec. at 331.94 MPH
Q3: 6.267 sec. at 106.92 MPH
Q43.897 sec. at 328.86 MPH

Bonus Points: 7 pts. (Second best of the first session, third best of the second session)
Starting Position: 5th

First Round Matchup: Jim Campbell