Post-Qualifying Report – Reading

Richie Crampton sat

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.863 sec. at 322.42 MPH
Q2: 4.162 sec. at 218.41 MPH
Q3: 3.833 sec. at 325.69 MPH
Q43.790 sec. at 326.63 MPH

Starting Position: 8th
First Round Matchup: Richie Crampton

Quotable: “We have been pretty consistent this weekend, and we are excited by how we ran today. It will be a tough matchup with Richie tomorrow, and we know how important it will be to win a few rounds to start off the Countdown on a strong note.”

Richie Crampton sat

Richie Crampton, driver of the CRAFTSMAN Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.791 sec. at 316.30 MPH
Q2: 7.743 sec. at 89.30 MPH
Q3: 3.799 sec. at 307.58 MPH
Q4Shut off on starting line

Starting Position: 9th 
First Round Matchup: Doug Kalitta

Quotable: “I think our car got off to a decent start this weekend with a strong pass in Q1, but it’s unfortunate to have to race Doug [Kalitta] in the first round. We are going to just try and go down the racetrack and let the best man win.” 

Shawn Langdon sat

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

Q1: 11.039 sec. at 75.12 MPH
Q2: 3.944 sec. at 327.90 MPH
Q3: 6.730 sec. at 98.12 MPH
Q45.082 sec. at 150.65 MPH

Starting Position: 6th
First Round Matchup: Robert Hight

Quotable: “We made a great run during the second qualifying round, but we had some issues on the other passes, but they are fixable problems. We got a tough draw with Robert Hight, but it will be a good race and it is fun to have these matchups with a lot of meaning in the Countdown.”

JR Todd sat

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

Q1: 4.015 sec. at 314.83 MPH
Q2: 4.378 sec. at 233.56 MPH
Q3: 3.947 sec. at 322.50 MPH
Q4: 3.970 sec. at 307.72 MPH

Bonus Points: 3 pts. (Best of the third session)
Starting Position: 8th

First Round Matchup: Bob Tasca

Quotable: “We’ve made some good runs this weekend but we have also had some tough things happen that have affected our performance. We’ve got lane choice going into race day and we have a tough matchup, so we are going to take it one round at a time and do the best that we can.”