Post-Race Pomona Shawn Langdon, Kalitta Air Careers Top Fuel Dragster

Qualifying: Shawn Langdon was the No. 7 qualifier at the Lucas Oil Winternationals. During the first round of qualifying late Friday, Langdon posted a 3.788-second effort at 318.24 mph for his best qualifying attempt.

Eliminations: Langdon defeated Krista Baldwin before losing to Tony Schumacher in the second round when the Kalitta Air Careers car dropped a cylinder very early in the run.

Unofficial Point Standings: Langdon leaves Pomona in first place in the NHRA Top Fuel point standings. The final round of eliminations was postponed by rain and will be run at the next race in Phoenix. With the incomplete race, Langdon either leads second-place Billy Torrence by 18 points or leads second-place Justin Ashley by 11 points depending on which driver wins the weather-delayed final round.

Langdon on Pomona: “The Kalitta Air Careers car was good through qualifying and the first round when we set low ET (elapsed time) of the event (3.680 seconds). In the second round, we dropped a cylinder. It happens – nothing in particular went wrong; it’s just part of the deal. We have nothing to hang our heads about, and it’s nice to keep our points lead. We’ll regroup, head into Phoenix and start back at square one for Future Energy Solutions, Mobil 1, Toyota and everyone else that supports us.”