Shawn Langdon Reaches Fourth Final Round

Shawn Langdon

Shawn Langdon, Kalitta Air Careers Top Fuel Dragster

Finals Broadcast Replay: 8-11 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2024 on FS2

Qualifying: Shawn Langdon was the No. 1 qualifier at the PlayNHRA Virginia NHRA Nationals. It was his second No. 1 qualifier of the season and the 21st of his career. Like Kalitta, his best qualifying effort came in the third and final qualifying round when he made a 3.872-second pass at 319.82 mph. Langdon’s other No. 1 qualifier came at the season-opening NHRA Gatornationals, which Langdon won along with his teammate, Funny Car driver J.R. Todd.

Eliminations: Langdon defeated Lex Joon, Steve Torrence and Antron Brown to reach the final round against his teammate, Doug Kalitta. It was Langdon’s fourth final round of the season. Langdon and Kalitta were side-by-side when the Kalitta Air Careers car smoked the tires giving Kalitta an easy with the quickest and fastest pass of the weekend.

Unofficial Point Standings: Langdon leaves Virginia in second place in the NHRA Top Fuel point standings. He trails his teammate, Doug Kalitta, by 67 points and leads third-place Justin Ashley by 41 points.

Langdon on Virginia: “The Kalitta Air Careers Toyota team had a great weekend; we just came up one short. Great job by Brian (Crew Chief Brian Husen), all the guys, everybody at Kalitta Air, Revchem and SealMaster. They’ve been giving me a great race car all season so we just have to keep at it and keep working hard. I couldn’t be happier for this whole Kalitta bunch. We had two Kalitta cars in the final and that’s the most-important thing.”