Shawn Langdon Suffers First-Round Loss NHRA 4-Wide Nationals

Shawn Langdon, Autodesk Top Fuel Dragster

Finals Broadcast Replay: 7-10 p.m. eastern Wednesday, May 1 on FS1

Qualifying: Shawn Langdon was the No. 7 qualifier at the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals. His best qualifying attempt came during the opening round Friday afternoon when he needed just 3.719 seconds to reach the finish line at 334.32 mph.

Eliminations: Langdon raced in the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals “marquee matchup” facing Antron Brown, Steve Torrence and Brittany Force. Unfortunately for the 2013 Top Fuel champion, he failed to advance when the Autodesk dragster smoked the tires near half-track allowing Force and Brown to advance. Langdon was eliminated in the first round at both of the season’s four-wide races.

Unofficial Point Standings: Langdon leaves Charlotte in third place in the NHRA Top Fuel point standings. He trails his teammate, second-place Doug Kalitta, by 10 points and leads fourth-place Steve Torrence by 33 points.

Langdon on Charlotte: “We made a couple good qualifying runs, qualified in the top half of the field and tried to make a good run in the first round, but we didn’t make the run we were expecting. We were trying to get the round win for Autodesk, Revchem, Safety-Kleen and everyone else that supports us, but we didn’t get it done. It happens; it’s another learning experience for Brian (Crew Chief Brian Husen) and the rest of this Toyota team. We have a little time now to regroup as a team, and we look forward to going to Chicago in two weeks to see what we can do on Route 66.”

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Next Race: Team Kalitta will be back in action May 17-19, 2024 at the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals in Joliet, Ill. For additional information, please visit  For additional information on Kalitta Motorsports, please visit