Shawn Langdon Takes Future Energy Solutions To Finals

Shawn Langdon

Qualifying: Shawn Langdon was the No. 4 qualifier at the Gerber Collision & Glass NHRA Route 66 Nationals. Langdon’s best qualifying attempt came during the Friday-evening session when he needed just 3.771 seconds to reach the finish line at 332.10 mph.

When Langdon advanced to the semifinals, he earned a spot in the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge at the next race in Epping, N.H. During Saturday’s qualifying sessions in Epping, the drivers who reached the semifinals in Joliet, Ill., will re-run the semifinals and final earning additional purse and championship bonus points.

Eliminations: Langdon defeated Cody Krohn, Shawn Reed and Dan Mercier before losing to Antron Brown in the final round. It was his third final round in the season’s first six races.

Unofficial Point Standings: Langdon leaves Chicago in second place in the NHRA Top Fuel point standings. He trails points leader Justin Ashley 71 points and leads his teammate, Doug Kalitta, by 40 points.

Langdon on Chicago: “It was a good day; the Future Energy Solutions Toyota team made great runs out here on a very tricky race track with the hot conditions. It was probably one of our first true tests of a summer track with a lot of UV. We made great runs but just missed it a little bit in the final and didn’t give the track enough credit. It started cooling off, and Antron made a good run. We’ll take the runner-up spot – we’re very pleased with that for Future Energy Solutions, Revchem, Safety Kleen and everybody at Kalitta Air; it’s good to see this car going rounds again after a tough couple of races. The car qualified well and maintained well on race day so we’re looking forward to heading to Epping.”