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Team Kalitta Post-Qualifying Report - Charlotte


Post-Qualifying Report

Event 06: NHRA 4-Wide Nationals
zMax Dragway
Concord, NC
April 27-29​






Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster



Q1: 3.774 sec. at 322.19 MPH
Q2: 3.758 sec. at 327.98 MPH
Q3: 5.377 sec. at 134.32 MPH
Q4: 3.802 sec. at 310.63 MPH

Bonus Points: 3 pts. (Best of the fourth session)
Starting Position: 6th
First Round Matchup: Antron Brown, Mike Salinas, Richie Crampton
Quotable: “Great way to end the final qualifying session for this Mac Tools team. We had a solid qualifying weekend, and we are looking for our first 4-Wide Nationals win as a team tomorrow!"​


Richie Crampton, driver of the Kalitta Air Top Fuel Dragster


Q1: 6.331 sec. at 90.71 MPH
Q2: 8.667 sec. at 82.95 MPH
Q3: No Time; Timing Malfunction
Q4: 3.938 sec. at 307.86 MPH

Starting Position: 14th
First Round Matchup: Antron Brown, Doug Kalitta, Mike Salinas

Quotable: "I am really proud of my DHL, Kalitta Air Toyota guys. It has definitely been a rough weekend for us, but that is what makes this sport so interesting. I am glad to get in the show. Connie and Rob did a great job working with what they had to do on that last ditch effort in Q4. We get to race tomorrow. Unfortunately, we have to race Doug tomorrow, but we can both win, so it is cool."​


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



Q1: 8.637 sec. at 85.62 MPH
Q2: 3.888 sec. at 330.96 MPH
Q3: 5.159 sec. at 146.24 MPH
Q4: 4.749 sec. at 169.78 MPH

Bonus Points: 1 pt. (Third best of the second session)
Starting Position: 4th

First Round Matchup: Bob Tasca III, Shawn Langdon, Jack Beckman
Quotable: "We made a good run Friday night, but other than that, we havent qualified that well this weekend. We struggled in the heat; but it is going to be cool tomorrow, so hopefully that helps us turn on three win lights."​


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


Q1: 3.973 sec. at 325.45 MPH
Q2: 4.582 sec. at 185.92 MPH
Q3: 5.144 sec. at 149.36 MPH
Q4: 5.324 sec. at 115.39 MPH

Starting Position: 12th
First Round Matchup: J.R. Todd, Bob Tasca III, Jack Beckman
Quotable: "So we ended up 12th, and we are going to do the best we can tomorrow. We had some weird stuff happen in qualifying. We were able to start the weekend with a good run, but since then we have just had these goofy issues plaque us. I think we have a good baseline for the first round tomorrow; we will get our stuff together and be ready."





All photos are courtesy of Gary Nastase Photography.
 

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