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Team Kalitta Pre-Race Report - Epping


Pre-Race Report

Event 13: NHRA New England Nationals
New England Dragway
Epping, NH
July 6-8​






Kalitta looking to cross Epping off his list
Epping Highlights: One final (2014); One no.1 qualifier (2013)

Last Event Recap (NHRA Norwalk Nationals): Qualified ninth; First round loss (Lost to Leah Pritchett in the first round)

2017 NHRA New England Nationals Recap: Qualified ninth; First round loss (Lost to Steve Torrence in the first round)

Quotable: “I am really excited to get to Epping. The fans always pack the place out and the racing is great. My Mac Tools team is ready for a rebound and we are looking for a solid race this weekend.”

Career Stats: 470 starts; 640 round wins (ninth all-time); 44 wins (Fifth all-time in Top Fuel); 93 finals; 49 no.1 qualifiers (tied 14th all-time)

2018 Season: One Win (Pomona-I); Three finals (Pomona I, Charlotte I, Richmond); 17 round wins; fourth in the standings

Noteworthy: Next no.1 qualifier is 50th of his career; Epping is one of two tracks that Kalitta has not won at (Indianapolis), and the only track that Kalitta Motorsports has not won at​


Crampton plans to break back into the top ten in Epping
Last Event Recap (NHRA Norwalk Nationals): Qualified 10th; Quarterfinalist (Defeated Pat Dakin in the first round, lost to Terry McMillen in the quarterfinals)

2017 NHRA New England Nationals Recap: Did not compete

Quotable: “After a well deserved weekend off, my Kalitta Air/DHL team and I are ready to get back after it in Epping. It is one of our favorite races of the season. We love the way the fans get behind the race, and I cannot wait to strap in on Friday and get it started.”

Career Stats: 90 starts; 83 round wins; Eight wins; 10 finals; Five no.1 qualifiers

2018 Season: One win (Gainesville); Eight round wins; 11th in the standings​


Langdon excited for Epping weekend
Epping Highlights: One final (2013)

Last Event Recap (NHRA Norwalk Nationals): Qualified eighth; Quarterfinalist (Defeated Del Worsham in the first round, lost to Courtney Force in the quarterfinals)

2017 NHRA New England Nationals Recap: Qualified sixth; Semifinalist (Defeated Dom Lagana in the first round and Smax Smith in the quarterfinals, lost to Brittany Force in the semifinals)

Quotable: “Epping is an awesome race track with a great fan base. I have been to a final before, but I would love to get Connie and Global Electronic Technology their first win this weekend and my first win in Funny Car.”

Career Stats: 217 starts; 255 round wins; 14 wins; 30 finals; 18 no.1 qualifiers (Funny Car stats: 12 starts; Eight round wins)

2018 Season: 12 starts; eight round wins; ninth in the standings​


Todd ready for return to the winner's circle
Last Event Recap (NHRA Norwalk Nationals): Qualified seventh; Semifinalist (Defeated Bob Tasca III in the first round and Ron Capps in the quarterfinals, lost to Matt Hagan in the semifinals)

2017 NHRA New England Nationals Recap: Qualified eighth; First round loss (Lost to Tommy Johnson Jr. in the first round)

Quotable: “I am ready to hit the gas this weekend and hopefully keep our momentum going. It would be great to get Connie his first win in New Hampshire.”

Career Stats: 184 starts; 184 round wins; 13 wins; 23 finals; 9 no.1 qualifiers (Funny Car stats: 36 starts; Four wins (2017: Sonoma, Indianapolis, 2018: Las Vegas-I, Houston); Five finals (2017: Charlotte-I, Sonoma, Indianapolis, 2018: Las Vegas-I, Houston); 35 round wins)

2018 Season: Two wins (Las Vegas-I, Houston); 17 round wins; fifth in the point standings

Noteworthy: Todd will match his entire round win total from the 2017 season (18 round wins) with a first round win on Sunday​
 

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