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Kalitta Motorsports News

Doug Kalitta Sunday Denver 

Kalitta falls in close second round race

Race Recap: Doug Kalitta and the Mac Tools team were focused on starting the annual Western Swing strong.

After a starter issue in the first qualifying session, the Mac Tools Toyota Top Fuel dragster was on point through the remainder of qualifying. Kalitta was on the provisional pole after his 3.767 second pass. However, for the second time in the last four events, it was taken from him in the final qualifying session. Still, the Mac Tools team was pleased with the second starting spot and their three clean qualifying passes.

First up for Kalitta was the debuting Greg Carrillo. Kalitta and Carrillo were off of the line together but the Mac Tools machine was ahead by the 60 foot line and never looked back as he took the opening round win. 

In the quarterfinals, Kalitta drew defending champion Antron Brown. The Mac Tools dragster had lane choice, and Kalitta was able to get the jump on Brown at the starting line. Kalitta's holeshot advantage had the Mac Tools Toyota ahead at the 330 foot line but Brown was able to drive around Kalitta soon after and win by mere inches. 

Statistics:
Qualified: No. 2 (3.767 sec., 323.97 mph)

E1: Kalitta defeated Carrillo - 3.827 sec., 320.20 mph to 4.344 sec., 281.01 mph

E2: Kalitta defeated by Brown - 3.814 sec., 324.75 mph to 3.796 sec., 315.34 mph

Quotable: “Just lost a close race to another great competitor. Nothing to hang our heads about. We will get this Mac Tools Toyota reloaded and ready for Sonoma."

Point Standings: Fifth; trails Tony Schumacher by 101 points for fourth; leads Brittany Force by two points for sixth

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Dropped cylinder ends Todd's day in the quarterfinals

Race Recap: After seeing continued progress with their performance, the DHL team and driver J.R. Todd were eager to get the Western Swing started.

The DHL Toyota made three clean passes in qualifying and were very solid on Saturday as both of their runs ranked among the top five in each session. Their best, a 3.986, came in the final session and made the DHL team one of only ten drivers to make it in the three second bracket in the extreme altitude conditions in Denver.

Todd would earn the eighth seed and a first round race with Tim Wilkerson, who Todd is chasing for the eighth spot in the point standings. Todd and Wilkerson left together but the DHL Toyota was ahead by the time they passed the tree and took his second consecutive first round win. 

In the second round, Todd chose his lane against his competitor, Jim Campbell. Todd got the advantage at the starting line but immediately lost a cylinder aboard his DHL Toyota Camry. That would cost the team as they would only reach 301 mph and Campbell was making his best pass of the weekend in the other lane to take the win. 

Statistics:
Qualified: No. 8 (3.986 sec., 317.94 mph) 

E1: Todd defeated Wilkerson  - 4.072 sec., 316.30 mph to 4.203 sec., 263.98 mph

E2: Todd defeated by Campbell - 4.198 sec., 301.60 mph to 4.084 sec., 286.92 mph

Quotable: "It is unfortunate. We put a cylinder out at the hit of the throttle in the second round and it cost us that run. The guys behind us in points went rounds, so we need to go to Sonoma in attack mode, go some rounds and stay in the top ten." 

Point Standings: Ninth; trails Tim Wilkerson by 22 points for eighth; leads Cruz Pedregon by 74 points for 10th

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Mechanical woes derail promising weekend for Langdon

Race Recap: Langdon and the Global Electronic Technology team came into the Western Swing looking to continue to gain on the top ten in the point standings.

Qualifying proved to be stellar for the Connie Kalitta and Rob Flynn-tuned Global Electronic Technology machine. Four passes in the three second range was highlighted by a 3.781 second pass that was ran in the final session and scored Langdon a valuable bonus point. 

Langdon started the day in the fifth position and a first round draw of Terry Haddock. The NHRA Safety crew nearly shut the Global Electronic Technology machine off at the starting line due to a fuel leak, but allowed them to continue. However, despite Langdon nearly getting a tenth of a second reaction time advantage, the Global Electronic Technology machine would suffer problems down track. Langdon masterfully pedaled but was unable to get the round win ending the race weekend for the Global Electronic Technology team. 

Statistics:
Qualified: No. 6 (3.759 sec., 319.37 mph) 

E1: Langdon defeated by Haddock - 4.393 sec., 247.07 mph to 4.171 sec., 280.31 mph

Quotable: “Not something we were expecting there. It was a good opportunity for us. We were later in the round and was able to see the three guys in front of us go out. We just had a manifold leak, and they actually almost shut us off on the starting line because it leaking a little fuel. It just sucks. It is how it goes. You have to take the good with the good and the bad with the bad. It is just unfortunate because we had a good car in qualifying; definitely a top five car. All we can do is fix our mistakes, make sure it doesn't happen again and go to Sonoma and try to make up ground there."

Point Standings: 11th; trails Troy Coughlin Jr. by 50 points for 10th

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Coughlin Jr. takes positives from first round loss

Race Recap: Coughlin Jr. and the SealMaster team was eager to get to their first Western Swing as a team. First up, the challenging Bandimere Speedway in Denver.

Qualifying did not lead to the desired results for the SealMaster Toyota as they failed to make a clean pass. The Saturday's first session saw a minor fire, but the SealMaster team worked hard and found some issues directly prior to final session in qualifying that they worked late in night solving.

Coughlin Jr.'s first round oppoenent for the second straight race was Leah Pritchett. Coughlin Jr. got a nice jump on the starting line and had the advantage past 60 feet. However, Pritchett was able to get by soon after with the low elapsed time of the first session. However, even in the loss, Coughlin Jr. was able to look at the positives as he continues his Western Swing journey to Sonoma next weekend. 

Statistics:
Qualified: No. 16 (5.695 sec., 115.28 mph) 

E1: Coughlin Jr. defeated by Pritchett - 3.966 sec., 256.31 mph to 3.797 sec., 321.58 mph

Quotable: “The SealMaster Toyota guys have really turned a corner. We have great leadership with Jim O, Nick, Glen and Donnie. They figured out we had an electrical issue. We have identified the problem and have got it fixed. We will have the SealMaster Toyota cleaned up and ready to put on a great show for the Toyota Sonoma Nats."

Point Standings: 10th; trails Scott Palmer by 32 points for ninth; leads Shawn Langdon by 50 points for 11th

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DeJoria's day ends early

Race Recap: Team Patrón started off the weekend in the Mile High City with a solid 4.010 run, but struggled with the challenges that come with racing 6,000-feet above sea level throughout the remainder of qualifying.
 
The Nicky Boninfante and Tommy DeLago-lead team qualified 11th for race day, pitting Alexis DeJoria against Jack Beckman in round one of eliminations. The Patrón Camry ran a competitive 4.056, but despite outrunning 11 of the 16 first round contenders, came up short against Beckman’s 4.027.

Statistics:
Qualified: No. 11 (4.010 sec., 322.65 mph)

E1: DeJoria defeated by Beckman - 4.056 sec., 316.90 mph to 4.027 sec., 320.20 mph

Point Standings: 14th; trails Del Worsham by 20 points for 13th

Doug Kalitta Sat

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: No run; mechanical malfunction
Q2: 3.767 sec. at 323.97 MPH
Q3: 3.797 sec. at 324.28 MPH
Q4: 3.818 sec. at 316.45 MPH

Bonus Points: 3 pts. (Best of the second session)
Starting Position: 2nd
First Round Matchup: Greg Carrillo
Quotable: “Bummer to lose another no.1 qualifier in the last session, but my guys have been working hard and we have a great handle on this Mac Tools Toyota. I am really excited to get to race day. I know we have a great shot at the win.

Shawn Langdon Sat

Shawn Langdon, driver of the Global Electronic Technology Top Fuel Dragster


Q1: 3.897 sec. at 263.05 MPH
Q2: 3.795 sec. at 313.37 MPH
Q3: 3.827 sec. at 310.13 MPH
Q4: 3.781 sec. at 322.96 MPH

Bonus Points: 1 pt. (Third best of the final session)
Starting Position: 5th
First Round Matchup: Terry Haddock
Quotable: "We have continuously picking at it every run and it has been making improvements each run with the Global Electronic Technology machine. The runs we were trying to make is what we were running. The car is being very consistent. It is just a matter of adjusting to the elevation and getting the tune-up right. I am excited for tomorrow and I am excited to go rounds."

Sealmaster Troy Coughlin

Troy Coughlin Jr., driver of the SealMaster Top Fuel Dragster
 

Q1: 6.287 sec. at 111.69 MPH
Q2: 13.129 sec. at 69.83 MPH
Q3: 5.695 sec. at 115.26 MPH
Q4: The SealMaster team found a last minute electrical issue and elected not to make the run. 

Starting Position: 16th
First Round Matchup: Leah Pritchett

Quotable: "I am going to try to be the best I can be on the starting line in the SealMaster Toyota tomorrow. We are planning on going A-to-B. I know that is possible. I have 110% faith in my SealMaster team and I know we will have it figured out for Sunday."

JR Todd Sat

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

Q1: 4.078 sec. at 308.35 MPH
Q2: 8.583 sec. at 80.08 MPH
Q3: 4.048 sec. at 319.60 MPH
Q4: 3.986 sec. at 317.42 MPH

Starting Position: 8th

First Round Matchup: Tim Wilkerson
Quotable: "It is nice to get another run in the threes for these DHL guys. It has been a while. I think we are going in the right direction for raceday. That run should be a good baseline for tomorrow."

Alexis Dejoria Saturday

Alexis DeJoria, driver of the Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car


Q1: 4.010 sec. at 322.65 MPH 
Q2: 13.980 sec. at 77.49 MPH
Q3: 6.591 sec. at 100.07 MPH
Q4: 7.351 sec. at 88.91 MPH

Starting Position: 11th

First Round Matchup: Jack Beckman

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MORRISON, COLO. (July 21, 2017) – Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Toyota Top Fuel dragster, blazed down Bandimere Speedway this evening to a track record elapsed time and provisional top qualifying position for this weekend's Mile High Nationals.

After having an issue with the starter in the first round of qualifying, Kalitta and the Mac Tools team were forced to run early in Friday's final qualifying passes. They were unfazed as Kalitta sped down the track in 3.767 seconds breaking the old track record. Kalitta was forced to watch many more machines take their shot, but none would defeat him and he would rank at the top after two qualifying sessions competed. 

"I am so proud of Jim, Troy and this whole Mac Tools Toyota team," said Kalitta. "They bounced back from adversity and really came out strong in that session. This track has been so good to so to Kalitta family for years, and I hope to carry that tradition on as we continue this weekend."

Shawn Langdon also made a solid pass in the evening session and is currently seeded fifth after just missing bonus points in the first session. Troy Coughlin Jr.'s SealMaster Toyota is 13th. In Funny Car, Alexis DeJoria holds seventh and J.R. Todd ranks 10th.

Qualifying resumes tomorrow at 4:30pmMT.

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Kalitta plans for second Mile-High win

Denver Highlights: One win (2010); Four finals (2009, 2003, 2001, 1999); Two No.1 qualifiers (2006, 2002)

Last Event Recap (Chicago): Qualified 10th; First round loss (Lost to Antron Brown in the first round)

2016 Denver Recap: Qualified eighth; First round loss (Lost to Tony Schumacher in the first round)

Quotable: “The Mac Tools team is excited to get back on track in Denver. We are focused on starting the Western Swing strong at Bandimere and taking that momentum through Sonoma and Seattle.”

Career Stats: 447 starts, 606 round wins (ninth all-time), 42 wins (Fifth all-time in Top Fuel), 89 finals, 47 no.1 qualifiers (13th all-time)

2017 Season Stats: Two finals (Pomona-I, Norwalk); One no.1 qualifier (Norwalk); 17 round wins; fifth in the standings

Noteworthy: Kalitta and his family have claimed six wins at Bandimere Speedway. Connie won in 1984 and 1985 and Scott claimed victory 1994, 1995 and 2005.

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Langdon wants to be latest Kalitta driver to claim victory on the mountain

Last Event Recap (Chicago): Qualified sixth; Quarterfinal finish (Defeated Terry McMillen in the first round, lost to Clay Millican in the quarterfinals)

2016 Denver Recap (w/ DSR): Qualified seventh; Quarterfinal finish (Defeated Leah Pritchett in the first round, lost to Antron in the quarterfinals)

Quotable: “Looking forward to get going on the Western Swing. Kalitta always runs strong at Denver. I have some great memories there as I claimed the National Junior Dragster championship there, but have yet to get a win in Top Fuel. I would like to mark that off the list and get the Global Electronic Technology car in the winners circle this weekend.”

Career Stats: 194 starts, 237 round wins, 14 wins, 28 finals, 18 no.1 qualifiers

2017 Season Stats: Nine starts; Seven round wins; 11th in the point standings

Noteworthy: Joined Kalitta Motorsports from Don Schumacher Racing after Las Vegas in a full-time third Top Fuel entry; claimed National Junior Dragster Championship 20 years ago at Bandimere Speedway

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Coughlin Jr. faces first Denver race

Noteworthy: 14th career pro event; a candidate for Auto Club Road to Future trophy (best rookie driver); father is former two-time Pro Mod champion (Troy Coughlin Sr.); uncle is former six-time NHRA champion (Jeg Coughlin Jr.); part of Coughlin family with 113 career wins

Last Event Recap (Norwalk): Qualified 15th; First round loss (Lost to Leah Pritchett in the first round)

Quotable: “The SealMaster Toyota is ready for the first stop in on the Western Swing in Denver. I have the ultimate faith in my SealMaster team and I know we will be ready to run strong at the Mile High Nationals.”

2017 Season Stats: 13 starts; Four round wins; 10th in the point standings

Career Info: Five national event wins (Three in Super Gas, Two in Super Comp); 2013 Division III Super Gas Champion; 2015 NHRA Pro Mod Rookie of the Year

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Todd returns to the site of first career win

Denver Highlights: Two wins (2014, 2006)

Last Event Recap (Chicago): Qualified 14th; Quarterfinal finish (Defeated Courtney Force in the first round, lost to Tommy Johnson Jr. in the quarterfinals)

2016 Denver Recap (Top Fuel): Qualified seventh; Finalist (Defeated T.J. Zizzo in the first round, Steve Torrence in the quarterfinals and Tony Schumacher in the semifinals, lost to Antron Brown in the final)

Quotable: “It is good to be going back to a track where I’ve had past success. The Kalitta’s always send to run well there too. We want to kick off the Western Swing with some good runs in qualifying and round wins on Sunday in the DHL Toyota.”

Career Stats: 161 starts, 156 round wins, 9 wins, 19 finals, 9 no.1 qualifiers (Funny Car stats: 12 starts, One final (Charlotte); Seven round wins)

2017 Season Stats: 13 starts; One final (Charlotte-I); seven round wins; ninth in the point standings

Noteworthy: Attempting to become the 16th driver in NHRA history with a Top Fuel and Funny Car win; DHL celebrating 10th season of NHRA sponsorship; Since joining Team Kalitta, Todd has claimed a victory on the Western Swing in each season (2014-Denver, 2015-Seattle, 2016-Sonoma)

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DeJoria Denver pre-race notes

Last Event Recap (Chicago): Qualified fifth; Quarterfinal finish (Defeated Cruz Pedregon in the first round, lost to Matt Hagan in the quarterfinals)

2016 Denver Recap: Qualified fourth; First round loss (Lost to John Hale in the first round)

Career Stats: 125 starts; 87 round wins; Four wins; Seven finals, Four no.1 qualifiers

2017 Season Stats: 10 starts; Five round wins; 14th in the point standings

Shawn Langdon Sunday

Langdon gains ground on top ten 

Race Recap: After missing a shot in Norwalk, Shawn Langdon and the Global Electronic Technology team looked to cut the gap to the top ten in the standings in Chicago.

Qualifying was a strength for the Connie Kalitta and Rob Flynn-tuned machine as Langdon laid down the third best time in Friday's evening session claiming a valuable bonus point. Langdon would eventually earn the sixth starting spot and another shot at Terry McMillen in the first round.

Langdon and McMillen were the final Top Fuel pair on the Route 66 surface. Langdon and McMillen left together, and Langdon steadily pulled away before McMillen suffered issues which clinched the round win for Langdon. 

That moved the Global Electronic Technology driver to the quarterfinals. Clay Millican was the opponent. Langdon got the jump on the line, but shortly after suffered dropped cylinders.  Langdon legged it to the stripe, but was defeated on a close race. Despite the exit in the quarterfinals, Langdon was able to cut his deficit to the top ten to less than four rounds. 

Statistics:
Qualified: No. 6 (3.759 sec., 319.37 mph) 

E1: Langdon defeated McMillen - 3.835 sec., 318.69 mph to 5.170 sec., 323.04 mph

E2: Langdon defeated by Millican - 3.909 sec., 309.91 mph to 3.888 sec., 314.61 mph

Quotable: “We lost a good drag race in the second round by ten-thousandth of a second. The numbers were close, but we had a cylinder go out early.  Obviously, we were hoping to run a better time. The good part about the weekend is that we were able to beat (Terry) McMillen in the first round and gain a round on him. We’re cutting the point gap. We have five races left and we’re a little more than three rounds out of tenth and just over four rounds out of ninth as well. The car is running better. We have a good race car, we just need to put together four good rounds on Sunday."

Point Standings: 11th; trails Troy Coughlin Jr. by 69 points for 10th

JR Todd Sunday

Todd claims round win

Race Recap: The DHL team and J.R. Todd were looking for a bit of redemption after a tough four race swing. Todd had seen success in Chicago as he took his Top Fuel ride to the final just one season ago.

Qualifying did not go as planned for the DHL/WIX Filters Toyota Camry. Todd's best was his first lap, a 4.062. That run was good enough for a top half start when it happened, but at the end of Saturday's qualifying sessions it had been bumped to 14th.

Todd's first opponent was Courtney Force, who Todd raced in the first round in Bristol. The driver of the DHL Toyota moved first and still held the lead when Force began to encounter troubles. Soon after, Todd's DHL machine began to struggle as well, but Todd was able to pedal and get ahold of DHL Toyota and earn the round win. 

Todd's second round opponent was Tommy Johnson Jr. After a thrash in the pits and an additional engine change for the DHL "Yella Fellas," the team was able to make it to the line in time. Todd and Johnson Jr. left together, but the DHL Toyota quit just past the 660 cones and Johnson Jr. drove a clean lap for the win. 

Statistics:
Qualified: No. 14 (4.062 sec., 313.15 mph) 

E1: Todd defeated C. Force  - 4.480 sec., 242.71 mph to 5.680 sec., 135.61 mph

E2: Todd defeated by Johnson Jr. - 4.260 sec., 248.75 mph to 4.026 sec., 319.07 mph

Quotable: "We got a lucky break in the first round against Courtney, but then we paid for it in the second round when we broke a motor after the warm-up for the second round and had to change it. We barely got it back up there for the second round. We broke a belt and that was the end of our day. All in all, it was good to go a round and we maintained our spot in the top-10. I think we’re going in the right direction with both of our Funny Cars in terms of the tune-up. Now we need a good Western Swing to gain some points.”

Point Standings: Ninth; trails Tim Wilkerson by 40 points for eighth; leads Cruz Pedregon by 96 points for 10th

Doug Kalitta Sunday

Kalitta dealt first round defeat

Race Recap: With a solid final round appearance to close out the four race Eastern Swing, Doug Kalitta and the Mac Tools team came to Chicago looking to claim his first win of the season and first win at Route 66 Raceway since 2006.

Qualifying did not go the way the Mac Tools team would have liked as the Mac Tools Toyota Top Fuel machine never made a clean run to the line at tricky Route 66. Kalitta's best would prove to be a 3.849 second pass at only 293mph in the final qualifying session that moved him to a top ten starting spot. 

However, even with the upward movement on the qualifying sheet, Kalitta was dealt a tough first round opponent in last year's Top Fuel champion Antron Brown. Kalitta and Brown were close at the tree, but the Mac Tools machine saw immediate tire smoke and Brown made a clean pass to score the round win. 

Statistics:
Qualified: No. 10 (3.849 sec., 293.79 mph)

E1: Kalitta defeated by Brown - 6.478 sec., 152.78 mph to 3.776 sec., 322.42 mph

Quotable: “Tough way to end our Chicago weekend for this Mac Tools team. Not the result we were looking for. My guys are working hard and we will find the issue and be ready for Denver."

Point Standings: Fifth; trails Tony Schumacher by 81 points for fourth; leads Brittany Force by 18 points for sixth

Tory Coughlin Jr Sunday 

Coughlin Jr. defeated in round one

Race Recap: Chicago had been a special race for many seasons for Troy Coughlin Jr. due to the JEGS All-Star event being run. This weekend would be even more special with Coughlin Jr. making his Top Fuel track debut behind the wheel of the SealMaster Toyota machine.

Coughlin Jr. earned his spot in the field with a 3.932 second pass at only 262mph in the Friday evening session, but it was not what the SealMaster crew was hoping for. After two more incomplete passes on Saturday, the driver of the SealMaster machine would earn the 15th starting spot and a first round draw of Leah Pritchett.

Coughlin's day would end quickly on Sunday as Pritchett was able to drive to the win after the SealMaster machine dropped cylinders at the beginning of the run and suffered a mechanical failure down track. 

Statistics:
Qualified: No. 15 (3.932 sec., 262.08 mph) 

E1: Coughlin Jr. defeated by Pritchett - 3.968 sec., 279.50 mph to 3.858 sec., 294.18 mph

Quotable: “Frustrating weekend for sure. We are working hard and I totally trust my team. We are going to figure out the problems and come back stronger for Denver.

Point Standings: 10th; trails Scott Palmer by 16 points for ninth; leads Shawn Langdon by 69 points for 11th

Alexis DeJoria Sunday

DeJoria records round win with Sunday's best elapsed time

Race Recap: The Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car team proved to have one of the strongest cars on the property at the NHRA Route 66 Nationals. Alexis DeJoria was the only Funny Car pilot to power her 10,000-horsepower race car to three sub-four second qualifying passes, and one of only two drivers to run in the three second zone during Q3. The team’s strong performance awarded DeJoria two valuable bonus points and the No. 5 qualifying spot, her best starting position of 2017.
 
DeJoria went into race day facing Cruz Pedregon in a crucial first round matchup. Pedregon currently holds the No. 10 spot in the NHRA Funny Car rankings and had a 50-point lead on DeJoria entering the race weekend. It was imperative for Team Patrón to not only earn round win-points, but also prevent Pedregon from gaining any additional points on DeJoria. Their first round tune-up proved to be a force to be reckoned with, as DeJoria not only easily defeated Pedregon but also posted the lowest elapsed time of the session.
 
Team Patrón went into round two with the quickest car of race day and the advantage of lane choice versus Matt Hagan. Unfortunately, their day would be cut short as the Patrón Camry dropped a cylinder early in the run and Hagan was able to get the round win.

With the first round win, bonus points and top half qualifying effort, DeJoria was able to narrow the points gap from 50 to a mere 26 points out of the Top 10. She finds herself in a fierce five-way battle for the coveted tenth spot entering the last five races of NHRA’s regular season. 

Statistics:
Qualified: No. 5 (3.913 sec., 327.98 mph)

E1: DeJoria defeated Pedregon - 3.974 sec., 322.81 mph to 4.024 sec., 321.88 mph

E2: DeJoria defeated by Hagan - 4.399 sec., 210.67 mph to 4.006 sec., 319.60 mph

Point Standings: 14th; trails Del Worsham by 20 points for 13th

 Shawn Sat

Shawn Langdon, driver of the Global Electronic Technology Top Fuel Dragster


Q1: 4.657 sec. at 162.76 MPH
Q2: 3.759 sec. at 319.37 MPH
Q3: 4.511 sec. at 174.46 MPH
Q4: 3.901 sec. at 251.11 MPH

Bonus Points: 1 pt. (Third best of the second session)
Starting Position: 6th
First Round Matchup: Terry McMillen
Quotable: "We are excited about first round tomorrow. We have McMillen again and we were not able to capitalize on that in Norwalk, so hopefully we can make a good run tomorrow and capitalize on that pairing. I am looking forward to it. It will be a good race; this is a fun part of the year right now."

 Doug Kalitta

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 4.570 sec. at 167.57 MPH
Q2: 4.371 sec. at 182.90 MPH
Q3: 4.574 sec. at 168.45 MPH
Q4: 3.849 sec. at 293.79 MPH

Starting Position: 10th
First Round Matchup: Antron Brown
Quotable: “Not exactly what we were looking for in qualifying with this Mac Tools machine, but I am confident we have found the issue. Tough draw in the first round, but I have a great team behind me and I know we will run strong."

 Troy Sat

Troy Coughlin Jr., driver of the SealMaster Top Fuel Dragster
 

Q1: 4.737 sec. at 154.44 MPH
Q2: 3.932 sec. at 262.08 MPH
Q3: 10.543 sec. at 73.26 MPH
Q4: 4.382 sec. at 180.60 MPH

Starting Position: 15th
First Round Matchup: Leah Pritchett

Quotable: "We had a couple strange runs with the SealMaster Toyota but we are working through it. We are going to look at this car in great depth and figure out if there is something on our end that is not working. I have all the faith in the world in Jim O, Nick, Glen and the entire SealMaster Toyota team. We will figure it out and have a great day tomorrow."

 Todd Sat

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

Q1: 4.062 sec. at 313.15 MPH
Q2: 5.103 sec. at 148.72 MPH
Q3: 4.564 sec. at 185.08 MPH
Q4: 4.111 sec. at 272.50 MPH

Starting Position: 14th

First Round Matchup: Courtney Force
Quotable: "The DHL Toyota team is working hard through a lot of adversity. We are focused on fixing the issues and running strong, and tomorrow in the first round is a perfect time to do that."

 Alexis Sat

Alexis DeJoria, driver of the Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car

Q1: 3.978 sec. at 319.14 MPH 
Q2: 3.913 sec. at 327.98 MPH
Q3: 3.996 sec. at 317.49 MPH
Q4: 9.666 sec. at 81.10 MPH

Bonus Points: 2 pts. (Second best of the third session)
Starting Position: 5th

First Round Matchup: Cruz Pedregon

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Mello Yello Championship Points

Top Fuel (Unofficial)

1. Brittany Force (2690)
2. Steve Torrence (2609)
3. Doug Kalitta (2553)
4. Antron Brown (2508)
5. Leah Pritchett (2452) 
6. Clay Millican (2419)
7. Shawn Langdon (2406)
8. Tony Schumacher (2395)
9. Terry McMillen (2310)
10. Scott Palmer (2218)

 

Funny Car (Unofficial)

1. Robert Hight (2686)
2. Ron Capps (2588)
3. Courtney Force (2543)
4. Jack Beckman (2519)
5. Matt Hagan (2470)
6. Tommy Johnson Jr. (2452)
7. John Force (2388)
8. Tim Wilkerson (2296)
9. J.R. Todd (2282)
10. Cruz Pedregon (2178)

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