Kalitta Motorsports: Post-Qualifying Report New England Nationals

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Post-Qualifying Report
Event 09: NHRA New England Nationals
New England Dragway
Epping, NH
June 2-4

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

Q1: 6.178 sec. at 105.45 MPH
Q2: 10.479 sec. at 89.49 MPH
Q3: 3.785 sec. at 317.34 MPH
Q4: 3.724 sec. at 327.98 MPH

Starting Position: 6th

First Round Matchup: Dom Lagana
Quotable: "We made some changes today after Friday qualifying because we were unable to get down the track. Today, the car responded well and we were able to make a good run there in q4. It put us in a good spot in the ladder, so I am excited for round one tomorrow against Dom Lagana. Now is the time to start making a move on getting that spot in the top ten in the standings."

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 4.587 sec. at 103.41 MPH
Q2: 3.732 sec. at 326.71 MPH
Q3: 8.862 sec. at 99.93 MPH
Q4: 3.738 sec. at 327.03 MPH

Starting Position: 9th

First Round Matchup: Steve Torrence
Quotable: “Clean way to end qualifying here at the New England Nationals. Tough draw in round one for the Mac Tools ride, but I know my team will be prepared to run strong."

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

Q1: 3.860 sec. at 257.87 MPH
Q2: 8.628 sec. at 79.24 MPH
Q3: 3.775 sec. at 324.12 MPH
Q4: 8.273 sec. at 80.43 MPH

Starting Position: 10th

First Round Matchup: Clay Millican

Quotable: "The third qualifying round was awesome. The whole team is really coming together. We are making some strides. We are getting there. In the final qualifying pass, we shook the tires after that rain delay. We have Clay tomorrow. He is a tough competitor, but we will have this SealMaster Toyota ready."

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

Q1: 3.920 sec. at 325.85 MPH
Q2: 3.900 sec. at 327.66 MPH
Q3: 8.731 sec. at 74.17 MPH
Q4: 7.383 sec. at 84.85 MPH

Bonus Points: 2 pts. (Second best of the second session)

Starting Position: 8th

First Round Matchup: Tommy Johnson Jr.
Quotable: "We debuted this DHL Toyota Camry to two strong runs here at the New England Nationals. Conditions were tight today and we were testing our limits after the Friday success. I feel confident that we have the right set-up and I am excited to hopefully go four rounds tomorrow."

PR Contact:
(Doug Kalitta, Shawn Langdon, Troy Coughlin Jr., J.R. Todd)
Cody Poor cody@kalittaracing.com

All photos are courtesy of Gary Nastase Photography. 

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

Q1: 3.941 sec. at 326.87 MPH
Q2: 3.923 sec. at 331.36 MPH
Q3: 4.304 sec. at 211.49 MPH
Q4: 3.924 sec. at 322.04 MPH

Bonus Points: 1 pt. (Third best of the second session)
Starting Position: 11th
First Round Matchup: Bob Tasca III

For further requests for Alexis DeJoria, please contact:
Allison McCormickallison@alexisdejoria.com

Photo is courtesy of Gary Nastase Photography. 

#NHRAonFOX Telecast information:
06/04 Qualifying (FS1) - 2:00am - 3:00pm
06/04 Race (FS1) - 4:30pm - 7:30pm (LIVE)
All times are EST. 

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