Tough weekend for Langdon ends early

Race Recap: Shawn Langdon returned to the familiar Global Electronic Technology colors, but unfortunately the struggles continued for the former champion.

After tire smoke in both runs on Friday, Saturday did not start much better for Langdon and the Global Electronic Technology team as the car had problems on the starting line and forced Langdon and the team to not complete the run. However, the Connie Kalitta and Rob Flynn led team came back with a vengeance in the final qualifying pass and was able to score a solid 3.780 second pass.

That run gave Langdon the 10th starting spot and a first round draw of local driver Dom Lagana. Langdon got a huge jump at the tree and was driving away before he again hit tire smoke. Langdon pedaled, but Lagana’s clean run easily got to the stripe first ending the Global Electronic Technology driver’s day early. 

Qualified: No. 10 (3.780 sec., 326.56 mph)

E1: Langdon defeated by Lagana – 4.503 sec., 203.71 mph to 3.790 sec., 320.20 mph 

Quotable: “We got behind in qualifying. We made a good run in Q4 and we felt good about it. But we just pushed it too hard and smoked the tires in the first round. It was just unfortunate. I had a good jump at the tree, but it just didn’t work out for today.”

Point Standings: 10th; trails Scott Palmer by six points for ninth

Kalitta Motorsports PR/Photo Gary Nastase Photography

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