Langdon dealt tough opening round loss

Shawn Langdon and the Global Electronic Technology team were unable to claim a round win earlier today in St. Louis.

Qualifying was solid for Langdon, as the Global Electronic Technology team made four passes to the line. Each pass was a 3.7 second run, but they were unable to dip into the 3.6 second range, so Langdon was forced to start from the bottom half of the field in the tenth spot.

Langdon and the Global Electronic Technology team drew the points leader, Steve Torrence, in the opening round. Langdon was solid on the tree, but the Global Electronic Technology machine started dropping cylinders. Torrence was clean to the line to score the round win. 

Qualified: No. 10 (3.726 sec., 322.04 mph)

E1: Langdon defeated by Torrence – 3.675 sec., 329.58 mph to 3.675 sec., 329.58 mph 

Quotable: “We got put in a position where based on qualifying, we had to race Steve (Torrence) in the first round. He has the hottest car; he is leading the points for a reason. We did the best that we could. I felt really good about my .051 reaction time. By the early numbers, we were probably going a 3.69 or a 3.70 until it smoked the tires. We were there in case he made a mistake. Unfortunately, he didn’t. He made a good run and cut a good light. It sucks, but it is what it is. At this point, we need to focus on picking up a couple spots in points. It will be real tough for us to go after the Championship. I think we make sure Doug is good, and take care of him, and do the best we can.”

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

Kalitta Motorsports PR/Photo Gary Nastase Photography

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