Langdon’s Funny Car debut ends early

Shawn Langdon and the Global Electronic Technology Toyota Camry Funny Car turned a lot of heads this weekend with its flashy new scheme, but it was an early finish to Langdon’s first official Funny Car run as he was defeated in the first round by Ron Capps.

Langdon started the weekend with a solid 3.949 second pass. With stellar reaction times all weekend, Langdon was impressive all weekend in his Global Electronic Technology Toyota Camry Funny Car. With 20 cars in the property, Langdon qualified right in the middle of field in the 12th spot. His first Funny Car opponent was the 2016 Funny Car champion Ron Capps.

Langdon got the jump at the tree, but shortly after hit tire smoke. He pedaled his Global Electronic Technology Toyota Camry Funny Car, but Capps sped away and scored the round win.

Qualified: No. 12 (3.949 sec., 328.06 mph)

E1: Langdon defeated by Capps – 10.060 sec., 79.68 mph to 4.833 sec., 167.53 mph

Quotable: “It was difficult. We sat out there a long time. There was a lot of things going on with the Top Fuel cars in front.  The air was making some moves and it was drying out and we should have adjusted a little more for it.  The first race out, I’m not disappointed. I feel I could have done a better job pedaling our Global Electronic Technology Camry. I knew what my mistakes were. There was just so much going on in my first race out. I wasn’t patient enough with it. I’m happy with the overall team effort and I’m happy with my reaction time (fourth-quickest in the round). We’re learning. We’re going to have a good year. I feel it and I’m excited for it.”

Point Standings: Tied for 10th with Del Worsham and Tommy Johnson Jr.

TEAM KALITTA PR/Photo Gary Nastase Photography

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