Shawn Langdon and the Global Electronic Technology team were defeated in the first round today in Atlanta.
Langdon’s Global Electronic Technology crew, led by Nicky Boninfante and Tommy DeLago, finished qualifying with two solid and consistent runs. Their best came in the fourth and final session. The 4.032 second pass nearly gave Langdon lane choice and seeded the Toyota driver in the ninth spot.
In the first round, Langdon drew Tim Wilkerson. Langdon got over four hundredths over his opponent at the starting line. But that wasn’t enough as once Langdon encountered the bump on the race track, his Global Electronic Technology Camry began to spin the tires allowing Wilkerson to score the easy win.
Qualified: No. 9 (4.032 sec., 317.42 mph)
E1: Langdon defeated by Wilkerson – 4.939 sec., 167.38 mph to 4.185 sec., 259.01 mph
Quotable: “After looking over everything, we did what we wanted in the first round. We were right there. We had a game plan, because that left lane has a pretty big bump in it. I tried to stay to the inside of it to get the smallest part of it, but it hit it and started spinning the tires. Not really much we could have done. I felt like we slowed down enough to get over that bump and make a good run, but we didn’t. We will pack it up and go to Topeka.”
Point Standings: Ninth; leads Jonnie Lindberg by 11 points for 10th; trails Cruz Pedregon by 56 points for eighth
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