Shawn Langdon and the Global Electronic Technology team earned a round win in Chicago today.
Langdon and the Global Electronic Technology team led by Nicky Boninfante and Kurt Elliott had a great qualifying portion of the weekend. After a sub four second pass on Friday evening, Langdon earned bonus points in both Saturday sessions, closing the qualifying portion of the Route 66 Nationals with another 3.98 second run.
Langdon earned the seventh starting spot and lane choice over Tommy Johnson Jr. in the first round. Langdon and Johnson Jr. were neck-and-neck early, but by the 330 foot mark, Langdon’s Global Electronic Technology Camry had nosed ahead. Despite problems down track, Langdon would keep that advantage all the way to the stripe to score the round win.
In the second round, Langdon faced his second Don Schumacher Racing opponent of the day, Ron Capps. Again, Capps and Langdon were close early before Langdon dropped a cylinder. Langdon was able leg it to the finish line, but Capps was able to get the advantage and the round win.
Qualified: No. 7 (3.980 sec., 326.08 mph)
E1: Langdon defeated Johnson Jr. – 4.475 sec., 250.00 mph to 5.874 sec., 97.84 mph
E2: Langdon defeated by Capps – 4.154 sec., 307.16 mph to 4.104 sec., 311.77 mph
Quotable: “We did okay today. We dropped a cylinder and still was almost able to outrun Ron Capps. Looking at it, we should have been right at low elapsed time of the round had it not dropped the cylinder. We were able to go a round and maintain our top ten spot, so that is good. We are going to just keep making good runs with this Global Electronic Technology Camry and head to Richmond.”
Point Standings: Ninth; leads John Force by 46 points for 10th; trails Cruz Pedregon by four points for eighth.
Kalitta Motorsports PR/Photo Credit Gary Nastase Photography