Crampton fails to advance out of the first round in Bristol

Richie Crampton and the Kalitta Air team lost in the first round at Bristol Dragway today.
With the incredible heat, making clean passes down the track proved to be very difficult. Crampton’s pass that earned him a spot in the field ended up being his first pass, but at only 169 mph, it was not the clean effort that the Kalitta Air team had desired.
Crampton started from the 14th spot and faced Antron Brown in the first round. Crampton got the slight advantage on the starting line and made his quickest pass of the entire weekend, however, Brown made the quickest run of the first round in the lane beside him and was able to advance.
Statistics:
Qualified: No. 14 (4.626 sec., 169.81 mph) 
E1: Crampton defeated by Brown – 4.057 sec., 297.22 mph to 3.897 sec., 316.82 mph
Quotable: “I’m proud of my guys this weekend. We went up against a really tricky track, but were not able to get around Antron in the first round. He is a tough competitor. I am looking forward to Norwalk as we continue to figure out these hot race tracks.”
Point Standings: 11th; trails Mike Salinas by three points for 10th.

Kalitta Motorsports PR/Photo Credit Gary Nastase Photography

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