Langdon’s Kalitta Motorsports Camry Funny Car teammate J.R. Todd was able to advance to the second round today. After winning the pole position on Saturday, Todd received a first round bye before advancing to meet Wilkerson in round two. Todd had a few ticks on the tree, but started to drift out of the groove toward the centerline, giving Wilkerson the win.
Antron Brown also earned a round win in Top Fuel today over Cameron Ferre before a second-round loss to Scott Palmer, where Brown had a sizeable starting line advantage, but was up in smoke quickly. Doug Kalitta rounded out the Toyota contingent by falling in the first round against Terry McMillen.
After taking next weekend off, the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series kicks off the three-race Western Swing in Denver, July 19-21.