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Kalitta Motorsports News

Doug Kalitta

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.786 sec. at 323.19 MPH
Q2: 3.721 sec. at 325.37 MPH
Q3: 3.775 sec. at 322.66 MPH
Q4: 3.774 sec. at 327.11 MPH

Bonus Points: 6 pts. (Third-best of the first session, best of the second session, second-best of the final session)
Starting Position: 1st
First Round Matchup: Ike Maier
Quotable: "Proud of the entire Mac Tools team. Four clean passes in varying conditions is a great way to start this Countdown push. Great crowd here today at zMax Dragway and I am excited to have my first no.1 qualifier here in Charlotte. This is a great facility and I am excited to race here tomorrow."
Notes: This is Kalitta's fourth no.1 qualifying spot of the season (Phoenix, Atlanta, Norwalk) and the first of his career at zMax Dragway. It is the 47th no.1 qualifying position earned by Kalitta which ties him for 12th all-time.

JR Todd

J.R. Todd, driver of the SealMaster Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.822 sec. at 321.65 MPH
Q2: 3.741 sec. at 325.37 MPH
Q3: 7.445 sec. at 87.42 MPH
Q4: 4.197 sec. at 202.09 MPH

Starting Position: 6th
First Round Matchup: Pat Dakin
Quotable: "Great Friday qualifying passes allowed us to test some things with this SealMaster Toyota on Saturday, so we are ready to go racing tomorrow. The weather looks like it will be warm, but I am confident in our tune-up and I look forward to going rounds tomorrow at the Carolina Nationals."

Del Worsham

Del Worsham, driver of the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car

Q1: 3.963 sec. at 318.99 MPH
Q2: 5.953 sec. at 115.73 MPH
Q3: 11.757 sec. at 78.78 MPH
Q4: 3.971 sec. at 318.02 MPH

Starting Position: 12th
First Round Matchup: Jack Beckman
Quotable: "We have great weather and a great track. A couple glitches the last couple runs, but that is a good way to end qualifying by getting the DHL Toyota Camry down the track. It was exciting to win here last year and that is the plan again this season."

All photos are courtesy of Gary Nastase Photography.

Alexis DeJoria

Alexis DeJoria, driver of the Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car

Q1: 3.965 sec. at 322.27 MPH
Q2: 3.887 sec. at 324.67 MPH
Q3: 3.926 sec. at 324.12 MPH
Q4: 3.942 sec. at 324.59 MPH

Bonus Points: 1 pt. (Third-best of the third session)
Starting Position: 4th
First Round Matchup: John Bojec

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#NHRAonFOX Telecast information:
9/18 Qualifying (FS1) - 11:00am - 12:00pm
9/18 Race (FS1) - 2:30pm - 5:30pm - LIVE

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DougKalitta

(CHARLOTTE) – Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster, claimed the provisional pole for the Carolina Nationals held at zMax Dragway in Charlotte earlier today.

The second seed in the Countdown for the Championship was stellar through both qualifying passes. His 3.786 second elapsed time in the first qualifying round placed him third overall heading into the lone evening session of the weekend.

The second-to-last machine to see the track, the Mac Tools team was prepared. With a target of 3.729 seconds ahead of them, Kalitta eclipsed that run in his Mac Tools Toyota, reaching the finish line in 3.721 seconds at 325.77 mph. One machine followed but could not defeat Kalitta and his Jim Oberhofer-tuned Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster.

"That was exactly what we were looking to do," said Kalitta. "It was exciting to wait down there and then be able to hold on to it. Very proud of the work that Jim O, Troy and the team have put into this Mac Tools Toyota. This is exactly the start we were looking for going into this Countdown."

Kalitta earned a total of four bonus points on the day. If his run holds through the two qualifying passes tomorrow, he will earn his first zMax Dragway no.1 qualifier of his career. zMax Dragway is one of only two tracks that Kalitta has yet to claim a no.1 qualifier. It would be his fourth pole position of the season following early season no.1 qualifier wins in Phoenix, Atlanta and Norwalk.

Doug Kallita

Multi-time Charlotte finalist Kalitta desires a win

Charlotte Highlights: Two finals (2010 Charlotte-1, 2010 Charlotte-2)

2015 Charlotte Event Recap: Qualified 10th; Quarter-Final finish (Defeated Dave Connolly in the first round, lost to Tony Schumacher in the quarter-finals)

Previous Event Recap (Indianapolis): Qualified sixth; Semi-Finalist (Defeated Richie Crampton in the first round and Brittany Force in the quarter-finals, lost to Steve Torrence in the semi-finals)

Quotable: “We are excited to get this Countdown for the Championship underway. I am confident in the Mac Tools team and I look forward to these last six races. Every round is important and our goal is to start strong in Charlotte."

Career Stats: 428 starts, 578 round wins (11th all-time), 41 wins (Fourth all-time in Top Fuel), 85 finals, 46 no.1 qualifiers (13th all-time)

Countdown Stats: Ninth appearance (Kalitta has appeared in every Countdown for the Championship); 48 overall Countdown starts; 2 wins; 1 No. 1 qualifier; 40 total Countdown round wins

2016 Season Stats: Three wins (Houston, Atlanta, Topeka); Three no.1 qualifiers (Phoenix, Atlanta, Norwalk); One final (Pomona); 33 round wins

Point Standings: Second (-30); trails first-place Antron Brown by 30 points, leads third-place Steve Torrence by 10 points

Noteworthy: has won his first round pairing in 15 of 18 events this season; 11 semi-final or better finishes in 17 events this season; more round wins than season round win total from 2015; clinched his 19th consecutive top ten finish; Charlotte is one of three tracks that Kalitta does not own a win (Epping, Indianapolis); Charlotte is also one of two tracks that Kalitta does not own a no.1 qualifier (Bristol)

JR Todd

After last season's narrow defeat, Todd looks for first zMax trophy

Charlotte Highlights: One final (2015 Charlotte-2); Two No.1 qualifiers (2014 Charlotte-2, 2015 Charlotte-1)

2015 Charlotte Event Recap: Qualified eighth; Finalist (Defeated Shawn Langdon in the first round, Clay Millican in the quarter-finals and Leah Pritchett in the semi-finals, lost to Antron Brown in the finals)

Previous Event Recap (Indianapolis): Qualified 10th; Semi-Finalist (Defeated Morgan Lucas in the first round and Clay Millican in the quarter-finals, lost to Tony Schumacher in the semi-finals)

Quotable: “We have been able to get a handle on the consistency of the SealMaster Toyota and I am ready for the start of the Countdown. I feel like we have the car where we need it to make moves and have a shot at the title. Charlotte is up first and I would like to go one step further than we did last season."

Career Stats: 142 starts, 139 round wins, 9 wins, 17 finals, 8 no.1 qualifiers

Countdown Stats: Fourth appearance; third consecutive appearance; 18 Countdown starts; 3 finals; 4 No. 1 qualifiers; 20 total Countdown round wins

2016 Season Stats: One win (Sonoma); Three finals (Atlanta, Norwalk, Chicago); 27 round wins

Point Standings: Sixth (-70); trails fifth-place Brittany Force by 10 points, leads seventh-place Shawn Langdon by 10 points

Noteworthy: Currently has 27 round wins, which is a career-high (previous high was 25; earned 20 round wins in 2015); six semi-final or better finishes in the last seven races; seven straight first round wins; earned at least one no. 1 qualifier in Charlotte every season since joining Team Kalitta

Del Worsham

Reigning event champion Worsham plans for a repeat

Charlotte Highlights: Two wins (2015 Charlotte-2 (FC), 2011 Charlotte-1 (TF)); 1 final (2015 Charlotte-1 (FC)); only driver in zMax Dragway history to own a Top Fuel and Funny Car win at the facility

2015 Charlotte Event Recap: Qualified second; Winner (Defeated Dave Richards in the first round, Matt Hagan in the quarter-finals, John Force in the semi-finals and Tommy Johnson Jr. in the final)

Previous Event Recap (Indianapolis): Qualified seventh; Finalist (Defeated Alexis DeJoria in the first round, Dave Richards in the quarter-finals and Ron Capps in the semi-finals, lost to Matt Hagan in the finals)

Quotable: “The DHL Toyota team would like to start the Countdown how we did last season. It set us up for the run we had to the title. This season, the Funny Car class is very strong, so we have to continue to perform."

Career Stats: 501 starts, 552 round wins, 39 wins (31 in Funny Car, 8 in Top Fuel), 66 finals (55 in Funny Car, 11 in Top Fuel), 20 no.1 qualifiers (13 in Funny Car, 7 in Top Fuel)

Countdown Stats: Seventh appearance (6 in Funny Car, 1 in Top Fuel); Fourth consecutive appearance; 36 overall Countdown starts; eight wins (6 FC, 2 TF); 3 No.1 qualifiers (1 FC, 2 TF); 56 total Countdown round wins (43 FC, 13 TF)

2016 Season Stats: One win (Brainerd); Four finals (Pomona, Las Vegas, Seattle, Indianapolis); Three poles (Norwalk, Sonoma, Seattle); 30 round wins

Point Standings: Second (-30); trails first-place Ron Capps by 30 points, leads third-place Matt Hagan by 10 points

Noteworthy: Three straight final round appearances (scored a win in Brainerd); five straight semi-finals or better; only driver with a TF and FC win at zMax Dragway; 2015 Funny Car Champion, 2011 Top Fuel Champion; one of three drivers with championships in both nitro classes; second in the Funny Car class with 15 first round wins this season

Alexis DeJoria

DeJoria Charlotte pre-race notes

Charlotte highlights: Two No. 1 qualifiers (2016 Charlotte-1, 2014 Charlotte-2)

2015 Charlotte Event Recap: Qualified 13th; Semi-Finalist (Defeated Tim Wilkerson in the first round and Shane Westerfield in the second round, lost to Tommy Johnson Jr. in the semi-finals)

Previous Event Recap (Indianapolis): Qualified 10th; First round defeat (Lost to Del Worsham in the first round)

Career Stats: 111 starts, 81 round wins, 4 wins, 7 finals, 4 no.1 qualifiers

Countdown Stats: Third consecutive appearance; 12 overall Countdown starts; 2 No.1 qualifiers; 11 total Countdown round wins

2016 Season Stats: One win (Las Vegas); One semi-final (Bristol); One no.1 qualifier (Charlotte); 12 round wins

Point Standings: 10th (-110); trails ninth-place Tim Wilkerson by 10 points

Del Worsham 

Worsham makes the U.S. Nationals final

Race Recap: Coming off of his first win of the season, Worsham was still hungry heading into U.S. Nationals. It had been over a decade since Worsham had scored an U.S. Nationals trophy and he was ready for another.

Campaigning the new look DHL/Mello Yello Toyota Camry Funny Car, Worsham had a lot of pressure in qualifying, but he and the 'Yello Fellos' delivered a consistent machine and a solid top half start. However, the draw was something he would have much rather have seen in the finals: his teammate, Alexis DeJoria.

The seventh pair in the Funny Car class, Worsham and DeJoria were ready for their pair. They left together, but DeJoria smoked the tires immediately allowing Worsham to skate by. The next foe would be the upset-minded Dave Richards, who got by Jack Beckman in round one. Worsham moved first and easily defeated Richards, who shut off early.

The semi-finals draw would be the points leader Ron Capps. Worsham and Capps left together, but the DHL/Mello Yello team had the horsepower to make their third straight final round and fifth on the season. Their draw was Matt Hagan for the second consecutive final round. This time, Hagan would get the win in a very close race.

Worsham still would move up in the standings and claim the second seed overall for the Countdown for the Championship.

Statistics:
Qualified: No. 7 (3.874 sec., 328.86 mph)

  • E1: Worsham defeated DeJoria - 3.897 sec., 325.92 mph to 9.304 sec., 94.02 mph
  • E2: Worsham defeated Richards - 3.986 sec., 321.19 mph to 5.348 sec., 144.06 mph
  • E3: Worsham defeated Capps - 3.976 sec., 321.96 mph to 4.059 sec., 308.71 mph
  • Final: Worsham defeated by Hagan - 3.958 sec., 324.20 mph to 3.964 sec., 327.43 mph

Quotable: "Disappointing end to a solid weekend. We wanted the trophy and we didn't get it. Proud to have been associated with both DHL and Mello Yello this weekend. We made moves in the standings and I am looking forward to the Countdown for the Championship."

Point Standings: Second (-30); trails with first-place Jack Beckman by 30 points, leads third-place Matt Hagan by 10 points

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Todd races to best Big Go result

Race Recap: After not seeing the results the team was looking for in Brainerd, the SealMaster team and J.R. Todd spent two days last week preparing for the NHRA's biggest race: the U.S. Nationals. They made several passes to learn and make progress on the tune-up prior to the Countdown for the Championship.

Todd and the SealMaster team used that data to have a solid start in qualifying. They were unable to improve on Sunday and Todd slipped to right below the top half line, starting in ninth.

The first opponent was his former boss Morgan Lucas. Todd drove for MLR in 2008, scoring a win in Dallas. He showed no mercy with a stellar move off of the line, and a wire-to-wire finish to move to the second round where his draw was the no.1 qualifier Clay Millican. Todd again moved first and earned his first U.S. Nationals semi-final. He drew rival Tony Schumacher, and the SealMaster machine smoked the tires early. Todd pedaled masterfully, but was unable to catch Schumacher's machine.

With the result, Todd earned the sixth seed in the Countdown for the Championship. That is his highest starting seed since joining Team Kalitta.

Statistics:
Qualified: No. 7 (3.732 sec., 311.63 mph)

  • E1: Todd defeated Lucas - 3.718 sec., 326.56 mph to 4.373 sec., 181.64 mph
  • E2: Todd defeated Millican - 3.773 sec., 326.40 mph to 4.814 sec., 158.46 mph
  • E3: Todd defeated by Schumacher - 4.174 sec., 298.87 mph to 3.981 sec., 298.87 mph

Quotable: "It was a good day. We made two really good runs in the first two rounds. I really didn’t expect to go out there and smoke the tires like we did in the semi-finals. The track warmed up and it was just some conditions that we hadn’t seen all weekend long. We had a few mechanical issues that we were fighting this weekend and to bounce back like we did today and come out of here like we did is good momentum for the Countdown for the SealMaster Toyota guys. So it was a good weekend overall."

Point Standings: Sixth (-70); trails fifth-place Tony Schumacher by 10 points, leads seventh-place Shawn Langton by 10 points

Doug Kalitta

Kalitta goes rounds at the U.S. Nationals

Race Recap: Kalitta came to the U.S. Nationals focused. After an outstanding test aboard the Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster, Kalitta was ready for battle. The night conditions sealed Kalitta's sixth starting spot, but Kalitta was consistent in the heat of Sunday. He scored four of the possible six bonus points on Sunday to set the Mac Tools team up strong for racing conditions.

Kalitta started his Labor Day Monday with a Morgan Lucas Racing machine for the second consecutive race. This time it would be Austrialian transplant Richie Crampton. Kalitta was off of the line first and led all the way to the stripe, recording a solid 3.745 second pass. His second round pairing against Brittany Force would prove to be more eventful. Kalitta's Mac Tools ride was again off of the line first, but lost a blower belt down track and recorded just a 289MPH pass. However, Force smoked the tires early and Kalitta was able to move back into the semi-finals. Unfortunately, the semi-final is where the run would end as Steve Torrence was able to drive around the Mac Tools driver when the dragster struggled down track.

Kalitta earned the second seed for the Countdown for the Championship.

Statistics:
Qualified: No. 6 (3.726 sec., 321.81 mph)

  • E1: Kalitta defeated Crampton - 3.745 sec., 327.35 mph to 4.351 sec., 223.65 mph
  • E2: Kalitta defeated B. Force - 3.833 sec., 289.26 mph to 4.791 sec., 163.43 mph
  • E3: Kalitta defeated by Torrence - 3.849 sec., 285.83 mph to 4.122 sec., 264.96 mph

Quotable: “Getting beat in the third round sucked. This is a race that we really wanted to win, but we’ll just have to come back out here next year and try again. It’s frustrating. I feel pretty good heading into the playoffs. We have a good hot weather set-up and really the guys have a good handle on the car in all conditions. I think we’re where we need to be at this point of the game. I’m really looking forward to the Countdown.”

Point Standings: Second (-30); trails first-place Antron Brown by 30 points, leads third-place Steve Torrence by 10 points

Alexis DeJoria

Early tire smoke ends DeJoria's hope for another U.S. Nationals win

Race Recap: DeJoria returned to action after two races away due to injury at the site of her biggest race win, the 2014 U.S. Nationals. The Patrón team earned their qualifying spot in the third attempt and finished qualifying with three straight three second passes, earning the 10th starting spot. Unfortunately, her draw was her teammate and reigning Funny Car Champion Del Worsham. Worsham and DeJoria left the line side-by-side, but soon after DeJoria fell to tire smoke yielding the round win to Worsham.

Statistics:
Qualified: No. 10 (3.945 sec., 324.28 mph)

  • E1: DeJoria defeated by Worsham - 9.304 sec., 94.02 mph to 3.897 sec., 325.92 mph

Point Standings: 10th (-110); trails ninth-place Tim Wilkerson by 10 points

Doug Kalitta

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.751 sec. at 324.67 MPH
Q2: 3.837 sec. at 314.09 MPH
Q3: 3.726 sec. at 321.81 MPH
Q4: 3.771 sec. at 328.62 MPH
Q5: 3.767 sec. at 327.35 MPH

Bonus Points: 4 pts. (Second-best of the fourth session, second-best of the fifth session)
Starting Position: 6th
First Round Matchup: Richie Crampton
Quotable: "Proud of the efforts we have made, especially in today's conditions with this Mac Tools dragster. It has been consistent throughout the weekend, and I like our chances tomorrow."

JR Todd

J.R. Todd, driver of the SealMaster Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.776 sec. at 319.37 MPH
Q2: 3.773 sec. at 317.12 MPH
Q3: 3.734 sec. at 311.63 MPH
Q4: 5.653 sec. at 114.62 MPH
Q5: 4.239 sec. at 103.68 MPH

Starting Position: 9th
First Round Matchup: Morgan Lucas
Quotable: "The SealMaster Toyota team had a tough day today, but I am confident that we will have it figured out for tomorrow. We are not qualified where we would like to be, but we are in the show and that is what matters. I am looking to go rounds and contend for the U.S. Nationals title."

Del Worsham

Del Worsham, driver of the DHL/Mello Yello Toyota Camry Funny Car

Q1: 3.898 sec. at 326.95 MPH
Q2: 3.954 sec. at 321.81 MPH
Q3: 3.874 sec. at 328.86 MPH
Q4: 3.924 sec. at 323.74 MPH
Q5: 4.520 sec. at 184.88 MPH

Starting Position: 7th
First Round Matchup: Alexis DeJoria
Quotable: "Proud of these DHL/Mello Yello guys. They have worked hard this weekend and we have made some good passes. Never want to race your teammate in round one; they have the same parts and pieces that we do, but that is how the draw fell. We hope to go rounds tomorrow and make DHL and Mello Yello proud."

Alexis DeJoria

Alexis DeJoria, driver of the Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car

Q1: 5.490 sec. at 129.59 MPH
Q2: 4.309 sec. at 211.39 MPH
Q3: 3.951 sec. at 323.89 MPH
Q4: 3.961 sec. at 325.45 MPH
Q5: 3.945 sec. at 324.28 MPH

Starting Position: 10th
First Round Matchup: Del Worsham

#NHRAonFOX Telecast information:
9/05 Race (FS1) - 11:00am - 1:00pm - LIVE
9/05 Race (FOX) - 1:00pm - 4:00pm - LIVE

All times are EST.

PR Contact:

(Doug Kalitta, Del Worsham, J.R. Todd)
Cody Poor
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For further requests for Alexis DeJoria, please contact:

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Photo is courtesy of Gary Nastase Photography.

About Kalitta Motorsports:

Based in Ypsilanti, Mich., Kalitta Motorsports is a Top Fuel and Funny Car drag racing team in the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. The team was founded and is owned by drag racing icon Connie “the Bounty Hunter” Kalitta. For more than 50 years, Connie has been involved in the sport as a driver, tuner, and an owner. Kalitta Motorsports is one of the most successful teams in the history of auto racing with six world championships and over 100 national event titles in five different professional drag racing sanctioning bodies since it was established by Connie in 1959.

Team Kalitta is the home of the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car World Champion, Del Worsham. He drives the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car. Alexis DeJoria pilots the Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car. J.R. Todd drives the SealMaster Top Fuel dragster while Connie’s nephew, Doug Kalitta, pilots the Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster. Team Kalitta also manages the McLeod Racing Toyota Camry Funny Car driven by Paul Lee. Connie serves as head tuner for all Team Kalitta entries. He is assisted by co-crew chiefs Jon Oberhofer and Nick Boninfante on the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car, Tommy DeLago and Glen Huszar on the Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car, Todd Smith on the McLeod Racing Toyota Camry Funny Car, Rob Flynn on the SealMaster Top Fuel dragster and Jim Oberhofer on the Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster.

Associate sponsors on Kalitta Motorsports’ race cars include ARP, AutoDesk CAM, Champion, Cogistics, Darton Sleeves, DHL, Justice Brothers, Kalitta Air, Mac Tools, Optima Batteries, Phoenix Fuel Converter, Red Line Oil, SealMaster, Summit Racing Equipment, Technicoat Companies, Tequila Patrón, TMS Titanium, Toyota and Ziebart.

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Atlanta, September 2, 2016 – For the first time in nearly 40 years, The Coca-Cola Company’s popular citrus-flavored soft drink brand, Mello Yello, will appear on a NHRA Funny Car. To celebrate Funny Car’s half-century of racing, Mello Yello is partnering with Kalitta Motorsports to co-brand the team’s DHL-sponsored Toyota Camry Funny Car at the U.S. Nationals held Labor Day weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana. The one-time custom-wrapped car will be driven by the reigning NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car Champion, Del Worsham. 

“We’ve been steadfast supporters of NHRA’s Funny Car racing, and we wanted to do something special to celebrate its momentous 50th anniversary,” says Bobby Oliver, director, sparkling citrus brands, Coca-Cola North America. “When the Kalitta team takes to the track on Labor Day weekend, we’ll all be cheering for a great performance from the DHL/Mello Yello car.”

The NHRA is the largest motorsports sanctioning body in the world, and The Coca-Cola Company has been a proud sponsor of the NHRA for 15 years.

“We are thrilled to see Mello Yello and The Coca-Cola Company take this step to race a DHL/Mello Yello Funny Car at the historic U.S. Nationals,” said NHRA President, Peter Clifford. “The car gets your attention immediately and to have Mello Yello on the racetrack this week with the defending Funny Car champion Del Worsham makes it even better.”

Worsham, driver of the DHL/Mello Yello Toyota Camry Funny Car, has been on a hot streak recently. The two-time NHRA champion has earned semi-final finishes or better at the last four races culminating in his first race win of the season at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series’ last event in Brainerd, Minn.

“It is an honor to have Mello Yello and The Coca-Cola Company join DHL on our Toyota Camry for this weekend’s event,” said Worsham, who also competed in his 500th career start in Brainerd, Minn. “The U.S. Nationals is an iconic event, and to be able to carry Mello Yello for our biggest race of the season is very exciting. Our DHL Camry has been running very strong recently, and I plan on doing well for DHL, Mello Yello and all of the great guests at the race track this weekend.”

Worsham will make his first pass aboard the DHL/Mello Yello Toyota Camry Funny Car in Friday’s lone qualifying attempt. Qualifying continues on Saturday and Sunday with eliminations beginning at 11am EST on Monday, September 5. Eliminations will be broadcast live on FS1 beginning at 11am EST, before transitioning to FOX at 1pm EST.

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Mello Yello Championship Points

Top Fuel (Unofficial)

1. Leah Pritchett (494)
2. Antron Brown (440)
3. Tony Schumacher (438)
4. Doug Kalitta (358)
5. Steve Torrence (352) 
6. Brittany Force (292)
7. Clay Millican (269)
8. Troy Coughlin Jr. (228)
9. Terry McMillen (195)
10. Scott Palmer (180)
17. Shawn Langdon (32)
 

Funny Car (Unofficial)

1. Matt Hagan (400)
2. Ron Capps (398)
3. John Force (371)
4. Tommy Johnson Jr. (357)
5. Robert Hight (301)
5. Courtney Force (301)
7. Jack Beckman (282)
8. Jonnie Lindberg (235)
9. J.R. Todd (222)
10. Jim Campbell (211)
11. Alexis DeJoria (208)

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