Early Exit For J.R. Todd

J.R. Todd

J.R. Todd, DHL Funny Car

Finals Broadcast Replay: 5-8 p.m. Monday, July 1, 2024 on FS2

Qualifying: J.R. Todd was the No. 2 qualifier at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. It was his best qualifying effort of the season. His best run came during the Friday evening qualifying session when he posted a 3.865-second effort at 332.92 mph.

Eliminations: Todd and the DHL GR Supra team defeated Chris King in the first round and raced Ron Capps in the second. Todd left the starting line first and was ahead in the run when the tires on the DHL Toyota began to spin allowing Capps to cruise to the win light.

Unofficial Point Standings: Todd leaves Norwalk in fifth place in the NHRA Funny Car point standings. He trails fourth-place John Force by seven points and leads sixth-place Ron Capps by 125 points.

Todd on Norwalk: “It was nice to qualify second – that’s the best we’ve qualified this season. We made a nice run in the first round but then smoked the tires again in the second round. It’s frustrating because two races ago, we took the DHL GR Supra to the final round in Bristol. It’s like I’ve been saying all season: the teams that are ahead of us in points get down the race track almost every time. We just can’t seem to do that. To run with these guys and start climbing in points, we have to figure out our consistency for SealMaster, Revchem and Toyota. We have a couple weeks off now so we’ll work on it and be ready for Seattle.”

Next Race: Team Kalitta will be back in action July 19-21, 2024 at the NHRA Northwest Nationals in Kent, Wash. For additional information, please visit www.nhra.com.  For additional information on Kalitta Motorsports, please visitwww.teamkalitta.com.