LAS VEGAS, (March 29, 2014) – Effective immediately, team owner Connie Kalitta of Kalitta Motorsports has made a decision to change direction with his dragster by tapping J.R. Todd to drive the special edition Bounty Hunter Top Fuel dragster for the remainder of the 15th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas. Todd will drive the Connie “the Bounty Hunter” Kalitta-tuned Top Fueler beginning with third qualifying session scheduled for 1:30 p.m. (PT) Saturday.
The future of this Top Fuel program will be determined at a later date. No further information about the driver change is available at this time.
Todd, a 32 year-old resident of Lawrenceburg, Ind., has accumulated six wins in eight final round appearances in NHRA Top Fuel competition.