Post-Qualifying Report Event 01: Circle K Winternationals Auto Club Raceway at Pomona

Doug Kalitta

Doug Kalitta

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.697 sec. at 325.69 MPH
Q2: Cancelled due to persistent rain
Q3: 3.686 sec. at 329.58 MPH
Q4: 3.693 sec. at 317.49 MPH

Bonus Points: 8 pts (Best of first session, best of the third session, second best of the fourth session)
Starting Position: 2nd
First Round Matchup: Shawn Reed
Quotable: “Great way to start the season for this Mac Tools Toyota team. Three incredible passes by Jim Oberhofer and all of these Mac Tools guys. We are excited about the opportunity to race for the win tomorrow.”
Notes: The 3.686 second pass is Doug’s career-best elapsed time. He reset his career-best elapsed time in the first round as well with a 3.697 second pass. These three passes are the three quickest passes of Kalitta’s career.

Troy Coughlin Jr., driver of the SealMaster Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.730 sec. at 322.81 MPH
Q2: Cancelled due to persistent rain
Q3: 3.769 sec. at 320.28 MPH
Q4: 3.731 sec. at 323.89 MPH

Starting Position: 6th
First Round Matchup: Shawn Reed
Quotable: “I think this weekend has gone really well so far considering the circumstances. I have not made that many runs and I am still getting used to the process on what these races take. I am excited to qualify for my first race. The SealMaster Toyota guys worked so hard this weekend and are doing an awesome job. We have a tough competitor tomorrow in Shawn Reed. Just really honored to be involved on Sunday. I do not think I have really fathomed all of it yet.”
Note: The 3.730 second pass at 322.81 mph run was Troy Coughlin Jr.’s first official NHRA Top Fuel pass. The 3.730 second pass from the first session and the 323.89 mph of the final session are his current career-bests.

JR Todd

J.R. Todd, driver of the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car

Q1: 3.936 sec. at 329.42 MPH
Q2: Cancelled due to persistant rain
Q3: 4.564 sec. at 186.92 MPH
Q4: 9.033 sec. at 74.08 MPH

Starting Position: 11th
First Round Matchup: Tim Wilkerson
Quotable: “I am glad we got this DHL Toyota down the track yesterday. I hope we have all of the bugs worked out before we go racing tomorrow.”
Note: The 3.936 second pass at 329.42 mph is the first official Funny Car pass in J.R. Todd’s career. Both of those numbers rank as Todd’s current career-best.

PR Contact:

(Doug Kalitta, Troy Coughlin Jr., J.R. Todd)
Cody Poor

All photos are courtesy of Gary Nastase Photography.

Alexis DeJoria

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

Q1: 3.932 sec. at 304.94 MPH
Q2: Cancelled due to persistant rain
Q3: 4.666 sec. at 142.10 MPH
Q4: 3.879 sec. at 330.39 MPH

Starting Position: 7th
First Round Matchup: Tommy Johnson Jr.

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Allison McCormick

Photo is courtesy of Gary Nastase Photography.

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