Post-Qualifying Report Event 10: NHRA Summernationals Old Bridge Township Raceway Englishtown, New Jersey June 10-12



Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

  • Q1: 3.768 sec. at 325.05 MPH
  • Q2: 5.622 sec. at 121.88 MPH 
  • Q3: 3.808 sec. at 321.81 MPH
  • Q4: 3.784 sec. at 322.58 MPH Bonus Points: 8 pts. (Second best in the first session, best of the third session, best of the fourth session.)

Starting Position: 5th

First Round Matchup: Leah Pritchett

Quotable: “Thrilled with what we accomplished today with this Mac Tools ride. Jim O, Troy and the Mac Tools have an incredible handle on my car and  I could not be more proud to be the driver.” 

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

  • Q1: 6.193 sec. at 97.03 MPH
  • Q2: 10.273 sec. at 84.04 MPH
  • Q3: 4.073 sec. at 226.01 MPH 
  • Q4: 3.818 sec. at 278.29 MPH Bonus Points: 2 pts. (Second best in the fourth session.)

Starting Position: 8th 

First Round Matchup: Richie Crampton

Quotable: “The SealMaster machine was definitely on a tear on that last pass and it just didn’t make it to the line. However, that last run was an improvement and something we can build on tomorrow.” 

Del Worsham, driver of the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car

  • Q1: 3.931 sec. at 318.17 MPH
  • Q2: 5.443 sec. at 129.74 MPH
  • Q3: 3.971 sec. at 319.14 MPH
  • Q4: 3.934 sec. at 316.23 MPH Bonus Points: 6 pts. (Third best in the first session, best of the third session, second best of the fourth session)

Starting Position: 4th 

First Round Matchup: Blake Alexander

Quotable: “These DHL boys have been running really strong this weekend. With this consistency, I am focused on going rounds tomorrow and definitely earning that trophy.”

#NHRAonFOX Telecast information:

  • 6/12 Qualifying (FS1) – 1:00 am – 3:00 am (ET)
  • 6/12 Race (FS1) – 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm (ET) All times are EST

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. 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, 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.