Post-Qualifying Report Event 15: Toyota Sonoma Nationals Sonoma Raceway Sonoma, Calif. July 29-31

Doug Kalitta

Doug Kalitta

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.774 sec. at 325.77 MPH
Q2: 3.711 sec. at 324.98 MPH
Q3: 3.999 sec. at 231.12 MPH
Q4: 3.774 sec. at 327.98 MPH

Bonus Points: 3 pts. (Third best in the first session, second best of the second session)
Starting Position: 3rd
First Round Matchup: Bill Litton

Quotable: “The Mac Tools Toyota team has again done well in qualifying this weekend. Sonoma is a great facility with a lot of Kalitta success, and we hope to add another victory to the tally tomorrow.”

JR Todd

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

Q1: 3.797 sec. at 319.60 MPH
Q2: 3.731 sec. at 324.05 MPH
Q3: 5.254 sec. at 132.14 MPH
Q4: 3.774 sec. at 318.02 MPH

Starting Position: 7th
First Round Matchup: Clay Millican

Quotable: “Big race tomorrow for our partners at Toyota, and the SealMaster team wants to continue to perform strong like we have here recently. We did not quite get the results we desired today, but we will look to perform stronger on Sunday.”

Del Worsham

Del Worsham, driver of the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car

Q1: 3.933 sec. at 320.20 MPH
Q2: 3.868 sec. at 327.43 MPH
Q3: 4.452 sec. at 189.42 MPH
Q4: 3.902 sec. at 322.73 MPH

Bonus Points: 5 pts. (Second best in the first session, best in the second session)
Starting Position: 1st
First Round Matchup: Tim Gibbons

Quotable: “We feel very good about tomorrow. We found our tune up in that last pass and the DHL Toyota Camry is running strong. Proud of the effort of the DHL guys at the track and the guys that put in the work before we left. Lot of incentive to do well tomorrow, and we are confident we are ready to perform.”

Notes: Worsham’s 3.868 was his career-best elapsed time and reset the Sonoma Raceway track record. It is the fourth quickest pass in NHRA history. The pole is Worsham’s second on the season and second in the last four races and second in his career at Sonoma Raceway (2007).

Q1: 3.992 sec. at 313.07 MPH
Q2: 7.904 sec. at 86.89 MPH
Q3: 4.645 sec. at 172.96 MPH
Q4: 3.946 sec. at 319.45 MPH

Starting Position: 11th
First Round Matchup: John Force

#NHRAonFOX Telecast information:
7/30 Qualifying (FS1) – 10:00pm – 11:00pm
7/31 Race (FOX) – 4:00pm – 7:00pm – LIVE

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.