Post-Qualifying Report Event 17: Brainerd Nationals Brainerd International Raceway Brainerd, Minn. August 19-21

Del Worsham

Del Worsham

Del Worsham, driver of the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car

Q1: 3.856 sec. at 326.71 MPH
Q2: 3.872 sec. at 329.34 MPH
Q3: 6.010 sec. at 133.54 MPH
Q4: 7.362 sec. at 91.76 MPH

Bonus Points: 5 pts. (Best in the first session, second-best in the second session)
Starting Position: 2nd
First Round Matchup: Bob Bode
Quotable: “Bummer to lose the top spot, but we know where the line is tomorrow. I look forward to competing in my 500th career start tomorrow, and hopefully earning these DHL Toyota guys a race win.”
Notes: Tomorrow will be Worsham’s 500th career raceday start.

Doug Kalitta

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 3.782 sec. at 324.20 MPH
Q2: 4.381 sec. at 182.43 MPH
Q3: 3.704 sec. at 331.20 MPH
Q4: 3.738 sec. at 327.11 MPH

Bonus Points: 2 pts. (Second-best of the third session)
Starting Position: 6th
First Round Matchup: Morgan Lucas
Quotable: “Some solid passes this weekend in qualifying for the Mac Tools Red Line Oil Toyota team. Conditions are prime for some good runs tomorrow, and I look forward to eliminations.”

JR Todd

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

Q1: 3.781 sec. at 322.65 MPH
Q2: 7.785 sec. at 93.59 MPH
Q3: 3.734 sec. at 326.24 MPH
Q4: 3.748 sec. at 325.06 MPH

Bonus Points: 1 pts. (Third best of the first session)
Starting Position: 10th
First Round Matchup: Richie Crampton
Quotable: “The SealMaster Toyota guys were looking for more than that on the last pass, but it was not meant to be. We have a tough first round draw, but we will go to the line and do our best for hopefully four rounds of racing in Brainerd tomorrow.”

#NHRAonFOX Telecast information:
8/20 Qualifying (FS1) – 10:00pm – 12:00am
8/21 Race (FS1) – 2:00pm – 5:00pm – 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 Champions, 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. Kalitta Motorsports also manages the McLeod Racing Toyota Camry Funny Car driven by Paul Lee. 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, Todd Smith on the McLeod Racing 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.