J.R. Todd, driver of the SealMaster Top Fuel Dragster
Q1: 3.787 sec. at 322.96 MPH
Q2: 3.723 sec. at 309.27 MPH
Q3: 3.815 sec. at 273.55 MPH
Q4: 3.731 sec. at 324.90 MPH
Bonus Points: 2 pts (Third-best of the second session, third-best of the final session)
Starting Position: 4th
First Round Matchup: Troy Buff
Quotable: “Really consistent, solid qualifying passes for the SealMaster Toyota team. Connie, Rob and the guys have worked hard this weekend and we have a good handle on the track in the conditions that we are going to see tomorrow. I look forward to Sunday here in Texas and hopefully several rounds of racing in this SealMaster machine.”
Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster
Q1: 3.745 sec. at 321.04 MPH
Q2: 3.752 sec. at 281.13 MPH
Q3: 4.519 sec. at 168.83 MPH
Q4: 3.773 sec. at 326.00 MPH
Bonus Points: 2 pts (Second-best of the first session)
Starting Position: 9th
First Round Matchup: Richie Crampton
Quotable: “Real proud of the Mac Tools guys. That was a good pass to end qualifying. Plenty of racing still left for the Mac Tools team and we are down for the fight.”
Del Worsham, driver of the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car
Q1: 3.923 sec. at 322.65 MPH
Q2: 3.857 sec. at 326.95 MPH
Q3: 3.904 sec. at 327.98 MPH
Q4: 6.009 sec. at 112.08 MPH
Starting Position: 6th
First Round Matchup: Chad Head
Quotable: “Solid qualifying effort for the DHL Toyota team. We made several good passes and we feel confident in what we have learned. It is going to be another hot one out there tomorrow, so we are going to race smart and try to repeat what we did here last year.”
(Doug Kalitta, Del Worsham, J.R. Todd)
All photos are courtesy of Gary Nastase Photography.
Alexis DeJoria, driver of the Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car
Q1: 3.961 sec. at 321.96 MPH
Q2: 7.244 sec. at 182.59 MPH
Q3: 3.960 sec. at 322.65 MPH
Q4: 3.911 sec. at 319.37 MPH
Starting Position: 9th
First Round Matchup: John Force
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Photo is courtesy of Gary Nastase Photography.
#NHRAonFOX Telecast information:
10/15 Qualifying (FS1) – 1:00am – 2:00am
10/16 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 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. Team Kalitta 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 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.