Post-Qualifying Report Event 9: New England Nationals



Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

  • Q1: 3.767 sec. at 326.71 MPH
  • Q2: 4.042 sec. at 233.88 MPH 
  • Q3: 3.776 sec. at 328.30 MPH
  • Q4: 9.483 sec. at 86.87 MPH Bonus Points: 1 pt. (Third best in the second session.)

Starting Position: 6th

First Round Matchup: Terry McMillen

Quotable: “Definitely wanted to qualify better in this Mac Tools ride, but I am confident in my team. The Sunday conditions look way different Notes: Doug’s 328.30 MPH run in the third session reset the New England Dragway’s Track Record. 

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

  • Q1: 3.781 sec. at 323.98 MPH
  • Q2: 9.687 sec. at 76.51 MPH
  • Q3: 3.789 sec. at 323.50 MPH
  • Q4: 3.779 sec. at 312.35 MPH

Starting Position: 8th

First Round Matchup: Shawn Langdon

Quotable: “Great way to end qualifying for these SealMaster Toyota guys. The Radman, Rob Flynn and team have a great handle on this machine. If we can keep all these teeth on the blower belt, I am confident in what we can do tomorrow.”

Del Worsham, driver of the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car

  • Q1: 3.959 sec. at 323.12 MPH
  • Q2: 3.909 sec. at 324.90 MPH
  • Q3: 3.971 sec. at 319.14 MPH
  • Q4: 6.307 sec. at 109.87 MPH

Starting Position: 7th

First Round Matchup: Alexis DeJoria

Quotable: “Three good passes to start the weekend aboard this DHL Toyota Camry. Never want to start the day facing your teammate, because we know they have the same equipment that we have, but we will go to the line and put our best foot forward and see what we can do.”

#NHRAonFOX Telecast information:
  • 6/04 Qualifying (FS1) – 12:00 am – 1:00 pm (ET)
  • 6/05 Race (FS1) – 4:00 pm – 7:00 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.