Team Kalitta Charlotte 2 Qualifying Report; DeJoria Leads Team Kalitta into Sunday’s Eliminations


Alexis DeJoria – Driver of the Tequila Patron Toyota Camry Funny Car
Q1: 4.154 sec. at 302.41 mph
Q2: 4.027 sec. at 310.70 mph
Q3: 11.370 sec. at 81.28 mph
Q4: 4.199 sec. at 297.88 mph

Qualifies: No. 5

Del Worsham – Driver of the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car
Q1: 4.075 sec. at 312.50 mph (Three bonus points for quickest of the session)
Q2: 4.034 sec. at 317.72 mph
Q3: 5.539 sec. at 126.62 mph
Q4: 4.137 sec. at 309.06 mph

Qualifies: No. 6

David Grubnic – Driver of the Optima Batteries/Advance Auto Parts Top Fuel Dragster
Q1: 6.769 sec. at 95.01 mph
Q2: 3.827 sec. at 321.96 mph
Q3: 3.808 sec. at 322.81 mph (Two bonus points for second quickest of the session)
Q4: 5.096 sec. at 134.86 mph

Qualifies: No. 9

Doug Kalitta – Driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster
Q1: 4.669 sec. at 163.26 mph
Q2: 4.142 sec. at 206.39 mph
Q3: 3.826 sec. at 323.19 mph
Q4: 3.826 sec. at 324.20 mph

Qualifies: No. 13


Funny Car:
5) Alexis DeJoria vs. 12) Ron Capps
6) Del Worsham vs. 11) Jack Beckman
Top Fuel:
9) David Grubnic vs. 8) Bernstein
13) Doug Kalitta vs.4) alBalooshi

Event Schedule:

Eliminations of the NHRA Carolina Nationals begin Sunday at noon (ET).
Times and dates subject to change.

TV Schedule:
ESPN News Saturday night beginning at 11:30 p.m. (ET)/8:30 p.m. (PT). This show is in addition to the late-night qualifying show on ESPN2 at 3:30 a.m. (ET)/12:30 a.m. (PT). Sunday’s race-day coverage Sept. 15 begins in at 8:30 p.m. (ET)/5:30 p.m. (PT) on ESPN2.

Times and dates subject to change.

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) Full Throttle 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 five world championships and over 50 national event titles in five different professional drag racing sanctioning bodies since it was established by Connie in 1959.

Del Worsham drives the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car for Team Kalitta. Alexis DeJoria pilots the Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car. David Grubnic drives the OPTIMA Batteries/Advance Auto Parts 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, by Tommy DeLago and Glen Huszar on the Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car,  and by Jim Oberhofer on the Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster. Connie serves as crew chief on the Optima Batteries Top Fuel dragster.

Associate sponsors on Kalitta Motorsports’ race cars include Candlewood Suites, Red Line Oil, Technicoat and JEGS.

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