Team Kalitta Las Vegas 2 Qualifying Recap; Todd Qualifies No. 1 at The Strip

Todd No1 Vegas2

Todd No1 Vegas2

Image courtesy of NHRA – LAS VEGAS, (Nov. 1, 2014) – J.R. Todd, driver of the Optima Batteries/Advance Auto Parts Top Fuel dragster, will lead the charge for Team Kalitta into Sunday’s eliminations of the 14th Annual NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from the No. 1 qualifying spot in the world’s quickest and fastest auto racing class.

Todd’s career best run of 3.732 seconds at 327.43 mph set the track record for elapsed time. It’s his third No. 1 qualifying spot of the season and the sixth of his career. Todd’s Optima Batteries/Advance Auto Parts team is led by team owner, drag racing icon and crew chief Connie “the Bounty Hunter” Kalitta.

J.R. Todd  – Driver of the Optima Batteries/Advance Auto Parts Top Fuel Dragster:

Q1: 3.955 sec., 308.28 mph
Q2: 3.833 sec., 322.58 mph
Q3: 3.798 sec., 319.52 mph
Q4: 3.732 sec., 327.43 mph (Career best elapsed time and career best speed and track record for elapsed time; Three bonus points for best of the session)

No. 1 Qualifier

Doug Kalitta – Driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster:

Q1: 3.894 sec., 303.37 mph
Q2: 3.772 sec., 322.81 mph (One bonus point for third best of the session)
Q3: 5.498 sec., 127.40 mph
Q4: 3.747 sec., 317.34 mph (One bonus point for third best of the session)

No. 3 Qualifier

Del Worsham – Driver of the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car:

Q1: 4.127 sec., 308.57 mph
Q2: 4.090 sec., 311.13 mph
Q3: 4.665 sec., 178.97 mph
Q4: 4.850 sec., 165.68 mph

No. 12 Qualifier

Alexis DeJoria – Driver of the Patrón XO Café Toyota Camry Funny Car:

Q1: 4.175 sec., 286.32 mph
Q2: 4.076 sec., 308.35 mph
Q3: 6.650 sec.,99.44 mph
Q4: 4.077 sec., 304.53 mph

No. 9 Qualifier

Sunday’s Competition:

Top Fuel

1) Todd vs. 16) Zizzo
3) Kalitta vs. 14) B. Force

Funny Car

9) DeJoria vs. 8) Johnson Jr.
12) Worsham vs. 5) Arend

ESPN TV Schedule:

11/02/2014 – Qualifying – 3:00 AM – 4:30 AM ET/12:00 AM – 1:30 AM PT (ESPN2)
11/02/2014 – Qualifying Re-air – 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET/10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PT (ESPN2)
11/02/2014 – Eliminations – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET/3:00 PM – 6:00 PM PT (ESPN2)

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