Team Kalitta Norwalk Qualifying Report; Kalitta Qualifies No. 1 for Fifth Time This Season

Kalitta No 1 Norwalk

Kalitta No 1 NorwalkTHE RESULTS:

Doug Kalitta: Driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster
Q1: 3.805 seconds, 323.35 mph (Three bonus points for best of the session)
Q2: 3.767 seconds, 327.74 mph (Three bonus points for best of the session)
Q3: 3.880 seconds, 312.42 mph
Q4: 5.423 seconds, 127.05 mph

Qualifies: 1st

Doug Kalitta – “It’s great to be No. 1 again. We’ve been able to do that a few times this year in the Mac Tools dragster. We struggled some in the heat today, but I have plenty of confidence in Jim (Oberhofer, crew chief) and Troy (Fasching, assistant crew chief) and our whole Mac Tools team. We’ll be ready to go out there and get some round wins tomorrow. Norwalk is my home track, and Mac Tools is based in Columbus, Ohio, so it would be really special to pick up our first event win of the season tomorrow here.”

The No. 1 in Norwalk is Kalitta’s fifth of the 2013 season and 36th of his 16-year Top Fuel career. He is now fifth all-time in career No. 1 qualifiers in Top Fuel. Kalitta is currently fifth in NHRA Mello Yello Top fuel championship points. He and the Mac Tools team have accumulated 43 qualifying bonus points thus far this season*. (*credit E. Werner, John Force Racing)


David Grubnic: Driver of the Optima Batteries/Advance Auto Parts Top Fuel dragster
Q1: 3.813 seconds, 324.67 mph
Q2: 9.207 seconds, 56.57 mph
Q3: 3.845 seconds, 316.15 mph
Q4: 6.384 seconds, 95.28 mph

Qualifies: 8th

Del Worsham: Driver of the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car
Q1: 4.119 seconds, 308.35 mph
Q2: 4.115 seconds, 310.27 mph
Q3: 4.145 seconds, 305.22 mph
Q4: 7.486 seconds, 87.61 mph

Qualifies: 12th

Alexis DeJoria: Driver of the Tequila Patron Toyota Camry Funny Car
Q1: 4.124 seconds, 306.88 mph
Q2: 6.274 seconds, 109.03 mph
Q3: 5.608 seconds, 126.87 mph
Q4: 4.308 seconds, 294.88 mph

Qualifies: 13th


Top Fuel:
1) Doug Kalitta vs. 16) Troy Buff
8) David Grubnic vs. 9) Spencer Massey

Funny Car:
12) Del Worsham vs. 5) Chad Head
13) Alexis DeJoria vs. 5) Johnny Gray