MORRISON, Colo.(July 25, 2015) – Kalitta Motorsports, the nitro-fueled, four-car NHRA drag racing team based in Ypsilanti, Mich., has completed qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo. Results and quotes follow.
Doug Kalitta – Driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster:
- Q1: 3.828 sec., 317.34 mph (Two bonus points for the second best run of the session.)
- Q2: 3.850 sec., 302.28 mph
- Q3: 3.980 sec., 280.25 mph
- Q4: 3.858 sec., 310.48 mph
No. 5 Qualifier
J.R. Todd – Driver of the SealMaster Top Fuel Dragster:
- Q1: 8.070 sec., 88.58 mph
- Q2: 7.947 sec., 90.18 mph
- Q3: No Time
- Q4: 3.884 sec., 312.28 mph
No. 9 Qualifier
Alexis DeJoria – Driver of the Patrón XO Café Incendio Toyota Camry Funny Car:
- Q1: 4.190 sec., 298.80 mph
- Q2: 4.077 sec., 306.26 mph
- Q3: 4.492 sec., 201.10 mph
- Q4: 10.031 sec., 86.04 mph
No. 7 Qualifier
Del Worsham – Driver of the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car:
- Q1: 5.170 sec., 146.57 mph
- Q2: 4.143 sec., 295.53 mph
- Q3: 4.179 sec., 293.28 mph (One bonus point for the third best run of the session.)
- Q4: 4.515 sec., 196.02 mph
No. 11 Qualifier
First Round Competition:
- 5) Doug Kalitta v. 12) Richie Crampton
- 9) J.R. Todd v. 8) Antron Brown
- 7) Alexis DeJoria v. 10) Courtney Force
- 11) Del Worsham v. 6) Matt Hagan
Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster: “The Mac Tools car has been solid throughout the weekend. We have a tough first round match-up, but the team looks forward to tomorrow’s conditions and going rounds.”
J.R. Todd, driver of the SealMaster Top Fuel Dragster: “Definitely wanted to give the great Bandimere crowd a better show today, but hopefully we have gotten rid of all the gremlins in this SealMaster machine. We made a good pass there in the last session, and look to improve our tune-up for tomorrow’s first round run.”
Del Worsham, driver of the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car: “We have been solid in qualifying but not as good as we wanted to be. The DHL Toyota Camry team is working hard, and I am confident we will make the correct set-up decisions for tomorrow.”
ESPN TV Schedule:
- 07/25 Qualifications – 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. EST (ESPN2)
- 07/26 Eliminations – 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. EST (ESPN2)
Times and dates subject to change.
Sunday’s eliminations begin at 11:00 a.m. MST.
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) 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 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 XO CaféIncendio 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, by Tommy DeLago and Glen Huszar on the Tequila Patrón XO CaféIncendio Toyota Camry Funny Car,and by Jim Oberhofer on the Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster. Connie serves as crew chief on the SealMaster Top Fuel dragster.
Associate sponsors on Kalitta Motorsports’race cars include Justice Brothers, Kalitta Air, Patrón XO CaféIncendio, Phoenix Fuel Converter, Red Line Oil, SealMaster, Summit Racing Equipment, Technicoat Companies, TMS Titanium, Toyota and Ziebart.
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