Team Kalitta Reading Qualifying Report


Doug Kalitta – Driver of the Wrenching for a Cure/Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 4.829 sec. at 154.90 mph
Q2: 3.808 sec. at 322.27 mph
Q3: 5.416 sec. at 129.18 mph
Q4: 4.774 sec. at 156.15 mph

Qualifies: No. 6

David Grubnic – Driver of the Optima Batteries Top Fuel Dragster

Q1: 7.815 sec. at 68.13 mph
Q2: 3.916 sec. at 309.06 mph
Q3: 3.831 sec. at 320.36 mph (One bonus point for third quickest of the session)
Q4: 3.819 sec. at 322.96 mph

Qualifies: No. 10

Del Worsham – Driver of the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car

Q1: 4.084 sec. at 313.37 mph
Q2: 5.640 sec. at 124.98 mph
Q3: 7.357 sec. at 92.25 mph
Q4: 4.180 sec. at 306.74 mph

Qualifies: No. 10

Alexis DeJoria – Driver of the Tequila Patron Toyota Camry Funny Car

Q1: 4.118 sec. at 307.02 mph
Q2: 5.431 sec. at 127.20 mph
Q3: 9.852 sec. at 81.72 mph
Q4: 4.145 sec. at 305.42 mph

Qualifies: No. 14


Top Fuel:
6) Doug Kalitta vs. 11) Brittany Force
10) David Grubnic vs. 7) Bob Vandergriff

Funny Car:
10) Del Worsham vs. 7) Tim Wilkerson
14) Alexis DeJoria vs. 3) Jack Beckman

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 Companies and JEGS.

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