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Posted: Feb 16, 2013

Team Kalitta Qualifies for the 53rd Annual NHRA Winternationals

TeamKalitta.pngTeam Kalitta Qualifying Report

 

 

 

 



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

Q1: 4.584 ET at 164.11 MPH 
Q2: 3.795 ET at 326.71 MPH (Earns one bonus point for third best pass of the session.)
Q3: 8.861 ET at 86.09 MPH
Q4: 3.763 ET at 328.06 MPH (Earns two bonus points for second best pass of the session.)
Qualifies: 3rd


David Grubnic – Driver of the OPTIMA Batteries Top Fuel Dragster
Q1: 4.045 ET at 228.85 MPH 
Q2: 3.812 ET at 308.14 MPH
Q3: 10.250 ET at 60.72 MPH
Q4: 3.776 ET at 299.40 MPH (Earns one bonus point for third best pass of the session.)
Qualifies: 5th 

Del Worsham: Driver of the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car
Q1: 4.104 ET at 306.26 MPH 
Q2: 4.101 ET at 306.26 MPH (Earns one bonus point for third best pass of the session.)
Q3: 4.054 ET at 310.20 MPH (Earns two bonus points for second best pass of the session.)
Q4: 4.113 ET at 307.65 MPH 
Qualifies: 4th

Alexis DeJoria: Driver of the Tequila Patron Toyota Camry Funny Car
Q1: 4.232 ET at 244.93 MPH
Q2: 4.107 ET at 302.69 MPH
Q3: 7.024 ET at 86.19 MPH
Q4: 13.719 ET at 78.74 MPH
Qualifies: 10th

THE COMPETITION:
Top Fuel:

3) Doug Kalitta vs. 14) Leah Pruett
5) David Grubnic vs. 12) Morgan Lucas
Funny Car:
4) Del Worsham vs. 13) Bob Tasca III
10) Alexis DeJoria vs. 7) Johnny Gray

QUOTABLES:

Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster:

“We had a great car in pre-season testing and that has carried over here in Pomona. The Mac Tools team and I are really excited to get the 2013 season going and start everything off with a great qualifying effort. Hopefully we’ll turn on a few win lights tomorrow.”

David Grubnic, driver of the OPTIMA Batteries Top Fuel Dragster: 
“Well obviously I am thrilled to bits with the performance on the 3.77 run. It actually stripped the teeth off the belt, and the half-track numbers suggested we were on a 3.75. We are thrilled with that! I am thrilled with the whole team, and I want to thank OPTIMA Batteries, Candlewood Suites and all of our supporters. I am really looking forward to race day and winning a few rounds tomorrow.” 

Del Worsham, driver of the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car:
“To finish up qualifying I feel good. It’s been a couple years so to make four good consistent runs in the DHL Toyota Camry, I couldn’t be happier. The team has done a great job, and we are looking forward to Sunday.”

Alexis DeJoria, driver of the Tequila Patron Toyota Camry Funny Car: 
“I’m stoked about that one run. Unfortunately, we didn’t make it down the track other than that one time, but we’re going to figure it out.”

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