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Posted: Mar 15, 2014

Team Kalitta Qualifying Report for the 2014 Gatornationals

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THE RESULTS:
 
Doug Kalitta – Driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster
Q1: 4.487 sec. at 172.25 mph
Q2: 3.819 sec. at 319.37 mph (Two bonus points for second quickest of the session)
Q3: 4.883 sec. at 149.28 mph
Q4: 3.819 sec. at 321.04 mph (One bonus point for third quickest of the session)
 
No. 4 Qualifier
 
 
David Grubnic – Driver of the OPTIMA® Batteries/Advance Auto Parts Top Fuel Dragster
Q1: 17.255 sec. at 46.93 mph
Q2: 4.801 sec. at 149.70 mph
Q3: No time (Broke)
Q4: 3.823 sec. at 312.78 mph
 
No. 5 Qualifier
 
 
Del Worsham – Driver of the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car
Q1: 4.407 sec. at 210.54 mph
Q2: 4.128 sec. at 307.23 mph (One bonus point for third quickest of the session)
Q3: 4.763 sec. at 171.97 mph
Q4: 4.128 sec. at 305.70 mph (One bonus point for third quickest of the session)
 
No. 8 Qualifier
 
 
Alexis DeJoria – Driver of the Patrón XO Café Toyota Camry Funny Car
Q1: 4.837 sec. at 167.76 mph
Q2: 4.799 sec. at 167.32 mph
Q3: 4.212 sec. at 286.74 mph
Q4: 4.212 sec. at 272.06 mph
 
No. 14 Qualifier
 
 
THE COMPETITION:
4) Doug Kalitta vs. 13) Brittany Force
5) David Grubnic vs. 12) Clay Millican
 
8) Del Worsham vs. 9) Tommy Johnson Jr.
14) Alexis DeJoria vs. 3) Jack Beckman
 
 
The top 16 qualified cars in both Top Fuel and Funny Car will race Sunday in eliminations beginning at 11:00 a.m.
 
Times and dates subject to change.
 
 
ESPN2 TV Schedule:
 
03/16/2014 Qualifying1:00 AM - 3:00 AM ET/10:00 PM - 12:00 AM PT
03/16/2014 Qualifying Re-air7:30 AM - 9:00 AM ET/4:30 AM - 6:00 AM PT
03/16/2014 Eliminations7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET/4:00 PM - 6:00 PM PT
 
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) 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 Patrón XO Café Toyota Camry Funny Car. David Grubnic drives the OPTIMA Batteries 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 Patrón XO Café 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.

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