Kalitta loses in a close second round race

Doug Kalitta and the Mac Tools team were defeated in a close second round race with Brittany Force.

Kalitta had another top five starting spot in qualifying with a solid 3.704 at 330.07mph, which held for top speed of the event in Top Fuel. He started from the fourth spot and drew Texan Kebin Kinsley.

Kalitta and the Mac Tools team ran late in the session and Kalitta was on a straight shot to the second round before a quick flash at the finish line. The Mac Tools driver held on for the win and moved into the quarterfinals.

Brittany Force was the draw in the quarterfinals for the second straight race. Force and Kalitta left together, and Kalitta’s Mac Tools machine made a good pass but Force was a little better and was able to get around Kalitta for the win.

Qualified: No. 4 (3.704 sec., 330.07 mph)

E1: Kalitta defeated Kinsley – 3.867 sec., 262.28 mph to 10.303 sec., 69.81 mph

E2: Kalitta defeated by Force – 3.739 sec., 323.43 mph to 3.719 sec., 326.56 mph

Quotable: “We were looking for more today with the Mac Tools team. It stinks to end the day early, but we are not out of it yet. We will go to Vegas and try to get the win there.”

Point Standings: Third; leads Antron Brown by 29 point for fourth, trails Brittany Force by 19 points for second.

Kalitta Motorsports PR

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