After solid test session, Kalitta looks to start season strong

Pomona Highlights: Two wins (Fall 2016, Spring 2009); Seven finals (Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2010, Spring 2004, Fall 1999); Six no. 1 qualifiers (Spring 2014, Fall 2006, Spring 2004, Fall 2004, Spring 2003, Spring 2001)

Last Event Recap (2017 Auto Club Finals): Qualified seventh; Semifinalist (Defeated Wayne Newby in the first round and Clay Millican in the quarterfinals, lost to Shawn Langdon in the semifinals)

2017 NHRA Winternationals Recap: Qualified second; Finalist (Defeated Steve Faria in the first round, Terry McMillen in the quarterfinals and Antron Brown in the semifinals, lost to Leah Pritchett in the final round)

Quotable: “We just had a very successful test with the Mac Tools team. I am excited for the new season. Pomona has always been a good track for me, and I hope that run of success continues this weekend.”

Career Stats: 458 starts; 623 round wins (ninth all-time); 43 wins (fifth all-time in Top Fuel); 91 finals; 49 no.1 qualifiers (tied 14th all-time)

2017 Season Recap: One win (Charlotte-II); Four finals (Pomona-I, Norwalk, Charlotte-II, St. Louis); Two no.1 qualifiers (Norwalk, Charlotte-II); 34 round wins; third in the standings.

Team Kalitta PR/Photo Gary Nastase Photography

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