Doug Kalitta clinches the No. 1 position in Charlotte #CarolinaNats


Doug Kalitta secured the Top Fuel No. 1 qualifier Saturday at the ninth annual NHRA Carolina Nationals, the first race of the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship, at zMAX Dragway just outside of Charlotte.

Kalitta piloted his dragster to a 3.721-second pass at 325.77 mph on Friday night that held up through Saturday’s two rounds for his fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season, 47th of his career, and first at zMAX Dragway. His first opponent in Sunday’s eliminations will be Ike Maier.

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Video by nhra
Duration 00:25
Series NHRA
Event Charlotte II
Track Charlotte Motor Speedway
Drivers Doug Kalitta
Tags sports

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