Sonoma, Calif - Del Worsham, driver of the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car,
earned the provisional pole for the Toyota Sonoma Nationals this
Worsham started the
Toyota Sonoma Nationals weekend strong, earning two bonus points in the
first session with his 3.936 second pass. However, Worsham, and his
tuners, Nicky Boninfante and Jon Oberhofer, saved the best for the
conditions, the DHL Toyota was ready. Worsham toed the line and ran
the 1,000 feet distance in just 3.868 seconds, reseting the Sonoma
Raceway track record and Worsham's own career-best. The pass was the
fourth-quickest in NHRA history.
"It is a big race for our partners, Toyota, so to do that in front of them, Reg Kenney from DHL and the whole Kalitta Motorsports team is awesome,"
said Worsham. "We were going up to go faster than we ever have in this
DHL Toyota Camry and we definitely accomplished that."
Worsham and the rest
of the Funny Car field has two more qualifying attempts tomorrow. If
Worsham's DHL Toyota Camry can retain the top spot after the Saturday
sessions, it will be Worsham's second no.1 qualifier on the season and
second in the last four events. It would also be his second at Sonoma
Car teammate, Alexis DeJoria, is currently qualified tenth in her
Toyota Camry Funny Car. The Team Kalitta Toyota Top Fuel entries of Doug
Kalitta and J.R. Todd rank second and fifth, respectively, after day
one of the Toyota Sonoma Nationals.