Doug Kalitta, one of the best drivers in Top Fuel history, showcased those skills with a huge holeshot victory over Billy Torrence in round two of Top Fuel at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals. Kalitta’s .048 reaction time and 3.716 edged Torrence’s quicker-but-later 3.670 by .002-second at the stripe.
Mike Salinas advanced to the semifinals by .006 over rookie Austin Prock in a fabulous 3.68 to 3.69 battle while Steve Torrence extended his unbeaten streak to 26 rounds on a bye run
Terry McMillen reset both ends of his career best performances with a blast of 3.696 at 329.91 (previous: 3.710, 329.75) in beating Leah Pritchett, who kaboomed the blower at halftrack.
Semifinal matchups (lane choice first): Steve Torrence vs. Mike Salinas; Doug Kalitta vs. Terry McMillen