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Are You A True #TeamKalitta Fan?

How well do you know #TeamKalitta and our current fleet of drivers? Take our trivia test to see if you are a #TeamKalitta megafan!

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  1. Team Kalitta is based in what state?

    Indiana
    North Carolina
    Michigan
    California
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Team Kalitta is based in the fine state of Michigan! The shop is located in Ypsilanti, which is not far from University of Michigan.

  2. Team Kalitta has one driver is well known for flying airplanes, while another is known for jumping out of them. Who are they?

    Doug Kalitta and Troy Coughlin, Jr.
    Doug Kalitta and Alexis DeJoria
    Doug Kalitta and J.R. Todd
    Doug Kalitta and Paul Lee
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Doug Kalitta and Paul Lee is the correct answer. Doug owns his own charter airline service and flies himself and Team Kalitta employees to the races each week. Paul is a skydiving master with over 2,000 jumps.

  3. What track has Alexis DeJoria NOT won at?

    Las Vegas
    Bristol
    Phoenix
    Indianapolis
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    In her rookie season, Alexis went to the final in Bristol but came up just short. She owns two wins in Las Vegas (2014 & 2016) and one win each in Phoenix and Indianapolis (both 2014)

  4. How many current Team Kalitta drivers have won the AAA Road to the Future trophy for best rookie driver?

    Zero
    1
    2
    3
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The answer is 2. Doug Kalitta claimed the title in 1998 and J.R. Todd won in 2006.

  5. Team Kalitta has five crew chiefs split among our three Funny Car teams. How many of them have won championships?

    2
    3
    4
    5
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The answer is all of them! Tommy DeLago and Glen Huszar were a part of Matt Hagan's 2011 Championship. Todd Smith guided Jack Beckman to his 2012 title, while Jon Oberhofer and Nicky Boninfante led Del Worsham to his first Funny Car title in 2015.

  6. What is the only track currently on the NHRA circuit that #TeamKalitta has yet to claim a Wally?

    None. Team Kalitta has won at all of the tracks currently on the circuit
    Charlotte
    Epping
    Indianapolis
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The answer is Epping, although we have come close! Del Worsham claimed our first Charlotte win in the 2015 fall event. Connie owns a personal win at Indianapolis with his 1994 triumph, and won as an owner in 2014 with Alexis DeJoria.

  7. Troy Coughlin, Jr. won this prestigious honor while competing for the Pro Mod title in 2015.

    He won the title.
    ProMod Rookie of the Year
    Most Popular Driver
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    That's right; Troy Jr. already owns one Rookie of the Year title! He was Pro Mod's top rookie in 2015.

  8. How many times has former USAC Champion Doug Kalitta has finished second in the NHRA Top Fuel standings?

    1
    2
    3
    4
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The answer is four: 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2016.

  9. J.R. Todd's father, Mario, usually watches his son's 330 MPH passes with what sweet treat?

    Skittles
    Gum
    Reeses Pieces
    A lollipop
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    You can't miss Mario and his lollipop!

  10. How many college degrees does Paul Lee own?

    Zero
    1
    2
    3
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Paul has THREE degrees. He graduated Summa Cum Laude (highest honors) from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania and has two post-graduate degrees in business and law (MBA & JD) from Rutgers University.

  11. In 2016, how many times did Team Kalitta have both drivers in the final round?

    Twice in Top Fuel, Once in Funny Car
    Once in Top Fuel, Once in Funny Car
    Once in Top Fuel
    Once in Funny Car
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Doug Kalitta and J.R. Todd met in two thrilling finals: Atlanta and the fall Pomona race, while Alexis DeJoria bested teammate Del Worsham in the spring Las Vegas event.

  12. As a sportsman competitor, how many U.S. Nationals wins did Troy Coughlin Jr. earn?

    Zero
    1
    2
    3
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The answer is two! He won in Super Comp in 2010 and Super Gas in 2014.

  13. Which current Team Kalitta driver began their drag racing career behind the wheel of a IHRA dragster while still a teenager?

    Paul Lee
    J.R. Todd
    Alexis DeJoria
    Troy Coughlin, Jr.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    That would be J.R., who begun driving fresh out of high school.

  14. In 2016, how many of our full-time drivers scored both a win and a no. 1 qualifier?

    All of them!
    2
    3
    1
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The answer is all of them! Alexis, Del, Doug and J.R. all had at least one win and one No.1 qualifier during the 2016 NHRA season.

  15. At the NHRA Banquet in November, our legendary owner, Connie Kalitta, was given what award?

    Owner of the Year
    Crew Chief of the Year
    ICON Award
    NHRA Lifetime Achievement Award
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Connie was awarded with the first-ever NHRA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Are You A True #TeamKalitta Fan?

I am a beginner Team Kalitta fan

I mean you tried. But you are gonna be working for a while, because that result hurts.

I am a beginner Team Kalitta fan
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I am a solid Team Kalitta fan.

You earned a hat during the race weekend, but not the one we are ultimately racing for. However, you had a good start and you know you are on your way to more success.

I am a solid Team Kalitta fan.
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I am a race-winning #TeamKalitta fan.

You won the battle, but not the war. However, your name is definitely in the record books and we are happy to have you aboard.

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I am a championship caliber #TeamKalitta fan

You came. You saw. You conquered. You know Team Kalitta like the back of your hand.

I am a championship caliber #TeamKalitta fan
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