SCOTT KALITTA DIES IN FUNNY CAR RACE
Scott Kalitta died following injuries sustained during a firey crash in the fourth and final round of funny car qualifying at the Lucas Oil Supernationals in Englishtown, New Jersey.
Kalitta was 46 years old.
The two-time top fuel world champion switched to funny car in 2006, after coming back from retirement.
Kalitta was a familiar face at Gatornationals in Gainesville, finishing second in the top fuel division in both 1994 and 1996. This year, Kalitta lost in the 1st round of the funny car division to Ashley Force.
Kalitta is survived by his father and NHRA team owner Connie Kalitta; wife Kathy, and sons Corey 14, and Colin, 8.
By Chris Price, WCJB TV20 Sports
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