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SportsKalitta Killed in Funny Car QualifierKalitta Killed in Funny Car QualifierThe Associated PressNoted Funny Car driver Scott Kalitta was killed Saturday during qualifying round in New Jersey. (June 22)Family and friends are mourning the death of Funny Car driver Scott Kalitta (kah-lee-tah) at a New Jersey track. Kalitta died after losing control during a Lucas Oil NHRA SuperNationals qualifying round. The 46-year-old driver was rushed to Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge after his car hopped a concrete median and exploded Saturday. Kalitta's Toyota Solara was traveling at about 300 mph when the crash occurred. The Palmetto Florida resident started his career at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in 1982. His father, Connie Kalitta, was a longtime driver and team owner known as "The Bounty Hunter." His cousin, Doug Kalitta, also drives competitively. ___ ___, The Associated Press.