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Doug Kalitta and the Mac Tools team looking for Dallas win in crew chief's home state ENNIS, Tex., (Sept. 19, 2007) -- At this weekend's, Sept. 20-23, annual running of the O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Tex., just...

Doug Kalitta and the Mac Tools team looking for Dallas win in crew chief's home state

ENNIS, Tex., (Sept. 19, 2007) -- At this weekend's, Sept. 20-23, annual running of the O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Tex., just a few miles south of Dallas, Doug Kalitta, driver of the "Big Red" Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster, and his team are hoping to pick up a long overdue win in his crew chief's, Jon Oberhofer, home state of Texas.

"It's been a while since we won, so a win this weekend would be special for a couple of reasons," Kalitta, a 43-year old resident of Ann Arbor, said. "Jon grew up in Plano with his brother (Jim Oberhofer, crew chief of the Hillary Will-driven Top Fuel dragster), so we know we're going to have a lot of Oberhofer family members in our pit area this weekend. It would be incredible if we could get a win for them and everyone that has been so supportive of our Mac Tools team throughout this year."

-credit: km

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Kalitta , Hillary Will