Doug Kalitta to run Foose design at Indianapolis

NHRA Top Fueler Doug Kalitta and Chip Foose team up with Mac Tools for a one-of-a-kind dragster at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals in Indy YPSILANTI, Mich., (Aug. 22, 2007) -- Chip Foose, world-renowned auto designer and builder and TV personality,...

NHRA Top Fueler Doug Kalitta and Chip Foose team up with Mac Tools for a one-of-a-kind dragster at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals in Indy

YPSILANTI, Mich., (Aug. 22, 2007) -- Chip Foose, world-renowned auto designer and builder and TV personality, and Doug Kalitta, NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Top Fuel dragster ace, have one very cool thing in common -- Their passion for fast, eye-stopping and jaw-dropping hot rods. This Labor Day weekend, Aug. 29-Sept. 3, in Indianapolis, Foose, Kalitta and Mac Tools will once again team up to bring auto racing fans from across the globe a unique and very fast, 8,000-horsepower compilation of style and speed.

At drag racing's biggest and most prestigious event in the world, the Mac Tools U. S. Nationals at O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis, Kalitta, who usually drives the "Big Red" Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster, will guide the controls of the Mac Tools/Foose Design 330-mph, nitro-fueled dragster.

The delicately decorated Mac Tools/Foose Design dragster's carbon fiber body, was hand-painted by Foose at his custom hot rod shop in Huntington Beach, Calif. Among its ornate features are "ghosted" palm leaves throughout the design and a magnificent melding of bronze and light blue with a small green pinstripe.

"The Mac Tools/Foose Design dragster is certainly going to turn some heads," Kalitta, a 43-year old resident of Ann Arbor, said. "The paint looks amazing. It's really smooth, and it looks fast. Chip has been such a great partner for Mac Tools and Kalitta Motorsports. We've had a few of Chip's designs on our Mac Tools dragster over the past couple of years now, but I'm partial to this one. It's my favorite so far. I'm ready to get it on the track at Indy and hopefully take it and our Mac Tools team to the winner's circle."

"We are very fortunate to have a strong relationship with Chip Foose. We are proud and so grateful to be able to have Chip Foose's hand painted, custom dragster design on the Mac Tools car at this year's Mac Tools US Nationals race," remarked Roger Spee, Marketing Director for Mac Tools.

-credit: km

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