Memphis: Doug Kalitta preview

Doug Kalitta and the Mac Tools team return to Memphis hoping to revisit MMP winner's circle MILLINGTON, Tenn., (Sept. 11, 2007) -- This weekend, Sept. 14-16, at the 20th annual O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals at Memphis Motorsports Park in ...

Doug Kalitta and the Mac Tools team return to Memphis hoping to revisit MMP winner's circle

MILLINGTON, Tenn., (Sept. 11, 2007) -- This weekend, Sept. 14-16, at the 20th annual O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals at Memphis Motorsports Park in Millington, Tenn., just a few miles north of Memphis, Doug Kalitta, driver of the "Big Red" Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster, is looking to return to the hallowed ground of an NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series national event winner's circle. Kalitta last hoisted a "Wally" (trophy) at the end of the Memphis event in 2006.

"Yeah, we finally got a win in Memphis last year," Kalitta, a 43-year old resident of Ann Arbor, said. "That seems like years ago now. Defending our title in Memphis would be great and would certainly go a long way to ending this year on a positive note."

Kalitta defeated his Kalitta Motorsports teammate Hillary Will in last year's rain delayed final round Monday at MMP, 4.604 seconds, 313.95 mph to 4.644 sec., 312.13 mph.

-credit: km

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Kalitta , Hillary Will