Pomona: Doug Kalitta preview

Doug Kalitta and the Mac Tools team ready to get "Big Red" back on track in 2008 POMONA, Calif., (Feb. 5, 2007) -- Doug Kalitta, driver of the 8,000-horsepower, bright red Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster, begins his red-hot pursuit of the 2008 NHRA...

Doug Kalitta and the Mac Tools team ready to get "Big Red" back on track in 2008

POMONA, Calif., (Feb. 5, 2007) -- Doug Kalitta, driver of the 8,000-horsepower, bright red Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster, begins his red-hot pursuit of the 2008 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Top Fuel championship at this weekend's season-opening CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona (Calif.).

Last season, Kalitta won one event (Richmond, Va.) and finished in the top ten in POWERade points for the tenth consecutive year, but he and his Mac Tools team are looking for much more at the cusp of a new season.

"We're ready to go racing," Kalitta, a 43-year old resident of Ann Arbor, Mich., said. "Our Mac Tools team has worked so hard during the off-season to get our "Big Red" car ready to go in 2008. I can't say enough about how hard all the guys have worked to get our car not only ready, but ready to win.

"This is going to be a good year for our Mac Tools team on the track and off. We are looking forward to seeing all the great Mac Tools Distributors this season in our pit-side hospitality area, and we think we're going to give them a great race car to cheer for on the track."

-credit: km

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