Pomona II: Doug Kalitta final report

Doug Kalitta takes early exit in NHRA Finals; Posts 12th consecutive Top 10 points finish POMONA, Calif., (Nov. 13, 2008) --Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster, finished his 2008 POWERade Drag Racing Series campaign with a...

Doug Kalitta takes early exit in NHRA Finals; Posts 12th consecutive Top 10 points finish

POMONA, Calif., (Nov. 13, 2008) --Doug Kalitta, driver of the Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster, finished his 2008 POWERade Drag Racing Series campaign with a short Sunday during eliminations of the season-ending Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona (Calif.).

Kalitta, a 44-year old resident of Ann Arbor, Mich., and the No. 11 qualifier, rolled to the starting line Sunday morning to race against No. 6 qualifier Cory McClenathan. The two veteran drivers left the starting line at almost exactly the same time, but Kalitta's "Big Red" dragster began experiencing traction problems before the half-track timers and that allowed McClenathan to pull away for the win, 4.314 sec., 230.06 mph to 3.878 sec., 313.00 mph.

Kalitta finished in ninth place in POWERade championship points, his 12th consecutive POWERade Top 10 finish.

-credit: km

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Kalitta , Cory McClenathan