Pomona II: Doug Kalitta final report

Doug Kalitta, Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster, No. 15 qualifier -- defeated in round one POMONA, Calif., (Nov. 4, 2007) -- At the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Pomona, Calif., the final...

Doug Kalitta, Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster, No. 15 qualifier -- defeated in round one

POMONA, Calif., (Nov. 4, 2007) -- At the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Pomona, Calif., the final event of the 2007 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Doug Kalitta, driver of the "Big Red" Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster, unfortunately saw the big red bulb light up on the "tree" with a foul start in round one.

Kalitta paired up with J.R. Todd in the opening salvo. Kalitta, the No. 15 qualifier, and the Mac Tools team knew that they would need a great lap against No. 2 qualifier Todd, but Kalitta was just a skosh anxious to get the battle underway and left the starting line .034 seconds too soon. Todd, coincidentally, had no problems in his lane and clicked the finish line timers in 4.496 sec., 334.24 mph.

Kalitta finishes the 2007 season in 10th place in POWERade championship points, his tenth consecutive season with a top ten finish.

-credit: km

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Kalitta , J.R. Todd