Pomona II: Doug Kalitta preview

Doug Kalitta and the Mac Tools team looking for ten out of ten in Pomona Finals POMONA, Calif., (Oct. 31, 2007) -- This weekend, Nov. 1-4, at the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals, this season's final event of the 2007 POWERade...

Doug Kalitta and the Mac Tools team looking for ten out of ten in Pomona Finals

POMONA, Calif., (Oct. 31, 2007) -- This weekend, Nov. 1-4, at the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals, this season's final event of the 2007 POWERade Drag Racing Series at historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Pomona, Calif., Doug Kalitta, driver of the 8,000-horsepower "Big Red" Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster, hopes to continue an impressive streak that is a highlight of his storied career.

Kalitta, who has one event win (Richmond, Va.) and two consecutive final-round appearances (Las Vegas) in the previous two NHRA national events, is looking to make his tenth consecutive top ten POWERade championship points finish with another strong showing this weekend in Pomona. Kalitta currently holds the 10th place position. He moved from 12th to 10th with his run to the finals in Las Vegas.

"Staying in the top ten would be really great considering how much we've struggled this year," Kalitta, a 43-year old resident of Ann Arbor, said. "It would be a big boost to me and our Mac Tools team if we can hold on to it. Our car has been awesome in the past two events. We hope we can keep up that performance in Pomona and keep our top ten streak going for one more year."

-credit: km

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