Richmond: Doug Kalitta preview

Doug Kalitta and the Mac Tools team racing for "329" in Richmond RICHMOND, Va., (Oct. 2, 2007) -- At this weekend's, Oct. 5-7, annual running of the Torco Racing Fuels NHRA Nationals at the Virginia Motorsports Park in Richmond, Va., Doug...

Doug Kalitta and the Mac Tools team racing for "329" in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va., (Oct. 2, 2007) -- At this weekend's, Oct. 5-7, annual running of the Torco Racing Fuels NHRA Nationals at the Virginia Motorsports Park in Richmond, Va., Doug Kalitta, driver of the 330-mph, "Big Red" Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster, is looking forward to seeing "329" next to his name Sunday, and not necessarily in the illumination of the light bulbs of the finish line scoreboard at VMR.

At the previous event in Dallas, Kalitta reached the 325-round win milestone in the Top Fuel class, drag racing's quickest and fastest racing division. He is hoping to add four more to that total this weekend and pick up a long overdue win for him and his Mac Tools team in the 2007 POWERade Drag Racing Series.

"Someone mentioned to me that it was our 325th in Dallas," Kalitta, a 43-year old resident of Ann Arbor, said. "I've never kept up with records and stats too much. Our goal is just winning rounds and winning races. However those numbers fall into place, so be it. It would be great though to see that total at 329 round wins come Sunday night."

-credit: km

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