Richmond: Scott Kalitta preview

Scott Kalitta and the DHL team ready to return to racing in Richmond RICHMOND, Va., (Oct. 3, 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., Scott...

Scott Kalitta and the DHL team ready to return to racing in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va., (Oct. 3, 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., Scott Kalitta, driver of the bright yellow and red-decorated DHL Toyota Solara Nitro Funny Car, has fond memories of last year's event in the capital city of the commonwealth.

"We had a good run going in Richmond last year," Kalitta, a 45-year old resident of Palmetto, Fla., said. "We made it all the way to the semis on Sunday. I like racing at VMR. The atmospheric conditions are usually really good, and NHRA does a great job prepping the track. We're looking forward to taking our DHL car further this year, hopefully to the winner's circle."

Kalitta has posted one semi-final showing (Denver) thus far in the 2007 POWERade Drag Racing Series.

Kalitta is the son of team owner and drag racing legend Conrad "Connie" Kalitta. He returned to the Funny Car class last season after many successful years at the helm of a Top Fuel dragster. He won the NHRA Top Fuel World Championship in 1994 and 1995 as well as 17 NHRA national event trophies, but got his first professional NHRA national event win under the carbon fiber canopy of a Funny Car in Houston in 1989.

-credit: km

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