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The Mac Tools dragster team now turns their attention east for the next NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series national event in Houston, Tex., the O'Reilly Spring Nationals at Houston Raceway Park, April 10-13. "We are looking forward to Houston...

The Mac Tools dragster team now turns their attention east for the next NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series national event in Houston, Tex., the O'Reilly Spring Nationals at Houston Raceway Park, April 10-13.

"We are looking forward to Houston now," co-crew chief Jim Oberhofer said. "We are going to stay to test in Las Vegas to work on a few things that should make our Mac Tools dragster even stronger. Houston is a great facility, and we feel confident we can seal the deal there and get our first win of 2003. It would be great to qualify No. 1 again and tie the record, but we want a win bad. That's the only goal our Mac Tools team has right now. Win!"

Doug Kalitta Power Points
Career event wins: 11
Last event win: 2002 O'Reilly Fall Nationals, Dallas
Career final rounds: 24
Last final round: 2003 NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals, Las Vegas
Career No. 1 qualifying: 11
Last No. 1 qualifying: 2003 NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals, Las Vegas
Career best elapsed time: 4.482 seconds (2003 K&N Filters Winternationals)
Career best speed: 332.18 mph (2003 K&N Filters Winternationals)

After four of 23 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series national events in 2003, Kalitta is 3rd in Top Fuel championship points.

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Drivers Doug Kalitta , Jim Oberhofer