Englishtown: Doug Kalitta preview

Doug Kalitta and the Mac Tools team eye Englishtown for breakout win ENGLISHTOWN, N.J., (June 18, 2008) --This weekend, June 19-22, Doug Kalitta, driver of the "Big Red" Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster, will vie for his third Lucas Oil NHRA ...

Doug Kalitta and the Mac Tools team eye Englishtown for breakout win

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J., (June 18, 2008) --This weekend, June 19-22, Doug Kalitta, driver of the "Big Red" Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster, will vie for his third Lucas Oil NHRA SuperNationals title trophy and his first of the 2008 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series at legendary Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J.

Kalitta and his Mac Tools team were victorious in Englishtown in 2000 and again in 2003. So far in 2008, Kalitta has reached three semi-final rounds and one quarter-final round. He currently resides in 8th place in POWERade Top Fuel championship points.

"We've had some success in Englishtown, so maybe it will happen for us again this year," Kalitta, a 43-year old resident of Ann Arbor, Mich., said. "Our Mac Tools dragster has been consistently improving in performance all year long, but we just aren't getting the round wins to show for it. I'm sure that will change. Our Mac Tools team is the best in the business, so I'm confident that we'll get a race win very soon. Hopefully, it will be this weekend."

-credit: km

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