“I’m a real persistent guy, so I never give up,” said Kalitta. “I just can’t say enough about everyone that’s been working on my Mac Tools Toyota. They were busting their butts – and Connie (Kalitta) was right there with them. Having him in our corner is awesome. What a day. It feels great to win a big race that Connie won.”
Kalitta had two things left to check off in his sure Hall of Fame career: a U.S. Nationals win and a Top Fuel championship. With the U.S. Nationals finally checked off, 46-time event winner Kalitta is focused on what’s next.
“Obviously, my guys are going to have plenty of skip in our step heading into the Countdown – including me,” said Kalitta. “We just have to keep our head down and go rounds and try to prevail. It’s going to be a lot of fun and I can’t wait to get to the next race and get this going. It’s going to be another great opportunity.”