It's a Big Weekend for OPTIMA & Kalitta Motorsports
Steve Stricker, Tiger Woods and the rest of the PGA heavyweights are battling it out on the manicured tundra of Whistling Straits this week, but the OPTIMA crew is leaving the Dairy State and headed up to Brainerd, Minnesota, to check out the NHRA action in the Land of 10,000 lakes.
OPTIMA's weekend will have two major components to it. Since OPTIMA announced their contingency sponsorship of the NHRA, we're hoping to check in with the drivers and crews and make sure they all get into the OPTIMA Power Pack Nation. We're also going to be checking out Kalitta Motorsports, since OPTIMA is an associate sponsor for all three of their NHRA teams.
The NHRA's Countdown to 1 begins at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis and Brainerd is the last weekend for teams to get into the top-10 in points and qualify for the Countdown to 1. In Top Fuel, Doug Kalitta sits comfortably in fourth place, but his teammate, David Grubnic sits in the 10th place position with 609 points and only a 19-point lead over 11th-place Terry McMillen. Jeff Arend is on the outside looking in over in Funny Car, as he sits 33 points behind Tony Pedregon in 11th place. It should be an exciting weekend and we're looking forward to taking in all the action!