I hope all of you are doing well and have enjoyed a good week so far! This week, Team Kalitta is getting ready for the first back to back races of the 2012 Season, by heading down to Baytown, Texas, which is just east of Houston. After Houston, the team will then travel to Commerce, Georgia, which is northeast of Atlanta. I always look forward to the Houston race, as it was the track where the late Scott Kalitta scored his first win, and I was fortunate enough to be part of that team! What a day that was, and the celebration afterwards was pretty awesome to say the least!
A lot has been going on at Kalitta Motorsports since our last race in Charlotte. First off, Del Worsham and a few of the Patron crew-members, spent a day down at the Lockheed Wind Tunnel in Marietta, Georgia, to do some wind tunnel tests with the new Tequila Patron Toyota Camry. A few of the Toyota Engineers where on hand to assist with the project, and from what I understand, everything went very well! The new info on the Camry will be important as we start getting into the middle of the season, and the track temperatures rise! With all of this new info, Alexis and her Patron Team could surprise a lot of people!
The DHL Team has been hard at work as well, as they prepare to defend their title as defending event champs! It’s hard to believe that it has been a year since the DHL Toyota took home the Houston Wally! Since Jeff and the boys would like to duplicate last years success in Houston, the DHL Team worked very hard getting their new Toyota Camry all put back together after a pretty rough debut in Charlotte. Let’s hope that this race goes much smoother for the new Camry! With a pretty successful test session after the Charlotte race, I believe that Jeff and the DHL Toyota has a great shot at defending their title!
Doug Kalitta and his team, will again be flying the colors of Technicoat, and we all know the cool thing about that will be an appearance by Cowboy Bob! I always enjoy seeing Cowboy Bob, as he is like a big brother to me, and one of my very best friends! The race in Houston has become a pretty important race for Technicoat, as they are beginning to do a lot of work in the Houston Area. It sure would be nice for the Technicoat Dragster to have a great weekend and visit the Houston Winners Circle! I just hope all of these crazy spread sheets I have been working on, help us get the win!
Grubby and his team will again run the Candlewood Suites car in Houston, and their hope is to continue building off of the success they have recently had running big numbers on raceday. In speaking with Connie since the Charlotte race, his confidence keeps building in his setup, and that could be scary for the rest of the Top Fuel field. It’s always great to see Connie confident in his setup, and Grubby driving as well as he has, because nobody wants to win and crush the competition more than Connie and Grubby!
Well, that’s all the BS I have right now, I hope all of you have a great weekend, and if you aren’t in Houston, check us out on espn2!