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Oberhofer to focus primarily on being a crew chief

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Jim Oberhofer had multiple roles with Kalitta Motorsports. Now, the veteran crew chief will primarily focus on tuning Doug Kalitta’s Top Fuel Dragster.

Oberhofer broke the news to In addition to being the crew chief, he was also their general manager.

“It’s tough, because I’ve never been somebody to say, ‘I can’t do something.’” he said to “Or no, but I realize I can’t do all this, you know, and if I’m going to truly be a positive part of the Kalitta team, the best way I’ll be a positive part of that team is by making Doug’s car into a winner and hopefully, eventually a champion.”

Oberhofer has been with the team for over three decades, according to the story. When he started as GM, they just had two Top Fuel dragsters.

Since then, it has expanded to three Top Fuel dragsters and two Funny Cars. This season, though, it appears the team will be made up of two Top Fuel dragsters and two Funny Cars.


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