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Kalitta Motorsports releases crew chief Jim Oberhofer

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to Competition Plus, Kalitta Motorsports has released crew chief Jim Oberhofer on Tuesday. The Motorsports publication says that they are hearing that he’ll land at John Force Racing.

However, JFR is denying the speculation.

Jim Oberhofer, the Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster crew chief, left Kalitta Motorsports

Jim Oberhofer, Mac Tools crew chief (Photo by the NHRA)

Oberhofer was the long-time crew chief for Top Fuel Dragster pilot Doug Kalitta. On Sunday, he was eliminated in the second round of the Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.

Clay Millican, the Great Clips/Parts Plus Top Fuel Dragster pilot, defeated Kalitta 3.810 at 323.27 mph. Kalitta went 4.475 at 183.82 mph in the losing effort.

Oberhofer, who had stepped down as the Kalitta Motorsports GM but remained crew chief back in January, was with the company for more than three decades.

“I want to thank Jim for his years at Kalitta Motorsports and appreciate everything he accomplished here. I wish him the best in the future,” said team owner Kalitta.

This weekend at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals in Madison, Illinois, Troy Fasching will be the lone crew chief. He’ll be tuning for the final five races of the Countdown to the Championship for the Mac Tool driver.

After the first race of the Countdown, Kalitta is presently in sixth place. He trails points leader Steve Torrence, who won the event on Sunday, by 116 points.

If Kalitta — who has never won a championship — wants to win the championship, he’s going to have to get hot and go on a win streak. He’ll also have to have the top half of the countdown to get eliminated early on.

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