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Jim Oberhofer released from Kalitta Motorsports

Veteran crew chief Jim Oberhofer, a member of the Kalitta Motorsports team for more than three-decades, has parted company with the Ypsilanti, Mich.-based organization.
18 Sep 2018
Posted by NHRA.com staff
Jim Oberhofer

Team Kalitta owner Connie Kalitta released Jim Oberhofer from Kalitta Motorsports and his position as crew chief for the Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster team driven by Doug Kalitta, effective immediately. Oberhofer has been a member of Kalitta Motorsports for more than 30 years and has held numerous positions including Vice President of Operations as well as being crew chief on Kalitta’s dragster where he helped secure multiple top-ten point finishes for the veteran driver.

“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.

Troy Fasching will continue as crew chief for the Mac Tools team for the remaining five races of the Countdown to the Championship beginning this weekend in St. Louis.

Kalitta currently sits sixth in the standings, 116 points behind leader Steve Torrence.