Connie Kalitta guns for NHRA title

When we talk auto racing in Michigan, it’s usually Roger Penske, Brad Keselowski, Jack Roush or Michigan International Speedway.

Not Ypsilanti — unless, of course, you are among those who know about one of America’s top racing outfits located a stone’s throw from South Huron and I-94.

To those who don’t, welcome to the world of “The Bounty Hunter” — the legendary Connie Kalitta, one of the greatest drivers and team owners in drag-racing history.

Kalitta Motorsports on James L. Hart Parkway is a thriving race shop, employing 60 workers and generating a ton of business and good will in the Ypsilanti area. And so far this season, it is one of the hottest teams in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Read More