BRISTOL, Tenn., (June 15, 2013) â Kalitta Motorsports is honoring one of their own family members, Tammy âOâ Oberhofer, beginning Saturday in Bristol, Tenn. with a special edition â777â wristband as the team competes at Bristol Dragway in the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
Tammy and husband Jim âOâ have been an integral part of the Kalitta Motorsports family for 30 years. Tammy, first serving as the teamâs public relations representative and most recently as the teamâs office manager, has been battling cancer for over a year.
Because of Tammyâs affection for playing slot machines, the special wristbands depict three 7âs, a jackpot winning combination, as a symbol of good luck and a reminder that the team is always thinking of her. Jesse James, the husband of Alexis DeJoria who drives the Tequila Patron Toyota Camry Funny Car for Kalitta Motorsports, created and produced the wristbands.
Jim âOâ serves as the teamâs vice president of operations and as crew chief on the Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster driven by Doug Kalitta. Tammyâs brother-in-law Jon Oberhofer is co-crew chief on the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car driven by Del Worsham.