ATLANTA (May 6, 2016) – J.R. Todd, driver of the SealMaster Top Fuel dragster, will be attending the Atlanta Braves game prior to the Summit Racing Equipment Southern Nationals. Todd will meet fans as part of a ticket promotion, participate in pre-game festivities and give the command ‘Play Ball’ prior to the Braves battle with the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, May 12th.
Todd, an avid baseball fan, is honored to be a part of the game, which comes as the Braves celebrate their final season at Turner Field.
“I am excited to be able to attend the Braves game, especially in this capacity,” said Todd. “It is a great opportunity to meet the NHRA and Braves fans, and check out some great baseball action. This is their last season at the historic Turner Field and it is very cool to be able to a part of that celebration.”
A limited number of fans can meet Todd at Turner Field prior to the game. The ticket package, which includes a game ticket, t-shirt and meet and greet passes, can be purchased here: http://www.braves.com/nhra.
“We look forward to welcoming J.R. Todd to Braves Country on May 12,” said Adam Zimmerman, Atlanta Braves vice president of marketing.
Todd comes into Atlanta in sixth in the Top Fuel standings off of the strength of two semi-final finishes in Pomona and Las Vegas. The former rookie of the year winner has qualified in the top half in both of his events in Atlanta with Kalitta Motorsports and is returning to Atlanta Dragway off of last season’s quarterfinal finish.
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About Kalitta Motorsports:
Based in Ypsilanti, Mich., Kalitta Motorsports is a Top Fuel and Funny Car drag racing team in the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. The team was founded and is owned by drag racing icon Connie “the Bounty Hunter” Kalitta. For more than 50 years, Connie has been involved in the sport as a driver, tuner, and an owner. Kalitta Motorsports is one of the most successful teams in the history of auto racing with six world championships and over 100 national event titles in five different professional drag racing sanctioning bodies since it was established by Connie in 1959.
Team Kalitta is the home of the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car World Champions, Del Worsham. He drives the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car. Alexis DeJoria pilots the Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car. J.R. Todd drives the SealMaster Top Fuel dragster while Connie’s nephew, Doug Kalitta, pilots the Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster. Connie serves as head tuner for all Team Kalitta entries. He is assisted by co-crew chiefs Jon Oberhofer and Nick Boninfante on the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car, Tommy DeLago and Glen Huszar on the Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car,Rob Flynn on the SealMaster Top Fuel dragster and Jim Oberhofer on the Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster.