YPSILANTI, Mich., (March 27, 2014) – Kalitta Motorsports, one of the largest and most successful teams in NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) professional drag racing history, announced today that SealMaster®, a global leader in providing pavement maintenance products and equipment, has signed on to be a major associate sponsor on the team’s two 10,000-horsepower, nitro-fueled Top Fuel dragsters driven by Doug Kalitta and David Grubnic.
The SealMaster® logo will adorn the front sides of the Kalitta’s Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster and the front sides of the Optima Batteries Top Fueler driven by Grubnic, for the entire 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series consists of 24 national events all across the United States.
“This is an amazing opportunity to partner with a great team and two great drivers to represent the SealMaster brand,” says Rick Simon, SealMaster franchise director.
“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome SealMaster into our family of partners,” Kalitta Motorsports Team Manager Rachel Brunner said. “Companies need to spend their marketing dollars wisely and we’re glad they see the value in NHRA drag racing. We look forward to seeing their franchise owners and customers at each event this year while giving them a great experience with Kalitta Motorsports.”
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) Full Throttle 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 five world championships and over 50 national event titles in five different professional drag racing sanctioning bodies since it was established by Connie in 1959.
Del Worsham drives the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car for Team Kalitta. Alexis DeJoria pilots the Patrón XO Café Toyota Camry Funny Car. Native Australian David Grubnic drives the OPTIMA Batteries/Advance Auto Parts 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, by Tommy DeLago and Glen Huszar on the Patrón XO Café Toyota Camry Funny Car, and by Jim Oberhofer on the Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster. Connie serves as crew chief on the OPTIMA Batteries/Advance Auto Parts Top Fuel dragster.
Associate sponsors on Kalitta Motorsports’ race cars include Mac Tools, Patrón XO Café, Red Line Oil, Technicoat and Summit Racing Equipment.
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