Category Archives: Kalitta Motorsports News

KALITTA MOTORSPORTS, MAC TOOLS EXTEND DECADES-LONG RELATIONSHIP

Doug Kalitta begins a run in his Mac Tools Toyota dragster during the 2023 In ‘n Out Burger NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif.

Doug Kalitta begins a run in his Mac Tools Toyota dragster during the 2023 In ‘n Out Burger NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif. Kalitta would win the race and clinch his first NHRA Top Fuel championship. (Photo Courtesy: NHRA) YPSILANTI, Mich. (Jan. 29, 2024) — A partnership that started more than two decades ago yielded Doug […]

MOTORSPORTS INDUSTRY VETERAN CHUCK SPICER JOINS KALITTA MOTORSPORTS AS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

YPSILANTI, Mich. (Jan. 23, 2024) — Motorsports industry veteran Chuck Spicer is the new business development manager at Kalitta Motorsports, the team announced today. The 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series begins March 8-10, 2024 at the Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla. Spicer will be responsible for establishing and nurturing corporate partnerships, […]

Team Kalitta Drivers J.R. Todd, Shawn Langdon Close 2023 Season at In ‘n Out Burger NHRA Finals

J.R. Todd, DHL Funny Car Finals Broadcast Replay: 6-9 p.m. eastern Wednesday, Nov. 15 on FS2. Qualifying: J.R. Todd was the No. 9 qualifier at the In ‘N Out Burger NHRA Finals. Todd’s best qualifying attempt came in the Friday-evening session when he made a 3.904-second run at 326.08 mph. Eliminations: Todd raced Chad Green […]

DOUG KALITTA, MAC TOOLS TEAM WIN 2023 NHRA TOP FUEL CHAMPIONSHIP, IN ‘N OUT BURGER NHRA FINALS

POMONA, Calif. – – Six times. He was runner up six times. Doug Kalitta is a runner up no more – he is the 2023 NHRA Top Fuel Champion. And for good measure, he’s also the In ‘N Out Burger NHRA Finals race winner taking his third win of the season. Kalitta entered the weekend […]

Doug Kalitta wins long-overdue first NHRA Top Fuel title in dramatic style

Photo By NHRA Doug Kalitta’s championship-winning final round at the In-N-Out Burger NHRA Finals elicited a roar of cheers from longtime NHRA fans who have seen him compete for 26 seasons and nearly 590 events without a championship. Kalitta a six-time championship runner-up 2003, ’04, ’06, ’16, ’19, and ’20, joined his late cousin, Scott, […]

DHL, KALITTA AIR, KALITTA MOTORSPORTS JOIN FORCES, PROVIDE ONE MILLION MEALS IN “RACE TO END HUNGER”

Photo Caption: Nemer Abohasen, middle, VP and General Manager at DHL Express and Head of U.S. Social Responsibility presents a check for one million meals to Chief Development Officer of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Roger Castle with FOX 11 Los Angeles reporter Bob DeCastro, left. (Photo Courtesy: Josh Hachat) YPSILANTI, Mich. – – […]

Clean Harbors, Kalitta Motorsports Host Veterans, Salute Veterans Day With Livery on Cars and Haulers

YPSILANTI, Mich. – – Patriotism. Service. Sacrifice. As the United States honors its military veterans on Veterans Day this Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, Clean Harbors and Kalitta Motorsports are honoring these three attributes and recognizing this important holiday by hosting veterans in the Kalitta Motorsports hospitality area and including “thank you veterans” logos in its […]

“KING OF CALM” DOUG KALITTA, MAC TOOLS TEAM CONFIDENT ENTERING SEASON-ENDING RACE

YPSILANTI, Mich. (Nov. 7, 2023) – – Call it what you will for Doug Kalitta and his Mac Tools Toyota team: final round, medal round, game seven, championship heat, last race or, well, the NHRA Finals. Regardless, the entire season comes down to this one event and these four remaining rounds of 2023 racing. The […]

Post-Event Wrap-Up NHRA The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Doug Kalitta, Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster Finals Broadcast Replay: 8-11 p.m. eastern Tuesday, Oct. 31 on FS1 Qualifying: Doug Kalitta was the No. 4 qualifier at the NHRA Nevada Nationals. It was his 14th top-four qualifying effort of the season including each of the last eight races. His best qualifying attempt came in the […]

MAC TOOLS DRIVER DOUG KALITTA: “IT’S ALL ABOUT EXECUTING”

YPSILANTI, Mich. (Oct. 24, 2023) – Doug Kalitta and his Mac Tools Toyota team are in the thick of the battle for the 2023 NHRA Top Fuel title – right where any competitor would want to be. The 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Season resumes this weekend with the Nevada NHRA Nationals on The […]