CHARLOTTE, NC. (March 24, 2015) – Kalitta Motorsports and J.R. Todd, driver of the Red Line Oil/Kalitta Air Top Fuel dragster, are excited to welcome Matt Crafton, two-time and defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion to the Charlotte 4-Wide Nationals and the SealMaster Track Walk this coming Sunday.
Todd and Crafton, along with Pro Stock drivers and brothers Shane and Jonathan Gray, will lead the SealMaster Track Walk at the Charlotte 4-Wide event. Fans are welcome to the event, which begins at 11:45am on Sunday.
“We always like to welcome stars from other forms of motorsports to the track,” said Todd. “Crafton is a champion in another motorsport, so it is always interesting to get their perspective on what we do at the track.”
Crafton, the only driver to win back-to-back championships in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series, is coming off of a dominating win in Atlanta. On Saturday, Crafton will compete in the series’ third event of the season, the Kroger 250, at the historic Martinsville Speedway, a race he won just one year ago.
“I’m looking forward to attending the NHRA drag races this weekend on behalf of SealMaster, and Kalitta Motorsports,” said Crafton. “The 4-Wide Nationals are an experience like no other. To stand that close to the action and feel the 10,000-horsepower nitro engines go from 0 to 300mph in a four-wide configuration is insane. These guys are some of the best in the world.”
Crafton’s team, Thorsport Racing, and SealMaster, the most trusted name in pavement maintenance for more than 40 years, are part of the ThorWorks Family of Brands. SealMaster is in its second season of sponsorship of Kalitta Motorsports’ Top Fuel teams of Todd and Doug Kalitta.
“ThorSport Racing was known as SealMaster Racing 15 years ago when Matt was hired to drive the No. 88 truck,” says SealMaster spokeswoman Debbie Hufford, adding, “He and SealMaster have a special history, and to this day he’s a great brand ambassador. We’re excited he’s leading the SealMaster Track Walk with J.R. and championing our partnerships with the NHRA and Kalitta Motorsports.”
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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 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 Tequila Patrón XO Café Incendio Toyota Camry Funny Car. J.R. Todd drives the Red Line Oil/Kalitta Air 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 Tequila Patrón XO Café Incendio Toyota Camry Funny Car, and by Jim Oberhofer on the Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster. Connie serves as crew chief on the Red Line Oil Top Fuel dragster.
Associate sponsors on Kalitta Motorsports’ race cars include Justice Brothers, Patrón XO Café Incendio, Phoenix Fuel Converter, Red Line Oil, SealMaster, Summit Racing Equipment, Technicoat Companies, TMS Titanium, Toyota and Ziebart.