Mac Tools Extend Primary Sponsorship of Doug Kalitta’s Dragster

By Community | February 28, 2012

Mac Tools, buy cialis an industry-leading hand-tools manufacturer, will return as a primary sponsor of the Doug Kalitta-driven Kalitta Motorsports Top Fuel dragster.

The partnership will begin at the 2012 Mac Tools U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis and run through the remainder of the 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series and continue through the 2013 and 2014 racing seasons.

The company made the announcement this past weekend at its annual sales conference, the Mac Tools Tool Fair. Mac Tools distributors and their families were on hand to show their support as Brett Shaw, president of Mac Tools, made the announcement at the kickoff meeting for the Mac Tools Tool Fair.

“Our relationship with Kalitta Motorsports is a testament to Mac Tools’ commitment to driving our brand, building product awareness with fans and technicians while engaging with our distributors at all the NHRA events across the U.S,” Shaw said. “We’re truly excited to offer our continued support to the Kalitta organization, the NHRA, and look forward to a successful partnership for everyone involved.”

Kalitta Motorsports and Mac Tools have celebrated a long-standing relationship that dates back to 2001, when Mac Tools began serving as the primary sponsor on Kalitta’s Top Fueler through 2008. In 2012, Mac Tools entered its 12th year as an associate sponsor for the Ypsilanti, Mich.-based multicar team, which also includes the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car driven by Jeff Arend, the Optima Batteries Top Fuel dragster driven by David Grubnic, and the Tequila Patron Toyota Camry Funny Car driven by Alexis DeJoria.

Kalitta, a 47-year-old resident of Ann Arbor, Mich., and a 15-year veteran driver of the world’s quickest and fastest race cars, has amassed 32 NHRA Top Fuel title trophies in 64 final-round appearances. He has finished in the top 10 in Full Throttle championship points in every year of his straight-line career. He was the 1994 USAC national sprint-car champion.

Jim Oberhofer, Kalitta Motorsports vice president of operations, said: “Despite the tough economy, Mac Tools has been committed to Kalitta Motorsports and to NHRA Drag Racing. We are thrilled they are back as primary sponsor of Doug Kalitta. We’ve enjoyed a lot of success over the years with Mac Tools on the side of our dragster, and we look forward to continuing to share that success with them. We also look forward to representing all of the hardworking distributors who have always been big supporters of Kalitta Motorsports.”

by Ismail Uddin