Kalitta Motorsports and SealMaster are pleased to announce a major expansion of their partner-ship. SealMaster will become the primary sponsor of the Top Fuel dragster driven by J.R. Todd for the entire NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
SealMaster will also have a role in the remainder of the Team Kalitta’s entries as they return to sponsor Doug Kalitta’s Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster for the third season, while adding 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car Champion Del Worsham’s DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car and Alexis DeJoria’s Patrón backed Toyota Camry Funny Car to their sponsorship portfolio.
“First, I cannot thank SealMaster and all of their franchisees enough for stepping up in a big way and sponsoring the entire season on my car,” said Todd. “Over the past two years, having Seal-Master as an associate partner, I’ve met a lot of their franchise owners and customers and I could not be more thrilled to be the driver to represent them in NHRA action. This announcement makes me even more excited for the new season. I know we are going to take the SealMaster machine to the winner’s circle many times this year.”
SealMaster franchisees manufacture pavement sealer and distribute a full line of pavement maintenance products and equipment throughout the United States, including Puerto Rico. Fran-chisees serve contractors, public and private road maintenance departments, property manag-ers and others charged with pavement maintenance and preservation. The company’s products and equipment are sold in every state where the NHRA Mello Yello Series races, and SealMas-ter franchisees and customers have enjoyed Kalitta Motorsports hospitality and winning tradition since 2014.
“After having top-notch experiences with Kalitta Motorsports, the NHRA and their fans for the past two years, we decided to take our partnership to a more prominent level 2016,” says Rick Simon, director of franchise operations. “J.R. Todd is a great driver and a stand-up guy. He rep-resented us in a SealMaster Top Fuel Dragster in Norwalk and Denver last year and the expo-sure our brand received for both events was quite eye-opening,” he adds. “Our involvement with Kalitta Motorsports and the NHRA gives us a great national platform to share who we are and what we do: We’re the one-stop source for pavement maintenance products and equipment,” Simon adds.
“SealMaster has the same values as Team Kalitta,” said Jim Oberhofer, Vice President of Oper-ations, Kalitta Motorsports. “The growth of this program has been amazing, and we are excited to welcome even more SealMaster franchisees to the race track each week.”
SealMaster will also continue its partnership with the NHRA as is sponsors the SealMaster Track Walk every race weekend. Fans will have the opportunity to meet Team Kalitta personalities all season as they walk the surface they will race on just hours before the race action. In addition, SealMaster’s popular display dragster, the SealMonster, will also make several appearances dur-ing the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Season.