YPSILANTI, Mich. – Kalitta Motorsports announced Friday that Mac Tools has signed a multi-year contract extension to remain a sponsor of the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series team.
Doug Kalitta will continue to race the familiar red and white 300-mph Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster throughout the upcoming NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
“I can’t thank Mac Tools enough for all the support they have provided me and Kalitta Motorsports,” said Kalitta. “They stuck with us through some tough times and we always tried to deliver our best for them. When I see my Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster in the pits or the staging lanes, I know I am representing the best in the business. Every round win and race win gives me a lot of pride because I know there are over a thousand distributors pulling for me every weekend. We want to show how Mac Tools gives us an advantage at the track and in the pits.”
Throughout the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season Kalitta Motorsports will highlight their top-20 Mac Tools Moments. Additionally, the team designed a commemorative logo which will be featured throughout the season.
Since 2001, Kalitta has represented Mac Tools at NHRA national events across the country, winning 44 NHRA national events along with 45 runner-up finishes. He has driven the Mac Tools dragster to 47 No. 1 qualifiers and 630 round wins. Since the first year Kalitta partnered with Mac Tools he has finished in the top-10 every season and has eight top-three finishes over the past 19 seasons.
“Our sponsorship program with Kalitta Motorsports, which began in 2001, helps prove Mac Tools is tested both in the garage and on the track,” added Mike Brubaker, Director of Channel Management for Mac Tools. “With the Kalitta Motorsports partnership, we have Doug’s talent in the seat, a strong crew in the pits, and great tools and technology in the shop.”
In addition to six world championship Top Fuel runner-up finishes, Kalitta collected the biggest win of his career, the 2019 NHRA U.S. Nationals victory in Indianapolis, racing the Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster. He has also collected four Winternationals titles including an active record setting streak of three wins in a row (2018, ’19 and ’20) and two wins at the historic NHRA Auto Club Finals to end the season.