“We are thrilled to be representing Optima Batteries again on our dragster this season,” Grubnic said. “We are just as excited to welcome Advance Auto Parts to our racing family. OPTIMA Batteries have proven to be the best high-performance batteries on the market. This new partnership provides a wonderful opportunity for me and our team to help them promote their leading products with Advance Auto Parts and the rest of the industry.”
Native Australian Grubnic began driving Top Fuel dragsters in the United States in 1995 and earned his first career victory with Kalitta Motorsports in 2005 in Topeka, Kan., becoming the first racer born outside North America to win an NHRA Top Fuel event. Grubnic repeated his Kansas fete last season by winning again in Topeka last summer.
“This exciting partnership with Kalitta Motorsports, now extended to include new integration with Advance Auto Parts shows a strong commitment to growing the OPTIMA Batteries brand,” said Cam Douglass, Optima Batteries director of product development and marketing.