Commerce: Dave Grubnic runs teammates colors

Dave Grubnic to fly DHL colors for Top Fuel eliminations in Atlanta COMMERCE, Ga., (April 27, 2008) -- NHRA Top Fuel dragster ace and native Australian Dave Grubnic will once again sport the bright yellow and red branding of DHL today during...

Dave Grubnic to fly DHL colors for Top Fuel eliminations in Atlanta

COMMERCE, Ga., (April 27, 2008) -- NHRA Top Fuel dragster ace and native Australian Dave Grubnic will once again sport the bright yellow and red branding of DHL today during final eliminations of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga., a few miles northeast of the Atlanta city limits.

Grubnic, who drives for legendary team owner and crew chief Connie Kalitta and Kalitta Motorsports, sported the DHL colors on his 8,000-horsepower dragster at the previous event in Las Vegas during qualifying and eliminations.

"We still had the DHL body with us so we decided to run it today for our great partners at DHL," Grubnic, a 45-year old resident of Ennis, Mont., said. "Unfortunately, our teammate Scott Kalitta (driver of the DHL Toyota Solara Funny Car) was unable to qualify for a fiercely competitive Funny Car field here in Atlanta, but now we have the opportunity to pick up the DHL banner and carry it for them today.

"One of the great things about our Kalitta Motorsports team and Connie is that we have always tried to give our sponsors the maximum exposure we can for them, and fortunately for us, we have that chance today to do that for DHL."

Grubnic enters today's eliminations in Atlanta in 8th place in 2008 POWERade Top Fuel championship points. Grubnic's team remains in search of a primary sponsorship partner for the remainder of the 2008 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series and beyond.

-credit: km

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