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NHRA Nitro Funny Car driver Scott Kalitta eager to race in Denver under new "Techni-colors" DENVER, Colo., (July 12, 2006) -- To repay the loyalty of three of their devoted associate sponsors, NHRA's Kalitta Motorsports is giving longtime ...

NHRA Nitro Funny Car driver Scott Kalitta eager to race in Denver under new "Techni-colors"

DENVER, Colo., (July 12, 2006) -- To repay the loyalty of three of their devoted associate sponsors, NHRA's Kalitta Motorsports is giving longtime associate sponsors Technicoat Companies, Fischer Honda, and Red Line Oil primary sponsorship signage on the normally Kalitta Air-decorated race car free of charge for one event each during the NHRA's Western Swing in Denver, Seattle, and Sonoma, Calif.

This weekend's, July 14-16, running of the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Denver marks the first event of the Western Swing and the Kalitta Motorsports Associate Sponsor Appreciation Swing. Kalitta's 7,000 horsepower, nitro-fueled flopper will be adorned with primary sponsorship for Technicoat Companies for the weekend event in the mile-high city.

"I think this is a great way to reward our associate sponsors," Kalitta said. "Each one of these companies, and all of our associate sponsors, are terrific to work with, and I can't think of any that I don't consider some of the folks involved with that company to be friends with as well. Take for instance, 'the Cowboys', Bob and Glen at Technicoat. Those guys are great. They come to a lot of events and there's always a good time waiting to happen around them. We hope we can go out there and put up some good numbers so they'll have something extra to cheer for."

Kalitta is a three-time winner at Bandimere Speedway in the Top Fuel class (2004, 1995, 1994). Kalitta, a 43-year old resident of Palmetto, Fla., and 25-year drag racing veteran, made the switch from Top Fuel to Funny Car this season. Scott has one NHRA national event win in his career in nitro Funny Car and that was at the Houston event in 1989 while driving with a broken left foot. In Top Fuel, Scott scored two world championships (1994-1995) and 17 NHRA national event wins.

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