Gainesville: Dave Grubnic preview

Dave Grubnic and Technicoat Companies team up to hopefully floor the field at the Gatornationals GAINESVILLE, Fla., (March 12, 2008) -- Longtime Kalitta Motorsports associate sponsor Technicoat Companies, an industry-leading flooring ...

Dave Grubnic and Technicoat Companies team up to hopefully floor the field at the Gatornationals

GAINESVILLE, Fla., (March 12, 2008) -- Longtime Kalitta Motorsports associate sponsor Technicoat Companies, an industry-leading flooring and waterproofing company based in Las Vegas, will assume the role as primary sponsor on the 8,000-horsepower, Dave Grubnic-driven, Connie Kalitta-tuned Top Fuel dragster at this weekend's, March 13-16, annual running of the famed ACDelco NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway in Gainesville, Fla.

Technicoat Companies, led by Team Kalitta fixtures "the Cowboys", Bob Coffman, President, and Glen Williams, C.O.O, and their trademark cowboy hats are not only quarter-mile partners with Kalitta Motorsports, but they are also business associates with team owner and drag racing legend Connie Kalitta and his air cargo company, Kalitta Air. Technicoat Companies recently completed an 85,000-sqare-foot flooring project for a new aircraft hangar at Kalitta Air's maintenance facility in Oscoda, Mich.

"It's great to have 'the Cowboys' be involved with us at this level for the Gators," Grubnic, a 45-year old resident of Ennis, Mont., said. "They are always a blast to have around, and they've done so much for our entire Kalitta Motorsports team over the years. I can't think of anything better than to repay their devotion to us than to put the Technicoat Companies Top Fuel dragster in the winner's circle in Gainesville."

"Bob and Glen are a part of our Kalitta family," team patriarch Kalitta added. "We have enjoyed a great relationship with them at the race track, in business, and in life. It's an honor for us to be able to team up with them in this way."

"Bob and I have been fortunate enough to be associated with Connie, Kalitta Motorsports and the Kalitta family for six years now," Williams said. "Our relationship with Team Kalitta and the Kalitta family is something we both hold very strongly on both a professional and personal level. We want to say thank you to Connie and the whole team for everything they do for us and for Technicoat."

Grubnic won the Top Fuel title trophy at the Gatornationals, one of the 24-event NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series' most prestigious events, in 2006 when he defeated Melanie Troxel in the final round of eliminations. He also holds the track record at the legendary Gainesville Raceway for elapsed time -- 4.481 seconds (2005).

Grubnic is currently in 3rd place in 2008 POWERade Top Fuel championship points.

Technicoat Companies has also pledged to lend further support to the Kalitta Motorsports four-car operation in 2008 with additional primary sponsorship signage on the team's nitro-fueled entries at events that have yet to be determined.

-credit: km

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Series NHRA
Drivers Melanie Troxel , Connie Kalitta
Teams Williams