Scott Kalitta inks new sponsor

DHL to Sponsor Scott Kalitta Nitro Funny Car YPSILANTI, Mich., (April 10, 2007) - Kalitta Motorsports, a professional drag racing team based in Ypsilanti, Mich., is pleased to announce that DHL will be a new sponsor of the Scott Kalitta-driven...

DHL to Sponsor Scott Kalitta Nitro Funny Car

YPSILANTI, Mich., (April 10, 2007) - Kalitta Motorsports, a professional drag racing team based in Ypsilanti, Mich., is pleased to announce that DHL will be a new sponsor of the Scott Kalitta-driven Nitro Funny Car currently competing in the 23-event, 2007 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. The yellow and red decorated 8,000-horsepower DHL Toyota Solara Funny Car will make its debut at the upcoming SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas on April 12th through the 15th, 2007.

Conrad "Connie" Kalitta, team owner, drag racing legend and Scott's father, is the owner and founder of Kalitta Air, a worldwide air freight company based in Ypsilanti.

"We're thrilled to have DHL on board with us," Scott Kalitta said. "The relationship that my dad and Kalitta Air have built with DHL is tremendous, and we are looking forward to building upon that relationship with DHL in NHRA drag racing with our Kalitta Motorsports Funny Car team."

Kalitta returned to the Funny Car class last season after many successful years at the helm of a Top Fuel dragster. He won the NHRA Top Fuel World Championship in 1994 and 1995 as well as 17 NHRA national event trophies, but got his first professional NHRA national event win under the carbon fiber canopy of a Funny Car in Houston in 1989.

-credit: kr

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