Las Vegas II: Spsonsor signs, Grubnic to run final events

Kalitta Motorsports' Grubnic signs new sponsor for the NHRA's final two events of 2004 Ypsilanti, Mich., Oct. 26, 2004 -- Kalitta Motorsports third team dragster driver "Aussie Dave" Grubnic will drive a specially painted, 7,000 + horsepower ...

Kalitta Motorsports' Grubnic signs new sponsor for the NHRA's final two events of 2004

Ypsilanti, Mich., Oct. 26, 2004 -- Kalitta Motorsports third team dragster driver "Aussie Dave" Grubnic will drive a specially painted, 7,000 + horsepower Zantrex^Ù-3 Top Fuel dragster at this weekend's ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Grubnic will also be driving his newly named dragster at the season's subsequent and final event, the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals, Nov. 11-14, in Pomona, Calif.

Longtime Kalitta Motorsports sponsors Mac Tools, Red Line Oil, Technicoat Companies, Fischer Honda and Kalitta Air will also display decals on Grubnic's new paint scheme.

Grubnic's new entry accompanies Kalitta Motorsports' two other Top Fuel entries, the Mac Tools dragster and the Mac Tools/Jesse James dragster, driven by cousins Doug and Scott Kalitta respectively.

Grubnic, a 42-year-old journeyman Top Fuel driver, is in his first season behind the wheel of the third Kalitta team car. The fan-favorite native of Brisbane, Australia, has been driving nitro rails in the United States since 1995. He has made five final round appearances (St. Louis, Seattle, Sonoma, Brainerd and Dallas) in 2004. He is currently fifth in NHRA Top Fuel championship points.

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Drivers Scott Kalitta , Jesse James