The No. 1 on the wing of Top Fuel world champion Doug Kalitta’s dragster ensures that it will draw a fair amount of attention at the third stop on the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series. That’s what popular NHRA sponsor SealMaster is banking on as major league drag racing resumes at Firebird Raceway for the NHRA Arizona Nationals. 

SealMaster is a longtime corporate partner of Kalitta Motorsports. In addition to the primary placement in Phoenix, SealMaster is a full-season associate partner on Kalitta’s dragster and J.R. Todd’s DHL GR Supra Funny Car. 

Kalitta has a history with the track outside of Phoenix, Arizona, 
as Kalitta was the No. 1 qualifier and won the inaugural Mission Foods #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge. Though it was a race-within-a-race, it marked the first time Kalitta had posted a victory in almost four years. 

The win was just the tip of the iceberg for a season that would see the fan-favorite driver win a series championship. 

“We’re excited to see Doug pilot the SealMaster Top Fuel dragster,” SealMaster franchise representative Jason Hedlesky said. “We have the top fuel champion flying our colors at one of the NHRA’s greatest tracks. We see the Arizona Nationals as a celebration of that, along with the return of NHRA to Firebird. It’s going to be a very exciting event.”

“We’re really happy to have SealMaster on our cars again this season, but it’s even better for them to have the whole car at Phoenix,” Kalitta added. “We really appreciate all they do for our team – SealMaster has been with us for quite a while– I had a good race in Phoenix last year, and I hope we can get them to the winner’s circle next week.”

“Our friends at SealMaster are great partners, and we’re grateful for our relationship,” Team Kalitta General Manager Chad Head said. “SealMaster and Kalitta Motorsports have been together for years. SealMaster franchisees coast to coast mean a lot to us, and they’ve been enthusiastic in supporting us; we appreciate that very much and always look forward to seeing them at the race track. We all hope for a great weekend with SealMaster in Phoenix.”