TALLMADGE, Ohio --
Sat, 24 Dec 2005, 11:17 PM
Summit Racing Equipment and Kalitta Motorsports Team Up Again for the 2006 Season
Courtesy of David Fuller
Photo copyright 2005 Auto Imagery, Inc.
Summit Racing Equipment will continue its associate
sponsorship with Top Fuel drivers Doug Kalitta and Dave Grubnic and Funny
Car driver Scott Kalitta. After a successful partnership in 2005, the
Kalitta Motorsports drivers and Summit Racing have reached a new sponsorship
agreement for the 2006 season.
"The Kalitta Motorsports team proved it is one of the premier teams in NHRA
drag racing in 2005," Kirk Heinbuch, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports and
Events Manager, said. "We're excited to be associated with them and look
forward to another season of championship-caliber drag racing."
In his first year flying the Summit Racing banner, Doug Kalitta posted five
wins and finished third in the Top Fuel standings in 2005. He owns 24 career
victories, has made 47 final round appearances, and finished second in
points in 2003 and 2004.
One of the most popular drivers on the POWERade Series circuit, Dave Grubnic
had a career-best fourth place finish in the Top Fuel standings in 2005. He
notched his first career Top Fuel victory and has 10 final round appearances
to his credit.
A two-time Top Fuel World Champion (1994 and 1995), Scott Kalitta will make
the move to Funny Car racing in 2006. As member of Team Summit 2005, he
earned two victories and finished eighth in the Top Fuel points standings.
He has 18 victories and 35 final round appearances in his career.
In addition to its relationship with Kalitta Motorsports, Summit Racing is
the primary sponsor of 2005 NHRA Pro Stock champion Greg Anderson and Jason
Line, who finished third in Pro Stock in 2005. The company is also an
associate sponsor of Pro Stock drivers Warren Johnson, Kurt Johnson, Larry
Morgan, and Mark Pawuk; Top Fuel driver Larry Dixon; and Funny Car drivers
Tim Wilkerson and Tommy Johnson Jr.
"Summit Racing is a trusted name for all racers," Doug Kalitta said. "From
the Saturday night bracket racer all the way up to Top Fuel, their name is
synonymous with reliability and quality. We are very proud to be associated
Summit Racing Equipment is the world's largest direct marketer of automotive
performance parts and accessories. Headquartered in Tallmadge, Ohio, the
company offers the largest selection of parts, lowest prices, and best
customer service in the high performance industry. Summit Racing Equipment
has retail locations in Tallmadge, Ohio; Sparks, Nevada; and beginning in
February 2006, McDonough, Georgia.
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