GASTONIA, N.C. (Jan. 25, 2017) – WIX® Filters, a global manufacturer of filtration products, has joined Kalitta Motorsports as a chief technical partner through a multi-platform sponsorship agreement and has been named the Official Filters of Team Kalitta, which competes in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA).
J.R. Todd will be WIX Filters' lead NHRA driver, with his DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car featuring associate branding from WIX. Todd will debut the car at the February 10th Circle K Winternationals at the Auto Club Raceway in Pomona.
“Our partnership with Kalitta Motorsports is a continuation of a great history with cars competing in NHRA, and reflects the shared value of high-performing engines,” said Jennifer Gibson, brand manager for WIX. “We’re looking forward to a successful season with the entire Kalitta team.”
Race teams have relied on the quality and performance of WIX Filters for 60 years, and in return the track provides exceptional R&D testing grounds for WIX engineers. With Team Kalitta, WIX will see its filters perform in the Top Fuel and Funny Car competition, where cars reach top performance speeds of more than 330 mph in less than 3.7 seconds. In addition to Todd’s car, the WIX Filters logo also will be seen on Team Kalitta entries driven by Troy Coughlin Jr., Alexis DeJoria, Doug Kalitta and Paul Lee.
“It’s exciting to announce a partnership with an iconic brand like WIX Filters as we start this new NHRA season,” said Todd. “WIX Filters is the best in the filter world, and we plan on following that lead by celebrating many wins with their customers this year.”
Jim Oberhofer, vice president of operations for Kalitta, said this new partnership with WIX Filters has been a part of what has been an exciting offseason for Kalitta Motorsports.
“I know J.R. is going to do a great job representing WIX and all of their customers,” said Oberhofer. “WIX and Team Kalitta mesh extremely well, and we plan on making this a long and lasting relationship.”
For more information on WIX, please visit wixfilters.com.
YPSILANTI, Mich. (January 24, 2017) – With the 2017 NHRA season nearing its starting date, Kalitta Motorsports is excited to welcome Global Electronic Technology to their sponsorship family. Global Electronic Technology will be a major associate sponsor on the Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster driven by Doug Kalitta and also will have branding on the remainder of the full-time Kalitta Motorsports entries driven by Troy Coughlin Jr., Alexis DeJoria and J.R. Todd.
“I am really excited about this deal with Global Electronic Technology,” said Jim Oberhofer, Vice President of Operations, Kalitta Motorsports. “Steve and Samantha Bryson (owners of Global Electronic Technology) are great people and we have found such synergy in what we do. We know this relationship will be beneficial to both parties.”
“The Brysons have become fast friends and I am thrilled to be able to make them official members of the Team Kalitta family.”
Based in Torrance, CA, Global Electronic Technology has over a quarter century of expertise in the payment processing industry. The Global Electronic Technology team is committed to setting the standard by delivering the most advanced technological packages in the payment processing industry, which makes our team one of the most knowledgeable in the world. Global Electronic Technology is also committed to pioneering new business opportunities for owners by delivering daily data that can improve a company’s competitive position in the marketplace. Their vision and technical prowess is reflected in Global Electronic Technology’s vigilant focus on innovative solutions for the transaction processing of today and tomorrow.
“Both Samantha and I are ecstatic to join the Kalitta family as their newest sponsor. It’s like living a lifelong dream to be a football player and ending up on the Super Bowl team the very first year,” said Global Electronic Technology CEO and Founder Steve Bryson. “Both organizations are competitive and family oriented. That is what makes this a fast and competitive alignment.”
The Global Electronic Technology logos will make their Team Kalitta debut as NHRA kicks off the 2017 season at the Circle K Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway of Pomona on February 10-12.
Top Fuel (Unofficial)
1. Leah Pritchett (122)
2. Doug Kalitta (105)
3. Antron Brown (79)
4. Tony Schumacher (70)
5. Brittany Force (57)
6. Troy Coughlin Jr. (54)
7. Steve Torrence (53)
8. Terry McMillen (48)
9. Shawn Reed (32)
9. Scott Palmer (32)
Funny Car (Unofficial)
1. Matt Hagan (119)
2. Courtney Force (99)
3. John Force (80)
4. Ron Capps (77)
5. Jack Beckman (53)
6. J.R. Todd (52)
6. Del Worsham (52)
6. Tommy Johnson Jr. (52)
9. Robert Hight (36)
10. Alexis DeJoria (35)