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Support Staff

 

Connie Kalitta
Owner/Crew Chief

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Position:
Owner/Crew Chief
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Rob Flynn
Assistant Crew Chief

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Position:
Assistant Crew Chief

Birthday:
November 27th

Wife:
Michelle

Children:
Stacy, Paul

Hometown:
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

What inspired you to start racing?
Something I was passionate about. I was a car nut.

What was your first season for Kalitta Motorsports?
2016

What is your favorite racetrack?
Las Vegas

Any fun facts we should know about you?
Avid motorsports and hockey fan

James Riola
Car Chief & Ignition/Fuel System Specialist

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Position:
Car Chief & Ignition/Fuel System Specialist

Birthday:
September 23, 1966

Hometown:
Santa Maria

What inspired you to start racing?
My Dad

What was your first season for Kalitta Motorsports?
1998

What is your favorite racing memory?
Winning Sonoma my first year here in 1999. It was my first win.

What is your favorite racetrack?
Chicago and Topeka.

Any fun facts we should know about you?
I enjoy working on old cars and still enjoy a good thrash band show.

Ryan Jenks
Blower Specialist

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Position:
Blower Specialist

Birthday:
September 28, 1989

Hometown:
Jamestown, Ohio

What inspired you to start racing?
I grew up drag racing since 2000.

What was your first season for Kalitta Motorsports?
2016

Favorite Racing Memory?
Winning Sonoma with J.R. in 2016, it was my first win.

What is your favorite racetrack?
Bristol

Any fun facts we should know about you? 
Icees are like my coffee in the morning. 

Frank Plotkowski
Clutch Specialist

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Position:
Clutch Specialist

Birthday:
February 9, 1993

Hometown:
St. Clair Shores, Mi

What inspired you to start racing?
I grew up around it because my dad and brother raced. I wanted to keep moving up, and I love it.

What was your first season for Kalitta Motorsports?
2012

What is your favorite racing memory?
Denver 2014, my first win.

What is your favorite racetrack?
Norwalk 

Any fun facts we should know about you?
I am currently building a '64 Plymouth Barracuda.

Ryan Miller
Clutch Assistant

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Position:
Clutch Assistant

Birthday:
December 7, 1993

Hometown:
Placentia, Calif.

What inspired you to start racing?
I just grew up and knew I wanted to go racing.

What was your first season for Kalitta Motorsports?
2017

What is your favorite racing memory?
Winning JEGS All-Stars in 2016.

What is your favorite racetrack?
Denver

Any fun facts we should know about you?
I'm a Mormon.

Dan Hare
Shortblock Specialist

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Position:
Shortblock Specialist

Birthday:
July 16, 1993

Hometown:
Doylestown, PA

What inspired you to start racing?
My dad got me into racing by bringing me along to drag races and his Indy Car races.

What was your first season for Kalitta Motorsports?
2017

What is your favorite racing memory? 
Watching the first shortblock I built by myself fire up and make a pass without issue. 

What is your favorite racetrack?
Charlotte

Any fun facts we should know about you? 
I like to talk. 

Davin Anderson
Cylnder Head Assistant

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Position:
Cylnder Head Assistant

Birthday:
January 9, 1979

Hometown:
Hartland, MI

What inspired you to start racing?
The competitive aspect.

What was your first season for Kalitta Motorsports?
2018

What is your favorite racing memory?
Bracket Racing in Norwalk at the DSM Shootout.

What is your favorite racetrack?
Nordschleife

Any fun facts we should know about you?
I'm a gamer – if you can play it I'm in. Except Monopoly. That game ruins friendships. 

Steve McBride Jr.
Cylinder Head Specialist

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Position:
Cylinder Head Specialist

Birthday:
November 29th, 1994

Hometown:
Cardon, Ohio

What inspired you to start racing?
Dad, I have raced my whole life.

What was your first season for Kalitta Motorsports?
2016

Favorite Racing Memory?
Bracket racing across the country with my dad

What is your favorite racetrack?
Norwalk

Any fun facts we should know about you?
Strangely, I'm a really good bowler. 

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