While several other teams are still looking to solidify their sponsorship for the 2017 NHRA season, you might say Top Fuel driver J.R. Todd is already sealed up.
Kalitta Motorsports announced Wednesday that SealMaster will return to sponsor Todd’s dragster for all 24 events next season.
SealMaster will also be an associate sponsor on the other cars in the Kalitta NHRA stable: the Top Fuel dragsters driven by Doug Kalitta and Troy Coughlin, Jr. and the Toyota Camry Funny Cars of Alexis DeJoria and Del Worsham.
“It is always exciting to announce a sponsorship renewal, especially with SealMaster,” Todd said in a media release. “It has been an awesome season representing all of the incredible SealMaster franchisees and I am thrilled to be able to do the same for the entire 2017 season as well.”
SealMaster manufactures pavement sealer and maintenance products. The company first signed with Kalitta Motorsports in 2014 as an associate sponsor for both Todd and Doug Kalitta.
The company then became primary sponsor for Todd for the entire 2016 season.
Todd has had a career-best season in 2016, including a new high in round wins and equaled his rookie season record of four final round appearances thus far (with two more races remaining).
Todd also won his first race for SealMaster in July at Sonoma Raceway. He also clinched his third consecutive appearance in the NHRA Countdown for the Championship and currently sits seventh in the Top Fuel standings.
“SealMaster has become a big part of the Team Kalitta family and we look forward to this relationship continuing for many years to come,” said Jim Oberhofer, Vice President of Operations, Kalitta Motorsports.