CLERMONT, Ind. — official team release — Kalitta Motorsports photo —
Kalitta Motorsports, in partnership with DeWalt and Mac Tools, have announced the extension of the DeWalt Made in the USA with Global materials initiative to the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
Championship contender Doug Kalitta will run the DeWalt Made in the USA with Global Materials scheme during the biggest event on the NHRA schedule: the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis Raceway Park.
“I am honored to fly the colors of DeWalt Made in the USA with global materials during NHRA’s biggest weekend,” said Kalitta. “Both DeWalt and Mac Tools do a lot to employ American workers, and it is awesome to be able to highlight this program, especially on Labor Day weekend.”
With the expansion of the nearby Greenfield, Ind. facility, DeWalt now has seven manufacturing facilities across the United States. In 2014, DeWalt made approximately 62 million units of individual products in the United States with global materials. Approximately 500 new jobs have been created to make these products. DeWalt also has a strong connection with the U.S. military; they currently employ over 1,000 former service members.
Kalitta, who currently holds a top five position in the point standings, will take the DeWalt Made in the USA with Global Materials Top Fuel dragster to the track for the first time on Friday, Sept.4 for the first of five qualifying sessions. Kalitta and his team will also be a part of the Traxxas Shootout which runs on Saturday, Sept. 5.
CREDIT: Kalitta Motorsports