CatSpot, the organic cat litter brand that currently sponsors Scott Palmer Racing, will also sponsor Dom Lagana and the Lagana Racing Nitro Ninja Top Fuel dragster at the NHRA New England Nationals and the NHRA Summernationals.
Lagana will join Palmer with a similar paint scheme for the two East Coast races. Palmer says he thinks of Dom as family.
“We've been racing with the Laganas for 15 years,” he said. “We raced together when Bobby [Lagana] drove, and we raced together when Dom got his license. Every step our teams have been able to make has been celebrated by all of us together.”
This will be Lagana’s second appearance this season behind the wheel of the Lagana Racing Nitro Ninja entry. When he’s not racing the family car, you’ll find him working alongside brother Bobby on the Torrence family’s Capco Top Fuel dragster, or traveling to Europe and Australia as a Top Fuel tuner and driver.
Over the years, the Lagana and Torrence families have provided a tremendous amount of support to Scott Palmer Racing. In mid-2016, Palmer teamed up with Tommy Thompson Motorsports, which enabled SPR to purchase an arsenal of new components. Those parts plus the valuable input from the Lagana and Torrence families led to Palmer posting nine career-best elapsed times in just eight races this season. In a show of appreciation, Tommy Thompson jumped at the opportunity to help Dom run the Lagana family dragster at the next two races.
Thompson is widely recognized for his involvement in the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series. His mega team consists of five of his own drag boats, including the current World Champion and ET/MPH record holding “Nitrochondriac” Top Fuel Hydro, Palmer’s dragster and the Palmer/Thompson “Liquid Voodoo” Top Fuel Hydro, which is managed by Todd Haas, Freddie Rice, and Tom Conway.
In addition to CatSpot, Tommy Thompson Motorsports, and Capco, Palmer and Lagana also receive valuable help from Tom Stephens, RJS, DMPE, Lucas Oil, Marck Recycling, Fischer Honda, Woody’s Headers, and Tate Branch Auto Group.
Additionally, Larry Morgan will join the CatSpot team in Brad Anderson’s Pro Mod for the Englishtown, Bristol, and Norwalk races.