Kalitta Motorsports and former NHRA Rookie of the Year Richie Crampton will welcome NASCAR Camping World Truck Seriesand ThorSport Racing drivers Matt Crafton and Myatt Snider to the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. The drivers will join Crampton in participating in the SealMaster Track Walk prior to the beginning of the NHRA race action.
“It’s always a great time to get ThorSport and Kalitta Motorsports drivers together at one another’s events,” said SealMaster Communications Director Debbie Petok Hufford. “We’re honored they’re joining us in Charlotte to lead the SealMaster Track Walk with Richie and to enjoy a great day of NHRA racing with us.”
SealMaster, the most trusted name in pavement maintenance for more than 40 years, is a sister company with ThorSport Racing. SealMaster has been a valued partner with Kalitta Motorsports since 2014. This season, SealMaster is campaigning as an associate partner on both of Crampton’s Kalitta Air Top Fuel dragster and the Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster of Doug Kalitta. Both Crampton and Kalitta have delivered wins for SealMaster in NHRA’s first four events as Crampton won the historic Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla., while Kalitta started the season with a win at the Winternationals in Pomona, Calif.
“I am excited to welcome Matt and Myatt to the track,” said Crampton. “SealMaster has been a big supporter of NHRA and Kalitta Motorsports for many seasons, and their support of motorsports as a whole is evident. It is going to be a great SealMaster Track Walk with the NHRA fans, before a great day of racing.”
ThorSport Racing is the longest-tenured NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team with over 1000 starts. Crafton is a two-time NCWTS champion with 14 career wins, and he's currently seventh in the point standings. Snider is in his rookie season in NCWTS, vying for Sunoco Rookie of the Year Honors, and has two top-10 finishes in the first four races of 2018. The solid start to the season has Snider sitting eighth in the points standings.
Crampton, Crafton and Snider will be joined on the SealMaster Track Walk by a new SealMaster-branded truck driven by local Charlotte SealMaster franchisee Bob Krebs.
“As the official pavement products and equipment supplier of the NHRA, it’s my honor to be a part of this Elimination Day tradition. We pray for the continued safety of all of the drivers and crews throughout the weekend and season.” said Krebs.
The SealMaster Track Walk will take place at approximately 10:30 a.m., prior to driver introductions for the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway.