Scott Palmer will no longer sport CatSpot Kitty Litter as the primary sponsor on his Top Fuel dragster, but the Missouri native will continue to drive for friend and main funder Tommy Thompson under his Magic Dry flag in 2019, a sponsor that should look familiar to fans who tuned in to the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte.
That’s because Dom Lagana drove the Magic Dry car in April in 2018 under the Tommy Thompson umbrella. Now, Palmer looks to expand that brand while continuing to support CatSpot on the side of his dragster.
"I'm honored and humbled that Tommy wants to keep us around for another year," Palmer said. "Our relationship goes far beyond racing. We're good friends and partners and I know I have the best supporter in all of motorsports. We are going to do everything we can to bring attention and hopefully a bunch of trophies to the entire Midwest Organics family."
Midwest Organics Executive Vice President Don Corsette said extending Palmer's contract was an easy decision for the company.
"Scott is such a likable guy and a true racer in every sense," Corsette said. "His interaction with the fans and the reaction he gets from people in the pits makes him the perfect ambassador for Magic Dry and CatSpot. He's definitely moved the needle for us and helped expose race fans to what we're doing with our all-natural, 100-percent organic products."
Palmer made the Countdown to the Championship for the second-straight year in 2018 and reached one final round at the NHRA Arizona Nationals. His season didn’t end on a high note, but the racer feels his team, which added crew chief Jason McCulloch, is on the right track.
"We learned a lot last year and we came into the offseason with a list of things in certain areas where we think we can improve," he said. "We reached a point where we are consistently running with the best cars and we want to expand on that and get to where we're in position to truly challenge for race wins every weekend.”
The 2019 season begins with the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals on February 7 in Pomona. Tickets are available now. [Purchase Tickets]