YPSILANTI, MI (November 19, 2020) – Kalitta Motorsports has added two premier level sponsors for the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season bringing on Ion Defense Technologies (IDT) and Outer Circle Motorsports wear, to the multi-time world championship organization. IDT will be recognized as the premier face covering sponsor and Outer Circle Motorsports wear will be the premier team apparel provider. Both companies will begin supplying Kalitta Motorsports immediately with products and apparel.
“Our goal is to continue to keep all our team members as safe as possible,” Kalitta Motorsports General Manager Chad Head said. “The addition of IDT and their superior face coverings is an outstanding solution during these unprecedented times with regards to keeping our teams healthy. Outer Circle has a long history of providing great looking apparel for motorsports teams and we are looking forward to wearing their gear in 2021.”
The team will begin immediately using Ion Defense Technologies (IDT) face coverings. IDT’s products are not only effective for today’s pandemic, but they are also designed to be effective against any mutations of the current virus as well as future strains of viruses and bacteria. They have over 40 years of experience in performance-based fabrics and apparel with Electrical Engineers and PHDs in Biology.
Outer Circle Motorsport wear is the original architect and pioneer in high performance apparel for the motorsports industry. With over 40 years of experience in groundbreaking technologies, Outer Circle’s focus will be to continue to lead the way, in fabric and apparel performance advancements for this industry. Their current technical cornerstone, CF-1, a supple and conductive Carbon Fiber yarn that enhances their already technically advanced fabric and wears will be a driving force moving forward.
“We are looking forward to bringing our high quality and scientifically strong products to Kalitta Motorsports,” said Mark Holler, CEO/Co-Owner of IDT and CEO/Owner of Outer Circle. “We know they will put our Outer Circle Motorsports wear to the test and look great doing it. We are especially proud to be providing our IDT face coverings to the organization since we believe they are the best protection for the team members to keep them safe while they are working on these 11,000 horsepower race cars.”
The team will continue preparing for the 2021 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series from their Ypsilanti, Michigan based shop with an eye on pre-season testing after the first of the year. The first race of the 2021 season will be the historic NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway, March 12-24, 2021.
About Kalitta Motorsports:
Based in Ypsilanti, Mich., Kalitta Motorsports is a Top Fuel and Funny Car drag racing team in the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. The team was founded and is owned by drag racing icon Connie “the Bounty Hunter” Kalitta. For more than 60 years, Connie has been involved in the sport as a driver, tuner and owner. Kalitta Motorsports is one of the most successful teams in the history of auto racing with six world championships and over 100 national event titles in five different professional drag racing sanctioning bodies since it was established by Connie in 1959.