It has been so very cool to see the support that I have received from the NHRA Drag Racing community in this fight against breast cancer. Hopefully, we can keep this momentum going and make a difference!
Ypsilanti, Michigan (PRWEB) October 12, 2017
Kalitta Motorsports Vice President of Operations and NHRA Crew Chief Jim Oberhofer is doing everything he can to kick cancer to the curb. As a representative of American Cancer Society’s “Real Men Wear Pink” Campaign of Detriot, he has exceeded the original goal of $2,500 by raising almost $4,400 in less than 24 hours.
"It has been so very cool to see the support that I have received from the NHRA Drag Racing community in this fight against breast cancer,” he said. “Hopefully, we can keep this momentum going and make a difference!"
The society’s campaign was created with the goal of encouraging men to become more involved in the fight against breast cancer which is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women behind lung cancer. The monies raised from the campaign will go toward research, prevention and other methods of support for those who are battle breast cancer.
Battling cancer has been a personal mission for Oberhofer. In 2012, his wife Tammy, lovingly known as “Tammy O.,”was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic lung cancer and died from it in 2013. Jim Oberhofer presents his personal story, the life he shared with Tammy O. and life lessons in his book “Top Fuel for Life.”
To follow Oberhofer’s fundraising activities for this campaign throughout October, visit his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. To donate to the cause on Oberhofer’s behalf, visit this link: http://bit.ly/2xjAiNm
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 50 years, Connie has been involved in the sport as a driver, tuner, and an 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.
Team Kalitta is the home of the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car World Champions, Del Worsham. He drives the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car. Alexis DeJoria pilots the Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car. J.R. Todd drives the SealMaster Top Fuel dragster while Connie’s nephew, Doug Kalitta, pilots the Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster. Kalitta Motorsports also manages the McLeod Racing Toyota Camry Funny Car driven by Paul Lee. Connie serves as head tuner for all Team Kalitta entries. He is assisted by co-crew chiefs Jon Oberhofer and Nick Boninfante on the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car, Tommy DeLago and Glen Huszar on the Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car, Todd Smith on the McLeod Racing Toyota Camry Funny Car, Rob Flynn on the SealMaster Top Fuel dragster and Jim Oberhofer on the Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster.
Associate sponsors on Kalitta Motorsports’ race cars include ARP, AutoDesk CAM, Champion, Cogistics, Darton Sleeves, DHL, Justice Brothers, Kalitta Air, Mac Tools, Optima Batteries, Phoenix Fuel Converter, Racing Electronics, Red Line Oil, SealMaster, Summit Racing Equipment, Technicoat Companies, Tequila Patrón, TMS Titanium, Toyota and Ziebart.