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Kalitta Motorsports to use Clean Harbors to protect trailers and teams from Coronavirus  

by racedaysaeditor | Posted on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Courtesy of Elon Werner and Kalitta Motorsports

YPSILANTI, MI – As the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series restarts the weekend of July 11-12 at Lucas Oil Raceway Park in Indianapolis multi-time NHRA world championship team Kalitta Motorsports will be partnering with Clean Harbors, (NYSE: CLH), North America’s leading provider of environmental and industrial services, for all its infectious disease prevention and decontamination needs.  The team will have Clean Harbors disinfecting and decontaminating its haulers prior to the race beginning in two weeks.

“Our goal is to keep all our team and especially team owner Connie Kalitta as safe as possible,” said Chad Head, Kalitta Motorsports General Manager. “We talked with Clean Harbors about what they were doing with other sanctioning bodies and it gave us a lot of confidence. We want to be able to focus 100 percent on racing when we are at the track and having Clean Harbors in our corner lets us do that. These guys are North America’s top emergency response company and we want to ensure all our guys are as protected as possible.”

Decontamination work will begin midweek in advance of the July 11-12 NHRA national event. Local crews from a Clean Harbors will deep clean all key sections of the Kalitta Motorsports transports.

Founded in 1980 with hundreds of locations across the country, Clean Harbors is the industry leader in decontamination and hazardous waste disposal. The company has previously responded to swine flu and avian flu, including the H1N1 outbreak, as well as decontamination efforts around Ground Zero following 9/11. Since the coronavirus outbreak, Clean Harbors has deep cleaned IndyCar and NHRA tracks, sports arenas, mass transit, schools, government buildings, warehouses, retail businesses and a variety of other facilities.

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.

About Clean Harbors
Clean Harbors (NYSE: CLH) is North America’s leading provider of environmental and industrial services. The Company serves a diverse customer base, including a majority of Fortune 500 companies. Its customer base spans a number of industries, including chemical, energy and manufacturing, as well as numerous government agencies. These customers rely on Clean Harbors to deliver a broad range of services such as end-to-end hazardous waste management, emergency spill response, industrial cleaning and maintenance, and recycling services. Through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, Clean Harbors also is North America’s largest re-refiner and recycler of used oil and a leading provider of parts washers and environmental services to commercial, industrial and automotive customers. Founded in 1980 and based in Massachusetts, Clean Harbors operates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and India. For more information, visit www.cleanharbors.com.

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