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Team Mac Tools - Team DHL - Team Global Technology - Team Kalitta Air/DHL

Support Staff

 

Jon Oberhofer
Crew Chief

Position:
Crew Chief

Birthday:
June 28, 1968

Hometown:
Saddlebrook, NJ

Wife:
Kim

Children:
Jessica and Julia

What inspired you to start racing?
I like to compete, so the competition. I also get to put my verbal Judo to good use (ha-ha).

What was your first season for Kalitta Motorsports?
1991

What is your favorite racing memory?
Winning the World Championship and the Dallas race in the same weekend in '95 with Scott.

What is your favorite racetrack?
Anyone we win at.

Any fun facts we should know about you?
I like to argue.

Todd Smith
Co - Crew Chief

Position:
Co - Crew Chief

Birthday:
November 4, 1962

Wife:
Julie

Children:
Cacey and Darack

Hometown:
Cooper City, FL

What inspired you to start racing?
My dad was a drag racer; I got hooked at a young age.

What was your first season for Kalitta Motorsports?
2016

What is your favorite racing memory?
2012 World Finals in Pomona; we were able to win the championship

What is your favorite racetrack?
Pomona

Any fun facts we should know about you?
My wife and I enjoy hanging out at the beach.

Chris Forton
Car Chief

Position:
Car Chief

Birthday:
April 9, 1966

Hometown:
Leland, MI

What inspired you to start racing?
I wanted to see the country.

What was your first season for Kalitta Motorsports?
2014

What is your favorite racing memory?
Winning Indy in 2014, My first Indy win.

What is your favorite racetrack?
Denver

Any fun facts we should know about you?
I like to build computers

Andrew Smith
Blower & Ignition Specialist

Position:
Blower & Ignition Specialist

Birthday:
April 10, 1991

Hometown:
Dayton, Ohio

What inspired you to start racing?
Growing up in my grandfathers body shop and then my dad was a fan of Formula One so I grew up around cars.

What was your first season for Kalitta Motorsports?
2016

What is your favorite racetrack?
Norwalk

Any fun facts we should know about you?
Enjoy music, play guitar, bass and saxophone. Love old muscle cars. First car and daily driver for 7 years was a 71 El Camino

Isaac Mallett
Clutch Specialist

Position:
Clutch Specialist

Birthday:
September 17, 1992

Hometown:
Lee, ME

What inspired you to start racing?
I've always loved cars. Muscle, race, all of them. I enjoy being a mechanic.

What was your first season for Kalitta Motorsports?
2013

What is your favorite racing memory?
My first win ever, Vegas 2014

What is your favorite racetrack?
Bristol

Any fun facts we should know about you?
I can do a superb rendition of "Should Have Been a Cowboy"

Nick Coryell
Clutch Assistant

Position:
Clutch Assistant

Birthday:
April 14, 1992

Hometown:
Valparaiso, IN

What inspired you to start racing?
Passion for the sport

What was your first season for Kalitta Motorsports?
2016

What is your favorite racing memory?
First NHRA race with Paul Lee in Vegas

What is your favorite racetrack?
Las Vegas

Any fun facts we should know about you?
I served in the military.

Tony Sceusa
Rods & Pistons

Position:
Rods & Pistons

Birthday:
January 25, 1996

Hometown:
Derby, NY

What inspired you to start racing?
The smell, the sound, pretty much all of it... Racing in general. The competition.

What was your first season for Kalitta Motorsports?
2016

What is your favorite racing memory?
My first race with the DHL team, Indy, we made it to the final round.

What is your favorite racetrack?
Lancaster (NewYork)

Any fun facts we should know about you?
I'm a big Led Zeppelin fan.

Mike Morris
Cylinder Head Specialist

Position:
Cylinder Head Specialist

Birthday:
June 13, 1979

Hometown:
St. Louis, MO

What inspired you to start racing?
Watching Rusty Wallace race when I was 5 years old. I went to my first drag race at 16, and knew that's what I wanted to do.

What was your first season for Kalitta Motorsports?
2010

What is your favorite racing memory?
Being part of John Force's 100th win at Houston 2002.

What is your favorite racetrack?
Bristol

Any fun facts we should know about you?
I'm trying to become one of the few people to finish the 6 major world marathons.

Matt Mays
Shortblock Specialist

Position:
Shortblock Specialist

Birthday:
August 15, 1993

Hometown:
Lakehead, CA

What inspired you to start racing?
I've always loved the sport.

What was your first season for Kalitta Motorsports?
2017

Favorite Track?
Pomona

What is your favorite racing memory?
When I got the call from Jim O and Chad Head to come to the race in Charlotte (2017). 

Any fun facts we should know about you?
I'm a total mama's boy hahaha.
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