Kalitta began his career in the USAC division and was immediately successful. Racing with future NASCAR greats like Tony Stewart, Kalitta claimed the 1991 USAC Rookie of the Year award in the midget class and three years later won the USAC Sprint Championship. He scored 21 wins in his brief USAC career. He has continued his incredible racing career with Hall of Fame level numbers including 43 career wins, which ranks among the top five in NHRA Top Fuel history. Kalitta is one of ten drivers with over 600 career round wins, and clinched his 20th straight top ten points finish in 2017.