Bob Wilber grew up aspiring to follow in his father’s baseball footsteps, and while he was able to secure a full college scholarship and later spend parts of six years in professional ball, as a player, coach, and scout, his mother’s writing, communications, and public relations skills were what eventually defined his career. After a successful and adventurous sports-marketing trek through the sports-apparel business, agency work, and professional indoor soccer, he saw his first drag race as he closed in on his 40th birthday. Little did he know that he’d go on to spend 20 consecutive years as a team manager and PR representative for Del Worsham and then Tim Wilkerson, two of the most popular Funny Car drivers on the NHRA tour. At the conclusion of the 2015 season, Bob ended his drag racing run in order to take on an important personal assignment. Over the course of 2016 he wrote his autobiography, entitled “Bats, Balls, & Burnouts.” It was released in late May, 2017 and is available on and other major online book retailers, in both printed and digital formats. For the last year, Bob has been writing a new book, in the “historical fiction” genre, and it is expected to be published in mid-2021. The working title is “How Far?” It will be available on all major book-selling platforms.

The Art of Interviews

February 25th, 2021

Here’s another insightful installment from Elon Werner, all about interviews. Most fans just see the athlete, or coach, in front of a microphone, or in a room full of shouting reporters, and don’t have any idea how all of that happens, or why some sports stars might seem put off or grumpy to have to […]

All About Autographs

February 18th, 2021

Hello blog family. Here we go again, with another insightful look at things we typically don’t get to see, from Elon Werner. It’s all about autographs, and how famous athletes get their signatures on stuff you can buy, or bid on, or stumble upon. Really neat stuff. Speaking of autographs, I’ve surely collected plenty in […]

That Time When Force Was At A Super Bowl…

February 10th, 2021

Hello blog faithful. Here we go again with more great John Force stories courtesy of Elon Werner. I’ll admit, I had no idea Elon and Force had gone to Miami to represent Castrol during a Super Bowl. This is priceless stuff that makes you feel like you were there with them. And I’ll also have […]

More Force Tales. You Can’t Make This Stuff Up.

February 4th, 2021

Hello again blog faithful. We have yet another  installment from Elon Werner and it’s great. I will admit that my blood pressure rose and my anxiety level increased a couple of times while reading the sort of stress John Force put him through, and this stuff happened regularly. I could not have done Elon’s job. […]