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.

A Quick Trip To Miami For The College Football Championship

January 14th, 2021

Hello again, everyone! I am fully aware that I have gotten to do, and continue to do, some really cool things during my time on this planet. I’ve stood on numerous Major League fields, I’ve been on the 50-yard line at the Superdome in New Orleans, I’ve held a sideline parabolic microphone for the San […]

Hanging With The A-List

January 7th, 2021

Like much of the country, I was glued to the TV for hours yesterday, in stunned silence with disbelief rattling around in my head. At one point, as the DC curfew began to be enforced, I actually thought “There’s no way I’m posting a blog tomorrow.” But then I kept watching, and I saw congress […]

What Do You PR People Really Do?

December 31st, 2020

Hello all. Yes we have another Elon Werner installment on this day, but it’s also some holiday known as New Year’s Eve. Who knew? Anyway, I really liked this blog because it answers the question I’ve typed as the headline. I know for a fact that not too many race fans know what any team’s […]

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas… And Stay Off Force’s Scooter!

December 24th, 2020

A note from the author: It’s Christmas Eve. In our Minnesota home it’s definitely a Christmas like no other, but we’re getting through it. Just a few presents, no real tree, but we did put up a few lights outside and decorate the living room. I told Elon he could have Christmas week off as […]