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 early-2022. The working title is “How Far?” It will be available on all major book-selling platforms.

Little Visitors And A Great Holiday

December 6th, 2021

Welcome to Monday Blog Day. OK, I just made that up. There is no such thing as Monday Blog Day, but if you’ve been following my ramblings for any length of time you know I was pretty good about posting a blog every Thursday. And then came writing a new book, editing the new book, […]

A Quick Trip to Amazing Places

November 18th, 2021

Welcome back, I say to you all. Whatever you do, avoid reading the words “Welcome back” and immediately tying it to the tune of the “Welcome Back Kotter” theme song. DON’T DO IT! That’s my advice. It’ll be stuck in your head for days. And for the record, the singer of that song you’re not […]

Questions That Need Answers

November 5th, 2021

I checked into the “Rules of Blogging” handbook and discovered that there is no mandate that states blogs must be posted once a week on Thursdays. So here I am, after a couple of weeks where I just didn’t have the time or the mental bandwidth to write anything, and son of a gun if […]

NHRA News, Great Sports Moments, and a Tree

October 14th, 2021

Greetings and salutations everyone. Today really feels like fall, here in the great state of Minnesota. We’ve had a glorious start to the season here, with multiple sunny days in the 70s, but yesterday was chilly, blustery, gray, and wet. The official forecast for yesterday, by KARE-11 TV here in the Twin Cities, was “Raw.” […]