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.

Well That Was Unexpected!

July 29th, 2021

The last time I wrote a blog here, earlier in the month, much of it was about finishing the new book and how lousy I felt as I neared and crossed the finish line. Stomach problems, back problems, exhaustion, you name it. I thought I was over all that once I put the entire book […]

Welcome Back!

July 9th, 2021

It’s been a while. My new book has been my main focus for many months now, and without any doubt this blog would not have survived without truly expert help from my friend Elon Werner, who stepped up, grabbed a bat, and pinch hit for me for quite a while. I didn’t really have much […]

Some Off-Weekend Fun

June 3rd, 2021

Hey everyone. I think most of you know I’m on a super tight deadline of June 15 to get my new book done, so I’m cranking as fast as I can while doing the research and editing with my colleague Greg to make it sound right and flow correctly. With that in mind, I’m going […]

Rain Delays – A Drag Racer’s Least Favorite Thing

May 27th, 2021

Whew! So I’m basically in full-on writing mode right now. My deadline for getting my new book manuscript done is just weeks away, and I’m thrashing as best I can to make it happen. When Elon Werner sent me a blog installment this morning, my first thought was “I won’t even have time to format […]