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” and submitted it to the publisher in early February. It was released in late May, 2017 and is available on and other major online book retailers, in both printed and digital formats.

Elon Goes To Germany. No, Seriously.

November 19th, 2020

You think you know a guy. I’ve known Elon Werner for a long time, and we’ve shared stories covering an endless variety of subjects, when both of us can basically enthrall each other with the things we’ve done, the people we’ve known, and the places we’ve been. Then he comes along and springs this “pinch […]

Another Elon Werner Submission, And It’s Awesome

November 12th, 2020

Hello all! I’ve cranked out three chapters in about 10 days, on my new book, and just submitted another one today. Having my friend and colleague Elon Werner jump in to share stories as a “pinch hitter” on the blog has been fantastic, and today’s installment is his best yet. Witty and heartfelt stories. Definitely […]

Pinch Hitter Elon Werner Version 2.0

November 5th, 2020

Welcome back to another Thursday Blog Day. Once again, we have the honor of posting a blog written by one of the best PR reps who ever worked in the sport of NHRA Drag Racing. Elon Werner is back with us again, and he dives “head first” into many of his recollections with John Force […]

Surprise! A Guest Blogger Makes His Appearance

October 29th, 2020

Hello all! I’m really deep in the process of getting this new book finished, with a publishing deadline staring me in the face, so I was in a quandary about how to maintain this blog while still trying to write two or three chapters a week. And then I saw a social media comment from […]