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 Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words. Especially If John Force Is In It.

December 17th, 2020

Hey gang! Get in, put on your seatbelts, and get ready for a John Force blog, which actually starts out with Werner family Santa photos. Elon is back once again (Alan Reinhart says I have to stop calling him my “pinch hitter” because he’s playing in every game and hitting over .500 at this point.) […]

Elon Werner Puts A Little Something In The Oven

December 10th, 2020

Hello again, boys and berries. I’m taking a few minutes to edit and post another fine effort by the one-and-only Elon Werner, and this one will have you entertained in multiple ways. There are cookie stories, book recommendations, and some classic John Force tales. Enjoy! Now I have to finish this chapter I’m halfway through […]

May The Force Be With Elon Werner

December 3rd, 2020

Another pinch-hitting effort from my esteemed former colleague Elon Werner, and it’s a classic. I’ve been waiting for his first deep dive into the world of John Force Racing, and here it is. And I know this is but a drop in the bucket when it comes to such JFR stories. Great blog. Please let […]

Thanksgiving Musings From Elon, And A Rant From Me

November 25th, 2020

Hello all. I’m posting this a day early because Thanksgiving really should be a time for giving thanks, despite the challenges of 2020. You don’t need to be reading blogs, scouring Facebook, or picking through Twitter or Instagram on Thanksgiving. Give it a rest. I once again thank my friend Elon Werner for stepping up […]