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 Heck of a Kickoff

March 18th, 2021

Hey gang! Happy Blog Day to everyone. Another great post from my man Elon Werner is below, and it bears mentioning that he’s doing PR work for Kalitta Motorsports, in case you didn’t know that. That would explain why he was at the starting line when J.R. Todd ran in the Funny Car final round […]

A Little “Back and Forth”

March 11th, 2021

I shall quote the words of a comedic genius, the one-and-only John Cleese, who often uttered this line with deadpan sincerity on “Monty Python’s Flying Circus.” when he’d say “And now for something completely different.” I’ve been mentally toying with the idea of collaborating a little more directly with my colleague Elon Werner, on this blog. […]

The One About Cars

March 4th, 2021

Hey everyone! This one is fun, and I’m going to add my 2.5 cents up here at the top before you get to enjoy Elon Werner’s trip back through time to talk about all the cars he’s owned and driven. It’s a fun subject, and while my list is substantially longer than his we still […]

The Art of Interviews

February 25th, 2021

Here’s another insightful installment from Elon Werner, all about interviews. Most fans just see the athlete, or coach, in front of a microphone, or in a room full of shouting reporters, and don’t have any idea how all of that happens, or why some sports stars might seem put off or grumpy to have to […]