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.

An Ode To Purple Rain
Apr 21, 2016   //   by bwilber

This is going to be a very short blog today. But it’s going to be a hard one to write.

With Thursday being Blog Day, I awoke this morning in one of those moods that can be described as 50% excitement to write something and 50% dread of coming up with a subject out of thin air. There are those days. And then the subject hit me like a concrete block. Today we lost Prince.

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The Halfway Mark?
Apr 14, 2016   //   by bwilber

Welcome to Liberty Lake, Washington, where Spring throws more jukes and head-fakes at you than a shifty NFL wide receiver. This past weekend, it was so sunny and warm we had all the windows open, but by mid-afternoon on Sunday it was actually getting hot inside the house. Mark the date. On Sunday, April 16, 2016 we turned on the air conditioning.

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Throwin’ It Back
Apr 7, 2016   //   by bwilber

It’s Thursday. That’s Blog Day, of course, but it’s also the day I’m having all the carpets in the house professionally cleaned and for the last hour my feet have been wet. Plus I’m wearing adorable blue “booties” while everything dries. It all looks great though! Tomorrow, I’m having the windows professionally cleaned both inside and out, so there’s you guarantee that it will rain on Saturday, right before the dust storm hits.

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En Fuego
Mar 31, 2016   //   by bwilber

Welcome back to Thursday Blog Day! Nope, didn’t make a trip to an NHRA race in the past week, no fancy dinners, no drives in the mountains, and nothing really noteworthy other than a lot of writing. And that’s a good thing. I’m on fire, hence the headline.

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A Wonderful Whirlwind Week
Mar 24, 2016   //   by bwilber

Well that was a week to remember. It was a crazy whirlwind of airplanes, rental cars, hotel rooms, turnpikes, toll roads, insane traffic, and it was nonstop, but it was also invigorating and heartwarming to be around so many good friends and family members. I’m back in Spokane now, on Thursday Blog Day, and it feels like I’ve been gone a month. When I got home very late last night, I think Buster was telling me he thought I’d been gone a month, as well.

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