Super Looking – Super Chevys!

NHRA’s Fuel FC fans are in for some real eye candy beginning with the season-opening Kragan O’Reilly Winternationals at Pomona in two weeks.  Class veterans Tony Pedregon and Jim Dunn (with driver Paul Lee) will both unveil slick looking and newly sponsored Chevy Monte Carlos during that event…..

Posted by: Sophia Kokonas

American Racing, the iconic market leader of performance and off-road wheels, has teamed up with 2x World Champion Tony Pedregon as an associate and primary sponsor of his Nitro Funny Car in the 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.

“American Racing has long been a leader in the racing industry through vehicle sponsorships, racing event sponsorships and the development of our high performance racing products that have been used on NHRA, USAC, Off-road, Drift and Rally tracks across the country and the world” stated Jody Groce, president of Wheel Pros. “To be involved with a legend like Tony Pedregon for these premier NHRA events is an exciting opportunity. Tony brings with him a tradition of excellence to our team which will continue to build on our 50+ year racing heritage.”

The American Racing brand will serve as the primary sponsor on select races including:

  • Kragen O’Reilly NHRA Winternationals, Pomona, Feb. 24-27 
  • Automobile Club of Southern California Finals, Pomona, Nov. 10-13

“As a professional racer and performance enthusiast, I have grown up knowing the history and popularity of American Racing wheels and it is a privilege to partner with a company that has had such an influence and tradition in our sport” stated Tony Pedregon. “I look forward to debuting our American Racing Funny Car at one of the most exciting races of the year!”

Tony Pedregon

Pedregon who won the NHRA World Championship in 2003 and 2007, will be entering his 18th year of his pro career.  Tony Pedregon is 2nd on the list of all-time Funny Car wins with 43.

Founded in 1956 manufacturing magnesium and aluminum racing wheels, American Racing Equipment® is one of the world’s largest aftermarket wheel manufacturers and distributors. Owned today by Platinum Equity, Inc., American Racing® markets its products in more than 22 countries on four continents. In the U.S., American Racing® products are sold through a network of more than 25,000 authorized dealers. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, American Racing® is a wheel industry leader in craftsmanship, engineering, innovation and performance offering more than 140 wheel styles. For more information on American Racing®, log onto

Posted by: Kirk Weeks

Rislone Fuel Injector Cleaner to back Jim Dunn Racing’s NHRA Funny Car     HOLLY, Mich., February 10, 2011 – Rislone®, America’s best-selling engine-treatment brand for more than 80 years, has announced its primary sponsorship through its Rislone Fuel Injector Cleaner brand of Jim Dunn Racing’s Chevrolet Funny Car in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. 

Funny Car veteran Paul Lee will return for his sophomore season with the team driving the Rislone Fuel Injector Cleaner Chevy for legendary drag racing Hall of Famer Jim Dunn who will mark his 62nd year in the sport.  

“We have been involved in racing with our Rislone and Bar’s Leaks brands for a number of years, so we are aware of the powerful marketing platform the NHRA and its legions of loyal fans provides,” said Bar’s Products president Bob Mermuys.  “And we’re also familiar with the history of drag racing and what an iconic figure Jim Dunn is in the sport, so we couldn’t be more proud and excited than to partner with Jim Dunn Racing.  We can’t wait to see those Rislone yellow, black and red colors going down the track at Pomona.”  

Joining Rislone in backing Jim Dunn Racing will be two major associate sponsors, Bar’s Leaks® and CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods.  The well-known Bar’s Leaks brand has been providing a full line of premium automotive chemicals with stop leak solutions for automotive systems and components since 1947.  CANIDAE All Natural Pet Foods begins its fourth year of sharing its philosophy of “Responsible Pet Ownership” through its sponsorship affiliation with Jim Dunn Racing.

 Jim Dunn is one of the original pioneers of NHRA Drag Racing who began his career as a competitor in 1950.  Since retiring from driving in 1990, Dunn’s career has continued to flourish as a respected crew chief, technical advisor and car owner.  In 2001 Dunn was voted No. 27 on NHRA’s list of the Top 50 Drivers of its first 50 years, and in 2006 he was given the great honor of induction into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame.  

Jim Dunn/Paul Lee

“I know a lot of our NHRA fans are familiar with the Rislone name and its products firsthand, so we’re excited to have them on board with us,” said team owner/crew chief Jim Dunn.  “We’re fortunate to have Rislone join our list of other great sponsors that support us and allow us to race in this ultra-competitive Funny Car class.”   “Rislone has a long, rich tradition in racing, particularly in drag racing, so we’re proud they selected Jim Dunn Racing to partner with and support,” said Jon Dunn, business manager for Jim Dunn Racing.  “We’ve got tremendous sponsors and we’re excited to have Rislone as a part of the team.  Seems like we just pulled out of Pomona from the World Finals last week, but we’ve been working hard in the off-season and can’t wait to get back on the track.”  

Lee is a four-time national-event winner in the Funny Car category, winning once in 2008 in the IHRA Nitro Funny Car class and three times in 2004 in NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car, and the New Jersey native is returning for his second season with the team. 

“I think it’s great that Rislone has joined Jim Dunn Racing,” Lee said.  “Last year was a dream come true for me and this year should be even better.  We kept improving as the season went on and I was sad to see it come to an end.  This season we have great sponsors like Rislone and Bar’s Leaks joining us, and CANIDAE continuing with their support, so I can’t wait to get started.”   

You can see the Rislone Fuel Injector Cleaner Funny Car and driver Paul Lee on track for the first time when the 2011 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing season kicks off with the 51st annual Kragen O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif., on Feb. 24-27.  

For more information about Rislone Fuel Injector Cleaner, call (800) 345-6572, e-mail, or visit the website at  The website offers a wealth of information, including product descriptions, tech sheets, material safety data sheets (MSDS), FAQs, company history and customer testimonials. You should also follow Bar’s Products on Twitter at, on Facebook at, on YouTube at and through its blog at  

 Bar’s Products offers a full line of chemical tools, including Bar’s Leaks, the world’s most trusted stop leak brand since 1947, and Rislone®, America’s best-selling engine treatment brand for more than 80 years.  Based in Holly, Michigan, Bar’s Products is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company.