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Dodge NHRA Finals

Funny Car race 11

Tim Wilkerson

Tim Wilkerson

Tim Wilkerson
Levi, Ray & Shoup Ford Mustang

Car No.: FC10
Current points position: No. 7

Driver Notes:

  • The 2020 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series marks the 25th season as a nitro Funny Car driver for Tim Wilkerson, driver of the Levi, Ray & Shoup Ford Mustang
  • Wilkerson is one of two Funny Car drivers currently campaigning the new Ford Mustang Funny Car body. He made the move to Ford Performance in 2009 and since that time has acquired 10 of 20 NHRA Wally trophies as a Ford driver. The only drivers to have more wins in a Ford Funny Car are John Force and Robert Hight.
  • Team Summit driver Wilkerson, who is also the tuner and team owner of the LRS Ford Mustang Funny Car, is an independent driver.
  • His was the only single-car team in the category to finish in the top 10 in each of the last two seasons
  • The early portion of Wilkerson’s career included a successful run as a Top Alcohol Funny Car driver. He earned eight division trophies, one national event win, and was the Division 3 Top Alcohol Funny Car champ in both 1994 and 1995 in the Lucas Oil Series before stepping up to the Pro ranks in Gainesville in 1996.

Event-Specific Notes:

  • Tim Wilkerson has said that his 2008 victory over Ashley Force Hood at the spring race in Las Vegas is a favorite of his 20 nitro Funny Car wins
  • Wilkerson, with one of the most powerful cars in the nitro Funny Car class, has qualified his Levi, Ray & Shoup Ford Mustang in the top three at four of the 10 events contested this season

Wilkerson in Las Vegas
1 win in 1 Las Vegas final
Won LV1 2008 (defeated Ashley Force Hood)
No. 1 qualifier: LV1 2019
Last year at LV1: (four-wide format): Qualified No. 1; semifinals
Last year at LV2: Qualified No. 9; first round

Wilkerson’s career stats through 2020 NHRA SpringNationals
(most recent event)
527 races
20 wins
25 runner-up finishes
45 final rounds
20 No. 1 qualifier awards
Career best e.t.: 3.844 (2017 Phoenix)
Career best speed: 333.74 (2016 Topeka)

Quote:
“Hopefully, the racing Gods will shine on us a little better than they did in Houston. Our Levi, Ray & Shoup Ford Mustang is a good car, and it showed us that in Dallas. We really can’t let ourselves get behind the eight ball, and hopefully, we’ll have a good racetrack out there and be able to do something with it. I’ve had such a really good record of going down the track this year up until the last couple of races, and that was my greed showing. We want to be competitively consistent all the time, so I’ll have to keep my greed in check this weekend.”camping world2020 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series Funny Standings
(after the NHRA SpringNationals)

1. Matt Hagan, 842
2. Tommy Johnson Jr., 800
3. Jack Beckman, 799
4. Ron Capps, 679
5. Bob Tasca III, 595
6. J.R. Todd, 584
7. Tim Wilkerson, 570
8. Alexis DeJoria, 489
9. Cruz Pedregon, 388
10. Paul Lee, 382

nhra vegas finalsRace Info
Dodge NHRA Finals
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
October 30-November 1, 2020Run Schedule (all times local)
Friday, October 30
8:00am – Lucas Oil Series Sportsman qualifying begins

Saturday, October 31
8am – Lucas Oil Series Sportsman eliminations begin
12pm – Camping World Drag Racing Series Pro qualifying session 1
3:15pm – Camping World Drag Racing Series Pro qualifying session 2

Sunday, November 1
8am – Lucas Oil Series Sportsman eliminations continue
10am – Camping World Drag Racing Series eliminations begin,
eliminations for all other categories continuefox#NHRAonFOX Schedule (all times ET)
Qualifying / Sunday – 2-4 PM ET / FS1
Eliminations / Sunday – 4-7 PM ET / FS1
Post-Race / Sunday – 7-7:30 PM ET / FS1

#NHRAFinals
**Full results at DragRaceCentral.com**

– Tim Wilkerson, 20x NHRA Nitro Funny Car Winner –

Photo Credit:Auto Imagery, Driver photo courtesy of NHRA

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