Jim Dunn Racing hires Bob Brooks

Jim Dunn Racing hires Bob Brooks as technical advisor. LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2002 - Jim Dunn Racing announced today that Bob Brooks has been hired as a technical advisor on the K&N Filters/Red Line Oil Pontiac Firebird Funny Car. "We felt we ...

Jim Dunn Racing hires Bob Brooks as technical advisor.

LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2002 - Jim Dunn Racing announced today that Bob Brooks has been hired as a technical advisor on the K&N Filters/Red Line Oil Pontiac Firebird Funny Car.

"We felt we needed more performance from our racecar," said team owner and crew chief Jim Dunn. "We like Bob's outlook on things and there's a mutual respect between us. Going out and making the investment in a technical advisor is something we've never done before, and although it's new to us, we feel that it's going to take the K & N Filters racing program to the next level. There are a lot of changes going on with these cars and we feel that bringing in Bob will help our program become more competitive."

Brooks, 61, of Lake Forest, Calif., has been involved in the sport of drag racing since the early 1980s and is recognized as an innovator of Fuel Car clutch systems. The founder and president of Applied Friction Techniques (AFT), Brooks has also worked as a technical advisor for Kenny Bernstein, Don Prudhomme and Jerry Toliver. His main focus with Jim Dunn Racing will be the clutch management system and adapting the clutch to the changing tire configurations.

"I've known Jim (Dunn) for a long time," said Brooks. "We've been racing against each other since we were teenagers and have always been good friends. Jim has a long, storied history in this sport and I'm looking forward to this opportunity to work with him and the rest of the K & N Filters racing team. They've placed a lot of confidence in me and I hope I can make a contribution to their on-track success."

-jdr-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Kenny Bernstein , Jerry Toliver