MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (December 22): Don Schumacher Racing is pleased to announce that Jimmy Prock has accepted the position of Crew Chief for the Matco Tools Pontiac Funny Car driven by Whit Bazemore.
A veteran of Top Fuel tuning, Prock looks forward to the new challenges he will face in NHRA's Fuel Funny Car class. As Prock oversees the Funny Car operation, he will work closely with Dan Olson, Crew Chief of the U.S. Army dragster for Don Schumacher Racing. Matco Tools is also an associate sponsor on the Army dragster, driven by 1999 NHRA World Champion and 2000 runner-up, Tony Schumacher.
"I am really excited to be a part of Don Schumacher Racing and the Matco Tools Funny Car team," said Prock, "both are first class organizations and are ready to do what it takes to succeed on and off the track."
"Also, Dan Olson and I will be working together on both cars on a day-to-day basis. I think both teams will benefit from sharing data we collect."
Team owner, Don Schumacher added, "I have a tremendous amount of respect and confidence in Jimmy (Prock) and his crew on the Matco Tools Pontiac. Jimmy has had phenomenal success in Top Fuel racing and his cars were consistently in the winner's circle and always in contention for the championship. I expect to see the same from him and his team with the Matco Tools Funny Car."