California native, James Day, grew up on the pavement of Pomona Raceway, watching his father, Richard Day, race nitro funny cars. Dreaming of following in his father’s footsteps, James became a licensed pilot of not only a nitro funny car, but Top Alcohol Funny Car, Top Alcohol Dragster, Nostalgia Top Fuel, and Nostalgia Fuel Funny Car.
There was never any doubt in James Day’s mind that driving a race car could be in his future.
Lucas got married in the off-season and is taking a more active role in the operations of Morgan Lucas Racing in 2013.
“My whole outlook on life has shifted,” Lucas said. “My purpose for being competitive used to solely be on having fun and racing. While I still love racing, I want to win because I do have a family, I want to be a good provider, and I want the business side of the race team to be successful.
“There are a lot of things that go into you wanting to be the best you possibly can be. It’s a new kind of pressure to be under, but if you channel it the right way, pressure can be a great motivator.” Continue reading →
Marla Weidenaar is a piston and rod specialist for Kalitta Motorsports driver Alexis Dejoria. Although she’s been with her current team for two years, she’s been working in NHRA‘s drag racing for the last four years. Her hometown is New Lenox, Illinois, so being at Chicagoland this past weekend was a bit of a homecoming for this interesting female crew member.
Anthony Lum Engine Specialist for Courtney Force at John Force Racing Photo – JohnForceRacing.com
Anthony Lum is an engine specialist for John Force Racing’s top fuel dragster, Courtney Force. Hailing from Honolulu, Hawaii, his nickname is ‘Pineapple’ and he now lives in Brownsburg, Indiana. Lum is employed at John Force Racing as of 2012 and via a few questions, fans can learn more about this dynamic JFR team member. Continue reading →