ENNIS, Texas (Oct. 4) -- Perhaps best known for his time as a funny car driver with Jim Dunn Racing, John Hale and his Best of Texas Barbecue Sauce will be tossing a little seasoning into the funny car mix at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. They have added their entry, piloting Del Worsham's funny car, to the eighteen car field for this event.
“Del has been talking about doing this all year long, on and off. He finally approached me with a deal. It was such a great opportunity I couldn’t pass it up. He’s letting me drive his personal car, the same car he won the championship with back in his days of driving for Kalitta Motorsports.”
“It all goes back to this location and where my dream started. Memories of hanging out under the tower on Friday nights watching guys like John Force, Al Hofmann, Kenny Bernstein, and Chuck Etchells. I dreamed about running here and running under that same tower. I also remember watching Del win a race here when he was a kid. Back then it was the Texas Motorplex Funny Car Birthday Bash (match race), and he won. Now, I’m excited to be back in one of these cars again and thankful I have the opportunity; blessed that I can! We hope to be a spoiler here. It’s a good car and I’m excited about the chances.”
Hale and team have been competing with his "One Bad Texan" at funny car chaos events. Most recently the team earned the Dooley and Sons "A" Field Runner Up position at Funny Car Chaos, North Star Dragway.
Following the FallNationals, Hale and team will pack up and head to the famed California Hot Rod Reunion in Bakersfield, California.
#496 John Hale
Residence: Addison, Texas
2018 Car: '17 Camry
Engine: AJ 500
Entry: Best of Texas BBQ Sauce
Car Owner: Del Worsham
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