Jim Dunn Racing & Buddy Hull To Rep USD At NHRA Arizona Nationals

Story By: ELON WERNER / JIM DUNN RACING – LONG BEACH, CA – Continuing to highlight the diverse group of corporate supporters Jim Dunn Racing and Funny Car driver Buddy Hull will be racing a USD branded nitro Funny Car at this weekend’s NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird Motorsports Park.

With Hull behind the wheel as a rising star in the Funny Car ranks, the Jim Dunn entry will turn heads with the dynamic new-look design. Hull will be looking to make a move into the Funny Car Top Ten at the third race of the NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season.

“We have had a longstanding relationship with USD and this race is in their backyard,” said Jon Dunn, with Jim Dunn Racing. “We are thrilled NHRA is returning to Firebird Motorsports Park and having the support of USD on our Funny Car will make this a special weekend. Buddy has been doing a great job behind the wheel and the competition is very tough out here. We are looking forward to an exciting weekend.”

Hull, who will be making his third Funny Car start driving for legendary Jim Dunn Racing, knows the action off the track is almost as important as the results on the track. As a high-energy driver and ambassador for all the Jim Dunn Racing sponsors Hull loves the idea of representing new companies at every race.

“We have a very loyal group of sponsors that have supported Jim Dunn Racing for many years so as a new driver I want to make sure I am doing my job to talk about their goals and marketing objectives,” said Hull, who has also raced Top Fuel and Fuel Altereds. “Having USD on the side of this Funny Car with that eagle just swooping in is pretty cool and we want to keep moving this program in the right direction. I am getting more comfortable behind the wheel and the car is getting quicker. This will be an exciting weekend for the USD Funny Car for sure.”

USD has been servicing customers in the southwest for over 45 years. They are an authorized full line distributor of ACDelco (General Motors), Motorcraft (Ford) and Mopar (Chrysler) original equipment auto parts and accessories. They have four locations to efficiently service customers with inventories of more than 12 million dollars. The corporate headquarters and largest warehouse are in Phoenix, Arizona. There are branch warehouses in Albuquerque, Denver and El Paso service New Mexico, Colorado, and West Texas, as well as surrounding areas. The commitment to advanced technology and superior customer satisfaction has set them apart from the competition.

In addition to USD Jim Dunn Racing will also be partnering with local favorite Chompie’s to provide meals for the team and guests throughout the weekend. Recognized as Arizona’s New York Deli since 1979, Chompie’s has multiple locations in Phoenix, Chandler, Scottsdale, and Glendale.

“Chompie’s is proudly continuing its sponsorship for the second consecutive year, supporting Funny Car driver Buddy Hull and his team with fresh made meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner,” said Frank Lara, Chompie’s Marketing Manager.

Hull and the Jim Dunn Racing team will be making one qualifying run on Friday, April 5 and two qualifying runs on Saturday, April 6 at Firebird Motorsports Park. The top 16 quickest Funny Cars in the field will advance in competition to race day on Sunday, April 7. The first round of eliminations will begin on Sunday at 11 a.m. PST. Fans can watch the finals on FS1.