NHRA Northwest Nationals
Jim Dunn Racing and CMKX Diamonds ready for Seattle
Seattle, prerace: Tony Bartone, driver of the Jim Dunn Racing/Got CMKX?/Lucas Oil Funny Car, will make his 50th career start in a nitro Funny Car when the NHRA tour returns to Pacific Raceways this weekend for the 18th annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals.
“I’m looking forward to racing in my 50th national event in
Bartone, who has won 28 NHRA national events during his drag racing career, enters the CARQUEST Nationals after enjoying one of his best qualifying efforts of the season in
“The Jim Dunn Racing team has done an excellent job for CMKX,” said Urban Casavant. “Their efforts both on and off the track have combined for great results. The entire team does an outstanding job of representing CMKX and we are proud to support their hard work.
“It is a thrill to be associated with Jim Dunn, a true drag racing icon, and the associate sponsors the team represents. Lucas Oil, Craftsman, Superwinch, Gates Belts and Hose and Cabo Wabo Tequila have created a vast number of cross promotion opportunities. We’re looking forward to some exciting developments in the near future with Sammy Hagar.”
“In my 50-plus years of being involved in drag racing, Urban Casavant is one of the most pleasurable business partners I have ever been associated with,” said Dunn, “Casavant Mining has helped propel our team to the next level with state-of-the-art equipment and a first class pit side hospitality area. We’re looking forward to greeting our fans and guest’s this weekend at Pacific Raceways.”
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