Three-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Larry Dixon has been selected to drive a second dragster for Bob Vandergriff Racing at the remaining nine races of a planned 10-race schedule in 2014. Casedhole Solutions and Total Equipment And Service (T.E.A.S.) will sponsor the car for those nine races this season.
“I’m excited to have Larry on board. He is a great driver and a family man who will fit in with our program perfectly,” said Bob Vandergriff Jr. “Anytime you can add a three-time champion to your program, it enhances the value proposition we are trying to build at BVR.”
Dixon is a second generation drag racer. After getting his Top Fuel license in 1994, he went on to win 62 races, capture 3 NHRA Championships and has competed in 108 final rounds. He has previously driven for Don Prudhomme, Al-Anabi Racing and Rapisarda Autosport International.
“To say I’m thrilled to have BVR give me a shot to drive their second car would be an understatement. I appreciate the opportunity that BVR, Casedhole Solutions and Total Equipment And Service has shown me,” said Dixon. “It is a quality car with a talented group crewing on it. I’ll do everything I can on and off the track to help make this effort successful. Hopefully an all BVR final is right around the corner.”
The 2014 NHRA Spring Nationals in Houston will be the first race with Dixon in the driver’s seat. Bob Vandergriff is the defending Top Fuel champion and it’s also the home race for C&J Energy Services.