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BOB GILBERTSON'S "JUNGLE JIM" TRIBUTE CAR RETURNS TO NEW JERSEY FOR THE NHRA SUPER NATIONALS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Bob Gilbertson, owner/driver of Terminator Motorsport's Autolite Spark Plugs/Prestone Antifreeze nitro Funny Car, announced that the very popular blue "Jungle Jim" tribute car that he debuted at the Englishtown race in 2003, will be on display at two different venues during the NHRA Super Nationals at Raceway Park June 21-24.

 


"This was the coolest car I've ever driven," Gilbertson said. "Since then we've run three other "JJ" bodies but this one is my favorite. With 2007 being the 30 anniversary of Jungle's death it was important to me that we honor a guy who I consider the greatest Funny Car owner/driver/personality the sport has ever seen. Englishtown was considered Jungle's home track and the rabid New Jersey fans remember his wild wheelstand in the final of the 1974 Summernationals and his only NHRA National event win there in 1975. We first ran this car at Englishtown four years ago to rave reviews and I was compelled to drag it out of mothballs so everyone could have another look at it."

The first appearance will be at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Monroe, N.J. on Thursday and Friday, June 21-22. The hotel is located right off of exit 8A of the N.J. Turnpike. A pair of tickets for both Friday and Saturday's qualifying sessions will be up for grabs both nights in the sports bar.

Then on Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24 you'll find the car at Yogi's All-American Grill & Sport Bar located inside the Radisson Hotel at Exit 12 of the New Jersey Turnpike in Carteret, N.J. The car will be the focus point of the "Racers Appreciation Party" that the hotel will be hosting Saturday night for racers and fans alike. Open to anyone and everyone you'll have the chance to meet many racing personalities and a chance win tickets to the finals on Sunday.

For more information go to: http://www.yogisallamerican.com