From left Tony Pedregon, Buddy Hull, Jon Dunn, and Johnna Dunn announce Hull as Funny Car driver for Jim Dunn Racing. (Werner Communications Photo)

Buddy Hull Named Funny Car Driver For Jim Dunn Racing

INDIANAPOLIS — Top Fuel driver Buddy Hull will be getting back to his front engine roots following Thursday’s announcement at Performance Racing Industry Show that he will be the new Funny Car driver for Jim Dunn Racing.

Hull will climb into a Funny Car that qualified for every race under the tuning expertise of drag racing legend Jim Dunn and an experienced crew led by his son Jon. In the NHRA Countdown the Jim Dunn Racing Funny Car was especially tough picking up a semifinal finish and three quarterfinal finishes to wrap up the season in tenth place in a very tough Funny Car category.

Hull will be behind the wheel for the full 21-race NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series.

“We are thrilled to have Buddy as our new Funny Car driver,” said Jon Dunn. “I have had my eye on him for a while. The way he runs his program and his personality will be a great fit for our race team. I can’t wait to get him in the Funny Car and see what we can do together.”

Hull has campaigned a Top Fuel dragster since 2021 on a limited schedule.
“This is a huge honor and privilege to be asked to drive for Jim Dunn Racing,” said Hull, from the NHRA stage at the PRI show. “I started my career with the motor in front of me racing fuel altereds. I am looking forward to the challenge and I just want to make Jim, Jon, and everyone associated with the team proud.

“We will have more announcements in the coming weeks, but I am looking forward to earning my crossover license and getting some seat time going into the 2024 Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season.”