Tim Wilkerson. NHRA photo)

Wilkerson Extends Partnership With Ford Performance

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Tim Wilkerson has confirmed an agreement with Ford Performance to extend his partnership with the marque in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

Wilkerson made the move to Ford Performance in 2009, and since that time has acquired 10 NHRA Wally trophies for Ford.

The only drivers to have more wins in a Ford Funny Car are Force and Hight.

“This is a great way to close out 2019 and ring in the New Year,” said Wilkerson, who made his Funny Car debut in 1996 and since then has claimed 20 NHRA victories. “Not only are we excited to extend our relationship with Ford, but we’re also thrilled to continue our partnership with Dick Levi and LRS. They’ve been so good to us for so long, and I don’t think there are many folks out there who can say they’ve had a relationship with a sponsor that spans over two decades.

“We feel like our 21st season with Levi, Ray & Shoup has the potential to be our best yet.”