Jim Dunn Racing will once again be running the Mooneyes Tribute Funny Car at the 2014 NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.
“The fan response when we unveiled the car at the NHRA Finals was incredible,” said team manager, Jon Dunn. “It just made perfect sense for us to bring the Mooneyes car back for the Winternationals in Pomona.”
Jeff Arend is excited to race the Mooneyes car again.
“I feel so honored to be part of an elite club who has driven the Mooneyes car,” said Arend. “The only other drivers were Kenji Okazaki and the late Al Hofmann.”
The Mooneyes logo is one of the most recognized in racing. The popular speed shop began in the 1950’s by Dean Moon in the garage of his parent’s café and continues to be a power house in motorsports today.
NHRA is where Mooneyes got its start, and the two companies share a long history. Fans can check out the Mooneyes exhibit at the NHRA Museum for free during the Winternationals. Trams will be running all weekend to shuttle fans from the track to the museum. Featured in the exhibit are Mooneyes cars of the past, including the Funny Car driven by Kenji Okazaki.