Todd To Wheel Third Vandergriff Dragster


BAYTOWN, Texas — Bob Vandergriff Racing will field a trio of Top Fuel dragsters in this weekend’s NHRA Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

J.R. Todd will join full-time drivers Bob Vandergriff Jr. and Clay Millican

“Our goal has been to get J.R. back on the track,” said Bob Vandergriff Jr. “We‘ve been consistently working to secure sponsorship for our third team and I’m excited to have Total Equipment and Service back on board.”

“It’s great to be back in a Top Fuel Dragster,” said Todd. “Bob has been working hard to help put something together for me. It’s ironic that my return will be in Houston; that was my first race back last season after a 3-year hiatus.”

Todd has won 6 NHRA National events, earning the title of rookie-of-the-year in 2006. In 2012, he competed in seven races for Bob Vandergriff Racing, qualifying at all the events and clocking career bests for time and speed.

Also new in Houston this weekend, all three BVR cars will have Valvoline represented on their Top Fuel dragsters.

“The Valvoline team is excited to become a sponsor of Bob Vandergriff Racing. They have a proven track record of providing great benefits to their sponsors, making it a great partnership,” said John Noal, vice president of Valvoline’s International and Commercial Business. “We are looking forward to a long business relationship with Bob Vandergriff and his teams both on and off the track. This includes providing quality lubricants to their primary sponsor, C&J Energy Services, and its subsidiaries, Total Equipment and Service and Casedhole Solutions.”