Todd Joins BVR For U.S. Nationals


INDIANAPOLIS – Bob Vandergriff Racing will once again have three Top Fuel dragsters competing this weekend at the NHRA Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.

J.R. Todd will be piloting the third entry sponsored by Total Equipment & Service, a subsidiary of C&J Energy Services. Valvoline and All Star Performance will be associate sponsors on the dragster. He will run as a teammate to team owner Bob Vandergriff Jr. and Clay Millican.

“We’re excited to have J.R. Todd back on the track. Our goal at BVR is to get that car on the track as many times as possible to help our other two teams and to give J.R. Todd as much seat time as we can,” said Vandergriff. “Mike Guger will once again take over duties as the crew chief for JR’s team and with the positive results we saw from the Indy test session were expecting big things from that car during the US Nationals.”

Todd last drove the Total Equipment & Service dragster in Houston at the NHRA Spring Nationals. Todd also filled in for Brandon Bernstein during several races this season while Bernstein recovered from back surgery.




Vandergriff went on to add, “I’d like to thank Barry Beadle from Total Equipment for their support of this team, Valvoline for getting behind this program as they are becoming a very integral part of BVR and C&J Energy Services both on and off the track and Doug Lane at All Star Performance for jumping on board again and supporting our program for the US Nationals.”