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Bob Glenn Focused on Maintaining VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod Points Lead

Posted By: Mary Lendzion
Written by Mary Lendzion
Photos by NMCA
 
Bob Glenn first experienced the wild world of NMCA VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod racing about ten years ago, when he drove his Dodge Dakota-bodied vehicle in the category.
 
He went on to race in other series but came back to NMCA action in 2023, and he feels at home while hauling in his 1967 Mustang Shelby GT500-bodied car built by G-Force Race Cars.
 
The car, painted by Andy Gould, features a Brad Anderson 521 cubic-inch HEMI put together at B&K Motorsports in Pinellas Park, Florida, the shop owned by Glenn and his business partner, Kevin King. It is enhanced by a Hammer roots-style supercharger and paired with a Liberty’s five-speed transmission, Neal Chance lock-up converter and PST carbon fiber driveshaft.
 
Glenn’s son, Michael Glenn, and Brian Whytas tune the combination with FuelTech and RacePak components, and Glenn’s daughter, Ashley Graziano, and her husband, Nick Graziano, are also an integral part of the team.


 
Despite chasing some issues in 2023, Glenn pulled off a sixth-place finish in points.
 
“We definitely had some demons in 2023, and it was pretty rough, but we still ran a best of 3.65 and 204 mph,” said Glenn. “Then over winter, we focused on lightening the car up with carbon fiber panels and titanium bolts, and Hammer freshened the supercharger. We also stumbled upon some things we wanted to do differently.”
 
Glenn got the 2024 racing season started with several events, including an ADRL event where he won in Pro Extreme, before pulling into the first NMCA event of the year, the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by Sipple’s Speed & Performance and Top of the Rock Thrill Festival presented by Innovation Performance Technologies in April at Rockingham Dragway in North Carolina. He qualified in the second spot with a 3.64 and 202 mph and waded through the category’s tough competition to get to the final round of eliminations against Scott Wildgust. Glenn went red by just -.003, but kept his foot planted anyway and posted a 3.6675 to Scott Wildgust’s incredibly close 3.6670.
 
“We were very happy with how the car was running in Rockingham,” said Glenn. “We were getting down track every pass, and that was all due to the tuning. Our team is really getting a handle on things.”


 
With confidence, Glenn went to the Holley NMRA/Red Line Oil NMCA Race for the Rings & Saturday Thrill Festival in early May at World Wide Technology Raceway in Illinois. He qualified in the second spot with a 3.68 and went to the winner’s circle with a
3.64 against Ed Marx. As icing on the cake, he also won the Race for the Rings with a 3.71 against Craig Sullivan, and walked away with a custom-made Nitto Diamond Tree Ring.
 
“I remember at last year’s Race for the Rings, I was sitting next to a racer who had won a ring, and at that moment, I wanted to win one in 2024, so when Rollie Miller of NMCA and NMRA called me before the race to tell me that I would be taking part in the Race for the Rings because I was second in points and the points leader couldn’t be there, I was really happy,” said Glenn. “It was amazing to be able to win the regular race as well as the Race for the Rings.”
 
Now holding the lead in VP Racing Lubricants Xtreme Pro Mod, Glenn is anxious to go all-out at the next race in the Red Line Oil NMCA Muscle Car Nationals tour, the 22nd Annual Scoggin Dickey NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem, May 30-June 2, 2024 at Beech Bend Raceway in Kentucky.
 
“I have raced at Beech Bend Raceway and enjoy the facility,” said Glenn. “We are on cloud nine going into this race, and we are going to do everything we can to stay there.”


 

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