KB Racing’s Dave Connolly Discusses VP Pro Grade Racing Oil
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Dave Connolly is not a household name for those who don’t follow racing, but the KB Racing crew chief has a well-cemented reputation in his industry. Before Gray Motorsports left the world of drag racing, Connolly’s adroit tuning skills propelled Tanner Gray to becoming NHRA’s youngest professional champion while claiming the 2017 Auto Club Road to the Future award.
Following Gray’s departure from drag racing, Connolly wasn’t a free agent for long. The former driving champion signed on with KB Racing following the 2018 season. He and fellow KB Racing crew chief Rob Downing work as a team to support a cadre of ace drivers in the ultra-competitive NHRA Camping World Drag Series Pro Stock.
Before turning wrenches for KB Racing and Gray Motorsports, Connolly was a championship driver, going from sportsman and bracket racing to Pro Stock. He claimed 30 NHRA national events covering four classes. Connolly and his 330-mph Top Fuel dragster appeared in three final rounds as a member of Bob Vandergriff’s team in 2015. His accomplishments continued after moving to Pro Stock, where he captured 26 victories, tied for the 11th most all-time.
Despite his demanding schedule with KB Racing, Connolly still competes in bracket racing when time allows and unsurprisingly has enjoyed great success.