Scag Power Equipment becomes primary sponsor of Maynard Wilkerson Racing

Scag Power Equipment has become the primary sponsor of Maynard Wilkerson Racing (MWR), a partnership between JCM Racing and 22-time NHRA Funny Car winner Tim Wilkerson.

“Scag approached us toward the end of the 2022 NHRA season and explained that they were interested in expanding their partnership with our team and would like to have representation in the Funny Car category,” says JCM Racing team owner Joe Maynard. “Naturally, we thought Tim would be an excellent fit. As a self-built business owner and someone who wears many different hats throughout his day-to-day operation, Tim is a relatable guy who appeals to the masses. He’s a hard worker, a true get-your-hands-dirty type. And let’s face it, what’s not to like about Tim Wilkerson? He’s one of the most well-liked and respected drivers in our sport.”

NHRA Funny Car winner Tim Wilkerson

“Not only has Tim spent the last two-plus decades running his Funny Car operation as an owner/driver/tuner, but he also owns and operates a successful auto repair shop,” says Randy Gloede, Scag Power Equipment CEO. “Tim does it all, much like many of our 1,400 Scag dealers across the country.”

Scag first entered the NHRA scene during the March 2022 NHRA Gatornationals, making its debut as a seven-race primary/six-race co-primary partner of Tony Schumacher’s dragster. By September, JCM and Scag had announced that the Mayville, Wisconsin-based organization would increase its commitment to become a full-time primary on the Schumacher-driven machine for at least the next three years. Now, the company has an even greater stake in NHRA with this latest news.

“We’ve seen firsthand through our partnership with the Maynards and Tony Schumacher how our investment in NHRA Drag Racing has enhanced the value of our distributor and dealer customer experience,” explains Gloede. “That, coupled with the brand exposure to NHRA’s large and loyal fanbase led us to decide to increase our level of commitment within the sport. We’re excited to have Tim join Tony in representing the SCAG brand, and look forward to the opportunity to compete for championships in NHRA’s two nitro categories.”

“I’m proud to represent Scag and have their logo on the car alongside my long-term sponsors such as LRS, and Summit Racing Equipment,” says Wilkerson. “Summit has been with me for 15 years, LRS has been along for the ride for 23, and I can’t thank them enough for their continued support. There are a lot of pluses to this new venture; no minuses at all. I look forward to this being a long-term relationship with both JCM and Scag, and I look forward to sharing many winner’s circles with the Maynards.”

Wilkerson and the Scag Power Equipment/Levi, Ray & Shoup Ford Mustang Funny Car team will begin their pursuit of the 2023 NHRA Camping World Series Funny Car title when the season gets underway in Gainesville, Florida, at the NHRA Gatornationals, March 10-12.


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