Wilkerson had an abysmal 2007 season, finishing a distant 15th in the
points and only making four semifinal round appearances in 23 races.
That’s all behind him now, and if his Winternationals performance is
any indication, this highly motivated and very popular independent
driver could be a serious contender this season.
Okay, so he lost in the first round at Pomona, just as he did last
year. But, not only did he run harder this year, last year his season
went decidedly downhill after the Winternationals, but this year it
could be heading in the other direction.
“The (switch) to 90% is going to help us,” Wilkerson said. “The parts
look a lot better, and thanks to NHRA for that. That was a needed
change for this team, I can tell you that right now.”