|† Jacob Elrod |
†††† The eldest son of World Champion Dave Elrod, Jacob, has been actively involved in the teams racing operation, since the age of twelve! As the teamís crew chief, he was responsible for maintaining the dragsters, fueling, packing parachutes, tuning; changing engines, rear ends, converters and transmissions, anything to help his father compete on race day. All of this prepared him for the time he was to become licensed to drive the very competitive field of IHRA Quick Rod class.
†††††††Jacob runs a Race Tech dragster powered by 598 cu. big block Chevy, built by Scot Duggins at PAR racing engines. Since starting his driving career he has been the Runner up at the World Finals in Shreveport,†Louisiana the Runner up at the Canadian Nationals in Toronto, Ontario and getting his first Iron Man at the Winner of the World Finals in Rockingham, NC. He has also accumulated 6 Runner up places in the IHRA WCS events, before getting his first mini-Iron Man at Clay City, KY in 2006. In 2007 Jacob and his Father fulfilled a life long dream of winning "Iron Men" at a IHRA National event together, by their wins†at the Knoll Gas nationals in Milan, MI.
†††††† Jacob is a 2004 graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Ecology. He is works as a Financial Professional in Lima Ohio.
††††† 2007:IHRA Division Three Quick Rod Runner Up (Finishing second to team mate, Patrick Forster by only 20pts);
††††† Winner IHRA Quick Rod Division 3 Milan, MI;Winner IHRA Quick Rod Winner Knoll Gas Nationals, Milan, MI