It was announced today that Jeff and Chris Bennett’s No Mercy Nitro Funny Car will make its professional National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) debut April 1st through 3rd at the 17th Annual DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas, Nevada. The No Mercy Nitro Funny Car will debut with tuner Scott Gaddy as Crew Chief, Jeff Bennett as Assistant Crew Chief, and Brad Miner as Team Chief. Veteran driver Jon Capps is taking the wheel for the weekend and will assist in helping Chris make the transition to the pro class.
Following the NHRA Denso Spark Plug NHRA Nationals, No Mercy Racing co-owner and team driver, Chris Bennett, will upgrade his Nostalgia Nitro Funny Car License to a Pro NHRA Nitro Funny Car license and will resume driving duties at future events. The No Mercy Racing Team will compete at select NHRA National Events during the 2016 season. The team is actively seeking new marketing partners for 2016 and beyond.
Jeff and Chris Bennett would like to send a sincere thank you to Big Ben at DJ Safety, Sahara Las Vegas Chrysler•Dodge•Jeep•Ram, Entech Oil and Lubricants, Scott Gaddy Racing, Torco Race Fuels, Reid Machine, Mahle-Clevite, Six – B APPAREL, and SCE Gaskets for their continued support. Special thanks to Jon Capps and the No Mercy Team that have put countless hours into the meticulous assembly/preparation of the family hot rod.
About Jeff and Chris Bennett
No Mercy Racing Team, co-owner and founder, Jeff Bennett, is a three time winner of the American Hot Rod Association (AHRA) Nitro Funny Car World Final Championship. He is currently the 7th quickest and fastest Fuel Altered driver of all time. Chris Bennett (above) devoted 20 years of his life to military service and recently retired with honors as a U.S. Air Force pilot. He is currently a commercial airline pilot flying CRJ 700/900 aircraft for Delta and United Airlines. Chris and Jeff campaigned the Pure Heaven Nostalgia Nitro Funny Car / Fuel Altered nationwide at numerous NHRA and IHRA events from 2007 – 2013. Chris is also an accomplished road racer who won the 2014 Corvette Challenge in his rookie year. This is a lifelong dream for the father-son team and their resilience, perseverance, and NO MERCY, have finally led them to this opportunity. For more information please visit No Mercy Funny Car