Bob Benza
  • Date of birth:
    November 05, 1959
  • Hometown:
    Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.
  • Sponsor/Car:
    BNB Racing Pontiac GXP
  • Crew Chief:
    Tom Martino
  • Career Wins: 1
    Sports: 1
  • Career Final Rounds: 2
    Sports: 2
  • Career Best E.T.:
  • Career Best Speed:
Career Highlights
  • 2013: opted to lease cars and engines to other competitors. Team car ran at Epping, N.H. with Tom Martino driving, qualified and won first round.
  • 2012: Ran limited schedule
  • 2011: Ran eight events and qualified at four with own in-house engine program; set Career Best in ET and MPH at Gainesville 6.552 at 210.73; qualified at Englishtown in what was and still is the quickest NHRA Pro Stock field ever in.
  • 2010: Ran eight events and set career best ET and MPH; competed at inaugural 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte; started in-house engine program with Tom Martino; missed qualifying at Indy by .002-second in a 31-car field
  • 2009: Attended 10 events; Set career best in e.t.
  • 2008: Attended three events
  • 2006: Qualified for U.S. Nationals
  • 2001: Won Best Appearing Car award at Reading, Pa., event; Recorded career-best elapsed time and top speed, including first lap in excess of 200 mph; Ran a limited schedule
  • 1998: Qualified ninth at Richmond event after only three events and won first round of competition
  • 1997: Began racing Pro Stock on a limited basis
  • 1987: Runner up at U.S. Nationals in Competition Eliminator
  • 1986: Finished fifth in Division 1 points and 11th in national points in Competition Eliminator class; Won NHRA Summernationals
  • Set 12 national records in Competition and Modified Eliminator
  • Has won four Division Points Meets in 10 final rounds
  • Won two Best Engineered Car awards

  • Wife: Nancy
  • Daughters: Kristina, Amanda, and Kimberly.
  • President and CEO of the Arben Group, LLC – A top 20 U.S. Bridge Building Contractor
  • Enjoys playing golf (13 Handicap) and tennis, coaching basketball, and snowmobiling