Jerry Toliver
  • Date of birth:
    September 23, 1950
  • Hometown:
    Canyon Lake, Calif.
  • Sponsor/Car:
    Canidae Pet Foods Chevy
  • Crew Chief:
    Jim Dunn
  • Career Wins: 5
    FC: 5
  • Career Final Rounds: 10
    FC: 10
  • Career Best E.T.:
  • Career Best Speed:
Career Highlights
  • 2008: Advanced to the quarterfinals twice (Topeka, Sonoma)
  • 2007: Returned to competition after missing 2005-06 seasons; Qualified for the last six races in a row and advanced to the quarterfinals at the Auto Club NHRA Finals
  • 2004: Returned to competition after one-year hiatus, winning the season opener at Pomona from the No. 15 qualifying position; Established career-best performance numbers; Runner-up at Houston
  • 2002: Competed in just three events
  • 2001: Recorded career-best elapsed time; Earned the No. 1 qualifying spot at Atlanta; Debuted the WWF Get R.E.A.L. (Respect, Education, Achievement, Leadership) National Youth Education Program
  • 2000: Claimed a career-best three victories in seven final-round appearances; Named Car Craft Magazine’s “Person of the Year” for contributions to drag racing; Recorded career-best speed
  • 1999: Debuted WWF Sponsorship; Earned first national event win, defeating John Force at Pomona 2
  • 1998: Debuted MAD Magazine/DC Comics/Warner Bros. Pontiac Firebird running a limited schedule
  • 1997: Purchased Gary Clapshaw’s Funny Car operation

  • Marital status: Single
  • Height/weight: 6-foot-3, 220 pounds
  • Hobby: Boating
  • Toliver is a former drag boat racer
  • He is the nephew of famous drag racers Art and Jack Chrisman
  • Partnered with veteran car owner Jim Dunn in 2009