The Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals will be the first of Jim Dunn Racing’s multiple primary-sponsored races for 7-Eleven and Oberto Beef Jerky this season. The partnership between the race team, c-store retailer, and product vendor has grown over the past three seasons to include the race team in high-profile events such as the franchisee conventions.
Two days after the recent season opening Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals in California, Jim Dunn Racing driver Jim Campbell and team manager Jon Dunn took the 7-Eleven/Oberto Beef Jerky Funny Car to the 7-Eleven North America franchisee convention. Campbell found himself signing autographs among other notable celebrities including Gene Simmons from KISS, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, former baseball slugger Jason Giambi, and IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan. Campbell interacted with franchisees for two days of the convention.
“Meeting with 7-Eleven franchisees about Oberto Beef Jerky products and getting to know the other autograph talent at the convention was a blast,” said Campbell. “When Gene Simmons came over to me and said, ‘I love Funny Cars,’ it was awesome. I got to catch up with Dak Prescott as he and I had met previously and had a few minutes to talk. Kanaan and I signed autographs at last year’s convention together, so it was good to reconnect with him as well.”