Cattleman’s Cut Beef Jerky, sponsor of the Jim Dunn Racing Funny Car, will recognize America’s first responders in the health profession with a thankful message and patriotic mask design on the front of the team’s NHRA Funny Car during the upcoming races in Indianapolis in July.
The cause is one that’s close to the Dunn crew’s hearts, as Johnna Dunn, Jim Dunn’s granddaughter and a part-time member of the team, has split her time between the starting line and the front line, where she’s a first responder at St. Jude Medical Center in California responding to the codes in the emergency room.
“The only thing more important to me than racing, is saving lives,” said Johnna Dunn. “The fact that our car can honor the bravery of the very people I work with when I leave the track is pretty special.”
With the NHRA’s return to the dragstrip having its first two races broadcast nationally on the FOX network Sunday, July 12 and 19, the brand is planning to share the message with thousands of fans tuning in to watch the races.
The Cattleman’s Cut Funny Car team led by drag racing Hall of Fame member Jim Dunn has been working the past several months for the return of racing. Team manager Jon Dunn expressed his appreciation for working with the meat snacks brand to communicate a positive message to fans and health workers.
“Cattleman’s Cut reached out to see if there was a special way to recognize and thank the many people across the U.S. that have helped during the pandemic,” he said. “With people in my own family working in a hospital, it means a lot for our team to share this message.”