ARTESIA — Johnny C. Gray and his Pitch Energy NHRA Funny Car team will visit Artesia Wednesday, April 10, in a “320 mph salute” to Gray’s late father and former Marbob Energy president, John R. Gray.
Johnny Gray and sister Terry Chandler have sponsored Gray’s Don Schumacher Racing Dodge Charger R/T to honor John R. Gray. The vehicle’s special paint scheme features a portrait of their father. Pitch Energy, whose parent company was Marbob, is named after the popular card game “pitch,” one of John R. Gray’s favorite pastimes. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.