Remembering Terry Chandler
Watch this remembrance of Terry Chandler - sponsor for the Make-A-Wish and Infinite Hero foundation cars.
Terry Chandler (1952-2017) awarded the Pat Garlits Memorial Award
"With his (Terry's brother Johnn) retirement looming and recognizing his sisters love of NHRA racing Johnny suggested she consider sponsoring a funny car team herself.
While Terry could have chosen to do many different things with her resources Terry accepted her brother suggestion. She decided that if she were to sponsor a car it would be as she called it, “a giving car”. Teaming with Don Schumacher racing Terry began by backing the Make-A-Wish funny car driven by Tommy Johnson Jr. who assumed Johnny seat. A year later the opportunity arose to sponsor a second car driven by World Champion Jack Beckman; the Infinite Hero funny car. Both organizations are nonprofits and rely upon contributions for support. Terry provided both of these charities with a tremendous amount of exposure from the 330 MPH billboards. With Tommy Johnson in the driver seat the Make-A-Wish car has notched eight wins and Jack Beckman Infinite Hero Foundation team has appeared in the winner’s circle 11 times.
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