What first brought our attention to Brian Olatunji was the brilliant graphics on his trailer, depicting Pepsi as a Sponsor, and the manner in which he professionally displayed his Car. The Trailer was parked on a corner near the front of the Dragway, and served as the main vocal point to Brian’s display. The car, itself, was angled towards the rear corner of the trailer where Brian’s Crew Chief and Mechanic, impeccably dressed in brilliant white shirts, stood to be available for questions about the car. Towards the front of the trailer were two Black Pop-up canopies with tables underneath. This is where Pepsi products were displayed and Brian’s assistants handed out his 8X10 Bio Cards and promoted Brian himself. Brian’s biggest supporter and promoter was his mother, Linda Whitley, who kept extremely busy stocking Bio Cards, talking to people, following Brian to the Staging Lane and keeping a watchful eye on all the activities.
But, the main draw to this display was Brian himself. For a young man, of only 27 years, Brian has already learned the importance of being personable and available to Race Fans. His hand shake comes out quickly and naturally, his smile is broad and contagious and Brian sincerely appreciates anyone who stops by and shows an interest in his passion……Drag Racing. Brian makes certain that he is always available for photos and so are his Assistants and Pit Crew. Everyone is all smiles and professional.
As for Brian, the man, well…..his Bio Card says it all. Here is are some highlights from Brian’s professionally designed, full color, uniquely graphics Bio Card……
Brian Olatunji is a native of Detroit, Michigan and has had a passion for fast cars all his life. While growing up, Brian spent a great deal of time around race tracks and grew to love the sport. Brian knew, that one day, he would own a REAL race car and pursue his dream to be on that track himself. As far as Brian’s educational history, Brian attended Kettering University, where he earned a Mechanical Engineering degree, with a management minor. As for Brian’s racing education….Brian attended the Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School in Florida.
What are Brian’s plans for the future….well..he spells it out in his Bio Card. The end result to all this hard work and detailed planning is “to land a ride in a 330 mile-per-hour land shaking beast known as a Top Fuel Funny Car.”
From USA in Focus Magazine…..best of luck to you, Brian, in your Drag Racing career and the acquiring of your dream.