Sanger Boat Jack and Dan

Experience

Dan Olson Racing Products

 

OUR RACING EXPERIENCE

Dan began tuning race cars and boats for legendary owner “Mr. Ed” Wills in the early 1960’s, then went on to crew chief the Pay N Pak hydroplane boat. In the ‘70s, Olson tuned many top fuel drag boats, winning many titles as well as tuning the first drag boat to break 200 MPH. It was during this time he expanded his product line to include custom oil pans, zoomie headers, wings, and marine oil coolers.

In the 1980’s Dan worked for Larry Minor Racing to assist tuning on long time friend and legendary driver Ed “The Ace” McCulloch funny car. The results included 5 victories at NHRA’s U.S. Nationals and many performance records across the country. Olson later tuned for rookie sensation Cruz Pedregon. In ’93 he teamed up with Rance McDaniel in a 2-year effort, which produced a NHRA Winston Top Fuel title and made McDaniel the seventh member of the exclusive 300 MPH club. After 2 years as crew chief for Top Fuel pioneer Eddie Hill, Olson came to lead Tony Schumacher and the Exide Top Fuel Team to the 1999 Top Fuel Championship. In 2000 Dan tuned Schumacher to the sports first ever 330 MPH run in Top Fuel. In 2004 Olson help tune 3 time Top Fuel Champion Gary Scelzi to be the first driver in Funny Car history to ever go 330 MPH.

Today you will not find Dan very active in the day-to-day operations of his company, his son Brian has taken over those responsibilities. Since 1996, Brian has taken over operations of Dan Olson Racing Products. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the company, as well as developing and expanding on the company’s already extensive line of racing products.

 
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Dan’s kid Brian, Ed “The Ace” McCulloch and Dan
Tommy and Dan replace the motor on Pay N Pak Hydroplane Boat
Dan and The Schumachers
in The Beginning...
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