With its rich history, Ace Racing is proud to support the Pacemaker/Bubble Up Funny Car

The Pacemaker/Bubble Up Funny Car runs in the Nostalgia Funny Car class in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series. With the teams resources to win and connection to so many great racers of the past, Harold wanted to get onboard. In his first year sponsoring the team at the 2015 Hot Rod Union, the team went on to win it’s class. In 2017, the Hodgson/Pacemaker team won the championship. Today, the 3rd generation Pacemaker/Bubble Up Funny Car strives to achieve its championship pedigree. 


Driver: Ryan Hodgson

I have been racing anything that burnt gas for as long as I can remember. My first race as a funny car driver was at Castrol Raceway in 2013. 

But it started well before then when at a young age while traveling with my family to race the Pacemaker/Bubble Up funny car with Gordie Bonin as the driver. This experience lead to my life long desire to race a funny car. My biggest influence to graduate to where I am now was in 2012 when Tim Boychuck won the March Meet. My dad (Ron Hodgson), Bob Papirnick, Jim Basko and Ray Randazzo were all there, and now those same members are with me as my journey continues.

“We have broken track records, won races and with the support of Team Ace Racing our goal is to win the NHRA Championship”

– Ryan Hodgson