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  • Travis Harvey wins GALOT Motorsports Pro Mod Reunion Race at Farmington

    Farmington Pro Mod Reunion Race 10-4-2014 064 #2The second annual GALOT Motorsports Pro Mod Reunion race was held at Farmington Dragway on Saturday, October 4th. The “Carolina Kid” Travis Harvey scored the win over Todd Tutterow.

    “First I want to thank God for letting us be here,” exclaimed Travis Harvey. “The last few months have been terrible for us. We’ve just been braking parts. We broke a motor at Big Dog. We finally got the car figured out to go down the track from a to b. It’s been really good to us.”

    After the third and final round of qualifying Todd Tutterow grabbed the pole with a lap of 3.854 at 194.77. That run also got Todd the Drag Illustrated number one qualifier and picked up additional $500.00. Also, during the third round of qualifying Tutterow decided it was time to take home the Sammy Phillips Electric burnout contest award and the $1,000.00 that went with it. Todd took home the honors with a burnout that carried him past the 660 mark. Todd also got the Hank Thomas Performance top speed award with his 194.77 mph blast.

    The eventual winner Travis Harvey qualified his Camaro second with a time of 3.887 at 194.28. GALOT Motorsports Team member Kevin Rivenbark put his Firebird third with a 3.934 at 188.05. Right behind Rivenbark was Jr. Ward his Corvette with a 3.935 at 188.75 that got the forth spot. David Monday put his Corvette fifth with a 4.035 at 183.49.

    The sixth qualifier was Jeff Miller in his Camaro with a 4.098 at 174.12. Wayne Hawkins also in a Camaro was seventh with a 4.228 at 170.37. Anchoring the field in eighth was Chad Morrison in his ‘57 Chevy with a 4.305 at 166.83. Missing the field was Larry Pearce in ninth and John Gorrie in tenth.

    When the first round of eliminations kicked off it was Jr Ward and David Monday that got the action going. Monday had engine problems after the burnout and had to shut it off. Jr Ward posted a 4.116 at 151.48 to get the win. But all wasn’t well in the Ward pit. One of the seals in his transmission let go and the crew had to put in a lot of work between rounds to get ready for the semi’s but they got it done.

    The next pair up was Kevin Rivenbark and Jeff Miller. Miller’s Camaro had been battling problems with the engine shutting off all day. It would happen to them again on this pass as well. Miller posted a 4.244 at 154.26 while Rivenbark posted a 4.009 at 186.04 to get the win.

    The third pair to make their trip down the 1/8 mile was Travis Harvey and Wayne Hawkins. Wayne left the line first but didn’t have enough to hold off the hard charging Harvey. Travis posted a 3.887 at 191.82 to Hawkin’s 4.191 at 170.30. The 4.191 that Wayne posted was a career best.

    The forth and final pair of the first round was Todd Tutterow and Chad Morrison. Chad was the first leave but his advantage didn’t last. Tutterow quickly drove around him posting a 3.902 at 193.00. Morrison was able to run a 4.279 at 166.36.

    In the consolation race Larry Pearce ran a 4.289 at 168.30 to get the win over John Gorrie’s 6.182 at 106.99.

    The semifinal action got started with Kevin Rivenbark and Travis Harvey. Travis left first and got to the stripe first with a 3.888 at 189.91 to Kevin’s 3.937 at 168.42. On the other side of the ladder it came down to Jr Ward and Todd Tutterow to see who would punch their ticket to the final round against Harvey. Jr left first but quickly ran into tire shake while Todd streaked to the finish line posting a 3.898 at 192.67.

    The final round was set, and it was a classic Blower vs. Nitrous. Harvey’s 3.888 from the previous round gave him lane choice and he took the right lane. The right lane had been the preferred lane all evening. The two did their burnouts and put their Camaros in the beams. The tree activated and the race was over. Todd turned on the red light with a -.002 reaction time. Travis cut a .010 light but around the 400-foot mark, his engine had issues. He coasted through the lights with a 4.065 at 146.19. In the other lane Todd posted a 3.876 at 191.74.

    Gracious in defeat Todd Tutterow said, “I want to thank all the people that put this event together, GALOT Motorsports, my wife Denise Tutterow, Sandy Collins, Mark Joyce and Buddy Trivette. Sammy Phillips fed everybody today. Thanks to the race track and all the staff. Also, thanks to all the racers that came out. There were a lot of people involved with this event. It would have been better if it was little earlier in the year but that’s the way it goes.”

    “The race started out good,” continued Tutterow. We qualified number one. We were pleased with that. We won the number one qualifier money, the burnout contest money and the mph money. We got a bunch of plaques, and everybody got some trophies. Travis Harvey run excellent all day long. He made good runs every time. He ended up winning the race over a red-light but that’s part of it. I’ve won races that way too.”

    “I really want to thank Earl Wells from GALOT Motorsports. I can’t thank him enough. Without him I wouldn’t be doing this. I want to thank my crew. Brad, Scott, Wayne, Kevin, my wife Denise, my son Ty and daughter Tia. They all do more than I can ask for. If I say, we need to work tomorrow to get ready for Virginia, they’d all be in there,” added Todd.

    A victorious Travis Harvey said, “I want to thank Barry Allen, he drives down every time we got a race. He’s there with me, by my side helping me keep everything together. Jeff Miller, he does everything for me. Whatever we have to do, he helps. Russ is usually here with us but had other commitments today.”

    “I want to thank Mr. Dobbs and Von Miles. Those two own everything and finance this. Most of the time they’re behind the scenes but if it weren’t for them, we wouldn’t be here. I also want to thank my wife Shelby for letting me do this. She’s always by my side. My little man T.J. is my trophy. There is nothing to compare to that stuff.” commented Harvey.

    “Our day turned out good,” continued Travis. We had an ignition problem early and got it fixed. We came out and ran the .88 in the second round of qualifying. It ran a .88 every pass after that. It’s been good. We had another mechanical failure in the final round but we were lucky enough too win. I’m just glad we came out on the lucky side. I knew Todd was going to be there cause he probably figured that I was going to be there. So I got up on the wheel and cut a good light.”

    Travis finished and said, “Todd is a good competitor, he’s a good guy. I was just glad to be in the finals beside him. I came to races a lot growing up with my dad. I was watching Todd, Tommy Mauney and all them guys. It’s a blessing to be racing beside them. I just really want to thank all the guys behind the scenes. All the crew, my family, my wife, my kids, and my parents. Also, a big thanks to Race Tech, Reher Morrison Racing Engines, Red Line Oil and Hoosier Tires.”

    For more information please visit www.farmingtondragway.com. For a complete photo gallery search for Trivette Photography on Facebook.

    Story by Buddy Trivette
    Photo by Matthew Trivette


  • The B.A.D. Boys are back at Roxboro Motorsports Park this Saturday

    The Roxboro Motorsports Park will host the B.A.D. Boys Doorslammers series this Saturday, August 16th. This will be the fifth B.A.D. Boys’ event of the 2014 season.

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    At the last event there were thirteen Doorslammers that showed up. There were seven Blown, four Nitrous Injected, one Pro Charger equipped and one Turbo Charged car. After battling the rain three times a fourth rain and curfew ended the night. The track staff led by co-owner Jr Ward kept up with the track all evening long. Who will take home the win Saturday night? You’ll have to be there to find out.

    The rules for the B.A.D. Boys are as follows:

    Blown

    2550 Minium Weight before run

    540 Cubic Inch Maximum

    14-71 Blowers only, no Screw Blowers

    No overdrive limit

    Turbo/Procharger

    2550 Minium Weight before run

    540 Cubic Inch Maximum

    No Inter Coolers

    Single Turbo 120 mm Maximum

    Twin Turbos 94 mm Maximum

    Pro Charged Small Block

    2400 Minium before run

    Nitrous Injected2550 Minium Weight before run

    No Restrictions on Cubic Inch or Nitrous

    There is no entry fee. The car, driver and two crew members are free. It will be a sixteen-car field. The purse is as follows:

    Winner- $2,500

    Runner-up- $2,000

    Semifinalist $1,500

    Second round loser- $1,000

    First round loser- $500

    Again, there is no entry fee for the B.A.D. Boys competitors. The track will be open Friday for test and tune. Also, there must be a minium of twelve cars to have a sixteen-car ladder.

    Along with the B.A.D. Boys Roxboro will also have the 4.90 Extreme. The entry fee is $100.00 for car and driver based on a sixteen-car field. There will also 6.0, 7.0 and 8.0 Index Classes. The entry fee is $50.00, 100% payback to the winner, runner-up and semifinalist. This is a non points race.

    The gates open at 12:00, and general admission is $15.00 with children 12 and under free. For more information please visit www.roxboromotorsportspark.com.

    Story by Buddy Trivette

    Photo by Matthew Trivette


  • GALOT Motorsports presents the 2nd annual Pro Mod Reunion race at Farmington Dragway

    The Galot Motorsports second annual Pro Modified reunion race will be this Saturday, August 2nd at Farmington Dragway.

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    “We’re really looking forward to this event,” said Mark Joyce. “It’s been building for some time now. We want to thank Galot Motorsports and all of our other great sponsors that have stepped up for this event. The main thins is that we want everyone to have fun. We’re going to put on a great show for all the fans, sponsors and racers. We will see everyone Saturday.”

    Jamie Chappell

    Coming off his big win Saturday at the PDRA event Galot Motorsports team member Kevin Rivenbark will lead the charge into Farmington. Rivenbark’s Galot team mate Todd “King Tut” Tutterow who has amassed countless wins at the Farm will look to score another one. Leading the Nitrous Brigade and is no stranger to the winner circle is Randy Weatherford.

    Randy Weatherford

    At the last Pro Mod race at Farmington Jeff Blasi picked up the win so he’ll be looking to make it two in a row. Jamie Chappell scored the runner-up position so he’s hungry to get the win this time around. Another racer that will be there and has visited the winner circle at Farmington is Robbie Matthews.

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    Making his return to Farmington this weekend is the “Godfather of Pro Mod” Charles Carpenter. Carpenter in his world famous ‘55 Chevy will try to add to his long list of victories. Andy “the Gunslinger” Beal will build off his success from the PDRA this weekend. Also, look for long time Nitrous Pro Mod racer’s Greg Godwin and Tori Cagle.

    After posting career best numbers the last time at Farmington Jeff Miller in his turbo equipped Camaro will be there. The “Carolina Kid” Travis Harvey will also be there. Chris Cline in the Plymouth Fury dubbed Christine will be there. Andy Jensen will bring his turbo charged Camaro down to do battle. After having success last weekend Jay Cox hopes to continue and pick up the win.

    Long time Pro Mod racer Dale Brinsfield will make his return to the drivers seat. Look for the Father and Son duo of Jim and Brian Teachman. The patriotic Chevrolet of Dave Leonardo will also be there. Also, look for the super charged entry of Jr Ward. Bill DeSoto in his newly built ‘41 Willys will be there. Look for Wayne Hawkins, Doug Riesterer, Gary Capano, David Monday and a host of others this weekend.

    Along with the Pro Mod race Farmington will host the Celebrity Reunion race as well. So for that list includes;

    Don Plemmons – Winston Salem, NC

    Rick Moore – Greensboro, NC

    Buzz Varner – Burlington, NC

    Steve Vick – Mocksville, NC

    Parson Brothers – Lenoir, NC

    Tommy Mauney – Shelby, NC

    Gary McKee – Rock Hill, SC

    Ed Hoover – Columbia, SC

    Sonny Leonard – Lynchburg, VA

    Charles Terrell – Kernersville, NC

    Keith Floyd – Lexington, NC

    Columbia SC native Chris Krug with Dodge Minivan will also be on hand. This is no ordinary Minivan. Chris has a serious power adder that he has added to his van. When Chris pulls into the water box the van transforms and a Jet Turbine engine comes out the back. Chris always puts on a great show and will make multiple runs this weekend.

    To help celebrate twenty years of Pro Modified Drag Racing at the Farmington Dragway Sammy Phillips Electric has stepped up and is sponsoring the Reunion BBQ Cookout for all Pro Mod racers, crew members and all of the fine sponsors and supporters. There will also be the Momma Helen Hot Dog contest from 1 to 5 p.m..

    Plus all TOP, Foot Brake, Junior Dragster and Street participants will be served a HOT BOG lunch from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Courtesy of the Williams Brothers racing, Gary “Hooter” Hoots the Gas Man, Nicholson Racing and MJ Printing and Graphics.

    Drag Illustrated has stepped up this year and are sponsoring the longest burn out contest. One driver will be crowned after each round of qualifying. At the end of the event one driver will be crowned over all champion. The driver that is the number one qualifier will win the Hank Thomas Performance low qualifier award. The driver with top speed during qualifying will capture the Sonny Leonard Components and Engines top speed award. Also, WS Construction will have the closest run of the race award.

    Farmington Dragway would like to thank all their partners for the Galot Motorsports second annual Pro Modified Reunion race;

    Goodson

    Pat Musi Racing Engines

    WYO Racing & Rods

    Carolina Drilling

    Hank Thomas Performance

    Galot Motorsports

    WS Construction

    MJ Printing & Graphics

    Precision Turbo

    S & S Backhoe

    EOPM (Extreme Outlaw Pro Mod)Drag Life

    Uncle Roger Adams

    Wayne Bailey Plumbing

    RV Landscaping

    Bohr Racing Products

    Sonny’s Racing Engines

    Appalachian Metal Works

    Under Pressure Performance

    Gary McKee

    Williams Bros Racing

    Gary “Hooter” Hoots

    Kevin Rivenbark

    TM Race Cars

    Sammy Phillips Electric

    G and J Motors

    Lane Industries

    Fulton Racing Engines

    Albert Racing Engines

    Shriners EXPO 2015 & North Carolina Drag Racing Hall of Fame

    There will also be a PRO MOD test session from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $250.00 a car. Then a regular Friday Night Test-N-Tune from 6 to 10 p.m.

    The gates open at 10:00 Saturday with time runs starting at 12:00. General admission is $15.00 with children 12 and under free. For more information please visit www.farmingtondragway.com.

    Story by Buddy Trivette

    Photo by Matthew Trivette


  • Dina Parise Racing Welcomes DJ Safety!

    DJWhen you hear music on the radio you know that a DJ is the one behind the scenes playing it. When you see a driver outfitted the best safety equipment, who do you think is behind the scenes making it? Well, DJ Safety of course!

    Amidst the excitement of the impending debut of the Dina Parise Racing Cadillac CTSV Pro Mod (being built by Matheis Race Cars Inc.) the team has continued to work hard for existing Marketing Partners as well as bringing new ones on board!

    At this time, DPR would like to welcome DJ Safety as a Marketing Partner! Dina will be safe from the Fire Suit she wears to the chutes she pulls! In addition, Matheis Race Cars Inc. has signed on as an Authorized Dealer as well. Having an extraordinary race car built is necessary and securing it with the proper safety equipment is essential.

    Stay tuned with DPR for the latest in what’s happening! If you blink…you may miss something! So pay attention! Lot’s more to come very soon!

    DPR would like to thank DJ Safety as well as their existing Marketing Partners for their support.

    Marketing Partners are the key to DPR’s success! This team works hard to keep their Partners happy! Check out the Marketing Partners and go ahead and try their products and services! DPR uses them all! Thank you to NGK, LAT Racing Oils, CRC Industries, Bell Helmets, DJ Safety, Neal Chance, Hoosier Racing Tire, Speedwire Systems and USA Auto Supply for their support throughout the season and beyond!  Visit here: http://dinapariseracing.com/marketing-partners  for all their websites and details! Contact DPR to become a Marketing Partner!  Let DPR work for you!

    image005Get Social:  Be sure to join the DPR team on all their Social Media! The Website will show you the way! So please visit http://dinapariseracing.com/   to learn more about the DPR team! Then join the team on: Facebook, Twitter and don’t forget Bella the Wonder Pug too https://twitter.com/ProModBella !

    ** With DJ Safety , you can be outfitted from head to toe and bumper to bumper!**

    Story and Photo Courtesy: DPR

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  • B.A.D. BOYS Doorslammers return to Roxboro Motorsports Park this Saturday

    Jr WardThe Roxboro Motorsports Park will host the B.A.D. Boys Doorslammers series this Saturday, June 21st. This will be the third B.A.D. Boys event of the 2014 season.

    When this series was created, it was basically for Blown or Boosted Doorslammers but now the track co-owner Jr Ward decided that Nitrous injected cars can also compete. “We opened the series up to the Nitrous competitors also,” said Ward. “We welcome them, we want them to come and compete with us now. All they have to do is make sure that they weigh 2550 just like the rest of us.”

    The rules for the B.A.D. Boys are as follows;

    Blown

    2550 Minium Weight before run

    540 Cubic Inch Maximum

    14-71 Blowers only, no Screw Blowers

    No overdrive limit

    Turbo/Procharger2550 Minium Weight before run

    540 Cubic Inch Maximum

    No Inter Coolers

    Single Turbo 120 mm Maximum

    Twin Turbos 88 mm Maximum

    Pro Charged Small Block 2400 Minium before run

    Nitrous Injected2550 Minium Weight before run

    No Restrictions on Cubic Inch or Nitrous

    There is no entry fee. The car, driver and two crew members are free. It will be a sixteen-car field. The purse is as follows;

    Winner- $2,500

    Runner-up- $2,000

    Semifinalist $1,500

    Second round loser- $1,000

    First round loser- $500

    Jeff MillerAgain, there is no entry fee for the B.A.D. Boys competitors. The track will be open Friday for test and tune as well.

    Along with the B.A.D. Boys Roxboro will also have the 4.90 Extreme. The entry fee is $100.00 for car and driver based on a sixteen-car field. There will also 6.0, 7.0 and 8.0 Index Classes. The entry fee is $50.00, 100% payback to the winner, runner-up and semifinalist. This is a non points race.

    Bubba TurnerAfter purchasing Roxboro Motorsports earlier this year the new owner’s Jr Ward and Danny Grizzard have made lots of improvements. One of the first things that they did was hire Southeast Grinding and Grooving to make major improvements to the racing surface. All the bumps and imperfect problems are now gone. The racing surface is now very smooth. Along with the grinding the restrooms have been redone. There is also all new timing equipment in place. These are just some of the upgrades and the new owners are planning several more upgrades.

    General admission is $15.00 with children 12 and under free. For more information please visit

    www.roxboromotorsportspark.com.

    Story by Buddy Trivette

    Photo by Matthew Trivette

    buddytrivette@yahoo.com


  • Moits Racing: Pushing Performance Boundaries

    Mouhayet-Mustang-3Q-WebAustralian doorslammer pilot, Paul Mouhayet, known worldwide for achieving the fastest speed ever recorded on a set of 10.5W tires at 252.95mph in 5.990 seconds, and his Moits Racing team are one step closer to reaching their ultimate goal: adding to their legacy as a team that pushes performance boundaries to new heights with a take-no-prisoners mindset.

    Their ambition drove them to seek out one of the world’s premier chassis builders for a venture into Pro Modified. The Moits team commissioned Tim McAmis Race Cars to create their new beast which sports the latest technology allowing them to become one of the quickest and fastest cars on the planet.

    Built specifically for the turbocharged engine combination and knowing its potential to exceed speeds of 260mph, the crew at TMRC strengthened the chassis around the driver and installed one of Racetech’s lightweight full-containment carbon fiber racing seats—a staple of TMRC’s high-end race cars. Additional features include a titanium back half and titanium firewall, as well as titanium brackets, mounts and bolts throughout the car. The chassis is finished out with TMRC’s billet rear end housing, carbon fiber wheelie bars, and lightweight carbon fiber interior, including parachute, and the fire bottle handles.

    Moits’ love for carbon fiber influenced the exterior design created by Tyrant Productions and applied beautifully at Paint by Jeff Hoskins. A sleek black with a “carbon fiber” center stripe across the hood of the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby Super Snake body, originally developed by Moran Motorsports and formed in-house by TMRC’s Velocity Composites division.

    Seated between the frame rails is the 4,000 horse power, world-conquering 481X billet big block by Pro Line Racing. Using a set of Precision Turbochargers, this combination has set fire to the record books in 2014 and recently achieved the fastest speed ever recorded in a 1/8th mile doorslammer at 221 MPH.

    The Moits brothers and their family-owned Moits Excavation business will serve as the primary sponsor on the new Pro Modified Mustang, and Con and Vic at CV Performance in Australia will handle the tuning duties. GD Race Cars a regular customer of Tim McAmis Performance Parts, will join Mouhayet in maintaining the stunning machine.

    The new Mustang will debut at the inaugural Street Car Super Nationals in St. Louis in August, before it is shipped down under for competition in a class known as Extreme Outlaw.  In the meantime, Moits Racing has every intention of pushing the limits of their 10.5 car.


  • Flamholc Racing update

    AdamFlamholcAdam Flamholc is recovering  very well from the crash in St Louis five months ago, and is looking forward to an exciting 2014 season!

    Flamholc have been at the track in Bradenton two times with the new cars, and satisfied with the results.

    The Dodge Viper is loaded in a container and on its way to Sweden! Flamholc will race that car in the Scandinavian Top Doorslammer series and in the Pro Extreme class at Malmo Raceway.

    On Wednesday Flamholc and the team are flying overseas again for some racing with the Dodge Daytona. Next weekend we will be in West Palm beach(FL) for a legal Pro Mod race, and the weekend after in Montgomery (AL).

    Flamholc plan is to race in US during winter, spring and fall, then stay in Europe over the summer this year.

    I have committed to be a part of Mats Erikssons Pro Mod team in the FIA European Championship as well as try to help Ellis Motorsport with the Funny Car they bought from us.

    This is a preliminary schedule for 2014:

     

    7-9 March Palm Beach International Raceway

    14-15 March Montgomery Motorsports Park

    3-6 April PDRA Rockingham

    3-4 May Test weekend Malmo Raceway

    9-10 May  PDRA South Georgia Motorsportspark

    16-18 May Pro Extreme Cramo Nationals Malmo Raceway

    23-26 May Main Event FIA European Championship Santa Pod Raceway

    12-15 June FIA FIA European Championship Tierp Arena

    27-29 June Top Doorslammer Sundsvall Raceway

    3-6 July FIA European Championship Finland

    18-20 July  Pro Extreme Malmo Raceway

    25-27 July PDRA Richmond (VA)

    2-4 August Top Doorslammer Norway

    21-24 August FIA European Championship

    29-31 August Top Doorslammer ro Extreme finals Malmo Raceway

    4-7 September FIA European finals Santa Pod Raceway

    10-11 October  PDRA Richmond (VA)

    16-19 October Outlaw Dragracing Championship Bradenton Motorsports Park (FL)

    5-7 December Snowbird Nationals Bradenton Motorsports Park (FL)

     


  • TUTTEROW RUNNER UP IN OUTLAW PRO MOD AT US STREET NATIONALS

    2014-Tutterow-US-Street-NationalsGALOT MOTORSPORTS’ driver and Crew Chief, Todd “King Tut” Tutterow scored a second place finish and was the number one qualifier in the Outlaw Pro Mod class at the U.S. Street Nationals race held at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida on January 24-26, 2014.

     

    Behind the wheel of his supercharged 1968 Chevrolet Camaro, Tutterow put down a stellar pass in the first round of Outlaw Pro Mod qualifying going 3.902 at 191.28 MPH to secure the number one position. In round two, Tutterow briefly slipped into the number three spot but easily regained his rightful place at the top of the pack in the third and final qualifier with a 3.883 at 192.88 MPH run.

     

    In the first round of eliminations Tutterow had a 3.852 at 194.30 MPH trip down the strip, his quickest and fastest pass of the weekend, and moved into round two where his 3.902 at 192.10 MPH run earned him the right to run in the next round. Moving into the semi-finals, Tutterow cut a great light and flew down the track to reach the big end ahead of his opponent with a 3.874 at 192.55 MPH run. The final round was incredibly close all the way to the finish line, but ultimately Tutterow came in just .008-seconds behind his opponent to take home the second place title.

     

    With a fantastic runner-up class finish and number one qualifier honors, the GALOT Motorsports team had a great start to their 2014 season.

     

    The GALOT team has a busy schedule planned for 2014 including the full 10-race NHRA Pro Mod series, and also plans on attending local races, such as the Big Dog Shootout at Piedmont Dragway in Julian, NC, and various Extreme Outlaw Pro Mod (EOPM) races, as scheduling permits.

     

    Want to watch the GALOT team in action for yourself? Catch up with them at one of the many races this season; the schedule is posted on GALOTmotorsports.com in the Schedule > Upcoming Events section.


  • Dina Parise Racing .. Can you CTS-V me now?

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    Growing up on Long Island, New York in an Italian family always had its advantages. There was the fact that a ‘rite of passage’ as a young woman in an Italian family was learning how to ‘perfect’ the family recipe for Gravy. Yes, Gravy. In Dina Parise’s  (of Dina Parise Racing) house  growing up (and still today) if it’s red and has Meatballs, Pork Neck bones and Braciole … it’s Gravy! Veering from food, let us not forget about the ‘built in’ Body Guards of sorts; Dina’s three brothers. Dina being the youngest in an Italian family and the only girl led to many a scuffle and shall we say, dateless night. “Italian ‘Princess’ was a statement often used but misunderstood by many in my case.” Stated Dina Parise with a smile. “I was not the type to be a princess in a standoffish kind of way; I was merely a victim of overbearing brotherly love and protection. Once a ‘date’ found out who my brothers were, he usually had ‘other plans that did not include me!” She laughs.

    Italians are a very distinct bunch. Proud of their heritage and sometimes it seems more proud of the food they create. One thing stands out about Italians (especially) in New York; many times you can pick them (Italians) out by the car they drive. For those of you not from the New York area this may seem strange, but it’s true! This takes us to the nitty gritty of this story.

    Dina Parise Racing is proud to announce the build of a new Cadillac CTS-V by Matheis Race Cars Inc to debut in the 2014 season!  “We are very excited about building a new Pro Mod for DPR.” Stated  Rob Matheis. “We have been fans of DPR for a long time and can hardly wait to see Dina behind the wheel and winning races with a MRC built CTS-V!”

    “We are excited to be working with Rob and the MRC team!” Stated Dina. “This is a sharp looking car and it will be built by MRC! What more could we ask for?”

    So stay tuned for future updates regarding the new CTS-V Pro Mod and the upcoming 2014 season!

    From our DPR family to yours we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous New Year!

    People always ask how DPR can get out there to do what they do. The Advertising Partners are the key to DPR’s success! This team works hard to keep their Advertisers happy! Check out the Advertisers and go ahead and try their products and services! DPR uses them all ! NGK, LAT Racing Oils, CRC Industries, Throttle Threads (the official team uniforms), Neal Chance, Radical Corvettes ,Hoosier Racing Tire, Browell Bellhousing, USA Auto Supply and Trailer Valet. Visit here : http://dinapariseracing.com/dina-parise-racing-sponsors   for all their websites and details! Contact DPR to become an Advertising Partner!  Let us work for you!

     

    Get Social:  Be sure to join DPR on all our Social Media! Our Website will show you the way! So please visit  http://dinapariseracing.com/   to learn more about the DPR team! Then join the team on: Facebook, Twitter and don’t forget Bella the Wonder Pug too https://twitter.com/ProModBella  !

     

    Story by DPR

    Photo By Roger Richards


  • TUTTEROW FINISHES SECOND AT FINAL 2013 BIG DOG SHOOTOUT

    2013-Big-Dog-CamaroGALOT MOTORSPORTS driver Todd Tutterow raced to a second place podium finish at the final 2013 Big Dog Shootout event held at Piedmont Dragway in Julian, NC on November 9, 2013.

     

    Driving his supercharged classic Chevrolet Camaro, Tutterow ran well during qualifying, putting down a best ET of 4.12 to rank him sixth overall.

     

    Tutterow defeated his challenger in the first round of eliminations, going even quicker with a clean and true 4.05 ET pass to trigger the win lights in his lane. Moving into the semi-finals, GALOT’s Tutterow found himself alone at the tree with a bye run as his opponent was not able to make it to the start. Opting to take it easy on the car, Tutterow launched effortlessly and backed off the throttle partway down the track to cruise easily into the next and last round for the night.

     

    As Tutterow staged his Camaro at the tree for the finals, the crowd was on its feet and buzzing with excitement to see who would come out on top of this epic battle. Besting himself yet again in the finals, Tutterow hooked perfectly and ran his quickest ET of the night: a flawless and fast 3.92 put Tutterow straight down the track in the center of the groove, but ultimately it was not enough to hold off Chris Rini’s 3.86 ET pass.

     

    The GALOT Motorsports team is thrilled with Todd Tutterow’s runner-up finish, and is looking forward to running at more Big Dog Shootout races in the 2014 season!

     

    To see when and where the GALOT Motorsports team will be racing next, visit GALOTmotorsports.com!