Bush and D’Aprile Rolling the Dice in Sin City
Elma, NY – It’s no secret that the Mel Bush Motorsports team has focused their race efforts elsewhere this season, but this weekend the team will take a shot at cracking the ultra competitive Get Screened America Pro Mod Challenge presented by ProCare Rx field at the 9th annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals.
“Our race schedule this season has been very busy,” said Team Owner Mel Bush. “We’ve been very busy. Having only made a handful of these NHRA events we’re a little behind these guys but we’re in here and we’re gonna take a shot. Heck, its Vegas why not take a gamble.”
Mel Bush Motorsports Driver Tommy D’Aprile always looks forward to running on the NHRA side but Vegas, for some reason, demands more excitement from the normally reserved driver.
“Vegas really demands attention. Racing in that atmosphere is going to be really cool! Each NHRA event we compete in has its own personality. I’m not sure what this race’s is but I’m ready to find out and have some fun while doing it,” said D’Aprile.
Bush’s hired Gun, Tommy D’Aprile, will be tuned by the team’s regular Crew Chief, Kevin Peters, along with Engine Builder Mike Janis; both from Janis’ Elma, NY based Jan-Cen Motorsports.
“These guys have their act together over here. As far as ¼ mile Pro Mod racing, there’s no other place than here. It’s going to be tough but we’re ready to roll the dice and see what happens,” said Engine Builder, Mike Janis.
D’Aprile will have two shots to crack the field, one Friday at 12:00p.m. and another Saturday at 11:00 A.M.
Eliminations will begin with round one on Saturday at 4:30 and the remainder to be run Sunday during professional eliminations.
Mel Bush Motorsports consists of:
Team Owners: Mel and Johanne Bush
62 Bel Air Driver: Tommy D’Aprile
Crew Chief: Kevin Peters
Truck Driver/Mechanic: Michael Bush
Eric Fahy: Cylinder Head Specialist/Body Specialist
Jake “Snake” Fahy: Clutch Specialist
For More Information on Team Driver Tommy D’Aprile check out: http://www.sirthomasinc.com
Mel Bush Motorsports is sponsored by: Melvin Bush & Sons Const. Inc., Headquartered at 2748 SW Casella St., Port Saint Lucie, FL 34953, is an underground utilities contractor specializing in Water Sewer Pipeline Communication Power, and Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures Construction.
Mel Bush Motorsports would also like to thank:
Carolyn L. Ashbee of Goodyear, Jan-Cen Motorsports and NGK Spark Plugs