INDIANAPOLIS – A victory and a semifinal finish at the Division 3 double-header weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis finally convinced reigning Super Gas world champion Mia Tedesco she made the right call by building a brand-new CARS Vehicle Service Contracts/Schepel Motors/NGK/Lucas Oil Top Alcohol Dragster.
Tedesco crew chief “Racin’ Jason” Lynch also won in his CARS Vehicle Service Contracts/Abruzzi Transmissions & Converters/Hoosier Tires Super Gas Cutlass, making this the most successful outing of the year for Tedesco Racing.
“Until recently, it’s been kind of a struggle getting this new dragster dialed in,” Tedesco said. “We had great success in Top Alcohol the last two seasons but we still built a new car because we knew it would eventually make us even better. I think we’re finally starting to see the rewards for all the hard word and testing we’ve been doing.”
HEBRON, OH – Pittsburgh-based Sportsman star Mia Tedesco is thrilled to make the short drive to National Trail Raceway near Columbus, Ohio, to compete in this weekend’s Buckeye Fuel Wars. The race is part of the North Central Division’s 2017 schedule, making this an important event for reigning world and Division 3 champion.
“The races in your home division are always extra important because you really want to earn as many points as possible in your own division,” Tedesco said. “In our case, we’re defending D3 Super Gas champs so we’re looking to make a move in our CARS Vehicle Service Contracts /VP Racing Fuels Super Gas Chevrolet Cavalier. We’re also racing Super Comp so it’ll be a busy weekend for us.”
CHICAGO – Running two big events in the same weekend seemed to suit Mia Tedesco just fine as the reigning Super Gas world champion starred in her “other” ride, the CARS Vehicle Service Contracts/Schepel Motors/NGK/Lucas Oil Top Alcohol dragster, with a runner-up result in the 33rd annual JEGS Allstars race and a semifinal finish in the 20th annual Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals.
“I’m always really excited when we have weekends like this,” Tedesco said. “Some of the divisional races have two events in one so you get used to running a bunch of rounds, especially when you’re running more than one car. I love it because I love to race so the more seat time I can get, the happier I am.
CHICAGO – Reigning Super Gas world champion Mia Tedesco will have more than one opportunity for victory this weekend when the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series hits the track for the Fallen Patriots Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill., outside of Chicago.
Tedesco, a 23-year-old native of Pittsburgh, made two trips to Route 66 Raceway last year and she took home a Super Gas title trophy both times in her CARS Vehicle Service Contracts/VP Racing Fuels Chevrolet Cavalier, one for the divisional event and the other for the national event. She knows defending her title this weekend will be challenging, but the spirited racer known as “Miss Mia” to her fans has never backed down from a challenge.
“I really love Chicago,” Tedesco said. “Last year, I won both times I came here. I raced in the divisional race here in Super Gas again this year and made it to the quarterfinals. That’s the worst I’ve done here in two years and that was still going rounds so I’m really confident about the national event. I really like the facility and I like the track, it’s really smooth and fast.”
NORWALK, OH – Reigning Super Gas world champion Mia Tedesco raced her CARS Vehicle Service Contracts/VP Racing Fuels Super Gas Chevrolet Cavalier through five rounds of eliminations to log a strong quarterfinal finish at this weekend’s 11th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
Tedesco also reached the quarterfinals in Top Alcohol Dragster, although that category started with a conventional 16-car field.
“The Super Gas car is running great,” Tedesco said. “We could have gone further but some driver error on my part ended the day. It wasn’t much but the difference between winning and losing out here isn’t very much so every little thing matters.
NORWALK, OH – By all accounts, reigning Super Gas world champion Mia Tedesco is having another banner season. She’s ranked second in the North Central region and eighth nationally in her CARS Vehicle Service Contracts/Schepel Motors/NGK/Lucas Oil Top Alcohol Dragster. She’s also a lofty fourth in her CARS Vehicle Service Contracts/VP Racing Fuels Super Gas Chevrolet Cavalier in the Division 3 standings.
The only thing missing on her 2017 resume is a victory, something she’d love to change this weekend with two chances to win at the 11th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
“We’ve been racing long enough to know that some weekends, some years, everything seems to just fall into place and go your way,” Tedesco said. “Other times it’s a struggle for everything. Then you have seasons like this year where you are running really well but the wins aren’t happening for whatever reason.
JOLIET, IL – Chicago is definitely Mia Tedesco’s kind of town. The reigning world champion in drag racing’s Super Gas category blew through the Windy City last year and swept up both the Division 3 and the national event trophies in her CARS Vehicle Service Contracts /VP Racing Fuels Super Gas Chevrolet Cavalier.
At this weekend’s Burndown at Sundown D3 race, Tedesco hopes to simply add to her perfect 14-0 record from 2016.
“We didn’t drop a single round last year so if we can ride that momentum this weekend, we’ll be really happy,” Tedesco said. “Matching what we did last year is no small task. We know what it took and we know how hard it will be to repeat, but we’re certainly going to try.