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.
NORWALK, OH – Mia Tedesco became the first woman in the 61-year history of NHRA drag racing to win a world championship in the cutthroat Super Gas category last season, making her one of the biggest stars competing at this weekend’s Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser at Summit Motorsports Park in Northeast Ohio.
Tedesco, who hails from Pittsburgh, Pa., will be racing both her title-winning CARS Vehicle Service Contracts /VP Racing Fuels Super Gas Chevrolet Cavalier and her CARS Vehicle Service Contracts/Schepel Motors/NGK/Lucas Oil Top Alcohol Dragster at the event, giving her two great chances to score another victory or two.
“We’re excited about this race,” Tedesco said. “Both of my cars have been running great this year. We’d like to have a little more to show for it, but we’ve definitely learned over the years that you just have to keep working hard every weekend and the wins will come. Maybe this weekend will be the breakthrough race we’ve been waiting for.
INDIANAPOLIS – Mia Tedesco made history last year when she became the first woman in 65 years of organized drag racing to claim the Super Gas world championship. A big part of that accomplishment was the work she did in Division 3, where she also won the 2016 title.
For that reason, and many others, this weekend’s Division 3 opener at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis is a race where the 23-year-old Tedesco really hopes to shine. In addition to Super Gas, Tedesco will be competing in Top Alcohol Dragster, where she is the defending North Central Region champion.
“We’re really looking for a big weekend,” said Tedesco, who hails from Pittsburgh, Pa. “Both cars are running well. We’re coming off a runner-up finish in Top Alcohol Dragster down at the Houston national event so that car is good to go. The (Super Gas) Cavalier has been good too, we’re just haven’t been on the right side of some super-close races.
HOUSTON – Mia Tedesco made a name for herself last year by becoming the first female driver in class history to win a world title in Super Gas. But “Miss Mia” also is a talented Top Alcohol Dragster driver, as witnessed by her impressive runner-up finish Sunday at the 30th annual NHRA Spring Nationals.
“Coming in with a new car this year and figuring out the bugs, if they had told me we’d go to a final this early in the season I would have taken that in a heartbeat,” Tedesco said. “We are very pleased, especially after making the quickest and fastest pass we’ve ever had in this particular car. It was just a great weekend. Only one person is happier than we are at this point, and that’s Joey (Severence).”
HOUSTON – Two years ago, reigning Super Gas world champion Mia Tedesco reinforced her true love for drag racing at the annual NHRA Spring Nationals. Now, with a return to Royal Purple Raceway directly ahead, Tedesco hopes to gain even more love for the Southeast Texas speedplant in the Houston suburb of Baytown.
“I’ve only been to this track once but it was a really cool weekend because of what happened,” said Tedesco, who hails from Pittsburgh, Pa. “Jason (Lynch, crew chief and teammate) was racing Super Gas that weekend and he made it to the third round when his engine blew. We had about 45 minutes before the next round and none of us knew if we could make it back in time.