Courtesy of Dan Myers Racing
Ramona, Ca – On the weekend of July 10-11 the Dan Myers Racing team will take their 1957 Chevy pick-up truck to Woodburn, Oregon to run with the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association on the third stop of the association’s 2010 schedule.
Coming off a win at the last WCOPMA event in Sacramento a couple weeks back, Dan Myers and his team are hoping to bring some of that momentum and luck from Sacramento to Woodburn with them.
Dan is not afraid to admit that luck was on his side in Sacramento. After all, he won the event without making a full pass down the ¼-mile as every run was cut short for some reason or another. But Dan states “you cannot win a race without having at least one lucky round, thankfully for me I had three in a row.”
Courtesy of WCOPMA
In two weeks the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Associations next event is at Woodburn Dragstrip in Oregon on July 10th and 11th for the 1st Annual Outlaw Pro Mods and Oregon Championship Race. Parking and tech is on Friday July 9th starting at 11am. There will be three rounds of qualifying on Sat July 10th. 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Sunday eliminations are at 12pm, 2:30pm and 4pm.
This is the third stop for the association in 2010 and the points battle is heating up. For some teams this race is where they will need to make their move to get in the points chase. If you are interested in running with our association, we welcome you. For more information visit our website www.westcoastoutlawpromods.com
Courtesy of ADRL
TOPEKA, KS — Mike Castellana was simply looking for one good run in Pro Nitrous on Friday at the ADRL Hardee’s Independence Drags IV at Heartland Park Topeka. When that came on his very first run, Castellana delivered in an even bigger way to cap his evening under the lights. Castellana and his ’69 Camaro wowed the energetic crowd with his third qualifying run, staying in first after three sessions with a pass of 3.89 at 192.28 miles per hour.
It was significant that Castellana had two in a class where most drivers struggled to get one on a day where track conditions proved difficult to solve.
“I think we had a better handle on things,” Castellana said. “It was kind of hit-or-miss for a lot of people, but we’ve got a good handle on this car. When you got something good going, you don’t want to change too much.”
Other top qualifiers after Friday’s three sessions include Frankie Taylor in Pro Extreme, Ashley Owens in Pro Extreme Motorcycle, Pete Berner in Extreme Pro Stock and Todd Moyer in Extreme 10.5. Castellana’s solid performance on Friday gives him some breathing room heading into Saturday’s final qualifying session as well.
Courtesy of PMRA
CAYUGA, ONTARIO – Veteran Pro Modified racer Mike Stawicki of Medina, New York leads first day qualifying and set a new Pro Modified Racing Association Series record with a 5.803-second pass at 255.15-mph in his G-Force built and Mike Stawicki Racing powered Supercharged Hemi at the Canadian Nitro Nationals at Toronto Motorsports Park in Cayuga, Ontario.
For more information contact Bruce F. Mehlenbacher at Bruce@PMRA.ca
About the Pro Modified Racing Association (PMRA):
he Pro Modified Racing Association, www.PMRA.ca, was organized late in 2004, started racing operations in 2005, and is entering its sixth year of operation in 2010. The PMRA is a self-governing organization with input from its teams, and adheres to the technical and safety rules as outlined by the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA).
Courtesy of Carpenter Racing
TOPEKA, KS – Coming off a less-than-stellar eliminations record over the past two races, Charles Carpenter has one goal for this weekend’s ADRL Hardee’s Independence Drags IV at Heartland Park Topeka: get past the first round.
After making it out of round one at every race dating back to the 2009 U.S. Drags, Carpenter has been trailered early at each of the past two races and is looking to turn it around in Topeka.
“We’ve been running great, but have lost our raceday consistency and just haven’t performed when the time comes,” said Carpenter. “There’s a happy medium there, and we just have to find it.”
Carpenter hopes to find that middle ground fast. Just 81 points behind Mike Castellana for first place in the Speedtech Battle for the Belts points standings, Carpenter knows he needs to match the perennial front runner step for step while fending off the tough competition from the Pro Nitrous field to stay near the top.
Courtesy of PMRA
MAPLE, ONTARIO – Other than painting their race car, The Skull Motorsports Team of Ralph Andreacchi and Tony Piselli have only made a few minor changes to their Corvette Pro Modified for this year’s Pro Modified Racing Association series.
“We haven’t made many changes this season,” noted car tuner and former team driver Ralph Andreacchi, who has won PMRA events in the past behind the wheel.
Powered by an Al Billes Racing 526-cubic inch Brad Anderson (BAE) Supercharged Hemi, the engine sits between the frame rails of a Tim McAmis Race Car chassis. Behind the engine is a Bruno’s Automotive Products Lenco transmission, and the car is fuelled with an Al Billes Racing fuel system. A Kobelco K-11 supercharger, which Andreacchi said is running a 20 percent overdrive as per NHRA specs, sits atop the engine.
Courtesy of the PMRA
BARRIE, ONTARIO – Tim Martin and Paul Noakes have pooled their talent and racing equipment to form a new Pro Modified team which brings a lot to the table in Pro Modified Racing Association competition.
After racing in the PMRA last season, Martin, of Barrie, Ontario got together with former Alcohol Funny Car driver Paul Noakes of London, Ontario recently and began this alliance which will see Noakes drive the Corvette Pro Modified for the remainder of the PMRA year.
Noakes, who was a top contender in the IHRA Alcohol Funny Car ranks for over 20 years, decided to get into the doorslammer after the IHRA closed the door on the Funny Car class.