Change : to become altered , modified or transformed.
Transformation: an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another.
The world is constantly changing. Everything from weather patterns to new technologies, change is evident everywhere you turn. Change happens for various reasons. The best change is change for the better. When creating change, you achieve transformation. Transformation equals progress and improvement. Everyone wants improvement, no matter what don’t they?
We welcome you to Dina Parise Racing (DPR). ( Formerly Parise Racing). “This is a very exciting time for me as well as the team.” Stated Dina Parise. “Solely owning my own team has been what I have wanted to do for quite some time. Yes, we will still be a two car team, but Andrew will now ‘really’ have to answer to me, racing under DPR!” She laughs.
“It’s a positive change for the team.” Stated Andrew Parise. “With Dina as President, it takes the pressure off me to do other things within the team. I will admit, taking direction rather than giving it will be somewhat difficult. I will say that I am ready for it, but then again, have you met my wife?” He laughs.
“Although we joke about who bosses whom, I have actually been running many aspects of the team for quite some time.” Stated Dina. “The time has come for me to officially take the helm. We are still a team, and we still take pride in supporting the Military and our Veterans. The dynamics have just changed a bit, and for the better we believe.”
“I’ve known the Parise’s since their Super Comp days.” Stated Crew member Butch Branzelle. “ They were professional then and are even more so today. What a great team to work with and what great friends we have become. We work hard but we ‘run’ harder. I know this will be a positive change for this team. Now let’s go racing!”
Not only the logo ( by Kelly Jean Design) is new, the Dina Parise Racing Website and social media fan pages will be launched shortly. What has not changed are Dina, Andrew AND of course Bella’s Blogs! Did you all know that Bella the wonder Pug has a Twitter account as well (@ProModBella)?On this team, even the dog has a lot to say!
As 2013 approaches, DPR takes a positive step into the future. With companies such as NGK, LAT Racing Oils, Browell Bell Housing and JE Pistons support the future is looking bright and fast! DPR thanks all of them for their continued support! Please be sure to check their links on our site!
We are bringing the Dina Parise Racing shop to you! So here goes!Can you name this item ? And, if we use more than one….do you know how may we use?
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Be sure to hashtag #DPR! Thanks!
Long Island and much of the Tri-State area is still in quite a bit of disrepair even as we ring in the New Year of 2013. ‘Super Storm’ Sandy left behind a path of destruction not seen in this area for nearly 100 years.
The Dina Parise Racing ‘Rev Up’ Sandy Relief Campaign began as an effort to assist residents in local Long Island communities. “We are from Long Island.” Stated Dina Parise. “This is our home too. We were lucky to have not suffered any damage from either Irene or Sandy, but my parents have been living with us since Sandy due to their home being flooded out. We all suffer the effects as a community, not to mention having to live together with your parents again!” She Laughs “I kid when I say that, but at least they are here and safe.”
The collection process for ‘Rev Up’ Sandy Relief was not monetary, but all useful items. Items were collected and distributed by DPR personally to ensure the items made it to their destinations.
Items collected and Donation destination:
*Non-Perishable foods and Personal Items: Camp Bull Dog (Lindenhurst, NY)
*Clothing: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island and Suffolk County United Veterans
*Pet Supplies: Rescue Ink ( Island Park, NY)
Lastly…. The reason ‘Rev Up’ Sandy Relief began. The children of Island Park ,NY. Not only did they lose their homes, but they lost their Elementary School as well ; The Francis X. Hegarty Elementary School. The kids had no school supplies and the holidays were approaching as well.
*Back Packs, School Supplies, Toys : Children of Island Park
This DPR ‘Rev Up’ Sandy Relief Campaign was made possible with the assistance a few key players that certainly need mention. Island Propane for not only supplying the warmth (at the car show) , but for supporting the team for not only that but many personal appearances. The UPS Store #5127 ( 173 Main St. Sayville, NY 11782) for supplying all flyers and posters. Western Beef for supplying a Gift Card to the Island Park School District to use toward items needed for the Holiday party in December. Grill 454 for lending the property for a great cause! If you are not familiar with the origin of ‘Rev Up’ Sandy Relief, check our news from November, 2012!
As we roll into 2013 we hope for brighter days. DPR will continue to work toward helping the Island Park community. The team is aware the Elementary School has lost all books and Musical Instruments. The next ‘Rev Up’ Sandy Relief effort will be to assist the kids in obtaining new instruments and books! Want to help? Contact us!
The racing season is fast approaching. Dina Parise Racing looks forward to seeing you all out there! Are you interested in becoming a Marketing Partner with one of the most unique teams on the racing circuit today? Where else can you find a female owner/driver with a husband as a team mate? Contact us at info@Dinapariseracing.com for more information!
*Look for the *NEW* improved www.DinaPariseRacing.com to be launched shortly!*
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Thank you to our Partners:
LAT Racing Oils : http://www.latracingoils.com/
Island Propane : http://www.islandpropanecorp.com/
Thank you to the following for their assistance with ‘Rev Up’ Sandy Relief:
Grill 454 : http://www.grill454.com/
Western Beef : http://www.westernbeef.com/
The UPS Store #5127 ( 173 Main St. Sayville, NY 11782)
New York Auto Fest : http://www.nyautofest.com/
*Story and Photo by Dina Parise Racing
New Yorkers have to be as resilient as they come. No one in New York says that be superior to anywhere else, they just seem to ‘bounce back’ like no other. New Yorkers are a community that seem so far removed from one another, yet they tend to be on top of one another quite often. Commuter’s charging to the train, and Subway…. So many people crammed into one seemingly tiny tube. Headed to whatever destination they need to be. Just as so many drivers are on the road jockeying for position to get to where they need to be. All until something so magnificently ugly happens, and the world seems to stop, even if just for a moment, but it stops. In the last decade (or so), New York has had to deal with an amazing amount of the ‘magnificently ugly’. From dealing with 9/11 and now Hurricane Sandy and even Hurricane Irene in between, New York has had its share. As a community ‘on a whole’ New Yorkers, as distant as they seem…. Pick up, stand together and help each other move on.
So…. Case in Point:
Shortly after Hurricane Sandy, as many of you may or may not know Dina Parise Racing began ‘Rev Up’ Sandy Relief. It is just as it sounds. Getting people motivated to pitch in and help others. “‘Rev Up’ began with a phone call to my childhood friend Lucretia. She lives in Island Park, NY.” Stated Dina Parise. “We began discussing how the kids needed school supplies and people needing new items for their homes. Pet food was mentioned as well. It developed into Well, let’s do a toy drive for the holidays too!” And there it began. A wish list was created. Collection began by going through Social Media, Radio Spots Etc. Parise Racing then teamed up with New York AutoFest for an outdoor show at Grill 454 in Commack NY. The AutotFest took care of the monetary donations.100% of the donations went directly to Hurricane Sandy Long Island Disaster Relief, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation a Newsday charity. The Dina Parise Racing ‘Rev Up’ Sandy Relief Campaign collected donated items and NO funds. And the items just kept coming!
“Normally in New York in November, most of us do not tend to want to be outdoors at a car show.” Stated Andrew Parise “I must admit, I do not feel the cold that easily, but it was definitely a chilly day. But it did not seem to matter. Everyone was in a giving mood, no matter the weather.”
The show began at 9:00 AM. By 9:30 the boxes on either side of the table at the Parise trailer were already almost full. You name it, it was coming in. School supplies, Toys, food, personal items and more. And it just kept coming. By 2PM it was apparent that the response was beyond anyone’s expectations.
The success of ‘Rev Up’ Sandy Relief at the AutoFest show is due in part to Island Propane (http://www.islandpropanecorp.com/ ) and
The UPS Store (#5127 ) 173 N. Main St. Sayville NY (Phone 631.218.5800 ).
A special thank you to Dan and Carol Neri, Guy Lucchese and Fran and Augie Saccoccio (None other than Dina’s Mom and Dad!) for their hard work all day! To everyone who donated….. Thank you ! Your fellow Long Islanders Thank you!
With items now in hand, Dina and Andrew will personally distribute to those in need. “We have a particular town that the toys and school supplies will be headed to. The food and clothing seem to be needed elsewhere.” Stated Dina. “Andrew and I feel better knowing that we have a personal handle on where the items are headed. That is twofold. We want to ensure that the residents actually receive the items and also that the people who donated can really know in their hearts that they did help.”
Dina Parise Racing is looking forward to brighter days. Looking forward to the 2013 season . Looking forward to getting back to the business of: ‘When the Helmets go on, the Wedding Bands come off….. Because as you all know…THIS rivalry begins at home!
Thank you to:
*From November 12, 2012*
As many of you know recently the NY ( NJ and beyond) areas were hard hit by ‘Superstorm’ Sandy. We at Dina Parise Racing were fortunate to not to have incurred any damage personally, but many friends, family and other residents were not as lucky. Lives were lost and property was severely damaged. In some cases, entire communities have been deemed condemned. It will be a long road to recovery.
To assist in the recovery, we have begun our ‘Rev Up’ Sandy Relief campaign! Here’s a bit about it.
Due to ‘Superstorm’ Sandy residents are in need of supplies! Dina Parise Racing ‘REVS UP’ this campaign by getting the Kids going with School Supplies! But, keep reading! Much more is needed! You can help! Let’s help get everyone’s lives back to normal! We would appreciate any help you can offer. We are accepting items only, NO cash please!
Dina Parise Racing will personally be accepting as well as distributing items to ensure the items reach those in need!
And as a thought… we would like to get a jump start on the Holidays as well, collecting toys for the kids.
This recovery is going to be long and hard. Please pass this along to your friends and family .Keep spreading the word! Working together we all can make a difference .If you have any questions please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Let’s get going to get everyone’s lives back to normal! Please read on for all the important info!
*SUPPLIES NEEDED: Marble/Spiral Notebooks • Pens/Pencils/Crayons • Loose Leaf Paper • Binders • Construction Paper • Cheap Calculators • BACKPACKS
*ITEMS ALSO NEEDED: Non-perishable food items, baby items (Diapers and wipes especially!), Toiletries, Warm Clothing and Pet food (Dog and cat)***
*Lastly: This will be a tough holiday season for many. Let’s get started now with also collecting NEW, unwrapped toys for the kids! (Please don’t forget the 10-13 year olds!)
That’s it Peeps! Let’s get them some help! We know our Dina Parise Racing friends, fans and fellow racers Rock… so let’s go!…. Let’s collect plenty so we can help these communities! Dina Parise Racing will personally collect and distribute donated items!
*October 5, 2012* “How are Mother and child?” Isn’t that the first question we all ask when a child is born? Unfortunately the answer is not always yes.Bob and Angie Policastro are parents that understand the unfortunate side to that question. Their struggle gave them the determination to help other parents avoid the struggles they encountered……
Bob and Angie Policastro’s daughter Angela was born (in 1989) with severe brain damage. Not only were they faced with the daunting task of the possibility of permanent homecare, they also were forced to deal with significant voids in the healthcare system. Ultimately they were forced to have Angela reside in a facility two hours from their home. The facility although a loving home environment that provided her the care she needed, was just so far from the Policastro’s home.
In 1992, the non for profit Angela’s House, was created to offer families and professionals an agency to call to help medically frail children and their families. Angela’s House has helped to simplify home care options for families by coordinating the extensive array of services needed to support medically frail children at home. The doors of the first home ‘Angela’s House’ located in East Moriches, NY opened in the fall of 2000 in a culmination of a ten-year effort by Bob Policastro. This special home for children is the first of its kind. Named after his daughter, this beautiful home offers a loving environment with 24-hour nursing care.
On September 27th Parise Racing was honored to be a part of ‘Brielle’s Fairytale Fashion Show’ Benefit for Angela’s house. Designs by Brielle along with Geraci Condello created beautiful fashions to be reproduced and sold also to benefit Angela’s house! So if you like what you see, you can purchase it and the proceeds will go directly to Angela’s House! And if you look closely, you may notice a certain Pro Mod driver wearing a beautiful blue dress! Nope, it’s not Andrew…. They told him he should have shaved his legs!
Would you like to donate to Angela’s House? Or would you like more information? Please visit here: http://www.angelashouse.org/
As a team Parise Racing had an amazing evening! The ’63 and ’53 Corvette Pro Mods were lit up beautifully by the Echo Agency of NY. You could not ask for a better location than Oheka Castle ! It is stunning!
As many of you know, Parise Racing has had a bit of a tough year, but don’t let that fool you! Although the team may have not been seen on the racing circuit, they have been seen everywhere else! The team attends many charity (and other various) events. For one, Parise Racing is always aware that no matter what, this team is fortunate. Things can get you down, but there is always someone else who has a heartbreaking story, and maybe, just maybe….. Parise Racing, these beautiful Pro Mods and of course Bella the Wonder Pug can brighten someone’s day. “Those thoughts are always kept in the back of our heads.” Stated Dina .“ We WILL see you all in 2013. We will see you on the track with even more competitiveness, in-house-rivalry and passion for giving back than you have ever seen before!”
“When the Helmets Go on the Wedding Bands Come Off! Rivalry Begins at Home!”
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Testing at Virginia Motorsports Park
US Troops in Iraq receiving goodies from us here at home!