Dina’s Blog

Dina’s Blog Entries

  • Choosing Politics over Promotion, makes Racing a Drag March 21, 2017 You cannot escape it. Talk of politics is all around us at what seems to be every moment of the day. I personally am not a fan of talking politics, but in this instance, I will make an exception. Drag racing is a tough sport in many ways. Of course, I say this from experience. Our ...
  • Passion VS Conscience a delicate balance April 22, 2016 Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart. ~Marcus Aurelius There are many outside (and even inside) the tight knit circle of Drag Racing that do not understand how we persist regardless of circumstances surrounding us. It seems to ...
  • Veterans Day- Salute the Sacrifice not the Sales Tactics November 10, 2015 We have become a nation where pop-culture rules the airwaves. It seems that a movie or ‘reality’ star having a stint in rehab or dying of a drug overdose puts the nation into a state of mourning. Where are the stories about actual ‘reality’? About the men and women who have put their lives on ...
  • In drag racing diversity is the norm June 15, 2015   If you ‘cruise’ the pits at a drag race the sights and sounds can be mind-numbing. There is the distinct smell of alcohol in the air. Exhaust becomes a cheap cologne that is essentially a ‘gift with ticket purchase’. The constant hum of motors revving has an almost musical tone to it. From classical to ...
  • Dina Parise in MOR-TV Drive Like a Pro PSA June 10, 2015 In an effort to encourage everyone to drive safely, I was honored to be asked to be part of the MOR- TV Tampa Drive Like a Pro PSA.   ‪Safety is first and foremost when it comes to racing and it is very important to me. Of course we know what we do is dangerous and we ...
  • Keeping the ‘Memorial’ in Memorial Day May 25, 2015 Memorial Day: a holiday observed on the last Monday in May that is meant to honor and remember those who died in the military while serving their country. There you have it. Honor and Remember. It seems to me that holidays meant to Honor our Nation’s Military members for their service have been essentially turned into ...
  • Keyboard Crew Chiefs …No wrench necessary March 25, 2015 It has been said that opinions are like butt holes. Everyone has one but you may not necessarily want to see (or hear) them. Again, I find myself expressing my love/hate relationship with social media, especially the ‘anonymity’ and ‘beer muscle’ mentality of it. RIGHT on TARGET: The climate of the world today seems to be; ...
  • Dina Parise ; Float Like a Cadillac, Sting like a ‘V’ ! October 2, 2014 Depending on your taste…. You may choose a luxury vehicle or maybe something sporty right? What if you could have both ? Sort of…. High Performance Luxury: High performance luxury can be defined as space, comfort and presence but yet, is ultimately defined by the ‘feel’ of the overall vehicle. Emotion begins to distinguish the difference ...
  • Dina Parise; Putting the Human Back in the Being September 24, 2014   In light of recent ‘events’ I have decided to pen what I am about to…. But, of course I will not react the way you may think. If you have been following me, you know I think out of the box and I don’t hold back. So put your DJ Safety Belts on tight and ...
  • Athlete’s Voices: Dina Parise Episode 11, You’ve Come a Long Way Ladies! July 20, 2014   Athlete’s Voices is posted monthly on Double G Sports! Check them all here! http://doublegsports.com/category/other/athletes-voices/dina-parise/ If you have been paying attention to earlier blogs, you have been reading the term ‘Door Slammer’. A Pro Mod is referred to as a Door Slammer because it is a powerful racecar with doors and the driver sits in the driver’s seat ...