Can you CTS-V me now?

Growing up on Long Island, New York in an Italian family always had its advantages. There was the fact that a ‘rite of passage’ as a young woman in an Italian family was learning how to ‘perfect’ the family recipe for Gravy. Yes, Gravy. In Dina Parise’s  (of Dina Parise Racing) house  growing up (and still today) if it’s red and has Meatballs, Pork Neck bones and Braciole … it’s Gravy! Veering from food, let us not forget about the ‘built in’ Body Guards of sorts; Dina’s three brothers. Dina being the youngest in an Italian family and the only girl led to many a scuffle and shall we say, dateless night. “Italian ‘Princess’ was a statement often used but misunderstood by many in my case.” Stated Dina Parise with a smile. “I was not the type to be a princess in a standoffish kind of way; I was merely a victim of overbearing brotherly love and protection. Once a ‘date’ found out who my brothers were, he usually had ‘other plans that did not include me!” She laughs.

Italians are a very distinct bunch. Proud of their heritage and sometimes it seems more proud of the food they create. One thing stands out about Italians (especially) in New York; many times you can pick them (Italians) out by the car they drive. For those of you not from the New York area this may seem strange, but it’s true! This takes us to the nitty gritty of this story.

Dina Parise Racing is proud to announce the build of a new Cadillac CTS-V by Matheis Race Cars Inc to debut in the 2014 season!  “We are very excited about building a new Pro Mod for DPR.” Stated  Rob Matheis. “We have been fans of DPR for a long time and can hardly wait to see Dina behind the wheel and winning races with a MRC built CTS-V!”

“We are excited to be working with Rob and the MRC team!” Stated Dina. “This is a sharp looking car and it will be built by MRC! What more could we ask for?”

So stay tuned for future updates regarding the new CTS-V Pro Mod and the upcoming 2014 season!

From our DPR family to yours we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous New Year!

People always ask how DPR can get out there to do what they do. The Advertising Partners are the key to DPR’s success! This team works hard to keep their Advertisers happy! Check out the Advertisers and go ahead and try their products and services! DPR uses them all ! NGK, LAT Racing Oils, CRC Industries, Throttle Threads (the official team uniforms), Neal Chance, Radical Corvettes ,Hoosier Racing Tire, Browell Bellhousing, USA Auto Supply and Trailer Valet. Visit here : http://dinapariseracing.com/dina-parise-racing-sponsors   for all their websites and details! Contact DPR to become an Advertising Partner!  Let us work for you!

 

Get Social:  Be sure to join DPR on all our Social Media! Our Website will show you the way! So please visit  http://dinapariseracing.com/   to learn more about the DPR team! Then join the team on: Facebook, Twitter and don’t forget Bella the Wonder Pug too https://twitter.com/ProModBella  !

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Dina Parise Racing Headed to Nassau County Cruise to the Show!

Dina Parise Racing (DPR) will be heading to the Nassau County Cruise to the Show this September 28th and 29th not only for an appearance but as an event partner as well! For anyone who knows this Long Island based Pro Modified Drag Racing team, an appearance is never an appearance without a good cause to support!  As many of you already know, this Dina Parise Racing team has always honored Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces with their two beautiful Pro Mod Corvettes. The tradition of honoring Veterans is what keeps DPR grounded as a team. This tradition continues as the team heads to the Nassau County Cruise to the Show. Only this time it will not be just a ‘team effort’. The fans will have an opportunity to not only honor Veterans, but to become a part of DPR history all while supporting Indy Honor Flight.

“I am a determined competitor on the track. “ Stated Dina Parise. “Off the track I am determined that this DPR team cam make a difference. It is my belief that everything we do melds together quite well. From representing our Marketing Partners to raising donations for an amazing cause such as Indy Honor Flight, we are always moving in a positive direction!”

DPR is proud to announce the continuation of the ‘Stop Write Here’ Project! Fans will have the opportunity to sign their name (and take a photo of it) on the unpainted nose of Dina’s ‘63 Corvette and help support an amazing organization all at the same time! As fans arrive at the Nassau County Cruise to the Show to view (all of the amazing cars as well as) the DPR Pro Mods, they can then: Grab a sharpie to sign the DPR Corvette and take a photo! DPR will only ask that they make a donation to Indy Honor Flight in exchange for the signature and photo. DPR wants fans as well as fellow car enthusiasts to take part in this amazing project to benefit the Honor Flight Network! If you are a fan walking through the show, a fellow car enthusiast or even a vendor be sure to stop by DPR participate! The team will continue this project until the nose goes in for paint! The DPR team and its fans has already raised enough to send 2 two Veterans on an Honor Flight! Let’s see how many more well deserving Veterans we can assist!

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Indy Honor Flight is (part of the Honor Flight Network and is a 501(c) 3.You can visit their website here: (http://www.indyhonorflight.org/  )  They are a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. Indy Honor Flight transports our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. . Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.( Honor Flight Network has many regional hubs to accommodate Veterans.)

People always ask how DPR can get out there to do what they do. The Advertising Partners are the key to DPR’s success! This team works hard to keep their Advertisers happy! Check out the Advertisers and go ahead and try their products and services! DPR uses them all ! NGK, LAT Racing Oils, CRC Industries, Throttle Threads (the official team uniforms), Neal Chance, (Stop by and meet our Partner Ed Cassetta owner of ) Radical Corvettes ,Hoosier Racing Tire, Browell Bellhousing,USA Auto Supply and  Trailer Valet. Visit here : http://dinapariseracing.com/dina-parise-racing-sponsors    for all their websites and details! Contact DPR to become an Advertising Partner with your business!

Get Social:  Be sure to join DPR on all our Social Media! Our Website will show you the way! So please visit  http://dinapariseracing.com/  to learn more about the DPR team! Then join the team on: Facebook, Twitter and don’t forget Bella the Wonder Pug too https://twitter.com/ProModBella   !

Team DPR looks forward to seeing you all at the Nassau County Cruise to the Show!

 

DPR and the 3 R’s! Racing, Writing and the Radio!

They say “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop”, right? So, if that saying has any truth to it you can certainly understand why the Dina Parise Racing team keeps so busy on and off the track! With and even without their Pro Mod Corvettes in tow the Parise’s have been keeping busy.
“This season has been a whirlwind so far!” Stated Dina Parise. “We have had to deal with blown motors and a crash, yes but that’s the stuff that makes you dig in and want more! Crazy as that sounds! Well, no one ever said we were normal!” She laughs.
DPR has just returned from Maple Grove Raceway. It was the Latin American Sport Compacts and the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association presented by (DPR Marketing Partner) USA Auto Supply. For this weekend the team fielded only Andrew’s 53 Corvette. Andrew qualified solidly in the number 10 spot with a 6.204 ET… hitting the chutes early. He took the win light over Steve Kramer in the first round. Lady Luck did not seem to ride with Andrew in the second round though. Andrew drifted toward the center line and took a loss to Gary Courtier who went on to the final. Gary then lost to Tyler Hard. Congratulations to Tyler and the team on their win! DPR would like to thank the crew Dave Jordan, Rocco Micciolo, as well as Jon Salemi of Resolution Racing Services for a job well done!
The sport of Drag Racing allows for a great fan experience. The ‘pit pass’ experience for fans is the most amazing part. It also allows DPR as a team to entertain ‘honorable’ guests. This past weekend was no exception. The team hosted an extraordinary gentleman (Veteran) and his son. They run the Keystone Iron Warriors in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania. The team also had the honor of hosting a Vietnam Veteran with many stories to tell. DPR thanks them both for their service to our country.
As many are aware, DPR has a long standing relationship with the Veteran community. After Dina’s ‘unfortunate incident’ in June, it was decided to turn a negative to a positive. And, if you have been keeping up you also know that DPR then began the ‘Stop WRITE Here’ Program shortly after. Fans are encouraged to sign the unpainted nose of Dina’s 63 Corvette and in turn leave a Donation for Indy Honor Flight http://www.indyhonorflight.org/ (Part of the Honor Flight Network).To date, DPR and its fans have assisted two Veterans in making the journey from Indy to DC! The project will continue until the nose is painted.
To add to the hustle bustle of this DPR team Dina has taken on yet another role! Radio co-host!  Dina is the new co-host of the Sam Auxier Jr. Radio Show, beginning Monday September 16th. The show  airs LIVE every Monday night at 7PM EST   http://www.thesamauxierjrshow.com/ .“ My wife is a smart cookie.” Stated Andrew Parise with a smile. “I am always razzing her about her yapping, so I guess she decided to one up me and capitalize on it. It’s certainly her way of doing things.” EyeRoll, followed by a chuckle.
People always ask how DPR can get out there to do what they do. The Advertising Partners are the key to DPR’s success! This team works hard to keep their Advertisers happy! Check out the Advertisers and go ahead and try their products and services! DPR uses them all ! NGK, LAT Racing Oils, CRC Industries, Throttle Threads (the official team uniforms), Neal Chance,  Radical Corvettes ,Hoosier Racing Tire, Browell Bellhousing,USA Auto Supply and  Trailer Valet. Visit here : http://dinapariseracing.com/dina-parise-racing-sponsors   for all their websites and details! Contact DPR to become an Advertising Partner with your business!
Get Social:  Be sure to join DPR on all their Social Media to keep up with them! The  Website will show you the way! So please visit  http://dinapariseracing.com/   to learn more about the DPR team! Then join the team on: Facebook, Twitter Etc… and don’t forget Bella the Wonder Pug on Twitter too https://twitter.com/ProModBella  !

DPR Gearing up for Maple Grove Super Chevy Show

Honor: high respect, as for worth, merit, or rank. As many of you already know, this Dina Parise Racing team has always honored Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces. The tradition of honoring Veterans is what keeps DPR grounded as a team. This tradition continues as the team heads to the Super Chevy Show at Maple Grove Raceway. Only this time it will not be just a ‘team effort’. The fans will have an opportunity to not only honor Veterans, but to become a part of DPR history.

Glad to be back: After missing the 2012 Super Chevy Show at Maple Grove Raceway, DPR is glad to be headed back to this event! “Maple Grove Super Chevy holds a lot of significance for this team.” Stated Dina Parise “This was my introduction to Drag Racing and the beginning of our team as a whole. We have many fans and friends here. In 2010 I lost the final here to Jimmy Barker. The list goes on.”

Determination: This DPR team has had a bit of a rough 2013 season thus far. But, Dina and Andrew are determined and they are both fierce competitors. ” It’s been a wild ride so far.” Stated Dina Parise “Only problem is I’m looking for a refund on this ride ticket!” She laughs.”Getting back in the groove of things has been a bumpy ride. ” Stated Andrew Parise “But, we will get past it. Well, if my wife and I don’t kill each other first that is!” He laughs.

Who nose? :The DPR team will be at Maple Grove (July 19th-21st) with their sharp looking 1963 and 1953 Pro Mod Corvettes. Well, one may look a bit different this weekend than it has in the past. Dina’s ’63 Corvette is being fitted with a new nose . Of course , it is not painted with the Stars and the flag drape just yet. But, this team will always find a way to turn a negative into a positive! Here’s where the fan participation comes in! “I wanted to give the fans an opportunity to feel they are part of the team, and be able to ‘give back’ at the same time.” Stated Dina.” I think this will be as fun for the fans as it will for us!”

Grab a Sharpie: DPR is proud to announce the ‘Stop Write Here’ Project! Fans will have the opportunity to sign their name (and take a photo of it) on the unpainted nose of the ’63 Corvette and help support a an amazing organization all at the same time! As fans arrive in the pit to sign the car and take a photo, DPR will only ask that they make a donation to the Honor Flight Network. Honor Flight Network (http://www.honorflight.org/) is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. . Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill. Honor Flight has many regional hubs to accommodate Veterans.

Ladies First: Being that DPR is (as you know) a female owned team Dina’s wish was for the funds  be allocated to  female Veterans. “As a driver (and a person), these ladies inspire me.” Stated Dina “I think this is a great way to give back to them for their service. Our way of saying Thank you and you are not forgotten.”

Attention in the Pits: DPR wants fans as well as fellow racers to take part  in this amazing project to benefit the Honor Flight Network! If  you are a fan walking  through the pits or a racer between rounds, be sure to stop by the DPR pit and participate!

Thank you : People always ask how  DPR  can get out there to do what they do. The Advertising Partners are the key to DPR’s success! This team works hard to keep their Advertisers happy! Check out the Advertisers and go ahead and try their products and services! DPR uses them all ! NGK, LAT Racing Oils, CRC Industries, Throttle Threads (the official team uniforms), Radical Corvettes,  Neal Chance, Hoosier Racing Tire, Browell Bellhousing and Trailer Valet. Visit here : http://dinapariseracing.com/dina-parise-racing-sponsors for all their websites and details! Contact DPR to become an Advertising Partner!  A special Thank You to Hairy Glass for their assistance. http://www.hairyglass.com/

Get Social:  Be sure to join DPR on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DPariseRacing , Twitter https://twitter.com/Dpariseracing  and don’t forget Bella the Wonder Pug too https://twitter.com/ProModBella !

Story by DPR

Photos: Rhonda McCole Photography

 

 

 

 

Dina Parise Racing~Did not Capitalize at Capitol

There was somethin’ strange in the neighborhood….Well, the Ghostbusters did not get a call, but the Dina Parise Racing team sure could have used ’em! Chasing ghosts and gremlins, you would have thought it was Halloween! The  Dina Parise Racing team attended the Northeast Outlaw Pro mod Association event at the ‘New’ Capitol Raceway. Although it was not Halloween, this outing seemed to be more tricks than treats! “Between the sweltering heat and the fact that my 63 Corvette was just not willing to cooperate, it was a frustrating weekend.” , Stated Dina Parise. ” This car is fast, and we know that. So once she settles in… Look out!” Said with a smile.

Although the DPR team had a DNQ for this past weekend’s race, it was not a total loss. The team was inundated with fans back at the trailer after each pass. ” It really makes you feel good that you have fan support regardless of the outcome.” Stated Dina Parise. “Of course we want a stellar number on every pass, and we want to win. Some days that’s not in the cards, but it’s nice to know that the fans are ok with that. But I will not be making a habit of it, let me make that clear! ” She laughs.

As stated earlier, this NEOPMA event was held at the ‘New’ Capitol Raceway in Crofton , Maryland. This track does have a very rich history in Drag Racing . From Don Prudhomme to Joe Amato to Bunny Burkett this track has entertained many with the best of the best. Then for a period of time,  Capitol Raceway seemed to have fallen into a bit of disrepair. It seemed it’s reputation among racers and fans had become muddied and things looked bleak. Then in 2012 along came Raceway Promotions, a company formed by John Crane and B.J. Herrell to revitalize the facility. “Frankly, we were not sure what to expect when we arrived here on Friday.” Stated Andrew Parise. ” But I have to say, Jimmy (Bradshaw) and the crew really put the racers first and kept the track conditions under control given the unbearable heat, and especially since we were only running Dina’s car; Happy wife, Happy life!” He laughs.

Next stop for the DPR team is the NEOPMA race at Atco Raceway. The ghosts have been exorcised and all is well in the Parise camp, and the team is ready to resume racing.

DPR would like to Thank : Butch Branzelle, Nick Montana & Chris Montana (Pro Chassis Design), Jody Lupton and Dave Jordan for their assistance on and off the track .

People always ask how  DPR  can get out there to do what they do. The Advertising Partners are the key to DPR’s success! This team works hard to keep their Advertisers happy! Check out the Advertisers and go ahead and try their products and services! DPR uses them all ! NGK, LAT Racing Oils, CRC Industries, Throttle Threads (the official team uniforms), Radical Corvettes, Island Propane, Neal Chance, Hoosier Racing Tire, Browell Bellhousing and Pro Chassis design. Visit here : http://dinapariseracing.com/dina-parise-racing-sponsors for all their websites and details! Contact DPR to become an Advertising Partner!

Be sure to join DPR on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DPariseRacing  and Twitter https://twitter.com/Dpariseracing too!

Story by: DPR

Photo By D&S Photography

 

 

Memorial Day… Remembering those who have served

It has been a staple of the Dina Parise Racing team to honor the Members of our Armed forces no matter what day of the year it is. From a standstill to over 240  MPH these two Chevy Corvette Pro Mods are a true dedication to our Nation’s Military and what it stands for. In one word; Freedom.

“I feel we would be remiss if we did not remind everyone to recognize the true meaning of Memorial Day. We can not forget the sacrifices made by so many.” States Dina Parise. “We painted these cars with our Armed forces members in mind. As a tribute to their service and sacrifice.  Not an event goes by without a Veteran or an active duty member striking up a conversation with us regarding the paint on our cars. Usually, they thank us! Actually, it’s our ‘Thank you’ to ALL of them! To us, Memorial Day, Veterans Day and Armed Forces Day is EVERY Day! “She says.

For the second year in a row, this DPR team will be participating in the Memorial Day (weekend May 25-26)) , ‘Salute To Heroes’ festivities at the Intrepid Sea , Air and Space Museum. There seems to be so much emphasis on the fact that ‘Fleet Week’ has been cancelled that everyone is again forgetting the meaning of the ‘day’. Surely the event will be altered from years past, but the core of the event and it’s meaning is still there!

So head on down to pier 86 (the Intrepid) in NYC! Did you know that all the activities on the pier are FREE! Visit  http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/MemorialDayWeekend2013.aspx for more information!

Please remember before you head to the Intrepid or to wherever you are headed,  be sure to do a few things. Fly your American Flag. Stop at a Military Cemetery or Monument and leave a small American Flag or Wreath in honor of the fallen. It is the least we as citizens can do before we head out to enjoy the day with our families.

Never Forget. Freedom is Not Free.

People always ask how  DPR  can get out there to do what they do. The advertising Partners are the key to DPR’s success! This team works hard to keep their Advertisers happy! Check out the Advertisers and go ahead and try their products and services! DPR uses them all ! NGK, LAT Racing Oils, CRC Industries, Throttle Threads,  Neal Chance, Hoosier Racing Tire, Browell Bellhousing, Motorsports Unlimited and Pro Chassis design. Visit here : http://dinapariseracing.com/dina-parise-racing-sponsors Contact DPR to become an Advertising Partner!

A special thank you to: Radical Corvettes http://radicalcorvettes.com/ , Island Propane http://www.islandpropanecorp.com/ and Julie Chan CBMoves http://JulieChanRealtor.com for their assistance in helping DPR appear at the Intrepid!

Story and Photo By DPR

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DPR at Super Chevy for Extreme Outlaw Pro Mod!

“Rain drops are fallin’ on my head!” It was the song of the weekend! Dina Parise and her Dina Parise Racing 63 Corvette Pro Mod were in attendance at Virginia Motorsports Park for the Super Chevy Show / Extreme Outlaw Pro Mod event.

It was a wild weekend due to the weather. ” Having lived through Sandy, and seeing this horrible rain that has effected so much of the racing season, it makes me wonder.” States Dina Parise. ” Did someone pee in Mother Nature’s cheerio’s or what? She is really not a happy camper as of late and I am just wondering what the deal is.”

The DPR 63 Corvette Qualified 9th in a 16 car field. The rains came on Saturday after the 1st qualifier. The rain did not stop, until early Sunday morning. With that the track officials decided to hold one more qualifying run and head straight into eliminations. Unfortunately for this DPR team, we had breakage in the rear an could not make the call!

The weekend was not a total bust, though! On hand was none other than DPR’s advertising Partner Radical Corvettes ( http://radicalcorvettes.com/ ) . Owner Ed Cassetta was the Show Class winner with his 1992 LT1 Chevrolet Corvette!

DPR was down one car due to Andrew’s dentation at Maryland International Raceway for Door Warz a few weeks back. But the team will be ready for the Northeast Outlaw Pro mod Race at Capitol Raceway on June 1st !

People always ask how  DPR  can get out there to do what they do. The Advertising Partners are the key to DPR’s success! This team works hard to keep their Advertisers happy! Check out the Advertisers and go ahead and try their products and services! DPR uses them all ! NGK, LAT Racing Oils, CRC Industries, Throttle Threads, Radical Corvettes, Island Propane, Neal Chance, Hoosier Racing Tire, Browell Bellhousing and Pro Chassis design. Visit here : http://dinapariseracing.com/dina-parise-racing-sponsors for all their websites and details! Contact DPR to become an Advertising Partner!

Be sure to join DPR on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DPariseRacing  and Twitter https://twitter.com/Dpariseracing too!

Story Courtesy DPR

Photos Courtesy Rhonda Houge McCole Photography

 

 

 

Drag Racing on Long Island, can it be?

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For Long Islanders it has been quite some time since Drag Racers and fans alike have had the pleasure of having the sights, sounds and smells of a Drag Strip in their own backyard. Drag Racers are a resourceful bunch as well as a giving community. Add those two things together and you have yourself a race , of sorts!

For the second time , the Central Islip Fire Department Training Facility ( http://www.centralislipfd.com ) hosted a Test and Tune as well as a Car show organized by Long Island Drag Racing (  http://www.lidragracing.com ) all to benefit The  Cooley’s Anemia Foundation ( http://www.thalassemia.org/ ).

 

Drag Racing, a beautiful day and a great cause. there are no better components to add together than that! It was a great day for Long Island racers to get out and Test their race cars for the up coming season! Long Island Drag Racing provided a ‘Port-a-Tree-‘ Christmas Tree, equipped with an actual Reaction and 60 foot time. The participants could stay into the throttle to 200 feet  until having to lift. The event was well organized , and everyone was impressed with the track conditions.

As part of this event Dina Parise Racing was there in association with Island Propane Corp. ( http://www.islandpropanecorp.com/ ). DPR was there appearing with the 1953 Corvette Pro Mod. Unfortunately, in the event prior to that the car suffered a catastrophic blow to the motor. With some quick thinking and ingenuity, Dina decided to display the culprits of said blown motor! So, on display, were some busted up pistons , rods and a pan with aluminum scrap. there was also a sign that read: ‘Do you know what 3,000 HP looks like when things go wrong? Well, here’s an example!’ What a conversation starter!

The turnout was enormous! Fans and Racers had a great day for a great cause. $13,000 was raised for the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation. That is a win, win situation!

DPR would like to thank:  Julie Chan Coldwell Banker :http://www.JulieChanRealtor.com for participating in this event!

Thank you to: NGK,LAT Racing Oils, CRC Industries, Throttle Threads, Neal Chance, Pro Chassis Design, Hoosier Racing Tire, JE Pistons and Browell Bell Housing.

Please visit : http://dinapariseracing.com/dina-parise-racing-sponsors  for more information about DPR’s Marketing Partners!

 

DPR Back,Burning Rubber and Makin’ Noise!

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After a season lacking the smell of burning rubber,the huff of Methanol oozing from the header pipes ,greasy fingers and exhausting travel days; Dina Parise Racing and the team’s two beautiful Pro Mod Corvettes have hit the track once again.
“For sure we are having to play catch-up” Stated Dina Parise. “It’s been a long year. We are shaking off the cob-webs and getting back into the groove. No pun intended of course!”
Being that this DPR team has hit two racing events, this seems long overdue, no? Well, here goes. In a nutshell:
April 6th DPR attended the Extreme Outlaw Pro Mod Race at Virginia MotorSports Park. This was really a dust off for the team. Both the ’53 and ’63 Pro Mod Corvettes were out and ready to go. As anyone in Drag Racing knows, you are never ready, ’til you are finished. The ’63 began to give the crew trouble. Big trouble. Two cars slowly dwindled to one. Why you may ask? Well, because Andrew’s ’53 Corvette had become the parts car. ” You name it, she took it.” Stated Andrew Parise. “It looked like I had a Pro Mod Fire Sale! I think she’s taking this President of DPR thing a bit too far.” He laughs. Undoubtedly, the team had it’s fair share of woes that weekend. But this team has seen adversity, and stared it in the face. More than once.
Next stop, Maryland International Raceway for Door Warz and the Northeast Outlaw Pro mod Association. This weekend the team decided to concentrate on Andrew’s car only. Being quite shorthanded for that trip it seemed a smarter option. The weekend began with an electrical gremlin that was not egar to be identified. With the assistance of Jon Salemi, owner of Resolution Racing Services Andrew Qualified in the #5 spot in a 16 car field. Securing his #5 position he ran a respectable 6.14 and held it with 6.10 in the next round. He did take the first round win over Larry Plummer with a 6.05 @ 230 MPH, but hurt the motor and could not make it out for the next round.” Jon was a great addition to this DPR team. We look forward to working together in the future. I know we will.” Stated Andrew. MIR Jon and US

Let’s not forget about the rockin’ DPR crew! They worked hard on both outings, as they always do! Thank you Butch Branzelle, Jody Lupton, James Montana, Nick Montana and Nick Lacerenza for your hard work and dedication to DPR. Lastly, we can not forget, Bella the PR Pug. (Be sure to check her out on twitter @ProModBella).
Being back to racing is work! But, taking the 2012 season off from racing did in no way mean that Dina (or Andrew ) were sitting back eating Bon Bon’s(well, if you ask Andrew, Dina eats too much chocolate, but that’s another story) “This DPR team has some great Marketing Partners. Even when not racing, we attended Charity events and shows to stay visible and continuously promote our partners.”
DPR would like to thank NGK Spark Plugs, LAT Racing Oils, Pro Chassis Design and Hoosier Racing Tire for their continued support. DPR would also like to welcome Throttle Threads (The official outfitter of DPR), CRC Industries, Radical Corvettes and Kelly Jean Design. It is with the support of these amazing companies as well as utilizing their products and services that allow DPR to continue on the path to success! Please head to http://dinapariseracing.com/dina-parise-racing-sponsors  to learn about all our great Partners. Then support our partners by purchasing some of their product or utilizing their services!
So, DPR has begun the 2013 season with a bang! Be sure to keep up with the team on their Social Media for latest happenings!
https://twitter.com/Dpariseracing
https://www.facebook.com/DPariseRacing
http://www.linkedin.com/in/dinapariseracing

Nicknamed ‘Chef’ but now you can call her BOSS!

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!