10 years post 9/11, Where are you now?

Ten years post 9-11. It is of course one of those dates that you remember where you were and what you were doing that day. It was as if time stood still, and you were watching a moving picture. Like those old black and white movies. It was haunting. Still is.

Please let me preface this with; I am not writing this as a political statement. It is merely our view of the events of September 11th, how they have affected us and those around us.

Having friends who lost husbands, and loved ones makes it even more real. Now you are no longer watching the movie, you have become a player. It’s not really where anyone wants to be, but the choice was made for us.

In the ten years since the attacks, many things have changed yet much has remained the same. The change was inevitable, and much had to happen .Of course some of the change is up for debate in the court of public opinion .I am not willing to step to the witness stand for this one.  The obvious needed to change; security in all facets, heightened security alerts, governmental changes as well as many other changes. Then ultimately we became a Nation at war.

For the first month or so, I remember seeing American flags being flown everywhere! It was such a feeling of a country coming together. Flags on homes, cars; you name it. People seem to be a bit more polite to one another, and watch out for their neighbors.  Slowly those flags became less and less apparent and people seem to become cold to one another. Why would that be? This issue of terrorism is still looming over all of our heads. Life as we know it has forever changed in an instant! But, have we forgotten so quickly?

I referred to a friend earlier who lost her husband during 9-11. He was NYFD. A hero. While everyone was running away from the Twin Towers, he and his ‘brothers’ were running into them. That was their job. They saved so many lives that day, along with the NYPD, the Port Authority and many others. So many risked their lives to save others. There were so many stories of heroism from that fateful day; we would need a whole website to dedicate just to that.

In the aftermath of the attacks, there are now so many lives affected it seems astounding. From those directly affected by loss or otherwise or to those whose loved ones have chosen to enlist in Military service in the wake of this tragedy. Of course as we all know, war inevitably creates loss. Casualty is the horrific reality of war that none of us want to face, but needs to be addressed and needs to be acknowledged. Our Military members are heroes and need to be addressed as such.

A tragedy as catastrophic as 9-11 should be enough to make everyone stand up and take notice , even 10 years later .Obviously we all need to be aware of our surroundings, but we need to respect them and each other as well. It seems that many of us have ‘short term memory’ and ‘instant gratification’ syndrome. Something happens, and we are quick to help for the moment, and then the moment fades and so do the memory and the support. As a country and as human beings, we need to keep it together and support each other, our country and those who are serving to protect our freedom.

I tend to be a bit of a research hound. Anyone who knows me knows I am always armed with a plethora of information in reference to the subject at hand, and I like to look at ‘things’ from a different perspective. Sometimes a fresh view is all you need.

In doing some research I came across the Symbolic meaning of the number 911. I found it quite profound, and hope that it may bring some to a renewed sense of patriotism and respect for humanity. It’s worth a shot, anyway.

Here is what I found. The number one’s deal with strong will, positivity, pure energy as well as new beginnings, and innocence. So to tell the symbol story of 911, we may conclude that this number meaning as a whole deals with starting out in a new direction the hope of obtaining accomplishment, release, satisfaction or even creative expression. All things considered, we can start fresh, be positive and begin to realize that we are all on the same team. If we do not continue to keep that united front we will succumb to the very enemies that created that initial united front to begin with.

Let me leave you with this. For some of us, 10 years has faded the memory of that horrific day .For some of us the news has desensitized us to the perils of war. On this 10th Anniversary of the worst attack on American soil, we at Parise Racing want to remind everyone to always fly your American Flag proudly. Be there for you neighbor if he or she needs you. And lastly please remember our men and women of the Armed Forces who risk their lives every day all to protect our Freedom.

“Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

Story by Dina Parise

PARISE RACING SUPER CHEVY SHOW WRAP UP

Dina and Andrew Parise

 

The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way. ~  Robert Kiyosaki

After a month off, Parise Racing headed to the Super Chevy Show at Maple Grove Raceway for the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association Race with high hopes and higher expectations. Being a two car team, there can be a run of emotions and a challenge for a limited crew.

“We knew the heat was going to be a factor for running good numbers. Regardless, we were determined to do what we do.” Stated Dina Parise “But, the Beast (as my car is known) was being the Beast!” Said Dina. “My 63 Vette was not being a cooperative girl this weekend. No matter what we did she just said NO!! It was disappointing to not qualify. So many people worked very hard in getting her back in time for this race and to DNQ was not a good feeling, to say the least.”

With one Parise not qualified, all eyes were on Andrew. “Oh the pressure!”, Stated Andrew Parise. “I don’t know what was harder; to deal with the actual race or Dina driving me nuts!  A crewmember she is not! If she DNQ’s again, I am stepping out of the car and letting her finish the race for me!I will just give her a phone book to sit on!” said Andrew. “Our first round win felt great. The car was running well and I was doing my job to a point, although I did get treed! My  .024 to his .008, but luckily was able to take the win.”

In the Semi’s Andrew had to face his rival Tim (‘Monkey’ as the Parise’s affectionately call him) O’Hare. “ I have a lot of fun racing ‘Monkey’. His crew are a great bunch of guys and sometimes even ‘ Monkey’ isn’t that bad either.” said Andrew with a laugh. With Tim out of the gate first, Andrew had to chase him down. “ I wanted to throw a rope out and pull him back. Then, I saw Tim lift and I passed him at top end but it was too late .I ran out of real estate.” Following Andrew’s semi-final run, he had a Chute malfunction, as well as a fluid leak. He had a hard time getting the car to stop and used most of the racetrack to do so.  The safety crew at Maple Grove Raceway was right there as Andrew came to a stop. A big thank you to them for their quick response!

Dina and Andrew also need to thank the crew. Without them, they would not be able to do what they do. “We have such a hard working crew.” Said Dina “With two cars, and my type ‘A’ personality, they REALLY have their work cut out for them! ”She laughs! A big thank you to; Crew chief Dave Jordan, Butch Branzelle, Corey Branzelle, Charlie Saccoccio and Billy Coburn for all their hard work this weekend!

As a team, we at Parise Racing would like to say how glad we are that Steve King is o.k. after his crash last weekend. We hope to see Steve, Jeff and the crew back at it soon!

Parise Racing met so many great people over the weekend!  Many of them being Twitter and Facebook followers! Thank you for following! The team would especially like to mention meeting ‘Uncle Pete’. Meeting him was an honor .The fact is ‘Uncle Pete’ is a WWII Veteran! We would like to thank him (as well as all veterans) for their service to our country!

Parise Racing would like to thank the following for their continued support:  NGK, LAT Racing Oils , USA Auto Supply Inc. ,Hoosier, Braille Battery, Pro Torque, JE Pistons, Browell  BellHousing, Motorsports Unlimited. For more information regarding these companies please visit : http://pariseracing.com/sponsors/

Are you interested in becoming a Marketing Partner with Parise Racing? If so, please contact them at info@pariseracing.com  .

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*Story and Photo by Parise Racing

Parise Racing Heads to Super Chevy at Maple Grove

Amelia Earhart said it the best, “Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.”

“ 2011 has not  been the best year for Parise Racing,” Stated Dina Parise. “We tried some new technology that just didn’t work out for us, and to top it off, I hit the wall. It has been a bit of a struggle but we are not willing to give up that easily. Our team has the perseverance and determination to overcome obstacles. Yesterday is in the past. We have learned from it and moved on.” stated Dina.

“We decided to sit back and look at everything .It was time to make changes to achieve our goals.”  Stated  Andrew Parise. “ To advance in this sport you do have to try new things, but sometimes they just don’t work in your favor. Rather than going into panic mode, we regrouped. Now, we are ready to rock!” Stated Andrew.

After the crash, Dina’s 1963 Corvette went to  ProChassis. Nick Montana and the crew got the chassis back in racing condition with little time to do so. Strange Engineering and American Racing Headers turned over parts very quickly, which also helped the process along. The car then went for paint and was ready for some testing! The team then spent a few days at Numidia Dragway to get some test runs in. Testing was successful, and the team is ready to go!

Parise Racing is back in business and headed to Maple Grove Raceway for the Super Chevy Show! They will be attending and racing with the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association in the ‘Chevy VS. the World II ‘ Event !

As many of you may know, rivalry runs deep in the Parise camp! This weekend will be no different! Who are you rooting for? What’s that you say ? You can’t get to the track? No worries! Check out the Parise Racing ‘pit cam’ live on U-Stream all weekend! http://www.ustream.tv/channel/parise-racing  or on the Parise Racing website homepage! http://pariseracing.com/

Are you interested in becoming a Marketing Partner with Parise Racing? If so, please contact them at info@pariseracing.com .

Parise Racing would like to thank the following for their continued support:  NGK, LAT Racing Oils , USA Auto Supply Inc. ,Hoosier, JE Pistons, Browell BellHousing, Motorsports Unlimited. For more information regarding these companies please visit : http://pariseracing.com/sponsors/

Parise Racing making Super Chevy all about Honoring our Military

(Oakdale,NY) – It’s coming upon the third Saturday of May. Most unfortunately are unaware of the significance of that day, or how significant the entire month of May really is.

Dina and Andrew Parise with Veterans at Virginia Motorsports ParkMay is Military appreciation month.  The Senate first passed a resolution in 1999 designating May National Military Appreciation Month. Saturday, May 21st (the third Saturday of the month) is Armed Forces Day. The culmination of Military Appreciation month will be on May 30th.

Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson proclaimed the American Armed Forces Day in August 31, 1949. In the United States, Armed Forces Day is always celebrated on the third Saturday in May to honor all American military personnel.

Would you like to let those serving overseas know you care? Parise Racing can help!  Visit http://pariseracing.com/ and click on the ‘Support for the Troops’ tab! Print it out, take it to work! Our Troops deserve our support!

Parise Racing is headed to Virginia Motorsports Park for the Super Chevy Show .Andrew will be ready to do battle in his blown ’53 Corvette. But behind the scenes, there will be some very special guests. Some are Veterans, some Wounded Warriors getting a needed break from a local VA hospital , some dedicated VA workers and Active Duty Military personnel as  well .“We run our Vettes for Vets program all season long” Stated Dina Parise  “But, it seems especially poignant when we run it on a holiday such as this. Especially with the guests we have joining us this week.”

Parise Racing could not run their Vettes for Vets program without the support, assistance and cooperation of  the following: VMP, Bryan Pierce, Trey Dotson and Ecko McDonald ; along with Outback Steakhouse in Colonial Heights , Va.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled program…….racing!

Andrew Parise is ready for VMP! “I’m going solo on this one!” States Andrew Parise .  “My wife is really putting the pressure on me. She’s got some nerve. I mean really, she wrecks the car, and I have to pick up the slack?” He laughs.

The team has regrouped after last week. “It’s a new week.” Stated Andrew. “”That’s how we see it. We will go out there and put on a great show for the fans and our Military guests. I’m looking forward to it.”

So, if you are keeping up with the Parise saga….We think ‘Bam Bam’ has begun to sing “Let the sun shine in……..”

Thank You to our sponsors for their support: NGK,USA Auto Supply, LAT Racing Oils, Hoosier Tire, Custom Wire Sets. All links and information can be found here: http://pariseracing.com/ Click on the sponsor tab.

Special Thank You to:

Outback Steakhouse (Colonial Heights, Va. Roger Hedrick Proprietor)

http://outback.com/restaurant/locations/VA/Colonial-Heights/Colonial-Heights/index.aspx

Virginia Motorsports Park   http://vmpdrag.com/drag/

**NOTE** Super Chevy Weekend is also Armed Forces Weekend! All weekend, anyone with a valid Military or Department of Defense ID Card will receive a single day spectator admission ticket for half price Saturday and Sunday.

 

Dina Parise Takes another Hit at MIR…

(Oakdale,NY) – Ever hear the saying, ‘When it rains it pours?’ Well it’s comin’ down in buckets in the Parise Racing camp! Just when you think things can’t get any worse…

It began just TRYING to get out of New York. Somewhere along the line, Andrew and Dina became the poster people for Murphy’s Law. If it could break, spill, crack or fall off…..it did. Then there was the traffic. It was like a mass exodus to leave Long Island! Where were these people going? Didn’t they know the team was already late and needed to get to Maryland International Raceway for the Mountain Motor Nationals and Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association race? Guess not.

Parise Racing Team 2011

Once the team finally arrived at the track they got to work to prep for Friday’s test and tune and qualifying rounds.

Andrew and Dina both made a few hits in their ’53 and ’63 Corvettes (respectively). This was Dina’s first time back to MIR since her crash last August. “I felt OK. I was happy that the test session was in the left lane.” Stated Dina Parise  “I needed to just get out there and do it.”

In the first qualifying round it was Parise VS. Parise . “It’s the way we love to race.” Stated Andrew Parise “We love to meet at the tree. She left on me, I saw her and then she was gone. I got to top end and saw flashing lights. Not the way to end a race with anyone, let alone ; your wife .I damn near fired my car back up to get to her, but  Jeff Miller made me get on his scooter. In my head for one thing, I knew that Jason Miller and MIR safety were taking good care of her.”

“Really?Again?” Stated Dina. “That’s all I could say to myself. Even the damage looks the same. At this point the level of frustration is insurmountable. We barely had enough funds to race, and now this. It’s heartbreaking. I can say this; I treed him, and I had him, until it went south, and at that point, I had qualified (although we still had three more sessions to go). So I have that going for me!” She laughs.

Even given the circumstances, the team still had a job to do, and a Vettes for Vets program to run. Saturday came and did not present the best racing weather, but the rain was holding off, for now.

On hand for Parise Racing’s Vettes for Vets program were USMC Quantico personnel. Thanks to MIR, Royce Miller, Jason Miller, Bryan Starner and the staff. The guests had a great time and were treated to a round of applause by the crowd as well! Thank you also to Rustic River Bar and Grill for their support and great food!

As always the team would like to thank their crew. Crew Chief Dave Jordan, and Crew members James Montana, Jody Lupton, Butch Branzelle and Corey Branzelle.

As far as racing, we were able to get in three more rounds of qualifying.  Andrew was to run Tim O’Hare in first round eliminations and wouldn’t you know it…….it poured down rain. That ended the event. How appropriate…. ‘When it rains it pours’…..

Thank You to our sponsors for their support: NGK,USA Auto Supply, LAT Racing Oils, Hoosier Tire, Custom Wire Sets. All links and information can be found here: http://pariseracing.com/ Click on the sponsor tab.

Special thank you to:

Maryland International Raceway    http://www.mirdrag.com/

Rustic River Bar and Grill                 http://www.rusticriver.net/

 

Parise Racing Heads to Mountain Motor Nationals at MIR

(Oakdale,N.Y.) – April showers bring May flowers. That is the saying, right?  Well, as we all know, in this industry of racing, the only thing that smells better than a fresh cut flower is burning rubber!

Parise Racing cars at VMP 2011

The Parise team has gotten a late start this season. None the less the team is ready to compete. Having finally tested, and prepared both Dina and Andrew Parise are feeling confident. The most unfortunate drawback for the team this season is the lack of sponsorship backing. “We appreciate and are proud to represent our current sponsors, but we are in need of additional assistance to keep our team afloat.” Stated Dina Parise. “We hope that we can keep running the team as we currently do, but we may be facing the possibility of some changes. Through it all, we will continue to support our Vettes for Vets program as well as working with MS. We are fortunate to even do what we are doing, and never forget that. Ultimately, it’s what keeps you grounded.”

For now, we are ready to go! First stop is Maryland International Raceway for the Mountain Motor Nationals and Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association Race on May 13th and 14th ! This Annual Event is always full of tons of Horsepower and heart stopping action! Dina will be running her ’63 Pro Mod Corvette and Andrew will be running his ’53 Pro Mod Corvette.  This will be the first event showcasing Andrew’s NEW paint scheme!

Don’t forget you can catch Parise Racing the LIVE FEED from the Pits at the Mountain Motor Nationals! See the team Live on UStream ; http://www.ustream.tv/channel/parise-racing beginning Saturday morning.

Along with racing, the Parise team will have some special guests cheering them on. As part of the Vettes for Vets program, the team has personnel from the USMC Quantico, and Veterans that are Wounded Warrior Project alumni. With the assistance of MIR, Royce Miller, Bryan Starner and Rustic River Bar and Grill the guests will be provided with a fun, free day of racing in the comfort of a tower suite as well as some  great food! It is the Parise Racing team’s way of saying ‘Thank You’ for your service and sacrifice.

We hope that by now you have had the chance to view Parise Racing new and improved website!  http://pariseracing.com/ We have added many new features, and lots of great information!

Parise Racing is proud to represent the companies that support them .Please be sure to visit our sponsor tab, to learn a bit about the sponsors of the team ; http://pariseracing.com/sponsors/ . The team would like to thank the following their sponsors for the support; NGK, USA Auto Supply, LAT Racing Oils, JE Pistons and Custom Wire Sets.

Parise Racing encourages anyone interested in sponsoring the team to contact them by visiting here; http://pariseracing.com/contact/ . Let  Parise Racing work for you!

See you at the races!

Special Thank You to:

Maryland International Raceway   http://www.mirdrag.com/

Rustic River Bar and Grill                 http://www.rusticriver.net/

 

Parise Racing- It’s all about the ‘RE’-Launch!

Parise Racing is constantly looking to improve the team and remain highly visible for its marketing partners. With that in mind, Parise Racing (in association with Stinger Sports Marketing ) is proud to announce the re- launch of the Parise Racing Website http://pariseracing.com/ .

“This was quite an undertaking, and has been in the works for a while,” stated Dina Parise. “Many late nights, numerous conversations and plenty of research took place for our new and improved web site. I’m very proud of the outcome.”

The ‘new and improved’ site has more content, easy navigation and an added feature the team is especially excited about; a Veterans Resources tab.

Be sure to check out the team’s ‘our causes’ section. The team continues to support the Wounded Warrior Project as well as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and also has created its own Vettes for Vets Project. The team encourages everyone to click on the ‘Donate Now’ button of their favorite charity and make a donation! It’s safe , quick and easy!

Please be sure to visit our sponsor tab, to learn a bit about them. We want to thank our sponsors for their support, and we encourage anyone interested in sponsoring the Parise Racing team to contact them!

Parise Racing is proud to represent the companies that support them. The team would like to welcome:

NGK www.ngksparkplugs.com

LAT Racing Oils – www.latracingoils.com

USA Auto Supply – www.usaautosupply.com/store/index.php

Custom Wire Sets – www.customwiresets.com/home.php JE Pistons – www.jepistons.com

Browell Bell Housing – www.browellbellhousing.com

Bradco Engineering

Motorsports Unlimited

R&R Racing Products – www.rrconnectingrods.com

Stinger Sports Marketing- www.stingersports.com

Parise Racing would like to thank everyone for their continued support.

*Story and photo by Parise Racing

 

PARISE RACING…. ’53 READY FOR GROUND ATTACK!

At Parise Racing, everything that is done tends to have a significant meaning. Along with that meaning, comes the responsibility of a bit of research. Andrew and Dina Parise are very proud of this latest creation, and felt the need to share a bit of background. So, here goes.

The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk was an American single-engine, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground attack aircraft that first flew in 1938. From late 1941, the P-40B was used by the Flying Tigers. The Flying Tigers, known officially as the 1st American Volunteer Group, were a unit of the Chinese Air Force, recruited from U.S. aviators. The AVG was highly successful, and its feats were widely-published, to boost a declining public morale at home. According to their official records, in just 6 1/2 months, the Flying Tigers destroyed 297 enemy aircraft for the loss of just four of their own (in air-to-air combat).

With those facts in mind, Dina Parise (with the help of The Shop) created the NEW paint just unveiled at the Northeast Rod and Custom Car Show. The paint scheme was a hit! Many of the fans were waiting to see the new paint and stated that they were not disappointed! “The detail is intricate and there is so much to see, without being cluttered.”, someone stated. The team met former pilots and Air Force members at the show, who also stated their appreciation for the detail. Visit the Parise Racing Photo gallery for photos!

Brian Lutz and the Northeast Rod and Custom Car Show staff did a fantastic job with the show, and the team would like to thank them for the invitation to be featured at the show. With over 300 show quality cars, there was much to see!

But, enough about standing still, it’s time to go racing! The Parise’s are ready for another season! Andrew will again be ‘piloting’ and putting up some great numbers in his ’53 Corvette Pro Mod, now with that amazing new paint! Dina will of course be running great numbers, herself in her ’63 Pro Mod Corvette, as always inspired by the US Military .Please visit the Parise Racing website for scheduling information. Keep checking, as the schedule will change periodically.

The team will keep everyone posted regarding upcoming events. Be on the lookout for more news!

The team is moving forward with the 2011 racing season, but could still use sponsors to make things happen! Let our team make your name shine! Join us today! As a husband and wife team, we are sure to gain the attention your company deserves! Contact us!

For more information about Parise Racing of for Sponsorship Opportunities please visit: http://www.pariseracing.com/

Parise Racing can also be found at:

http://www.facebook.com/PariseRacing

http://twitter.com/pariseracing

In this economy, sponsorships can be elusive. Parise Racing is proud to represent the companies that support them. The team would like to welcome back NGK for another great year of racing. They have supported our team for over 5 years now and it is a strong relationship.

The team would also like to welcome: USA Auto Supply, LAT Racing Oils, Custom Wire Sets ,JE Pistons, Browell Bell Housing , Bradco Engineering ,Motorsports Unlimited , R&R Racing Products

Parise Racing would like to thank everyone for their continued support. The team looks forward to representing them throughout the season and beyond!

*Story courtesy Parise Racing

*Photos courtesy Allen Dobbs

 

PARISE RACING…THIS ’53 CORVETTE IS READY FOR TAKEOFF!

The longest, most snowy winter on record in recent memory is finally about to be left behind! Parise Racing will finally be getting the cars out of the shop. First stop for this husband and wife Pro Mod team is the Northeast Rod and Custom Car show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks March 25th -27th.

Not the roar of racing you say? True. But, sometimes getting to take the time to look over these amazing race cars, in a new environment is a good thing. It can open up the world of Drag Racing to those who may never have thought about going to a race. Fans can equate this environment to watching a sleeping beast. The next time they see these cars, the beasts will have awakened and they will be loud and fast! It will make that next trip (or the first trip) to the track, that much more enjoyable!

The Parise’s 1953 and 1963 Military Themed Corvette Pro mods are two feature cars at the show. Others include Jerry Hunt with ‘Studezilla’, Ken Hall and the ‘Top Secret’ Jet Funny Car, Team Frantic Ford Funny Cars and Horace Reinford with ‘Moose too’ 1927 Ford Roadster. Along with the feature vehicles, there will be many other celebrity appearances as well. From models Krista Elyse and Jessica Barton, to former Philadelphia Flyers Dave ‘The Hammer’ Shultz ,Brian Propp, and Bernie Parent; Philadelphia Eagles Lesean ‘Shady’ McCoy and Ike Reese ; as well as Danny Bonaduce and Russ Newbury (from the ‘ Deadliest Catch’),there will be something for everyone! For more information visit http://www.northeastcustomcarshow.com/ . Be sure to view the ‘celebrities’ page for bios and photos of Dina and Andrew Parise and all others previously mentioned!

The time has finally come for the unveiling of Andrew’s new paint scheme! “The guys at ‘The Shop’ definitely recognized my vision.” Stated Dina Parise. “I spoke with Chuck, and told him what I wanted to see. Together, we came to the final product. Forget the fact that it is Andrew’s car, I’m not even sure he knew what it was going to look like!” She laughs. “I must admit, this is the best way to get the fans to see the car for the first time. There is so much detail to see, they can take it all in.”

In case you missed it, here is a video with a sneak peek of the new paint, check it out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLuiprov-os&feature=channel_video_title

The Parise Racing Corvettes have gained popularity in part, because of the paint schemes on both cars. The P-40 Fighter plane theme on Andrew’s Corvette has been a crowd favorite .Essentially that has not changed. It has just been taken to the next level! “We are excited to have the opportunity to unveil the new paint in this forum.” Stated Andrew Parise. “Of course the track is our comfort zone, but it is nice once in a while to get to really talk to the fans. 2,400 horsepower in your ear, can make that a bit difficult at times!”

Parise Racing is planning on running a LIVE FEED on UStream from the show! Just as they do on race weekends! Andrew and Dina will try to bring some special guests by during the weekend! You can find UStream on the Parise Racing website homepage, or here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/parise-racing .

Giving back has always been a big part of Parise Racing. Even if the team is not racing, the fundraising continues. They have been advocates for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for many years now, by raising donations and awareness for this debilitating disease. The Parise’s will be collecting donations for MS at the Northeast Rod and Custom Car Show. If you are not going to the show and would like to make a donation, visit http://www.pariseracing.com/causes.php and just click on the ‘Donate Now’ button! It’s that easy and it’s safe! Remember, March 25th is World MS Day! Join the movement!

The team is moving forward with the 2011 racing season, but could still use sponsors to make things happen! Let our team make your name shine! Join us today!

For more information about Parise Racing of for Sponsorship Opportunities please visit: http://www.pariseracing.com/

Parise Racing can also be found at:

http://www.facebook.com/PariseRacing

http://twitter.com/pariseracing

The team will be making updates to FaceBook and Twitter from the show! Don’t miss it!

In this economy, sponsorships can be elusive. Parise Racing is proud to represent the companies that support them. The team would like to welcome back NGK (www.ngksparkplugs.com ) for another great year of racing. They have supported our team for over 5 years now and it is a strong relationship.

The team would also like to welcome:

LAT Racing Oils – www.latracingoils.com

USA Auto Supply – www.usaautosupply.com/store/index.php

Custom Wire Sets – www.customwiresets.com/home.php

JE Pistons – www.jepistons.com

Browell Bell Housing – www.browellbellhousing.com

Bradco Engineering

Motorsports Unlimited

R&R Racing Products – www.rrconnectingrods.com

Parise Racing would like to thank everyone for their continued support.

 

Parise Racing…New Paint, New Attitude

As all of us say, we need more time in the day. Well, when you are Parise Racing, you have two cars and few helping hands, it is hard to complete everything in the amount of time you want or need to.

The team is fortunate to have some help from some ‘new’ helping hands, and things are moving along very well. The Parise Racing team has two High School students working on a senior project. They come to the shop and help out. “It is a learning experience for them.” States Dina Parise. “They can do something they may have not otherwise ever done, and we are lucky enough to have Pizza and soda for labor costs!”

“We have learned a lot in the past two seasons, and we plan on using what we have learned.”, stated Andrew Parise. “So, we will be bringing our ‘A’ game. Last year was good for us, but it is a new year and a new slate and it could always be better. Our program is no secret. We ran Converters last season and this season will be no different. It seems it is the year of the Converter. People either love them or hate them. We have loved them for two seasons now, and we have done plenty of R&D to get to understand (and love) them.”

Dina Parise’s 1963 Corvette is looking as amazing as ever. “My car can run hard, but she also did give us a run for our money.” Stated Dina “We had some issues last season, but that is behind us now. I have a lot I want to accomplish. Now; I can really get to work.”

The biggest change in the Parise Racing camp is the unbelievable ‘new’ paint scheme on Andrew Parise’s 1953 Corvette. This completely redone paint scheme keeps in with the P-40 Warhawk fighter plane motif, but takes the graphics to another level! The work was done by The Shop in Maryland http://www.theshopmd.com/ . You may be looking for photos, but you will not find any just yet! But, here is a video with some teaser photos of the paint; you may want to check out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLuiprov-os&feature=channel_video_title

Parise Racing will be unveiling the paint scheme at the Northeast Rod & Custom Car Show; March 25th-27th,at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. Parise Racing is and has been active in raising awareness as well as donations for Multiple Sclerosis. The team will be accepting donations at the show. Did you know that March 14th-March 20th is Multiple Sclerosis awareness week? For more information on the show; http://www.northeastcustomcarshow.com/ , and look for Dina and Andrew in the celebrity section. Not attending the show?

Visit http://www.pariseracing.com/causes/ to make a donation to help fight MS!

After this long winter, and a quick roll in and out of the trailer for a car show, the team is going to be ready to race! This season the team will be competing in the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association and will be adding other events to the 2011 calendar as well. Be on the lookout for the duo from New York! Check the events calendar here: http://www.pariseracing.com/events/

In this economy, sponsorships can be elusive. Parise Racing is proud to represent the companies that support them. The team would like to welcome back NGK http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/ for another great year of racing. They have supported our team for over 5 years now and it is a strong relationship. The team would also like to welcome; LAT Racing Oils http://www.latracingoils.com/ , USA Auto Supply http://www.usaautosupply.com/store/index.php , Custom Wire Sets https://www.customwiresets.com/home.php ,JE Pistons http://www.jepistons.com/ ,Browell Bell Housing http://browellbellhousing.com/ , Bradco Engineering, Motorsports Unlimited, R&R Racing Products http://www.rrconnectingrods.com/ .

Parise Racing would like to thank everyone for their continued support.