Dina Parise makes it to the Finals at Super Chevy in Maple Grove

The combination of the Super Chevy Show and the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association made for a weekend full of beautiful cars and great racing.

For the Parise Racing team, this race was a bit of a double edged sword. Andrew Parise failed to qualify, while Dina Parise went to the finals. Talk about both ends of the spectrum!

Andrew Parise had much more than just horsepower to contend with on this race weekend. “To start out, I never made first the round of qualifying.” Stated Andrew Parise. “I am dealing with a medical issue in my right arm. The pain was unbearable on Friday. I did make the two hits on Saturday, but my ’53 Montana Bros. Corvette smoked the tires both times. So, unfortunately I did not qualify, but in all honesty, I think it was probably for the best. My arm was killing me!”

Dina Parise’s weekend seemed to be going a bit smoother than her husband’s. “We got a shakedown pass in the afternoon, and we shook.” Stated Dina Parise. “I was not too worried about it though. We went back, made a few changes, and came out for the first round of qualifying. My ’63 Tim McAmis Corvette ran a 6.286 at 226.13. That put me in the number one spot and it held for all three rounds of qualifying.”

Dina won round one against Kevin Vanderbeck in his Hudson. In the semi-finals, Dina took on Derrick Townes. She was late at the light, but drove around him for the win. In the finals, it was Dina and Jim Barker. Jim had the advantage on the tree, and won with a 6.461 at 216.41 mph to her 6.471 at 220.26 mph.

“I am disappointed in myself on the loss.” Stated Dina. “I feel like I let my team down. They all worked so hard this weekend.”

Dina and Andrew would like to thank their team for all of their hard work; Crew Chief Dave Jordan, Crew members; Charlie Saccoccio, Rocco Micciolo, James Montana, Nick Montana (Montana Bros. Pro Chassis Design), and Ralphie Pupa.

The Parise’s would like to congratulate Jim Barker on the win. “Jim and his team are some of the nicest people out there.” Stated Dina. “Jim has been a huge supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project and our Vettes for Vets program. We really want to thank him for that. He not only makes monetary donations, he takes care of the Military members that visit us on race day as well. I guess if I had to lose, I’m glad it was to Jim.”

Thanks to Maple Grove Raceway, Lex Dudas and Shawn Brobst of Center plate and the track announcers the Parise Racing Vettes for Vets Program was in full swing at the Super Chevy Show/ Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Assoc. event! The Military members that were there as VIP’s enjoyed a great day of racing, including lunch with a bird’s eye view from an air-conditioned suite!

The next stop for Parise Racing will be August 7th for the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association Race at Maryland International Raceway .Dina is currently in the #2 points position and Andrew is looking to improve on his #11 spot.

Thank you to Mannino’s Restaurant for giving Dina (‘the Chef’) a bit of a cooking break yet again by supplying delicious food for the team!

Parise Racing would like to thank the following for their support:

Consultedge http://www.consultedge.com/

NGK http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/

Mannino’s Restaurant http://www.manninosrestaurant.com/

Maple Grove Raceway http://www.maplegroveraceway.com/

Parise Racing Heads to Super Chevy on a High note…. Andrew’s National Record

Anyone who knows Parise Racing knows that Maple Grove Super Chevy is where it all began for this team. The original team name was different, but the intentions and the competitive spirit were all the same from the onset.

The team is headed to Maple Grove Raceway for the Super Chevy Show and the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association race, fresh off of Andrew’s record setting runs at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. He is now a national record holder in the Competition Eliminator class (AA/PM). “We had a great weekend at Lebanon Valley.”, Stated Andrew Parise. “I never expected to set a record. I was happy to set the record in my ’53 Montana Bros. Corvette, but I need to thank my team for the great job they did!”

“My ’63 Tim McAmis Corvette unfortunately was a bit of a beast.” Stated Dina Parise. “That is her nickname, you know. She has earned every bit of it. I did enjoy getting to watch some great racing that weekend. And I did actually get to see Andrew’s record run, so that was fun too. Admittedly, it would have been more fun, had it have been me!” She laughs.

One thing the Parise’s do admit is they cannot do this without their team working as hard as they do. Their Crew chief Dave Jordan and the rest of the crew, James Montana (Montana Bros. Pro Chassis Design) and Charlie Saccoccio , and Ralphie Pupa did a great job!

The Parise Racing team now heads to Maple Grove Raceway for the Super Chevy Show and the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Race. Qualifying will begin at 6pm on Friday July 16th, and resume again on Saturday at 1pm.

The Parise Racing LIVE FEED from their pit area will begin on Friday morning at @ 9 am, and run through the weekend. To view the LIVE FEED, visit: http://www.pariseracing.com/ or to view with live chat visit: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/parise-racing .

If you are attending the Super Chevy race, and would like to make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project, please come by Parise Racing and do so! Want to make a donation and maybe win a prize? The team is also currently raffling off 6 U.S. Mint 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life Silver Dollar coins (all proceeds will be going to the Wounded Warrior Project). Not coming to the race? Donate on-line! It’s fast, it’s easy and it’s secure! Visit: http://www.pariseracing.com/causes.php , and click on the ‘donate now’ button.

With the assistance of Maple Grove Raceway and Center plate , Parise Racing will again be running their ‘Vettes for Vets’ program.

Please remember Freedom is not Free……

Thank you to :

Consultedge http://www.consultedge.com/

NGK http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/

Mannino’s Restaurant http://www.manninosrestaurant.com/man_oakdale/

Maple Grove Raceway http://www.maplegroveraceway.com/

Parise Racing can’t take the heat at Atco…….

It was an unlikely scenario that unfolded for Parise Racing. Two cars there to race and both do not make it into the show.

It was a very hot day at Atco Raceway for the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association Race. There was a great turnout of cars as well as spectators.

“The cars have been running very well up to this point.” Stated Andrew Parise . “My ’53 Montana Bros. Corvette ran a 6.07 at 236 mph in testing on Friday. But, you never know what will happen on race day. As we all know, anything can happen. And, it did, or didn’t so to speak.”

Unfortunately there was a glitch with the tree during Andrew’s first qualifying run against Tim O’Hare. Andrew was able to sort it out at the tree, but shook the tires. Andrew’s second qualifier was not much better. Again, he shook.

Dina Parise and her ’63 Tim McAmis Corvette seemed to meet the same fate. “We tested o Friday, and she went down Broadway. Race day came and she shut me down.” Stated Dina Parise. “I just could not wrangle my car in this weekend. She shook during both qualifiers, and that was it. Game over.”

“Regardless of the outcome, the crew members did a great job.” Stated Dina. “We had great people helping us as usual this week. Charlie Saccoccio, James Montana, Nick Montana (Montana Pro Chassis Design),Rod, Fazekas , Rocco Micciolo , and Dave Jordan (Crew chief).Everyone pitched in.”

There was a bright side to the day, though. Parise Racing ran their Vettes for Vets program. In attendance were Vietnam Vererans from two groups; Vietnam Vets USA and NAM Knights America. The team was proud to have them as their guests.

Parise Racing would like to thank Kevin Sway and Atco Raceway for their cooperation in running the Vettes for Vets program. Atco supplied the tickets, parking and lunch for the Veterans.

The Parise’s would also like to thank Jim Barker for stopping by. He came by to drop off some t-shirts for the Veterans and to just shake their hands and say ‘thank you’.

“Jim is no stranger to what we do.” Stated Andrew. “He has made monetary donations in the past, and he made sure to stop by this weekend. We appreciate him taking the time out, and we know the Veterans appreciated it as well. We also want to congratulate him on his win!”

Next stop for the Parise Racing team will be Lebanon Valley Dragway, for the NHRA Lucas Oil Division 1 race. Don’t forget to tune in to the LIVE FEED! Visit; http://www.pariseracing.com/ or http://www.ustream.tv/channel/parise-racing to chat live!

As many of you know, Dina Parise not only drives that ’63 Corvette, but she also cooks for the team as well. She tends to cook so much that is why they call her ‘the Chef’. Well, she is getting a break from her cooking duties for a bit, thanks to Mannino’s Restaurant in Oakdale,NY. The team would like to thank them for providing the weekend’s meals (Dina especially!).

Parise Racing would like to thank the following for their support:

Consultedge http://www.consultedge.com/

NGK http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/

Atco Raceway http://www.atcoraceway.com/

Mannino’s Restaurant http://www.manninosrestaurant.com/

First Time Not a Charm for Parise Racing at NHRA Get Screened America Series Event

For the Parise Racing team this season has been full of ups and downs from early on. Last weekend proved to be a bit of both.

It was the first outing at the NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Challenge, for the Parise Racing team. Unfortunately, there was only one spot open, for the two car husband and wife team. Dina Parise became the first Parise to run the Pro Mod Challenge at the NHRA SuperNationals in EnglishTown, NJ.

“This was an exciting weekend for all of us.” Stated Dina Parise. “I just wish my ’63 Corvette would have cooperated a bit more. I am disappointed for my team. Everyone worked so hard. A big thanks to my husband Andrew, my Crew Chief Dave Jordan and James Montana.”

During first qualifying shot on Friday, Dina had tire shake. In the second qualifying round, she ran a 6.605 @ 211.53 mph. Obviously , that was not a stellar number, and way slower than that car is capable of running. “ I am a crew member this weekend.” Stated Andrew Parise with a smile. “We headed back to the pit , and took a look at the car and realized the problem. Nothing too major. That is the good thing. The bad thing is, our weekend is over.”

The weekend did end on a high note. Dina’s ’63 Corvette did win best appearing car, so she did come home with a Wally.

Dina and Andrew would like to extend a special thank you to Frank Manzo and his crew for their help this past weekend.

The team’s next stop will be Atco Raceway for the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Assoc. race on Saturday June 26th. As always Parise Racing will have a LIVE FEED from their pit area. To view, visit Parise Racing’s homepage; http://www.pariseracing.com/ or to view with live chat, visit ; http://www.ustream.tv/channel/parise-racing .

The Parise Racing team are proud supporters of the Wounded Warrior Project. Please stop and see them at the track to make a donation, or make a donation on line at the website! It’s quick and easy! To donate on line visit here; http://www.pariseracing.com/causes.php .

Parise Racing would like to extend its sincere condolences to the friends and family of Neal Parker.

Parise Racing would like to thank the following for their support:

Consult Edge http://www.consultedge.com/

NGK http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/

Parise Racing to Debut in the NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Challenge at the SuperNationals

Work hard and you will achieve you goals. One of Parise Racing’s goals has been to compete in the NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Challenge from the time they began R&D back in 2009. They can check that one off the list, well one list.

Being a two car team sometimes leads to many tough decisions, and this was one of the toughest ones to date. With one spot open, who goes? “Ladies first?” ,Said Andrew Parise with a laugh. “Both cars are running really well, both drivers are ready for battle, so either way Parise Racing will make a good first impression. We have worked hard to get here, and it is finally paying off. I was hoping to get to run my ’53 Montana Bros. Pro Chassis Design Corvette as well, but one is better than none .We are excited to be going at all.”

Running a two car team with limited funding is a daunting task, and more work that imaginable, but the Parise’s would not have it any other way. “We are very thankful for the sponsors we currently have.” Stated Dina Parise. “Consultedge and NGK have been great to us. We are still struggling to make it, though. We are looking forward to going to the NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Challenge; it’s a great opportunity for us and our sponsors. I feel like Charlie from Willie Wonka, I just found the Golden ticket.”

As a former skater for the ‘Ice Capades’ , Dina says that traveling and racing can be compared to her former ‘showgirl’ days, if one can believe that. “When I toured with the ‘Ice Capades’ we did a show in a different city every week. Each week we played a new venue, each venue had its own ‘locals ‘that worked there, our cast and crew remained the same and we all traveled together. It’s the same thing here, only with tires in place of skates and fire suites in place of sequin covered costumes. I guess I can just think of my ’63 Corvette as a really fast Zamboni!” She laughs.

The Parise’s know they are up against a tough field. They have confidence in the crew; James Montana and Nick Montana of Montana Bros. Pro Chassis Design, Jody Lupton, Charlie Saccoccio and especially Crew Chief Dave Jordan. “Dave is an asset to our team,” Stated Andrew. “He tunes both cars and manages the numbers as well as everything else very well. Sometimes he even has to become a Dr. Phil of sorts, but I will save that for another day .He is a patient man .” He laughs.

The Parise team has been very busy leading up to now. In the past two weeks, they ran the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Maple Grove in the Competition Eliminator class to earn GSA points. Then it was off to Virginia Motorsports Park to run exhibition for Pinks All Out and host members of the Military for their ‘Vettes for Vets’ program.

When Dina Parise was concerned that the handicapped accessible suite at Virginia Motorsports Park was occupied by the TV executives, she made a call, never expecting what would follow. A quick call to Disruptive Studios (Pullin TV) drew quick action. After speaking to Stephen Pullin and Kristi Knight of Disruptive Studios and Pullin TV she was pleasantly surprised. “They (Disruptive Studios, Pullin TV and Speed TV) were more than happy to support our program.” Stated Dina “They bent over backwards to do it, too. They gave up the suite, so we would have wheelchair access for those who needed it .So between them and Virginia Motorsports Park, our guests were all set.”

“Our ‘Vettes for Vets ‘ program was a huge success!’ , Stated Dina. “We could not have done it alone. We want to extend a big thank you to Virginia Motorsports Park(Bryan Pierce and Marc Wesler), Stephen Pullin (Pullin TV), Kristi Knight (Pullin TV), Speed TV (Merchandising),Virginia Giant, Kalbones Racing , the Clarkesville Economic Development Association ,Clarksville Chamber of Commerce ,Mitch Saccoccio, Tom Loftus and Brother’s Pizza. Everyone we asked to help did. We are getting the word out about our program, and the Wounded Warrior Project. Our Veterans and Active Duty Military members deserve our respect and our thanks, and we are going to give it to them, and thanks to help of others, we can. The Military members had a great day and that is our goal, pure and simple, no strings attached.”

Want to see Parise Racing in action on and off the track? Visit http://www.pariseracing.com/ to view the video posted on our homepage. If you like what you see, please go to the ‘ our causes’ tab and click on the ‘Donate Now’ button to make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Parise Racing will again have a LIVE FEED from the pit area. To view visit our homepage, or visit http://www.ustream.tv/channel/parise-racing to chat live!

Parise Racing would like to thank our sponsors:

Consultedge http://www.consultedge.com/

NGK http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/

Thank you to:

Brother’s Pizza Petersburg, Va 804-733-3355

Virginia Motorsports Park http://www.virginiamotorsports.com/

Stephen Pullin /Kristi Knight- Disruptive Studios, Inc. http://www.disruptivestudios.tv/

Parise Racing Makes them Stand Up and Take Notice…

Parise Racing attended its first ADRL race in Virginia Motorsports Park May 21st-22nd.

“Kenny Knowling and and the ADRL staff never made us feel as if we were on the outside.” Stated Andrew Parise. “Our cars are NHRA legal and we knew it would be very difficult to compete with the magnitude of cars at the ADRL. Knowing this going in, we just prepared to compete as we always do.”

As the luck of the draw would have it for qualifying, wouldn’t you guess Dina and Andrew were picked to run each other first pair out. “I was extremely happy for this; it is time to show the wife (and the crowd) who is faster,” stated Andrew. “It is always fun running Dina. At times I think people listen to us and think we are putting on a show by the way we talk to each other when we have to race one another. Trust me, it is no show. Just ask our Crew chief Dave Jordan.”

“He got me. We were the first husband and wife team to compete in Pro Extreme, and he got me,” Stated Dina Parise. “Certainly not the way I wanted to come into this race, but my ’63 Tim McAmis Corvette was just a bit off. After the fact, we did find some issues with the car. We have got them fixed and I am ready to take him on again.”

Although Dina was not running at full capacity, Andrew was. And was he ever. In third round qualifying he ran a 3.933 @ 188.17 MPH, in his ’53 Montana Bros. Pro Chassis Design Corvette. “I am so pleased with that run, I cannot tell you!” Stated Andrew. “Coming in here with a ‘legal’ set-up and being one spot off of qualifying, was a good deal for me. My team did a great job and I am proud of what we accomplished here.”

On the way home, the team made a stop at the Fort Lee Army Base PX to show their military themed cars. “It’s part of who we are.” Stated Dina “ We created these paint schemes for our Military members past and present. It’s great to get to bring the cars to the base and get to talk to them for a bit. We appreciate what they do.”

The Parise are running a very full schedule this season. The next stop for them is the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Maple Grove Raceway to earn GSA points. After that, they will be back at VMP for some exhibition runs in Pinks All Out. They will also be running their ‘Vettes for Vets’ program for the Pinks all Out show with the assistance of VMP and Pullen TV.

Lastly, this weekend is Memorial Day. Most people associate Memorial Day with department store sales, BBQ’s and outdoor fun. Before you head out for your Memorial Day plans, please take a moment to think and maybe even act on what the day is about.

Here are a few suggestions:

• Fly your flag

• Observe a moment of silence in remembrance of those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom.

• Place flags and/or flowers at Veteran’s gravesites.

• Attend a Memorial Day service. Check with your local area for information.

• Thank a Veteran. Check with your local VFW, American Legion, etc. Just a Thank You will go a long way.

The Parise’s would like to thank their crew ; Crew Chief Dave Jordan, Charlie Saccoccio, James Montana (Montana Bros. Pro Chassis Design) and Jody Lupton.

Parise Racing would like to thank:

Consultedge http://www.consultedge.com/

NGK http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/

GoodYear http://www.racegoodyear.com/

Parise Racing Looking for Another Win at Northeast Outlaw Pro Mods

With this season off to a great start, Dina is looking to have a repeat weekend at the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Assoc. race at Maryland International Raceway on May 15th. “MIR has been a tough track for me, my car and our crew,” stated Dina Parise. “MIR is a great facility and Royce Miller and his staff do an amazing job, but last season, somehow my ’63 Tim McAmis Corvette always got bitten .Time to bite back! As of now, my husband and I have one (NEOPMA) win each, but I want that second trophy first. It’s a tough field, so we will see.”

After last weekend at VMP, the team really could have used some R&R but that is not going to happen for a while. “We have restocked the trailer, done a ton of cleanup and a lot of maintenance is being done so we can make this next event,” stated Andrew Parise. “Both cars needed rear gears. My car is at Montana Brothers Pro Chassis Design for some upgrades. It was a tough race, I qualified number one and I really wanted that win. As most folks may know, my wife and I are very competitive. We are a team all the way, but trust me, when it comes to the win light, the ‘ we’ goes away, real fast! My 53’ Montana Bros. Corvette is a competitive car and I need to get this car in the winner’s circle again. We won here last year and I want to take that trophy home, if I don’t win I will never get that monkey (Tim O’hare ) off my back!”(He laughs)

May 15th is not just any ordinary race day. May 15th is Armed Forces day. It is a day that we as citizens should come together and thank our Military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. Through Parise Racing’s Vettes for Vets Program (in association with the Wounded Warrior Project) , our Nation’s Military personnel, (active duty, retired Veterans etc) will be joining in on the racing action at MIR! Vettes for Vets is a program the Parise’s have created, and bring to life at every event they attend. “We want to thank Royce Miller and Brian Starner of MIR for assisting us with putting together our Vettes for Vets program at their facility,” Stated Dina.” Without that help, we have no program.”

Parise Racing will once again have a LIVE FEED from their pit area. To tune in and chat live visit : http://www.ustream.tv/channel/parise-racing or visit : http://www.pariseracing.com/ . The FEED will go live at 9 am on Saturday May 15th.

For more information, or if you know someone that would like to participate in the Vettes for Vets program, please email Dina Parise ; info@pariseracing.com .

Please stop by the Parise Racing pit area to make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project. Not coming to the race and you would like to donate? No problem. Visit: http://www.pariseracing.com/causes.php and make a donation quickly and securely. Your donation will be greatly appreciated.

A special thank you to Rustic River Bar & Grill for providing the food for Vettes for Vets.

Thank you to:

*Consultedge http://www.consultedge.com/

*NGK http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/

*Goodyear http://www.racegoodyear.com/

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

*Rustic River Bar and Grill

Parise Racing out first round in NEOPMA

For Andrew and Dina Parise and the Parise Racing team, this weekend at the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Assoc. race did not turn out as well as they had expected, on the track but off the track was another story.

“The cars are running very well. “ Stated Andrew Parise . “Dave Jordan, our Crew Chief is doing a great job on both cars. We are qualifying well, and are making good, solid passes. We had a few glitches this weekend that caused us to go out early in the game. My ’53 Montana Bros. Corvette had problems, and I did not make it out for first round. It’sO.K. We will be back at it for Atco. ”

Andrew qualified with a 6.098 @ 236.34 MPH and Dina qualified with a 6.190 @ 229.94. 2nd and 5th respectively. When it came time for first round, Andrew did not make the call. Regardless, the crew continued to work hard. “We could not do what we do without the help of Dave Jordan our Crew Chief, and crew member Charlie Saccoccio. Also on hand was Nick Montana (Montana Bros. Pro Chassis Dasign), James Montana and Dean Mauro. We appreciate their hard work!.” Stated Andrew Parise.

“ My ’63 Tim McAmis Corvette was running well all day.” Stated Dina Parise. “I went up for first round, and BAM! She smokes the tires and has wicked tire shake! I’m out! From hero to zero in a split second. One minute they congratulate you on the last race win, the next minute they console you. That’s drag racing! No worries, I’m ready for next week!”

Maybe things on the track were not going well, but up in the suites at Maryland International Raceway, there was much to cheer about.

Through Parise Racing’s Vettes for Vets program, there were many Military members in attendance as VIP’s for the NEOPMA race. The members ranged from active duty, retired Veterans, to Wounded Warriors.

The VIP’s were treated to a great day of racing as well as good food and a bird’s eye view of all of the action. All this followed by a well deserved introduction to the crowd, made by Johnny Rocca. Not to mention Johnny’s donation to the Wounded Warrior Project!

Parise Racing would like to thank MIR for accommodating the Military members so well. Thank you especially to Royce Miller, Bryan Starner, Johnny Rocca and Fabian for making the day so special for the ‘Vettes for Vets’ VIP’s, and for supporting the program itself.

Parise Racing would also like to thank Rustic River Bar and Grill for providing a wonderful lunch for the VIP’s.

Lastly, a special thank you to ;Pete Berner and John Montecalvo, of the MMPSA for taking the time out to meet with the VIP’s. Not only did they meet with the VIP’s, they gave them some great items to take home. Your generosity and caring was certainly appreciated.

Parise Racing’s next stop will be ADRL at Virginia Motorsports Park May 21-22.

Going to ADRL? Stop by Parise Racing at VMP and make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project or, you can donate on line: http://www.pariseracing.com/causes.php .

Be sure to check out the LIVE FEED from the Parise Racing pit area Friday and Saturday! For live chat visit here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/parise-racing


Thank You to:

Consultedge http://www.consultedge.com/

NGK http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/

Good Year http://www.racegoodyear.com/

Rustic River Bar and Grill http://www.rusticriver.net/ (301-997-1700)

Photo courtesy http://www.proimagesonline.com/


“It was a busy week and a week of firsts, for me in particular.” Stated Dina Parise. “I tested at Virginia Motorsports Park for two days .I started on Wednesday, just getting reacquainted with the car, and getting comfortable. Since this was the first time back in the car since my hand surgery, I was just a bit apprehensive because we still had a few issues to iron out. To boot, I stepped into the car sooner than the doctor advised. I just could not wait any longer.”

Nick and James Montana of Montana Bros Pro Chassis were on hand with Dina for the two day test to make sure the ’63 Tim McAmis Corvette went straight down the race track. “After a few changes it was straight as an arrow.” Stated Dina.

Thursday, Dina made the progress she was hoping for, and ran numbers that she, Andrew and her Crew Chief Dave Jordan felt happy with. She ran a 6.10, 6.12 and a 6.09 @ 235 MPH to end the day. “It felt great to be back in the seat and make the progress we did in two days. It all came together well.” Stated Dina.

On Friday night the weekend was kicked off with a match race featuring Harold Martin and Dina Parise. Dina was chosen as Harold’s opponent via on line votes on the Virginia Motorsports Park website. “ I have quite a bit of respect for Harold. This was a fun race for the crowd. I had trouble at the light, but still went a 4.02 181mph to his 4.24 171mph with Harold taking the win.”

“During this few days of testing we broke a lot of parts. We used enough inventory for a year!” Stated Dave Jordan “ It was a busy couple days but we had a plan , and accomplished what we set out to do.”

Although Andrew Parise had a hurt set of gears and a converter issue in his ’53 Montana Bros Corvette , he managed to qualify #1 with a 6.17. Dina qualified number five with a 6.24, and missed the second qualifying round with some mechanical issues of her own. “They certainly were not the numbers we were looking for, but we made the field.” Stated Andrew Parise.” We knew we had mechanical issues with both cars and was just hoping to be lucky enough for nothing to break to the point that we could not repair it.”

Andrew’s luck ran out in first round when the rear gears broke apart and Derrick Townes took the win. I know we had a great race car and wanted to win this race, but it just wasn’t my day.” Stated Andrew.

Dina was fighting issues as well, but with the Wounded Warriors on site for the ‘Vettes for Vets’ program, it seemed that good karma was what was keeping the parts hanging on. In the semi’s Dina defeated Derrick Townes with a 6.24 over his 6.61. Steve King, had a great run in the semi’s with a 6.14. It was to be Steve King and Dina in the finals. Unfortunately, Steve had major engine failure on his last run that kept him from making to the finals.

Parise Racing owes a big thank you to Steve and Jeff , because the only reason Andrew was able to race as long as he did, was due to them taking the time out to fix the gears in his car. The team would also like to thank FiFi Montrond for the gears for Dina’s car.

“I have to say, I am so thrilled to get my first win, and especially at VMP! This facility and the people that run it mean so much to us. Not to discount any others, but we have been told we are their Yankee family. It was a great way to get my first win.” Stated Dina. “This win is not mine alone. My husband Andrew, Dave Jordan, Nick Montana, James Montana, Charlie Saccoccio , Bill Barrett and all the guys who helped in the pit area. I cannot thank you all enough for your efforts this past weekend. It was grueling, and worth it.”

After all of the parts, and the sweat, Dina went on to win her first Pro Mod race; which brings us to the First’s. May first, First Race of the Year, First in Points, First race after surgery, and the best of all First woman member and winner in Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association. At home, Dina was also honored on May 3rd as one of Long Island’s most influential women.

This was the inaugural weekend of Parise Racing’s ‘Vettes for Vets ‘program. The Wounded Warrior’s and their guests that attended the race were treated to VIP status for the day, and lunch was provided by Brother’s Pizza of Petersburg, Va. Parise Racing looks forward to hosting Veterans at upcoming races.


A special Thank you to:

Consultedge http://www.consultedge.com/

NGK http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/

Good Year http://www.racegoodyear.com/

Virginia Motorsports Park http://www.virginiamotorsportspk.com/

Brother’s Pizza
Owned and Operated by Tony Buffa and Family
25809 Cox Road
Petersburg, Va 23803


After a disappointing weekend at the Super Chevy Show, Andrew Parise is more focused than ever for the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Assoc. race, May 1st at Virginia Motorsports Park. “We are ready.” Stated Andrew Parise . “It’s a new week, and we have put what we did not like behind us. We are ready to put some numbers on the board, like we know we can.”

Dina Parise did not participate in the Super Chevy event.“This is going to be my return to drag racing since my hand surgery and I am ready to get it done.” stated Dina Parise. “The recovery process has been long, so I am just ready to go!” said Dina. “I have been going to therapy three times a week, doing exercises at home and just working on getting my hand to work again and it has been extremely hard. But, being an athlete all my life, I have been injured before and this is not fazing me.”

Dina’s ’63 Tim McAmis Corvette and Andrew’s ’53 Montana Bros. Corvette are both running well. With Crew Chief Dave Jordan at the helm, the Parise’s are confident they will be going rounds this season.

Along with the celebration of Dina going back into the car ,the Parise’s are celebrating the official 2010 launch of both raising donations for the Wounded Warrior Project and their own “ Vettes for Vets” program at VMP. As part of the program (that will take place at each event Parise Racing attends), Parise Racing will ‘host’ Veterans, Wounded Warriors and currently serving Military Personnel as VIP’s for the day. Because the team cannot accomplish this on their own, here are the outstanding businesses willing to pitch in. VMP will be providing a suite, tickets, parking and special recognition for the guests. Lunch will be provided by Brother’s Pizza of Petersburg.

“We want everyone to realize that our Nation’s Military have put their life on the line so we can enjoy our freedom,” stated Dina.” For us to give them a day out and show them appreciation is nothing compared to them laying their lives on the line for us. We ask everyone that attends, if you see our guests, please stop them and say thank you. When you hear the National Anthem, kindly remove your hats; stand tall, proud and silent. Always.”

Do you know a Veteran or Wounded Warrior that you think would enjoy participating in the ‘Vettes for Vets’ program? Please visit : http://www.pariseracing.com/events.php for the events schedule , to find an event in your area. To submit a Veteran or Wounded Warrior to the program, or for more information please email Dina Parise : info@pariseracing.com .

If you are a business and you would like to support the ‘Vettes for Vets’ program by getting involved , Parise Racing would love to have you! Please email Dina Parise at the above address.


Parise Racing would like to thank the following :

Consultedge http://www.consultedge.com/

NGK http://www.ngksparkplugs.com/

Good Year http://www.racegoodyear.com/

Virginia Motorsports Park http://www.virginiamotorsportspk.com/

Brother’s Pizza
Owned and Operated by Tony Buffa and Family
25809 Cox Road
Petersburg, Va 23803