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/