It was one of the most exciting, and competitive races of the season! The ADRL.us Shakedown at E-Town! Parise Racing had their two beautiful Pro Mods , tuned to get in the field.
Dina Parise qualified in the # 8 spot running a 6.113 @ 232.07 MPH. Andrew Parise was on the outside looking in . He was in the # 17 spot with a 6.39 @ (oddly enough) 232.07 MPH. Andrew was entered into first round as an alternate.
Dina ran Eric Latino in the first round if eliminations. Her ’63 Corvette had been running well all weekend. “We were side by side.” Stated Dina. “Then my car got a bit loose, I brought it back. I had to pedal it a bit, to try to get the job done. Everything sounded and felt fine. Next thing I knew, Bam! The Supercharger lifted off the motor and I shut her down! A disappointing way to end the day.”
Andrew ran Chris Russo first round due to Frank Patille not being able to make the call. Andrew’s MBRC Pro Chassis Design ‘53 Corvette had a bit of trouble in qualifying, but ran very well in first round. “ My car ran very well.”Stated Andrew “From not qualifying to running a 6.03 @ 237.50 MPH. I’m happy with that! But, you know this sport, you can go from hero to zero in 6 seconds!”
Second round would not be so good to Andrew and the team. Andrew ran chip king in the second round. The track proved to be no match for either driver. “I launched the car, got about 200 feet out, and she shook,” Stated Andrew “She shook hard. The car took a left turn to the center line, and I brought it back. I could hear and see Chip was having issues too! So, as I got it back, I hit the throttle, and nothing! UGH! No Power. It shook so hard, the power shut right off. Just my luck too, because Chip pedaled it all the way to the finish line! Congrats to Chip and the team on their win in that round and of the event.”
Regardless of the outcome, the Parise’s are happy with how things turned out. They would like to thank their Crew Chief Dave Jordan, and the crew; James Montana and Nick Montana (MBRC Pro Chassis Design),Nick Lacerenza and Kevin Maddox.
Of course a special thank you to Scotty Cannon and Scott Cannon who have been assisting the team on a race to race basis. The Parise’s hope to acquire sponsors for the 2011 season to make their relationship with the Cannons (Cannonball Racing) a more permanent one.
For Parise Racing, It was not just about the racing this weekend. They also ran their Vettes for Vets program as proud supporters of the Wounded Warrior Project. The team was able to invite Wounded Warriors, as well as Veterans to the ADRL.us Shakedown at E-Town free of charge to spend the day in a suite to view the race as well as have lunch and receive some great gifts! We could not have run this program without the following: Dave Hance and Raceway Park( for providing tickets as well as the suite!) , Ciccone’s Italian Deli (for helping us *AT THE LAST MINUTE* to provide a great lunch! If you are in Old Bridge, NJ please patronize Ciccone’s and tell them Parise Racing sent you!), Stanley and Weiss Racing (for the great gifts you gave to our guests! )
Parise Racing would like to wish Benny Alfonso of Modzilla/Amato/Cannonball Racing a speedy recovery. Hang in there Benny!
If you live in the Long Island, NY area ,please join us on Saturday October 9th at the Bellmore Fire Department, West End Co. 3 ‘Buff’ Show. It is from 10am to 5pm at the Bellmore NY, Long Island RR Station Parking Lot (on Sunrise Hwy. between Bellmore Ave. and Bedford Ave.).Of course, we will be showing our beautiful cars, and raising donations for the Wounded Warrior Project! Hope to see you there! For more information visit : http://www.facebook.com/PariseRacing
For more information about Parise Racing, or to become a sponsor, please visit : http://www.pariseracing.com/
Parise Racing would like to thank the following for their support:
MBRC Pro Chassis Design http://www.montanabros.com/
Mannino’s Restaurant http://www.manninosrestaurant.com/
The Shakedown at E-Town http://www.shakedownatetown.com/
Raceway Park http://www.etownraceway.com/
Ciccone’s Italian Deli http://www.i8at.com/sites/home.php?site_id=10726