Dina Parise Racing Brake-Fest Charity Show Appearance

For Dina Parise Racing events do not always occur on the track. As a matter of fact, it seems some of the most important and engaging events occur while sitting still. That would be the case with the most recent event the team participated in.

The Brake-Fest Charity Car Show presented by Master Power Brakes was held recently in Mooresville, NC. The DPR team attended (of course along with Stella the 3,000HP Cadillac) as a special guest of the event to benefit the Martin Truex Jr Foundation and Classroom Central.

“Events such as this are probably my favorite!” Said Dina Parise “Although we are busy, we are a bit more relaxed, so we really get to chat with people. Not to mention, we are raising donations and awareness for two great charities. It’s a win, win for sure!”

Although Stella (the Cadillac Pro Mod) was for showin’ not goin’ this time out, the team did treat the crowd to the sound of 3,000HP firing up! “We really made it as if we were in our pit area at the race track.” Said Parise. “What a great way for those not familiar with our sport to feel the excitement! We want them to understand how accessible we are as racers, and how one on one our sport is. That truly is the beauty of our sport of drag racing.”

Stella may not have moved at all during Brake-Fest but that is not to say there was no ‘racing’ happening on the property. It seems Parise ‘called out’ two time NASCAR Champion Todd Bodine (Team Onion), challenging him to a race in the uRace Simway Virtual Racing Experience racing simulator. Parise did edge out Bodine to win the race. Will there be a rematch? That remains to be seen.

Another great addition to the DPR team ‘pit area’ was having Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt on hand to give out free samples! They actually make fresh frozen treats right in front of your eyes! Did you know Sub Zero not only offers a wide variety of frozen desserts, they also offer many off-site programs as well! From educational programs to catering, you can find it at Sub Zero! (https://www.subzeroicecream.com/ )

The DPR team is now in the re-grouping phase and prepping for the 2017 season. “At the moment, we are breaking Stella down and giving her an overhaul.” Said Andrew Parise. “At the end of the season, I like to really take a look at the car and inspect every inch of it. Then we can prepare to begin again.”

The DPR team continues to push the envelope in every way. From performance to detail this team acknowledges and does it all. Stella sparkles and looks great because of the products provided by Eastwood and CRC Auto (ChemFree Smartwasher). She runs well and safely with products from as NGK, Lucas Oil, Speedwire Systems, Hussey Performance, Hoosier Racing Tire and Motorsports Unlimited. The DPR website looks great and runs efficiently thanks to the professionals at Crank It Media.

*A special thank you to Russell Klem od Scrap Iron Customs for his assistance.

Please visit http://dinapariseracing.com/marketing-partners . There you will find more information regarding the companies listed as well as some *special offers*! The team encourages you to try the products and services these companies offer. The fact remains that they do use them all. That is the best recommendation! The DPR team would like to thank all of their Marketing Partners for their continued support!

Contact DPR to become a Marketing Partner as well! Let DPR work for you!

Get Social: Be sure to join the DPR team on all their Social Media! Their Website will show you the way! So for all things DPR please visit http://dinapariseracing.com/ Parise has quite a bit on her plate for the upcoming season on the track and off. Be sure to follow along on Social Media to keep up with it all!

 

Athlete’s Voices: Dina Parise, Episode 7. Being Social: The good the bad, the obnoxious?

 

This one is a doozy! Have you guessed that I do not hold back? Read on!

Athlete’s Voices: Dina Parise Being Social: The good the bad, the obnoxious?

(January,2014)

Social : likely to seek or enjoy the company of others . Sounds easy enough, right? Well, now add the word Media to it. There you have it , Social Media.

Social Media: refers to interaction among people in which they create, share, and/or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks.

If you go by the definition of Social Media, one would think it was all peace, love harmony and good recipes right? Well, not always.

Don’t get me wrong, I am a proponent of Social Media. It is for sure a great tool for everyone from Mom’s to moguls! I use it constantly for my Dina Parise Racing team for updates, pictures and just having constant interaction with fans and friends. No matter if it is the heat of racing season or the off season, I am sure to interact on Social Media. Staying connected in this day and age has become part of the fabric of our society.

It seems to me that the internet and Social Media has become the ‘Beer Muscles’ of our society. Since when do people find it appropriate to bash, make accusations and be just downright rude? I cannot even list the plethora of indiscretions users are prone to on a daily basis…..it would be impossible.

I absolutely get the fact that the world has changed in many ways. But frankly, haven’t we evolved as people? Last I looked; (for the most part) none of us are carrying giant clubs with scabs on our knuckles from them dragging on the ground. Besides, I’m not sure you can get Wi-Fi in a cave anyway.

As public figures we get the fact that there will be opinions about ‘us’, our performance, our teams etc.  Surely that is part of the ‘game’, whatever your ‘game’ may be. Does that give anyone be it fan or foe (public figures included) the right to sling personal attacks in a public forum? Eh, I think not.

I’m not talking trash talk…. I dig trash talk to help promote an event! My husband and I are rivals on the track. We are trash talkers from the get-go! Trash talking for the sake of a game or a race really makes people want to tune in. Taking it that step over the line to ‘attack mode’ to me is just plain disrespectful. I have heard personal attacks on fellow female drivers’ looks, as well as athletes’ children and families. Some things should be sacred. My favorite? That’s the Monday morning ‘Driver’. He or she are the Keyboard Champions that critique crashes as if they have ever driven a race car (no matter the series). Not sure what people get out of that, but I have seen it happen more often than I care to say.

Do I think the Cyber world will pay attention and it will be all peace and love? Uh, no. I’m far from naïve. My hope is that my diddy of a blog here will open a few eyes to the fact that we as adults have a responsibility to the younger generation. While we obviously cannot shelter the younger generation, I think we can and NEED to be Role Models.

Certainly cyber space is an amazing invention. A never-ending , non-physical form of communication. Sometimes that’s the problem. The non-physical part. It desensitizes us. It takes the ‘human’ out of ‘human beings’. Then we are just ‘beings’. So, therefore we do not treat one another accordingly.

My answer? Get off the computer, the IPhone the Tablet…whatever and get out ! Hit up a sporting event! Head out to an IHRA  Drag Race! It’s the best family fun, fan friendly event you will ever go to! Every ticket is a pit pass. Check out the cars up close! Meet the drivers (like me!). See the sights, smell the smell, and feel the raw power….. You for sure will want to FaceBook, Tweet or Instagram your friends, but I bet it will be just to make them get there too! #TeamDParise #DragRacing #PositiveVibes  !

People always ask how this DPR team can get out there to do what we do. Our Advertising Partners are the key to DPR’s success! This team works hard to keep our Advertisers happy!  From performance to detail this team acknowledges and does it all. Stella sparkles because of the products provided by USA Auto Supply and CRC. She runs well and safely due to products such as DJ Safety, NGK, Speedwire Systems, Hoosier, Motorsports Unlimited and LAT. A special thank you to ‘Uncle Mel’s Mystery Appitizers’. Please visit http://dinapariseracing.com/marketing-partners  . There you will find more information regarding the companies listed. The team encourages you to try the products and services of these companies. The fact remains that they do use them all. That is the best recommendation! The DPR team would like to thank all of their Marketing Partners for their continued support!

Contact DPR to become a Marketing Partner as well! Let DPR work for you!

 AND YES !! Get Social:  Be sure to join me and my DPR team 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  !

 

See you at the Races!

 

Dina