Andrew Parise and the Parise Racing team were noticed at the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association event at MIR this past weekend.
Andrew celebrated his 41st birthday on Friday, and the gifts kept coming, this one in the form of a win light.
“I was mainly trying to keep focused. I had to leave my problems from last week’s POD event behind. I did not want to let my team down again”, stated Andrew “We have been working hard all year, and we deserve a good result.”
Not all results were good for the Parise Racing team this weekend. Dina Parise went out in the first round of qualifying due to engine failure. “After completing my burnout, I could not get my ’63 Tim McAmis Corvette into reverse.”, stated Dina . “I shut the car down, and they pushed me back. We realized there was fluid on the track. So, we went back to the pits and assessed the damage. It was not good news. My day was over. But, we are a two car team and we support each other. Now my energy goes to concentrating on Andrew. ”
Andrew’s ’53 Montana Bros. Corvette qualified #2. That put him against Scott Cannon Jr. in the first round of eliminations. A 6.200 @ 227.04 MPH to a 6.288 @220.98 MPH.
Second round of eliminations, Andrew faced his friend and the owner of Performance Auto Crafters Barney Squires. The very person who sprayed the amazing paint schemes on both Parise Racing cars. Andrew blew Barney’s ‘door’ off (literally it flew off!). Still it was a great race. A 6.163 @227.11 MPH to a 6.394 @ 226.24 MPH .
The final round Andrew faced Tim O’Hare. It pitted ERD power against ERD power. The end result was a 6.158 @ 228.31 MPH to a 6.383 @ 224.21 MPH. Andrew takes the win!
“It was a great day! “, stated Andrew “This was a tough field today. I was up against some of the best drivers I know. Scott Jr., Barney and Tim, it was some great racing. It was great to get the win for myself and for the team; my wife Dina, Crew chief Dave Jordan, the crew Charlie Saccoccio and Bandon Page. Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association is a top notch organization that puts on a first rate show. There was unbelievable attendance until the wee hours of the morning! It was good to have Nick Montana (MBRC) on hand to help out and to see the first win. I also want to Thank NGK and GoodYear for their support. ”