For Long Islanders it has been quite some time since Drag Racers and fans alike have had the pleasure of having the sights, sounds and smells of a Drag Strip in their own backyard. Drag Racers are a resourceful bunch as well as a giving community. Add those two things together and you have yourself a race , of sorts!

For the second time , the Central Islip Fire Department Training Facility ( ) hosted a Test and Tune as well as a Car show organized by Long Island Drag Racing ( ) all to benefit The  Cooley’s Anemia Foundation ( ).


Drag Racing, a beautiful day and a great cause. there are no better components to add together than that! It was a great day for Long Island racers to get out and Test their race cars for the up coming season! Long Island Drag Racing provided a ‘Port-a-Tree-‘ Christmas Tree, equipped with an actual Reaction and 60 foot time. The participants could stay into the throttle to 200 feet  until having to lift. The event was well organized , and everyone was impressed with the track conditions.

As part of this event Dina Parise Racing was there in association with Island Propane Corp. ( ). DPR was there appearing with the 1953 Corvette Pro Mod. Unfortunately, in the event prior to that the car suffered a catastrophic blow to the motor. With some quick thinking and ingenuity, Dina decided to display the culprits of said blown motor! So, on display, were some busted up pistons , rods and a pan with aluminum scrap. there was also a sign that read: ‘Do you know what 3,000 HP looks like when things go wrong? Well, here’s an example!’ What a conversation starter!

The turnout was enormous! Fans and Racers had a great day for a great cause. $13,000 was raised for the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation. That is a win, win situation!

DPR would like to thank:  Julie Chan Coldwell Banker : for participating in this event!

Thank you to: NGK,LAT Racing Oils, CRC Industries, Throttle Threads, Neal Chance, Pro Chassis Design, Hoosier Racing Tire, JE Pistons and Browell Bell Housing.

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