<%@ Language=JavaScript %> ..:: Maryland Int'l Raceway  -  Budds Creek, MD  ::..


Maryland Int'l Raceway  •  27861 Budds Creek Road  •  Mechanicsville, MD  20659

301-884-9833 (Office)  •  301-884-9878 (Fax)  •  info@mirdrag.com

 
   MIR e-News Headline
  

Rocky Dilecce takes Inagural International
Pro Mod Challenge Win and puts Canada’s
PMRA Up 1-0 Over USA’s NEOPMA

  

September 24, 2013

  

Press Release courtesy of:  Vito Micciolo / NEOPMA


ROCKY DILECCE
PRO MOD WINNER


The first inaugural "International Pro Mod Challenge" was an overwhelming success with 35 pro mods competing, 8 cars running in the 5.90’s and under and many more running in the 6.0 range. The two sixteen car fields were on kill and MIR was ready to handle it. 2013 [PMRA] Champion Rocky Dilecce and Team had their 68’ Team Metro Pro Mod Camaro ready for action and proved it with an impressive win at the first annual “International Pro Mod Challenge” at Maryland International Raceway this past weekend. Rocky’s consistency was awesome, and [NEOPMA] Team USA’s miscues lead Canada to the Pro Mod Challenge’s first event championship.

After a rain delay that forced the event to be delayed a day, the weather Sunday was perfect. Team Canada had their Pro Mods ready for action. Bruce Boland and Rocky Dilecce moved though the field with impressive runs, with their best times of eliminations a 5.93/246 for Rocky in the second round, and a 5.97/238 for Bruce also in the second round. Jeff Miller and Dave Hance for Team USA facing Bruce and Rocky respectfully gave it their best, but Jeff came up short 6.04/235 with their 57’ that has been in the 5.80’s earlier in the year, and Dave Hance that has a waste gate stick open with a 8.12/111. Team Canada’s Jim bell also had personal bests 5.99 in qualifying, and 5.97 in eliminations. Eric Latino qualified 6th with a 5.997.

Team USA also had many highlights throughout the weekend. Tim O’Hare and team with Bernie tuning shot to number one right off the trailer with a 5.90/244 and held the #1 qualifier spot and bonuses from Goodyear and G-Force Racecars . Dave Hance had the New York Motorsports 57’ Belair running awesome and set the Track MPH record at 251.48 and [NEOPMA] records for ET 5.897, and MPH 251.48. Pappas Marinis team also set personal bests of 6.034/233, Team USA held the top 5 spots in qualifying with Tim O’Hare 5.904, Dave Hance 5.915, Kevin McCurdy 5.927, Chip King 5.982 and Fred Scriba 5.985.

The Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association [NEOPMA] was proud to host the first International Pro Mod Event in association with [PMRA] at Maryland International Raceway with one of the largest quarter mile Pro Mod Fields in 2013, qualifying two 16 cars fields, featuring a 16 car ‘International Pro Mod Challenge”. A huge thank you to events sponsors RPM Magazine, New York Motorsports, G-Force Racecars, VP Race Fuels, IFITSGOTAMOTOR.COM, and not to forget our yearly sponsors listed below.

The International Pro Mod Challenge had the look and feel of a National event featuring the fastest door cars in the world, Pro Modified, and judging by the excitement of the fans and forums this event was a huge success, and will grow even bigger next year.

“The last several years have been extraordinary for the NEOPMA at MIR. The fans show their support for the track and racers by filling the stands to standing room only events. This is a testament to the Miller Family and staff for maintaining a great facility, preparing a fast, safe track for out racers and helping build the NEOPMA into the largest quarter mile pro mod series in the country”, states John Mazzorana of the NEOPMA.

Final round-by-round results from the NEOPMA “International Pro Mod Challenge” at Maryland International Raceway.

ROUND ONE - CAN - JACK GRAINY BASOM NY 68 CAMARO 6.852 204.26 def. USA - TIM O'HARE OCEAN VIEW DE 68 CAMARO 10.625 108.06 ~ USA - GERRY CAPANO GREENVILLE DE 63 CORVETTE 6.290 234.82 def. USA - FREDY SCRIBA MILLERSVILLE MD 63 CORVETTE BROKE ~ CAN - BRUCE BOLAND STONEY CREEK ONT 68 FIREBIRD 6.074 235.93 def. USA - TOMMY GRAY BALTIMORE MD NA CORVETTE 6.087 236.80 ~ CAN - JIM BELL EDMONTON CAN 13 MUSTANG 6.005 237.55 def. USA - DWAYNE WOLFE MOOREFIELD WV 02 FIREBIRD 6.085 233.03 ~ CAN - ROCKY DILECCE MISSISSAUGA ONT 68 CAMARO 5.995 245.23 def. USA - DEAN MARINIS WHITESTONE NY 67 CAMARO 6.227 212.09 ~ USA - KEVIN MCCURDY HAMBURG PA 68 CAMARO 6.259 208.30 def. USA - ANGELA RAY PLAISTOW NH 67 SHELBY 11.532 72.45 ~ USA - DAVID HANCE INWOOD NY 57 BEL AIR 5.887 251.58 def. USA - STEVEN ASSENMACHER ST JAMES NY 04 ESCORT 7.549 117.02 ~ USA - JEFF MILLER STRASBURG VA 57 CHEVY 9.082 94.15 def. CAN - ERIC LATINO WHITBY ONT 69 CAMARO 7.208 189.02 (DQ)

ROUND TWO - CAN - BRUCE BOLAND STONEY CREEK ONT 68 FIREBIRD 10.598 87.53 def. USA - GERRY CAPANO GREENVILLE DE 63 CORVETTE (BROKE) ~ USA - JEFF MILLER STRASBURG VA 57 CHEVY 6.100 232.51 def. CAN - JACK GRAINY BASOM NY 68 CAMARO 7.971 117.52 ~ CAN - ROCKY DILECCE MISSISSAUGA ONT 68 CAMARO 5.987 245.05 def. USA - KEVIN MCCURDY HAMBURG PA 68 CAMARO 6.058 240.38 ~ USA - DAVID HANCE INWOOD NY 57 BEL AIR 5.927 249.12 def. CAN - JIM BELL EDMONTON CAN 13 MUSTANG 5.976 236.13

ROUND THREE - CAN - BRUCE BOLAND STONEY CREEK ONT 68 FIREBIRD 5.978 238.47 def. USA - JEFF MILLER STRASBURG VA 57 CHEVY 6.049 235.06 ~ CAN - ROCKY DILECCE MISSISSAUGA ONT 68 CAMARO 5.923 246.48 def. USA - DAVID HANCE INWOOD NY 57 BEL AIR 8.129 111.88

FINALS - CAN - ROCKY DILECCE MISSISSAUGA ONT 68 CAMARO 5.946 245.90 def. CAN - BRUCE BOLAND STONEY CREEK ONT 68 FIREBIRD 6.005 239.74

TODD FONTANA
PRO MOD SHOOTOUT WINNER



The [NEOPMA] had a second field of Pro Mods, the Quick 16 with the teams that did not qualify or were not eligible to run in the International Pro Mod Challenge. Many great teams and names like Budano, Chip King, Chuck Mohn, Todd Fontana, and many more top teams raced for the $5,000.00 dollar top prize and sponsors awards.

Todd Fontana takes the win in his beautiful red 68’ Camaro. Congrats to the entire team.

Final round-by-round results from the NEOPMA “Quick 16 Pro Mod Wars” at Maryland International Raceway.

ROUND ONE - JOHN HINES MUSTANG 7.407 125.56 def. JIM BARKER CAMARO 8.398 140.63, VINNY BUDANO CAMARO 9.744 92.77 def. BOB BAILEY MONTE CARLO 14.865 55.28, TJ DEHAVEN CORVETTE 6.414 215.79 def. PAUL ATKINS MUSTANG 6.951 175.09, FIFI MONTROND CORVETTE 6.129 233.12 def. ERIC DONOVAN CAMARO Broke, JEFF RODGERS MUSTANG 7.340 154.99 def. MATTHEW DEITSCH BAYVILLE NY CAVALIER 8.240 174.87, CHUCK MOHN CAMARO 6.206 220.33 def. MIKEY RAUFF DIX HILLS NY BERETTA 6.903 198.93, TODD FONTANA NJ CAMARO 6.249 223.95 def. STEVE KRAMER PASADENA MD CAMARO 6.421 227.11, JEFF SWAIN SEVERN MD CHEVY 9.911 86.85 def. CHIP KING SEMORA NC DAYTONA 521

ROUND TWO - TODD FONTANA CAMARO 6.241 224.02 def. TJ DEHAVEN 63 CORVETTE 6.234 229.90, CHUCK MOHN CAMARO 6.213 220.84 def. JEFF RODGERS 04 MUSTANG 6.373 219.97, FIFI MONTROND CORVETTE 6.317 229.74 def. JEFF SWAIN BELAIR 7.228 194.52

ROUND THREE - TODD FONTANA CAMARO 6.274 224.32 def. FIFI MONTROND CORVETTE 6.449 221.13, CHUCK MOHN CAMARO 33.066 SINGLE

FINALS - TODD FONTANA CAMARO. 6.251 224.81 def. CHUCK MOHN CAMARO Broke

This is a great time for Pro Mod racers and Sponsors to join the fastest growing Association. Visit www.neopma.com for more information on the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association.

For more info on the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association visit www.neopma.com  and a huge thank you to all our sponsors below.



NEOPMA Associate Sponsors:
IFITSGOTAMOTOR.COM, G-Force Racecars, USA Auto Supply, Switzer Dynamics, Resolution Racing Services, Jeff Miller Performance, J&S Performance Center, American Racing Headers, New York Motorsports, Pro Torque, RPM Magazine, Goodyear Racing Tires, Moroso Performance Products, Star Transporters/Renegade, VP Racing Fuel, Dixon Automotive, Barker Racing, SplitRacing, Tim O'Hare Custom Builders, Scriba Welding, Star Cab Co., Reher Morrison Racing Engines, Jan-Cen Motorsports.

 

 

          Back   Top  Home

  


Click here to visit Speed Unlimited - the Official Speed Shop of MIR!

  

  

 

 

If you plan to shop online at mirdrag.com, please make sure that you have cookies enabled in your browser settings.

  

This site also requires the Adobe Acrobat & Macromedia Flash plug-in's (free downloads) to be viewed in its entirety.
If you do not have these plug-in's or would like to upgrade your existing versions, please click below...

  

        

   

Copyright 2013 - Maryland Int'l Raceway

Site design and development by Chris Miller  -  cmiller@mirdrag.com