Last year’s Pro Modified champ ready for season opener May 16-18 at Grand Bend
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO (March 1, 2014) – While the Metro Infrastructure 1968 Chevy Camaro will get a new look this year, team owner and driver Rocky Di Lecce said he will focus more on his driving skills this year in the hopes of continued success in the Pro Modified Racing Association.
But his success will be hard to beat in 2014, as the Camaro driver won an unprecedented five of six regular PMRA events and the series championship, and topped off his season with a big win at the International Pro Mod Challenge at the SuperChargers Showdown in Maryland last September.
“We’re going to change the car’s wrapping and lighten it up a bit,” said Di Lecce. “It’s a bit heavy.”
But Di Lecce added he plans to concentrate more with his role in racing, noting that the car’s preparation and performance was impeccable, but he wants to bring more to the table as a driver.
“I have to smarten up a bit,” he said. “All the rounds we lost last season were due to driver error.
“You always want to improve,” he added. “That’s going to be my biggest challenge for the new season.”
With a consistency and car prep second to none, Di Lecce and team dominated the PMRA in 2013, winning the first five of six regular races. He has raced for about 20 years, but last year was his second in PMRA competition. He credits his success to his crew, who gave him a solid car every time he went to the starting line.
Heading up the team is crew chief Angelo Aceto, with Emilio Aceto, Kevin Cooper, Tony Presto, Michael Aceto, Robbie Cesario and Nadia Di Lecce all contributing to the winning effort. Metro Infrastructure and Midway Auto contribute to the team’s sponsorship.
The Camaro is a Tim McAmis Race Cars product, powered by a 526-cubic inch Brad Anderson (BAE) Supercharged Hemi, with a Kobelco supercharger on topped and fueled with a Waterman Racing Components system. A Lenco Drive sits behind the engine.
Di Lecce will start his 2014 season May 16-18 at the Grand Bend Motorplex with the RPM Magazine / Lucas Oil Spring Blowout, the first of six regular PMRA contests this year.
Now in its 10th year, the Pro Modified Racing Association, www.PMRA.ca competes with its two companion series, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, www.Quick32.ca and the Pro Bike & Sled Series, www.PBSS.ca, traveling and racing together throughout the racing season, offering an exciting and diverse package of drag racing action.
Photo Credit: Brennan Shortall ~ www.dragracecanada.com and Dave Erauw Photography ~ www.erauw-photo.com
For more information contact Bruce F. Mehlenbacher at Bruce@PMRA.ca