Jill “Queen of Diamonds” Canuso and Rodney ‘Eastern Raider’ Fazekas Wed in World Famous Cavern
Pottstown, PA – November 11th, 2014 – Jill Canuso and Rodney Fazekas are elated to announce they are now Husband & Wife. They choose to exchange their vows on Saturday, November 8th, 2014 in a very unique and memorable location; Luray Caverns, Virginia. The intimate ceremony took place within the 400 Million year old cavern’s Cathedral Room, which lies 140ft. beneath the earth’s surface. Because of its natural beauty, Luray has been voted #2 “Beautiful Destination Wedding Locale” in the United States, by TLC (The Learning Channel.)
This popular drag-racing couple first met as children, when they were motorcycle Flat-Track racing in Eastern Pennsylvania. Twenty-some years later, a mutual Flat-Track racing friend brought them back together and they have been inseparable ever since. The event was witnessed and shared by 50 of the couple’s closest friends and family, and then celebrated in the historic LurayValleyMuseum ‘Burner Barn,’ a circa 1860 “Switzer” style construction.
“Rodney and I would like to thank our family, friends, the staff of Luray Caverns, SoundMaster DJ’s, Tri-Spring Farm Catering, Vivians Flowers, Bijous Sweet Treats and the Rev. Robert Green for making our special day as perfect as it could be,” proudly stated Jill. “We are fortunate to have stumbled upon the Caverns during our trip to see Al Hanna’s induction into the East Coast Drag Racing Hall of Fame last Fall. The instant we stepped into the Cavern, Rod and I said in unison, this is the place where we want to get married.”
Jill’s passion for motorsports was first sparked while watching her dad race his Drag bike, at Northeast Drag Strips. She became a permanent fixture in his garage by 3, and began Flat Track Motorcycle racing at 5. Her racing experience includes: Motorcycle Racing (AMA Flat Track & Drag Racing,) Micro Sprint Racing, Midget Racing ARDC, SCCA Solo 2, Road Racing, Professional Monster Truck Racing (driving the WRENCHEAD.com sponsored Monster Truck for Live Nation,) and currently, she drives the GOJO/Xlerator sponsored ‘Queen of Diamonds II’ 300mph+ Jet Dragster for Hanna Motorsports. In addition, Jill has spent more than 20 years working in many facets of the Motorsports Industry. Including product design, branding, marketing & sales. Currently, she holds the position of Marketing Director at S&W Race Cars & Components, as well as providing agency services for a select group of corporations and individuals. She lives in Pottstown, Pennsylvania with her husband, Rod and their two nutty cats..
ABOUT RODNEY FAZEKAS
Rodney Fazekas is a race car builder, fabricator and crew member with Hanna Motorsports Jet Cars. He has been instrumental in building everything from SEMA Show cars to Custom Motorcycles. Rod was first introduced to the world of cars, motorcycles and fabrication by his father, Rodney, who was also an avid motor sports enthusiast and car builder. Fazekas began his career as a welder and race car fabricator at S&W Race Cars & Components. In 1993, he left S&W to open the doors to his first custom fabrication and specialty construction business. After twenty years of construction, he decided to return to his ‘roots’ by forming Rod’s Custom Fabrications, specializing in Motorcycles, Street Rods and Race Cars. Since his youth, Rod would always find time to go racing, working as a mechanic with AMA Pro Motorcycle Flat Track teams and more recently, as a crewman with Hanna Motorsports Jets. Currently, he’s actively following his true passion, which is to become a Funny Car driver. Rod purchased, restored and drives the Eastern Raider Nostalgia BB/FC, formerly known as Al Hanna’s 1979 Eastern Raider Nitro Funny Car. Rodney looks forward to entertaining both New and Old-School Eastern Raider fans with trademark long & smokey burn outs! He was born, raised and currently resides in Pottstown, Pennsylvania with his wife, Jill and their two crazy cats.
ABOUT LURAY CAVERNS
Luray Caverns, a U.S. Natural Landmark, is noted for the profuse variety of formations and unsurpassed natural color. From well-lighted, paved walkways explore cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10 stories high, filled with towering stone columns and crystal-clear pools. Luray has been voted #2 “Beautiful Destination Wedding Locale” in the United States, by The Learning Channel. In addition, at Luray Caverns experience the history of America in our Car & Carriage Caravan exhibit featuring over 140 items relating to transportation including cars, carriages, coaches and costumes dating from 1725, along with the new Luray Valley Museum and Gardens – a collection of local, restored historic buildings creating a small 19th century farming community including a museum of Shenandoah Valley artifacts from the 1750’s to the 1920’s. For more information, call 540-743-6551, or visit http://www.LurayCaverns.com/
If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please call Jill Canuso-Fazekas at 484-684-9743 or e-mail Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org
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