Elverson, PA – January 18, 2016 – 2016 will mark both Rod & Jill Fazekas’ 40th year in Motorsports. They will be celebrating this milestone together, by moving forward with the build of their two-car Nostalgia Nitro Funny Car exhibition business and team, which is appropriately named PerfectMatch Pro Exhibition Motorsports. The couple first met when they were six years old, racing AMA District 6 Flat Track motorcycles. Now, only a few years later…they will be on the track together again. This time it will be on 4 Wheels, with 7 additional cylinders and 4,000 more horsepower!!
“Rod and I are very enthusiastic about our new venture. Although our program is in its infancy, we are making progress every day,” said Jill. “We are fortunate and thankful to have our sports most experienced tuners, and many other long-time affiliates lending us advice and support. I see Wicked Fast and Fun Times ahead.”
1970’s Funny Cars and their drivers undoubtedly had presence and personality. Most cars of that period were commonly identified with an edgy, catchy and memorable nick-name. In keeping with tradition, Rod & Jill’s Nostalgia Nitro Funny Cars will carry the ‘Domestic Disturbance’ moniker.
Rod added, “Our Husband vs. Wife ~&~ Ford vs. Chevy 1/4 mile battles will feature 1970’s Showmanship, Dry Hops, Long Smokey Burn-Outs, Huge Header Flames and Side by Side 230+mph 5 Second passes. The cars will be running a true late 1970’s FUEL Funny Car tune-up on 90% Nitro.”
Mr. & Mrs. Fazekas have a goal to begin testing on or before August 2016. In the meantime, they invite you to visit their Web Site, Social Pages and Sponsor web sites. The team will frequently post updates including; Team Member Introductions, Sponsor Announcements, Car Build Progress, Video and other Fun Stuff! Current sponsors include; PXP Racewear, Stroud Safety, Jersey Girl Tie-Downs, Simpson Race Products and S&W Race Cars.
Web Site http://www.pmnitro.com/
About Jill Fazekas
Jill’s passion for motorsports was first sparked while watching her dad race motorcycles in the 1970’s. 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 with ARDC, SCCA Solo 2, Road Racing, Professional Monster Truck Racing (driving the WRENCHEAD.com sponsored Monster Truck for Live Nation.) She also drove the Hanna Motorsports Jets – BIC Lighter Sponsored Queen of Diamonds Jet Dragster at NHRA & IHRA exhibition drag racing events, from 2008 to 2012. Afterward, she drove the GOJO supported Queen of Diamonds II Jet Dragster. She piloted the Queen of Diamonds II, through many of its design revisions, from 2013 until her resignation in October 2015. Currently, Jill and her husband Rod are busy building their Nitro Nostalgia Exhibition Funny Car Team. (2016 marks Jill’s 40th year Racing!) She has also spent more than 20 years working in many facets of the motorsports industry including: product design (BS ID ‘93), branding, marketing & sales. Currently, she leads the marketing team at S&W Performance Group, as well as providing agency services for a select group of small corporations. Jill is a Pennsylvania native that currently resides in Pottstown, Pa with her husband Rod, and their two crazy cats.
About Rod Fazekas
Rod is a race car builder, fabricator and long time 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 as a 15 year crewman with Hanna Motorsports Jets. In 2009, Rod purchased the Eastern Raider (formerly Al Hanna’s 1979-82 AA/FC.) rolling chassis & body from its second owner. He painstakingly restored it to its original condition, only making required NHRA safety upgrades. This car was briefly campaigned as a BB/FC until 2012. Currently, Rod is building two Nitro Nostalgia Exhibition Funny Cars for he and his wife, Jill. He’s looking forward to entertaining both New and Old-School FUEL Funny Car fans with trademark long & smokey 1970’s style burn outs! Rod was born, raised and currently resides in Pottstown, Pennsylvania with his wife Jill, and 2 crazy cats. (2016 marks Rod’s 40th year in Motorsports!)