OSGOODE, ONTARIO – Paolo Giust said he can’t wait to get behind the wheel of his new race car for the upcoming Pro Modified Racing Association season. “I have always wanted to go Pro Modified racing,” he said. “I love blower cars that offer a lot more power.”
Giust has drag raced for several years, including his Top Dragster in Quick 32 Sportsman Series competition, but has longed to get into a speedy Pro Modified. He will make his debut in the class this year with his 1963 Corvette Pro Modified.
Built on an LJ Chassis, the Corvette features a supercharged Brad Anderson (BAE) 526-cubic inch supercharged Hemi from the shops Ajax Engines with a Bruno’s Automotive Products, Inc. Lenco transmission behind it. A Resolution Racing Services fuel system is also part of the package.
Giust got his feet wet with the new car late last year, and said he is ready to get more time behind the wheel to learn about the car.
“I still have a big learning curve,” he said. “But I feel comfortable in the car, especially when it’s fired up.”
After he acquires his proper licensing, he plans to attend the majority of the PMRA meets this year.
Jamie Clarmo will be crew chief for the Corvette, with Shannon Giust, Jamie Petric, Matt Maxsom and Sherri Clarmo the remainder of the team. Sponsorship is provided by Chew-That Pet Food & Accessories of Ottawa, and Clarmo Auto Repair in Metcalfe. Noted Pro Modified builders and tuners Jim and Jon Salemi of G-Force Race Cars and Resolution Racing Services will provide the tuning duties for the team.
Giust said he is looking forward to the season with his new car.
“I can’t wait to go racing with the new toy,” he said.
The 2013 PMRA season opens May 10-11 at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan, the first of eight events this year.
The PMRA www.PMRA.ca, races in conjunction with its companion series, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts www.Quick32.ca, and the Pro Bike & Sled Series presented by Wiseco Performance Products www.PBSS.ca throughout the year, presenting an exciting and colorful package of drag racing action.
For more information contact: Bruce F. Mehlenbacher- Director of Operations/ Bruce@PMRA.ca // Tim Miller- Media Director/ Tim@PMRA.ca // Website: www.PMRA.ca