Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Horsepower will make the difference for Mark Mitchell

“We plan to do some damage to our PMRA competitors this year.”

Courtesy Bruce F. Mehlenbacher

February 3, 2006, East Otto, NY – Pro Modified Racing Association (PMRA), www.ProModifiedRacing.com, series competitor Mark Mitchell vows to better his seventh place finish in the 2005 Championship points standings. To do so he has purchased some serious horsepower for the upcoming season. Coupling that with the experience gained last season Mark plans to make an all out assault on the 2006 PMRA championship.

"Our plan is to run all of the PMRA events in ‘06,” explained Mark Mitchell, driver of the Rude Stude Racing 509-cubic inch – powered 1953 Studebaker. "Unfortunately, we missed one race last year and if it wasn’t for that we would have finished the season in the top four.”

Mitchell had a strong finish at the end of the season last year in the Lakeside Auto Sales sponsored entry with a quarter-finalist finish at the second Toronto Motorsports Park race and at the final event of the season at Lancaster Raceway Park, he was a semi-finalist.

“Jim Salemi of G-Force Race Cars has been extremely helpful with our program,” said Mitchell. “We have set some goals for the team that include qualify well at each event and winning some rounds. We plan to do some damage to our competitors this year,” added Mitchell. “They are a tuff group of competitors in the PMRA, but we are way ahead of last year on the leaning curve.”

The Rude Stude Racing entry will be powered by a new 509-cubic inch Keith Black power plant, a Kobelco Superman supercharger, a G-Force Race Cars fuel system, all united to an automatic power glide transmission and converter built by R&R Racing Transmissions in Allegany, NY.

The PMRA has four events confirmed for the 2006 season, the KC Auto Parts Family Day Celebration at Toronto Motorsports Park in Cayuga, ON, Saturday, June 24, and the Pro Modified Racing Association is pleased to be running inaugural events at St. Thomas Dragway in Sparta, ON, August 5 and 6, the Eaton PMRA Challenge at Sanair near Montreal scheduled for Saturday, August 19, and at the Grand Bend Motorplex, over the Labor Day weekend.

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