NHRA pro Foley relocating to NASCAR country MOORESVILE, N.C. (August 30) -- Top Fuel driver and noted drag racing instructor Doug Foley is moving to a much racier neighborhood. Foley recently signed a contract for a 12,000-plus square foot...
NHRA pro Foley relocating to NASCAR country
MOORESVILE, N.C. (August 30) -- Top Fuel driver and noted drag racing instructor Doug Foley is moving to a much racier neighborhood.
Foley recently signed a contract for a 12,000-plus square foot shop in the heart of NASCAR country in North Carolina. The new shop will house Foley's race team and the world renowned Doug Foley Drag Racing School.
A longtime resident of the Northeast, Foley said the time was right to leave his organization's former home base in West Berlin, N.J., as the cost savings just made too much sense not to relocate to Mooresville.
"It was the right time for us to head south," Foley said. "The cost of running our operation in the Northeast was expensive and you got very little for your money. This new facility will be able to house all of our tractor trailers for the school and our race team, as well as our hospitality rig and 15 plus racecars, with room to grow."
Foley said being in an area that is so nuts about motorsports was an added plus.
"There is a tremendous amount of technology in this town and for a single-car team, being able to get anything you need without having to own the equipment is a huge step in the right direction," Foley said.
To strengthen his Top Fuel endeavors, Foley joined forces with Dote Racing several moths ago, and the move to his new shop comes with plenty of time for his crew to get ready for next season.
"We plan on moving into the new facility following the Reading national event in October, which will be our last event of the 2010 season," Foley said. "We'll test over the winter whenever we want since we're down south and that way we can take our time preparing for the 2011 season."
As a Top Fuel team owner and driver with more than 15 years of experience in drag racing at all levels, Foley recognized the need to help drivers learn the skills needed to race effectively and safely while working their way up the racing ranks. In 1997, he opened his school, and ever since then he's been training drag racing's best and providing novices a thrill in corporate outings through the Doug Foley Drag Racing Experience.