Martino Dallas pre-race PR

Contact: Jon G. Knapp Phone: (704) 662-9898 Fax: (704) ...

Contact: Jon G. Knapp Phone: (704) 662-9898 Fax: (704) 662-9809

MARTINO AIMS TO BE MODEL OF SUCCESS AT REVELL NATIONALS

FARMINGDALE, NJ, October 13, 1997 -- There are two types of burnout that participants in the NHRA's Winston Drag Racing Series must deal with in the course of the racing season. The first is the procedure by which competitors spin their huge rear racing

tires (or "slicks", so named for the absence of any tread) after rolling through water prior to each run. The purpose is to clean the tires and bring them to temperature, while leaving a fresh path of sticky rubber aimed at gaining maximum traction and

producing an explosive start. Obviously, this is a key first step to a successful run. The other burnout is where a team or driver loses their competitive focus due to the strain put on them by the long and exhausting season. Proficient at the first, t

he second poses no threat to Tom Martino and the MaMa Rosa's Pizza Racing team, as they see the last three races on the schedule as challenges and opportunities, beginning with this weekend's Revell Nationals at the Texas Motorplex.

"This MaMa Rosa's Pizza Pro Stock Racing team is fired up. We've made great progress in the last two races, and we look to use the last three events to keep improving," explained Martino. "We still have things we'd like to accomplish this year, includin

g notching that third win. Besides, a strong showing here will set the tone for the winter, and set us up for '98."

The Dallas event represents the start of the last road trip of 1997 for the Martino Family team, as there will not be enough time for a return to their New Jersey base prior to the season finale in Pomona. Naturally, pre-race preparation took top priorit

y, and could be the key to a successful sojourn. First, the days since Memphis were spent incorporating any changes and improvements on the MaMa Rosa's Pizza Firebird, which could not be addressed as easily on the road. The team then took advantage of t

heir proximity to the Raceway Park facility in Englishtown to test their handiwork. Following that, they looked deep into their crystal ball to forecast and prepare for every situation that might arise during the last three races, which included servicing

and organizing the transporter. With three weeks, three national events and a cross-country trip ahead, no detail was spared.

"With our small crew, we don't have time to spare when we're racing" stated Martino. "So we try to take advantage of any breaks in the schedule to get ready for future events. With only four qualifying sessions, the MaMa Rosa's Pizza Pro Stock Firebird n

eeds to be fast right off the trailer and we can't afford to be chasing problems. Anything we can do at the shop before the race just makes things that much easier at the track."

Every competitor will need to be at his or her best for the Revell Nationals, as performance is the key at the lightning-quick Texas Motorplex. Billy Meyer's Ennis facility and its unique all-concrete racing surface have produced some of the fastest runs

in NHRA history, and this weekend promises more of the same. But brute horsepower alone will not get the job done. This same cement track also features an extremely narrow groove, or racing line, where the optimum traction necessary for tremendous spee

d is obtained, putting a premium on the race car set-up. The 1,200 plus horsepower generated by a modern-day Pro Stock car means little if not transferred efficiently to the ground. To do so, teams must find the proper balance of motor, clutch and suspe

nsion. Rest assured the MaMa Rosa's Pizza Racing braintrust has been hard at work devising a strategy for success.

"This MaMa Rosa's Pizza Racing Team approaches each event with the same goal - winning," said Martino. "The Texas Motorplex is one of the fastest on the circuit, so we'll have to be on top of our game. It's never easy, but we feel confident of making a

good showing here. Our third win could be right around the corner!" -more- Martino - Dallas 2-2-2

PIZZA POINTERS: Tom Martino is now seventh in the season's points standings with three races remaining.....Martino five holeshot wins continue to lead all NHRA professional categories.....Martino's is one of only four Pro Stock participants to have won mu

ltiple events in 1997, joining Jim Yates and Warren and Kurt Johnson.

FAST FACTS:

WHAT: 12th Annual Revell Nationals, the 20th of 22 points races on the 1997 NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series schedule.

WHEN: October 16-19, 1997

WHERE: Texas Motorplex, Ennis, Texas

SCHEDULE: Professional qualifying starts with two rounds on Friday, October 17 at 3 and 7 p.m., and concludes on Saturday with sessions at 12 & 4 p.m.. Final eliminations start on Sunday, October 19 at 11 a.m..

TV: TNN will televise ninety minutes of live final round coverage on Sunday, October 19 starting at 5:30 p.m. (EDT). In addition, there will be one hour of live first-round coverage during the NHRA Today show starting at noon (EDT) on Sunday, October 19

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Contact: Jon G. Knapp Phone: (704) 662-9898 Fax: (704) 662-9809

MARTINO AIMS TO BE MODEL OF SUCCESS AT REVELL NATIONALS

FARMINGDALE, NJ, October 13, 1997 -- There are two types of burnout that participants in the NHRA's Winston Drag Racing Series must deal with in the course of the racing season. The first is the procedure by which competitors spin their huge rear racing

tires (or "slicks", so named for the absence of any tread) after rolling through water prior to each run. The purpose is to clean the tires and bring them to temperature, while leaving a fresh path of sticky rubber aimed at gaining maximum traction and

producing an explosive start. Obviously, this is a key first step to a successful run. The other burnout is where a team or driver loses their competitive focus due to the strain put on them by the long and exhausting season. Proficient at the first, t

he second poses no threat to Tom Martino and the MaMa Rosa's Pizza Racing team, as they see the last three races on the schedule as challenges and opportunities, beginning with this weekend's Revell Nationals at the Texas Motorplex.

"This MaMa Rosa's Pizza Pro Stock Racing team is fired up. We've made great progress in the last two races, and we look to use the last three events to keep improving," explained Martino. "We still have things we'd like to accomplish this year, includin

g notching that third win. Besides, a strong showing here will set the tone for the winter, and set us up for '98."

The Dallas event represents the start of the last road trip of 1997 for the Martino Family team, as there will not be enough time for a return to their New Jersey base prior to the season finale in Pomona. Naturally, pre-race preparation took top priorit

y, and could be the key to a successful sojourn. First, the days since Memphis were spent incorporating any changes and improvements on the MaMa Rosa's Pizza Firebird, which could not be addressed as easily on the road. The team then took advantage of t

heir proximity to the Raceway Park facility in Englishtown to test their handiwork. Following that, they looked deep into their crystal ball to forecast and prepare for every situation that might arise during the last three races, which included servicing

and organizing the transporter. With three weeks, three national events and a cross-country trip ahead, no detail was spared.

"With our small crew, we don't have time to spare when we're racing" stated Martino. "So we try to take advantage of any breaks in the schedule to get ready for future events. With only four qualifying sessions, the MaMa Rosa's Pizza Pro Stock Firebird n

eeds to be fast right off the trailer and we can't afford to be chasing problems. Anything we can do at the shop before the race just makes things that much easier at the track."

Every competitor will need to be at his or her best for the Revell Nationals, as performance is the key at the lightning-quick Texas Motorplex. Billy Meyer's Ennis facility and its unique all-concrete racing surface have produced some of the fastest runs

in NHRA history, and this weekend promises more of the same. But brute horsepower alone will not get the job done. This same cement track also features an extremely narrow groove, or racing line, where the optimum traction necessary for tremendous spee

d is obtained, putting a premium on the race car set-up. The 1,200 plus horsepower generated by a modern-day Pro Stock car means little if not transferred efficiently to the ground. To do so, teams must find the proper balance of motor, clutch and suspe

nsion. Rest assured the MaMa Rosa's Pizza Racing braintrust has been hard at work devising a strategy for success.

"This MaMa Rosa's Pizza Racing Team approaches each event with the same goal - winning," said Martino. "The Texas Motorplex is one of the fastest on the circuit, so we'll have to be on top of our game. It's never easy, but we feel confident of making a

good showing here. Our third win could be right around the corner!" -more- Martino - Dallas 2-2-2

PIZZA POINTERS: Tom Martino is now seventh in the season's points standings with three races remaining.....Martino five holeshot wins continue to lead all NHRA professional categories.....Martino's is one of only four Pro Stock participants to have won mu

ltiple events in 1997, joining Jim Yates and Warren and Kurt Johnson.

FAST FACTS:

WHAT: 12th Annual Revell Nationals, the 20th of 22 points races on the 1997 NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series schedule.

WHEN: October 16-19, 1997

WHERE: Texas Motorplex, Ennis, Texas

SCHEDULE: Professional qualifying starts with two rounds on Friday, October 17 at 3 and 7 p.m., and concludes on Saturday with sessions at 12 & 4 p.m.. Final eliminations start on Sunday, October 19 at 11 a.m..

TV: TNN will televise ninety minutes of live final round coverage on Sunday, October 19 starting at 5:30 p.m. (EDT). In addition, there will be one hour of live first-round coverage during the NHRA Today show starting at noon (EDT) on Sunday, October 19

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Newsgroups: rec.autos.sport.info Organization: MNI - Motorsport News International Approved: jackd@motorsport.com Followup-To: rec.autos.sport.misc From: From: David Reininger <davidr@motorsport.com> Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 22:42:44 -0500 (EST) Subject: NHRA: Martino Dallas pre-race PR

Contact: Jon G. Knapp Phone: (704) 662-9898 Fax: (704) 662-9809

MARTINO AIMS TO BE MODEL OF SUCCESS AT REVELL NATIONALS

FARMINGDALE, NJ, October 13, 1997 -- There are two types of burnout that participants in the NHRA's Winston Drag Racing Series must deal with in the course of the racing season. The first is the procedure by which competitors spin their huge rear racing tires (or "slicks", so named for the absence of any tread) after rolling through water prior to each run. The purpose is to clean the tires and bring them to temperature, while leaving a fresh path of sticky rubber aimed at gaining maximum traction and producing an explosive start. Obviously, this is a key first step to a successful run. The other burnout is where a team or driver loses their competitive focus due to the strain put on them by the long and exhausting season. Proficient at the first, the second poses no threat to Tom Martino and the MaMa Rosa's Pizza Racing team, as they see the last three races on the schedule as challenges and opportunities, beginning with this weekend's Revell Nationals at the Texas Motorplex.

"This MaMa Rosa's Pizza Pro Stock Racing team is fired up. We've made great progress in the last two races, and we look to use the last three events to keep improving," explained Martino. "We still have things we'd like to accomplish this year, including notching that third win. Besides, a strong showing here will set the tone for the winter, and set us up for '98."

The Dallas event represents the start of the last road trip of 1997 for the Martino Family team, as there will not be enough time for a return to their New Jersey base prior to the season finale in Pomona. Naturally, pre-race preparation took top priority, and could be the key to a successful sojourn. First, the days since Memphis were spent incorporating any changes and improvements on the MaMa Rosa's Pizza Firebird, which could not be addressed as easily on the road. The team then took advantage of their proximity to the Raceway Park facility in Englishtown to test their handiwork. Following that, they looked deep into their crystal ball to forecast and prepare for every situation that might arise during the last three races, which included servicing and organizing the transporter. With three weeks, three national events and a cross-country trip ahead, no detail was spared.

"With our small crew, we don't have time to spare when we're racing" stated Martino. "So we try to take advantage of any breaks in the schedule to get ready for future events. With only four qualifying sessions, the MaMa Rosa's Pizza Pro Stock Firebird needs to be fast right off the trailer and we can't afford to be chasing problems. Anything we can do at the shop before the race just makes things that much easier at the track."

Every competitor will need to be at his or her best for the Revell Nationals, as performance is the key at the lightning-quick Texas Motorplex. Billy Meyer's Ennis facility and its unique all-concrete racing surface have produced some of the fastest runs in NHRA history, and this weekend promises more of the same. But brute horsepower alone will not get the job done. This same cement track also features an extremely narrow groove, or racing line, where the optimum traction necessary for tremendous speed is obtained, putting a premium on the race car set-up. The 1,200 plus horsepower generated by a modern-day Pro Stock car means little if not transferred efficiently to the ground. To do so, teams must find the proper balance of motor, clutch and suspe nsion. Rest assured the MaMa Rosa's Pizza Racing braintrust has been hard at work devising a strategy for success.

"This MaMa Rosa's Pizza Racing Team approaches each event with the same goal - winning," said Martino. "The Texas Motorplex is one of the fastest on the circuit, so we'll have to be on top of our game. It's never easy, but we feel confident of making a good showing here. Our third win could be right around the corner!"

PIZZA POINTERS: Tom Martino is now seventh in the season's points standings with three races remaining.....Martino five holeshot wins continue to lead all NHRA professional categories.....Martino's is one of only four Pro Stock participants to have won multiple events in 1997, joining Jim Yates and Warren and Kurt Johnson.

FAST FACTS:

WHAT: 12th Annual Revell Nationals, the 20th of 22 points races on the 1997 NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series schedule.

WHEN: October 16-19, 1997

WHERE: Texas Motorplex, Ennis, Texas

SCHEDULE: Professional qualifying starts with two rounds on Friday, October 17 at 3 and 7 p.m., and concludes on Saturday with sessions at 12 & 4 p.m.. Final eliminations start on Sunday, October 19 at 11 a.m..

TV: TNN will televise ninety minutes of live final round coverage on Sunday, October 19 starting at 5:30 p.m. (EDT). In addition, there will be one hour of live first-round coverage during the NHRA Today show starting at noon (EDT) on Sunday, October 19

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