A dynamic two car Pro Modified Drag Racing
team.Husband and wife team. Drivers as well as
owners. Always Rockin' it!
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Birthplace: New York
Current Home: Long Island, New York
Who started you: My husband Andrew. He is also my
Biggest influence: In
Women you admire: Again, Shirley Muldowney
Fathers Thoughts: He calls me his 4th son!
Your encouragement: I do say, go for it! Does it
really matter that we are girls (Women)? No! We are
Description: As a former (competitive then)
professional skater for the Ice Capades, turned Pro
Mod Driver, I am as competitive as they come!
My husband Andrew and I own Parise Racing. We are a
two car Pro Modified Drag racing team. Both of us
are owners as well as drivers.
It is fierce competition in our house!
We have two beautiful 6 second 240 mph
doorslammers! That is 6 seconds at 240 mph in the
I am one of the few women in this class. Believe
me, they don't care that I am a woman. They worry
that the car is fast. That is how it should be!
News: Anyone who knows Parise Racing knows that
Maple Grove Super Chevy is where it all began for
this team. The original team name was different,
but the intentions and the competitive spirit were
all the same from the onset.
The team is headed to Maple Grove Raceway for
the Super Chevy Show and the Northeast Outlaw Pro
Mod Association race, fresh off of Andrews
record setting runs at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag
Racing Series. He is now a national record holder
in the Competition Eliminator class (AA/PM).
We had a great weekend at Lebanon
Valley., Stated Andrew Parise. I never
expected to set a record. I was happy to set the
record in my 53 Montana Bros. Corvette, but I
need to thank my team for the great job they
My 63 Tim McAmis Corvette
unfortunately was a bit of a beast. Stated
Dina Parise. That is her nickname, you know.
She has earned every bit of it. I did enjoy getting
to watch some great racing that weekend. And I did
actually get to see Andrews record run, so
that was fun too. Admittedly, it would have been
more fun, had it have been me! She
One thing the Parises do admit is they
cannot do this without their team working as hard
as they do. Their Crew chief Dave Jordan and the
rest of the crew, James Montana (Montana Bros. Pro
Chassis Design) and Charlie Saccoccio , and Ralphie
Pupa did a great job!
The Parise Racing team now heads to Maple Grove
Raceway for the Super Chevy Show and the Northeast
Outlaw Pro Mod Race. Qualifying will begin at 6pm
on Friday July 16th, and resume again on Saturday
The Parise Racing LIVE FEED from their pit area
will begin on Friday morning at @ 9 am, and run
through the weekend. To view the LIVE FEED, visit:
http://www.pariseracing.com/ or to view with live
If you are attending the Super Chevy race, and
would like to make a donation to the Wounded
Warrior Project, please come by Parise Racing and
do so! Want to make a donation and maybe win a
prize? The team is also currently raffling off 6
U.S. Mint 2010 American Veterans Disabled for Life
Silver Dollar coins (all proceeds will be going to
the Wounded Warrior Project). Not coming to the
race? Donate on-line! Its fast, its
easy and its secure! Visit: http://www.pariseracing.com/causes.php
, and click on the donate now
With the assistance of Maple Grove Raceway and
Center plate, Parise Racing will again be running
their Vettes for Vets program.
It was a busy week and a week of firsts,
for me in particular. Stated Dina Parise.
I tested at Virginia Motorsports Park for two
days .I started on Wednesday, just getting
reacquainted with the car, and getting comfortable.
Since this was the first time back in the car since
my hand surgery, I was just a bit apprehensive
because we still had a few issues to iron out. To
boot, I stepped into the car sooner than the doctor
advised. I just could not wait any
Nick and James Montana of Montana Bros Pro
Chassis were on hand with Dina for the two day test
to make sure the 63 Tim McAmis Corvette went
straight down the race track. After a few
changes it was straight as an arrow. Stated
Thursday, Dina made the progress she was hoping
for, and ran numbers that she, Andrew and her Crew
Chief Dave Jordan felt happy with. She ran a 6.10,
6.12 and a 6.09 @ 235 MPH to end the day. It
felt great to be back in the seat and make the
progress we did in two days. It all came together
well. Stated Dina.
On Friday night the weekend was kicked off with
a match race featuring Harold Martin and Dina
Parise. Dina was chosen as Harolds opponent
via on line votes on the Virginia Motorsports Park
website. I have quite a bit of respect for
Harold. This was a fun race for the crowd. I had
trouble at the light, but still went a 4.02 181mph
to his 4.24 171mph with Harold taking the
During this few days of testing we broke a
lot of parts. We used enough inventory for a
year! Stated Dave Jordan It was a busy
couple days but we had a plan , and accomplished
what we set out to do.
Although Andrew Parise had a hurt set of gears
and a converter issue in his 53 Montana Bros
Corvette , he managed to qualify #1 with a 6.17.
Dina qualified number five with a 6.24, and missed
the second qualifying round with some mechanical
issues of her own. They certainly were not
the numbers we were looking for, but we made the
field. Stated Andrew Parise. We knew we
had mechanical issues with both cars and was just
hoping to be lucky enough for nothing to break to
the point that we could not repair it.
Andrews luck ran out in first round when
the rear gears broke apart and Derrick Townes took
the win. I know we had a great race car and wanted
to win this race, but it just wasnt my
day. Stated Andrew.
Dina was fighting issues as well, but with the
Wounded Warriors on site for the Vettes for
Vets program, it seemed that good karma was
what was keeping the parts hanging on. In the
semis Dina defeated Derrick Townes with a
6.24 over his 6.61. Steve King, had a great run in
the semis with a 6.14. It was to be Steve
King and Dina in the finals. Unfortunately, Steve
had major engine failure on his last run that kept
him from making to the finals.
Parise Racing owes a big thank you to Steve and
Jeff , because the only reason Andrew was able to
race as long as he did, was due to them taking the
time out to fix the gears in his car. The team
would also like to thank FiFi Montrond for the
gears for Dinas car.
I have to say, I am so thrilled to get my
first win, and especially at VMP! This facility and
the people that run it mean so much to us. Not to
discount any others, but we have been told we are
their Yankee family. It was a great way to get my
first win. Stated Dina. This win is not
mine alone. My husband Andrew, Dave Jordan, Nick
Montana, James Montana, Charlie Saccoccio , Bill
Barrett and all the guys who helped in the pit
area. I cannot thank you all enough for your
efforts this past weekend. It was grueling, and
After all of the parts, and the sweat, Dina went
on to win her first Pro Mod race; which brings us
to the Firsts. May first, First Race of the
Year, First in Points, First race after surgery,
and the best of all First woman member and winner
in Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association. At home,
Dina was also honored on May 3rd as one of Long
Islands most influential women.
This was the inaugural weekend of Parise
Racings Vettes for Vets program.
The Wounded Warriors and their guests that
attended the race were treated to VIP status for
the day, and lunch was provided by Brothers
Pizza of Petersburg, Va. Parise Racing looks
forward to hosting Veterans at upcoming races.
For now I am currently 2nd in points in the
Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association.
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