Toyrific Racing Top Dragster prepared for upcoming Quick 32 Sportsman Series

Team driver Melanie  Simmons focused on winning rounds on 2012 drag race  circuit

Courtesy: Resolution Racing  Services
ORILLIA, ONTARIO (May 10, 2012) – Melanie  Simmons is looking to be a strong competitor in this year’s Quick 32 Sportsman  Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts with her Toyrific Racing Top Dragster  entry.
Last season  her racing was for the most part a learning experience in her Mike Bos-built  dragster, and this season Simmons is focusing on one thing – winning rounds and  concentrating on a championship run in the 2012 season.
This is a tough bunch of racers that compete in this  series and if you can win in the Quick 32 Sportsman Series you can win anywhere,  said the Top Dragster driver.
No major changes to the Toyrific Racing team entry were  made for 2012, apart from a few updates to make ensure things run smoothly. We  completely freshened the engine over the winter with Carl Spiering and Terry  Vince at ERD (Engine Research & Development), she said.
We also did some work on the fuel flow bench with Jon  Salemi of Resolution Racing Services, she added. We wanted to understand our  fuel curve and help create an even more consistent tune up.
Except for  those changes, everything is similar to the program we ran last year, said Roger  Simmons, crew chief of the team and Melanie’s father.
During the end of the 2011 season we had a really  consistent race car, noted Melanie. We had a good handle on our tune up and were  within .03 of a second on the last 18 runs we made. We were right on track and  did not want to start with from scratch again. I just need to get sharper  on the tree. I know that 90 percent of these Quick 32 Sportsman Series races are  won or lost on the starting line so that is my focus as a driver in  2012.
Toyrific Racing once again would like to thank all of its  loyal sponsors and supporters for the 2012 season. Jackson Transportation  Systems, Delta Faucet Canada, Barrie Harley Davidson, Auto Sense Auto Parts,  Auto Logic Service Expert, Castrol, Tim Martin Racing, Extreme Collision Centre,  NGK Spark Plugs, Resolution Racing Services, G-Force Race Cars Inc., Brampton  Pallet Inc., J&M Recycling Inc. and RS Performance Auto  Service.
Toyrific Racing would also like the thank Jim Salemi and  G-Force Race Cars for the use of its shop for some fabrication updates and  alterations during the off season.
The Toyrific Racing team will be on hand at the first  Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts event of the year, the  Victoria Day Weekend Challenge at Toronto Motorsports Park’s Cayuga Dragway May  18-20, the first of six events for 2012.
The Quick 32 Sportsman Series, will race  six times in 2012. The series also competes with its two companion series, the  Pro Modified Racing Association, and the Pro  Bike & Sled Series, offering a  solid and full package of drag racing action.
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