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History is Made at PDRA Dragstock XII

by Ian Tocher & Dragracecanada.com  Transplanted Canadian female racer Melanie Salemi and veteran “Tricky Rickie” Smith both made history during last weekend’s infamous PDRA DragStock event…. Melanie (Simmons) Salemi recorded a breakthrough victory for the PDRA becoming the first female racer to win within the PDRA’s Pro Boost class – one of the PDRA’s three…

Melanie Salemi to debut brand new G-Force Race Cars built 1968 Firebird this weekend at the 2015 PDRA Memphis Drags

After 15 years of competing in Top Dragster,  Salemi stepped into the Pro Boost class earlier this season. She made her licensing passes and competed in 3 races with Tommy Zarella’s 2004 C5 Corvette. “I am so thankful to Tommy Zarella of TT Motorsports, he had faith in what we were doing and without him…

Grand Bend IHRA Nitro Jam Recap

Well our weekend at Grand Bend for the IHRA Nitro Jam was a wash. We made one qualifying attempt last night. The car was going well .975 out of the hole and was cruising down but shook down track and I had to lift. It was so awesome to be back at my home track. I…

Pro Mod- UPDATE!

3 days of Pro Mod testing complete! Had such a great time! Can’t thank my guys enough! I learned a tremendous amount and got comfortable with my new surroundings. Went 4.08 on this planned 1/8 mile run. Can’t wait to get back in the seat in a few weeks to do it again! See everyone…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Melanie Salemi to make Pro Mod debut in 2015   BUFFALO, NY (November 3, 2014) The 2015 racing season will showcase the professional debut of Melanie Simmons Salemi in the class of Pro Modified. Salemi, a dedicated racer since 1996, has molded her life around the sport she has so much passion for….

Simmons Salemi Starts 2014 with a Top Ten

BUFFALO, NY (March 3, 2014) – Melanie Simmons Salemi recently adorned the pages of one of Drag Racing’s most popular print and online magazines, Drag Illustrated (www.dragillustrated.com). Melanie was chosen as one of 2014’s hottest female Racers. That Hot is referring to both on and off the track! Melanie stated, It is a huge honor…

Three Drag Racing Series announces their 2014 schedules

PMRA enters its 10th year, Quick 32 Sportsman Series its sixth, and PBSS enters its fourth year of racing CAYUGA, ONTARIO (January 21, 2014) – Racing dates for the upcoming season have been announced for the Pro Modified Racing Association (PMRA), the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and the Pro Bike & Sled Series (PBSS). Started…

Countdown to the 2013 Championship.

Top Dragster driver Melanie Simmons Salemi – Fourth Place CAYUGA, ONTARIO (October 15, 2013) – A strong competitor with her Top Dragster entry, Melanie Simmons Salemi enjoyed a good 2013 season in the Quick 32 Sportsman Series. Driving her Toyrific Racing Team Mike Bos dragster, Simmons Salemi qualified for all six events this year in…

Simmons Salemi Chalks up Her Most Successful Season to Date

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Courtesy of Resolution Racing Services Photos by Brennan Shortall & Bryan Epps Orillia, ONTARIO (September 17, 2013)- Melanie Simmons Salemi piloting her Toyrific Racing Top Dragster had a great 2013 season competing in the Napa Quick 32 Sportsman Series. Simmons Salemi finished fourth place overall in Q32 Points and first place in…

Don’t Tell Jon and Melanie Salemi “You Can’t Bracket Race a Blown Alcohol Car”

For Immediate Release July 18, 2013 Buffalo, NY. – Over a four day period of testing and racing at The Canadian Nitro Nationals, held at Toronto Motorsports Park in Cayuga, Ontario, Melanie Simmons Salemi put together a string of 12 runs all within .050 seconds of each other. The consistency of her Delta backed dragster…