Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sam Andreacchi returns to PMRA racing with new car for 2012 season

Team set for action as Pro Modifieds compete during IHRA MOPAR Nitro Jam Nationals at Grand Bend

TORONTO, ONTARIO (July 20, 2012) – After a year out of Pro Modified Racing Association competition, Sam Andreacchi has returned, and this two-time PMRA event winner is ready.
We're looking forward to the rest of the year, said the Toronto, Ontario racer. So far so good.

Andreacchi and the Wolf Racing and Andreacchi Motorsports team, headed up by Andreacchi and Domenic Calabria have just tested the waters with their new Modified so far this season, a 1969 Chevy Camaro from the shops of G-Force Race Cars. While this car has replaced the team's former flat-black Nova-bodied Modified, Andreacchi noted that the Camaro is powered by the Nova engine and drive-train, an Al Billes Racing 526-cubic inch Brad Anderson (BAE) Supercharged Hemi with a Lenco three-speed transmission attached.

Sitting on top of the engine is a Kobelco 14-71 supercharger, and the fuel system is courtesy of Al Billes.

Crew chief for the team is Vincent Andreacchi, with Rick Defrancesco, Domenic Calabria, Dan Purcell and Ralph Andreacchi as the rest of the crew. The team also receives help and encouragement from Sam's family, Franca, Vincent, and Alessandra.
The team is sponsored by Paul Wolf Electric & Lighting Supply Inc., Sylvania, IED (Independent Electrical Distributors), Eaton, Nuteck Mechanical, Manning Electric Co. Ltd., 3M Signs, Diagnostic Automotive, Cooper lighting, Liteline, Thomas and Betts, Astro Automotive and Machine, R Kidd Fuels, and Al Billes Racing.

I want to thank everyone on the team, our sponsors, and G-Force Race Cars for their support, said Andreacchi. They make this all possible.

In the brief time behind the wheel of the new car, Andreacchi said he is comfortable with his new car, but realizes he will have to be on his game plan. 

Everyone in the PMRA has stepped up their program, he said. But now we have the equipment.

The team will be ready for racing this weekend as the PMRA takes part in the IHRA MOPAR Nitro Jam Nationals July 20-22 at the Grand Bend Motorplex. Qualifying for the PMRA Modified begins Friday at 7 pm, with more qualifying Saturday July 21 at the first round of eliminations at 7 pm. Final rounds will be held Sunday July 22.
After three events in the 2012 PMRA season, Bruce Boland of Hamilton, Ontario leads the series, followed by Jeff Roth of New Dundee, Ontario, and Jack Grainy of North Tonawanda, New York.

Qualifying for the PMRA begins Friday, July 20 at 7 pm, followed by qualifiers Saturday, July 21 at 4:30 and 7 pm. 

Then at 8:30, as part of the Nitro Jam's "Night of Fire," round one of eliminations will take place.

Final PMRA elimination rounds will continue Sunday, July 22 at 1 pm. The PMRA will also hold a non-qualifiers race on the Sunday.

For information about the MOPAR IHRA Nitro Jam Nationals at the Grand Bend Motorplex, call (519) 238-7223, visit

The Pro Modified Racing Association, competes with its two companion series, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and the Pro Bike & Sled Series, travel and compete together throughout the racing season, offering an exciting and diverse package of drag racing action.

For more information contact Bruce F. Mehlenbacher at

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