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CCI Motorsports Heads To Pro Mod Alley At The NorthEast Car Show Nationals
The Black Cat Will Show As Well As It Goes Again
Updated 3/5/2012 Diana Patille,Press Author
Frank Patille And Team CCI Motorsports will again be attending this special occasion of horsepower under show lights. The 57 Buick Pro Mod made quite an impression and was invited back for a second time. The Northeast Custom Car Show Nationals returns to the fans the awesome horsepower and shining examples of "Pro Mod Alley" Sponsored By Scott Shafiroff Racing Engines In Association With "Full House Motorsports LLC and Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association" for a full weekend of seeing these Pro Modified Door Slammers up close and personal with some of the biggest names in the sport attending. Also new to this weekend is the inclusion of vendors specific to these wild rides and teaching seminars by supercharger, turbocharger, and nitrous specialists. See All The Event Happenings, News, And Rides Attending Here:
Located At The:
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks Pa.
100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA 19456
For GPS users, please use the following address:
1601 Egypt Road Phoenixville, PA 19460
Tickets - $15 for adults
Tickets - $5 for children ages 6-12. Children under 6 FREE
Military Discount - $5 OFF per person with Military ID
FAMILY DAY is Friday, March 23rd!!! ALL Children 12 years and under are admitted FREE with a paying adult.
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CCI Motorsports Enters 2012.
What 2011 Was, What Is Coming For The Bad Black Buick Pro Modified Team In 2012
Updated 1/12/2012 Diana Patille, Press Author Photographer
As we start the New Year in 2012, many of you may be wondering where we went! Well, rest assured, CCI Motorsports is alive and well! We've had some real ups and downs in 2011.
Photo Array From 2011 Franks Recovery And Trip Around The Country Plus "Renegade Motor Coaches Shop Tour" By Diana Patille
After a few pre-season test sessions with the Black Cat, Frank took a trip in early May 2011 to the Throw Down at T-Town in Oklahoma with fellow racer, Chris Russo. The pair loaded up the CCI Motorsports trailer and motor home with provisions for the 23-hour trip to run in the Battle of the Belts. Once they arrived at the track, Frank realized that the intake manifold was not machined properly and they wouldn't be able to run the car, so they focused their attention on getting Chris's new car dialed in, leaving the weekend with a not-too-shabby 3.78 second pass on Russo's brand new 1968 Camaro.
Shortly after Frank returned home, he started feeling poorly. His condition quickly deteriorated into a frightening medical ordeal for Frank. Diagnosed with neuropathy in 2008, Frank has learned how to live with the chronic pain, muscle spasms and fatigue that accompany the disease. But, that weekend at the end of May after feeling exceptionally tired, Frank's condition rapidly declined. The following morning, Frank felt so sick, that he ended up at the emergency room at the Christiana Hospital. In just a matter of hours, things went from bad to worse to the point of incapacitating Frank.
It became obvious to the staff at Christiana that Frank was in crisis and needed more highly specialized care than they could provide.
At midnight, Frank was transported to the Johns Hopkins Hospital Meyer 9 Unit, where the sole focus of this medical team is treating neurological disorders. Frank was diagnosed with AIDP (Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy), or Guillain-Barre syndrome, (Guillain-Barre syndrome is a serious disorder that occurs when the body's defense (immune) system mistakenly attacks part of the nervous system. This leads to nerve inflammation that causes muscle weakness).
After three weeks of infusions, plasma exchanges, tests, scans, lab work ups, biopsies and other medical studies, Frank was transferred to an inpatient rehabilitation hospital closer to home. He was unable to walk, use his arms or even roll from side to side. Once Frank was situated in his room at the Rehabilitation Center at Wilmington Hospital, he realized just how bad things had gotten. Unable to feed himself, dress, and shower or even sit up in bed without assistance, Frank eagerly welcomed the intense daily therapy sessions that he knew would give him the strength to start moving toward recovery. Frank spent 4 weeks at the Rehab Hospital in Wilmington and was released the week after 4th of July. While in the hospital, Frank's house was made handicap accessible, equipped with the wheelchair ramp, grab bars and other handicapped devices.
Therapy continued on an outpatient basis throughout the summer, until insurance coverage ran out. At that point, Frank continued therapy out of pocket with trainers at the Hockessin Athletic Club, a nearby health club. Frank continues his therapy sessions 6 days a week and is making steady progress in his recovery. Back in June, the doctors told Frank that recovery would take 6 months to a year, and that the extent of his recovery was hard to predict. In October, the ramp at the house was removed. Since that time, Frank has gone from using a walker, to a cane and now requires no assistance to walk. Frank's neurologist has re-classified the disease as CIPD, a chronic condition that may recur, so in an effort boost recovery, Frank receives infusions of immune globulin every 5 – 6 weeks.
What does this mean to CCI Motorsports? It's hard to say exactly, but one thing is for sure. Frank's love of racing continues, and he will maintain his involvement in the sport. At this time the 1957 Buick and all racing equipment is at his shop. Frank has been keeping tabs on what's in store for the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association by staying in touch with club president and friend, John Mazzarano.
In October, Frank and Diana ventured out to the Shakedown at E-Town to a warm reception by our fellow racers and friends. John Mazzarano was so happy to see Frank up and about, he arranged for a live interview in the Tower during the race. Afterwards, Frank made rounds through the pits to say hello and thanks to the special group of friends he has made through the Club.
Also in December, Frank and Diana attended the International Motorsports Industry Show (IMIS) in Indianapolis, Indiana where the latest racing technology was unveiled for hardcore racing professionals only.
While in town, they took a trip north to Bristol, Indiana to visit Renegade's factory.
There they were given a private tour by Jack Wheeler, a sales manager for the company. It was exciting and informative to see how the Renegade motor coaches and trailers are constructed.
Meanwhile, back at Frankie's Speed Shop, the car cover has been pulled off the Black Cat after several months. Chris Russo came down from northern New Jersey to help Frank pull the blower off the engine, so they could dry fit the new intake shipped from Allan Johnson Performance Engineering. It fit like a glove! Now, the intake, blower and a few small things will be put back together so that the mighty Black Cat's powerhouse can be fired up! This will be very exciting for Team CCI Motorsports!
Frank will also travel to DMPE's shop in Michigan to do some dyno work on Chris Russo's motor. And Frank plans to start the season by crewing with Russo at the first ADRL event of the season at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas scheduled for March 30.
Later in January, Frank and Diana plan to catch up with good friend (and original Buick owner), Kip DuPuis and his wife, in Scottsdale, Arizona for a mid-winter vacation.
So, as you can see, 2011 was a bumpy ride for CCI Motorsports, and we're looking forward to a better year in 2012. We would like to thank all of our friends and supporters who have been in contact with us as Frank recovers.
Stay tuned for more updates!
Photo Tags: "Renegade Motorhome, Motor coaches, Shop Tour, Buick Pro Mod, Pro Modified".
The Bad Buick Pro Mod On The Cover Of RPM Magazine:
Northern Exposure: The Outlaw Pro Mod Experience In The NEOPMA Series.
Updated 8/11/2011 Diana Patille, Press Author Photographer
PRO MODS, PRO MODS, PRO MODS! Northeast Outlaw Pro Modified Association "State Of
The Season" Special Issue! See the cars and meet the stars of what has become one of the world’s premier Pro Mod racing groups.
In full the article is a synopsis of the 1/4 mile drag racing Pro Mods of the Northeast.
250MPH doorslammers covering 1320ft in less than six seconds is the thrill of the horsepower game they play.
Inside the magazine starting on page 22, it covers many of the drivers including the "CCI Motorsports 57 Buick Pro Mod" in full glossy color under power and in detailed shots of the engine and chassis / interior.
Frank Patille is shown on the cover duking it out on the top end with Tommy Gray after a 230MPH pass; chutes open slashing through the wind at Maple Grove."
Visit The Newly revised RPM Magazine Website, its great and never a loss for all types of Pro Modified Racing / Door Slammer Action from around the world.
Read The Magazine Online Also Here In Flipbook Style Only By RPM Magazine
CCI Makes an Appearance at the Northeast Custom Rod and Car Show.
The Black Cat Was Impressive
Updated 3/28/2011 Diana Patille, Press Author Photographer
CCI spent the weekend at the Philadelphia Expo Center along with teammates Bruce Mullins, Derrick Townes and Gary Courtier getting a little pre-season face time at the Northeast Custom Rod and Car Show. CCI Motorsports occupied prime real estate next to center stage and the food court! We got to see hockey legend and former Flyers left wingman (Diana was thrilled with the opportunity to get an autograph and photo with . . . ) Dave Schultz, as well as WYSP radio personality Danny Bonaduce.
Photo Array From 2011 Northeast Rod And Custom Car Show By Diana Patille
And speaking of rock and roll, we're ready to go for the test and tune at Maryland International Raceway scheduled for April 8th through the 10th. Come on out and see what's new and improved for the Black Cat this season!
Photo Tags: "Danny Bonaduce, Dave Schultz, Derrick Townes, Gary Courtier, NEOPMA, Northeast Outlaw Pro Mods, Camaro Pro Mod, Buick Pro Mod, Northeast Custom Car Show, Mako Shark, Custom Cars, Bruce Mullins, Corvette Pro Mod".
See even More Northeast Rod And Custom Car Show Photos At goDragRacing.org, Hundreds of Pro Mod Images In Hi Res. Enter The Gallery Here
2011 Schedule Unveiled
Where To Find The Baddest Buick Pro Mod This Year
Updated 3/8/2011 Diana Patille, Press Author Photographer
The Black Cat is back for 2011 and CCI Motorsports is ready to race. Our race season is filled with www.neoutlawpromods.com NEOPMA events . See our schedule, come on out to the races and be sure to stop by for a tee shirt and an autograph! We love drag racing fans!
CCI Motorsports to attend Northeast Rod & Custom Car Show at the Philadelphia Expo Center
Shows As Well As It Goes
Updated 3/7/2011 Diana Patille, Press Author Photographer
CCI Motorsports will attend the Northeast Rod & Custom Car Show scheduled for March 25, 26 and 27 at the Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. Come out and see the show.
Be sure to stop by and say hello to our crew.
Last Year's Wrap Up
The Ups and Downs
Updated 3/6/2011 Diana Patille, Press Author Photographer
The end of the 2010 season found the Black Cat's power plant on the critical care list.
The broken crankshaft, damaged block, fractured rods, grenaded RCD gear drive assembly and punctured oil pan all needed to be replaced. Half the pistons were hitting the valves which resulted in further damages.
The heads had to be sent to Brad's for welding and CNC machining.
Fortunately, there was no damage to the DMPE supercharger.
Firebird Sold - November 2010
Swift Harley Chopper For Sale Now
Updated 3/6/2011 Diana Patille, Press Author Photographer
In November, we sold the Tim McAmis built Top Sportsman Firebird to a racer who runs the NMCA www.nmcadigital.com circuit in the Midwest and has plans to race in the Chicago Wise Guy series www.chicagowiseguys.com.
Swift "Punisher" Harley Chopper For Sale
They negotiated a deal and agreed to meet halfway between Carpenter’s home outside of the Chicago area and Frank’s place in southeastern PA.
The drop point was a service plaza on the Ohio Turnpike. The specifics of the sale remain private, but part of the deal included a boatload of cash and a 2005 Swift Punisher Chopper.
Contact Us For Details
Updated 3/4/2011 Diana Patille, Press Author Photographer
This bike will fly with a 113 c.i. S&S V-Twin motor, 6-speed transmission and a really FAT rear tire that guarantees the rider that he'll get from point A to point B FAST! The custom outlaw bike sports a vibrant burgundy and deep amber paint scheme with plenty of chrome. With Frank's 5year experience wrenching at Harley Davidson, he had no problem taking the chopper in as part of the package. Interested in the bike? It’s for sale . . . send us an e-mail!
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CCI Motorsports At ADRL.US Shakedown At E Town 2010
Massive Supercharged Pro Mod Shakedown At E Town "Race Recap"
Updated 10/8/2010 Diana Patille, Press Author Photographer, Added Photos by www.goDragRacing.org. Eric Basmajian
This year's 8th Annual ADRL.us Shakedown at E'Town was packed with excitement and the fans certainly got their money's worth as records were shattered and drivers pushed their hot rods beyond their limits. Friday was set up day, as team members arrived and pits were transformed into a home away from home for the crews.
CCI Motorsports was thrilled to have good friend and original Buick owner Kip Dupuis in their camp for the weekend. Kip flew in from San Francisco and joined Frank, Chris, Todd and Diana for this end of the season spectacular. We were also fortunate to get tuning guidance from engineering expert Darren Mayer of DMPE who was on hand with Chris Russo's posse to tune his blown Corvette.
The Shakedown features many classes of racing including the Modzilla Cannonball Racing Blown Pro Mod class. It's broken down into three doorslammer categories - blown, nitrous and outlaw 1/8th mile. The Big Dogs came out to try and earn the ultimate bragging rights - winning the Shakedown and collecting the hefty purse.
The blown pro mod class had 23 cars jockeying for the top 16 spots in the field. There were three qualifying runs on Saturday which was cut short late in the last qualifier as Benny Alfonso suffered an extreme crash on the top end during his pass, Alfonso is the class sponsor and was taken to an area hospital with back injuries and is now undergoing treatment and doing well.
The MBRC Chassis did its job keeping Alfonso safe under this tremendous strain of impact; this was absolutely one of the hardest hits in Shakedown history and qualifying was stopped for the evening with those who were in line for passes finished their qualifying in the AM followed by eliminations on Sunday.
After a rain-filled day on Friday, track staff at Englishtown had a job in front of them to dry and ready the usually well-prepped quarter mile. This weekend was no exception - they did an excellent job on the track.
CCI Motorsports ran Tommy Gray in his fast-running Undertaker GTO in Q1. The Black Cat had all four paws to the rubber as we nailed a career best 6.14 sec @ 231 mph first go. Tommy shook the tires and put up a 10.378 second run.
Back at the pits, we stepped up the tune up, anticipating an even quicker response from the Bad Black Buick. With Pete Farber in the next lane, the car launched and was well into a low 6 second pass when at the 700' mark, the crankshaft broke into three pieces, snapping the blower belt and cracking the block. The extent of damages will not be known until the motor is pulled this week. Clearly, this was the end of the show for us.
We stayed to watch the rest of the race. Several Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association members posted 5 second run times as conditions continued to improve. At the end of the day, Chip King in his lime green Strutmaster's Daytona took home all the marbles in the blower class.
We would like to thank our sponsors and everyone who helped us this season.
Richard Dixon - Richard's Automotive
Ernie Cox - Christiana Autobody
Eagle Power Equipment
CCI Constructors, Inc.
Darren Mayer - DMPE
Chris Russo - Russo Racing
We also want to thank the fans and spectators who help support drag racing and CCI Motorsports. Please be sure to check back for updates and news for the upcoming 2011 season.
Pro Mod Photo Array From 2010 ADRL.us Shakedown At E'Town By Diana Patille, Eric Basmajian
Photo Tags: "ADRL.us, Shakedown At E Town 2010, Burnout, Pete Farber, Chip King, Kip Dupuis, Pro Mod, Eric Latino, Gary Coutier, Chris Russo, Gerry Capano, Tim O'Hare, Awesome Burnout, Benny Alfonso, Darren Mayer, DMPE, Brad Personett".
Atco Raceways Super Saturday Pro Mod's
The Black Cat "Off Its Rocker"
Updated 9/26/2010 Diana Patille, Press Author, Photos by www.goDragRacing.org.
After a disappointing appearance at Unleashed - Ohio, we went to Raceway Park in Atco, NJ for a Northeast Outlaw Pro Modified Association organized event. First shot out of the gates, the Buick made a 6.39 sec @ 212 mph pass. Back in the pits, a routine maintenance check up revealed that we had broken a rocker shaft stand. Unfortunately, we did not have any spares, so this put us out for the day.
At Frankie's Speed Shop, the shaft stands were replaced, and the Black Cat spent time on the rack at Richard's Automotive, receiving alignment and suspension adjustments.
All indications were that the Black Cat should run straight as an arrow.
Last stop of the season, the Shakedown at E'Town! Look for us there, and stop in to say hello!
CCI Motorsports Pro Mod Buick Unleashed At NHRA
Unleashed Event in Ohio - 09/11/10 - 09/12/10
Updated 9/14/2010 Diana Patille, Press Author and Photos.
After a major thrash session, CCI Motorsports got the alcohol-addicted Hemi back together again, just in time for the NHRA Unleashed event held in Cleveland, Ohio. A quick trip across PA, through a tiny sliver of West Virginia and just over the border into OH, we made the journey along with other Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association Club Members to participate in NHRA's Unleashed series, which included a test and tune session on Friday and eliminations on Saturday.
Photo Array From NHRA Unleashed With CCI Motorsports By Diana Patille
It was obvious after test run number one that we were still struggling with the tune up and alignment issues with the Black Cat. A short 60' hop had Frank heading to the wall, causing him to lift and drift out to a 19.137 quarter mile crawl. It was back to the pits for more adjustments.
Test run number two was only slightly quicker, with the Buick losing its footing at mid track, giving Frank reason to lift and coasting to a 11.00 pass. It was time to pack it in for the night, with qualifications and eliminations scheduled for Saturday.
The next morning was beautiful and sunny. But soon, the winds picked up and the clouds starting moving in. The forecast was for severe storms by mid afternoon, so after a racer's meeting that morning, the Club decided to call it a day if the race could not be run before the weather got there.
The Buick made a clean pass with a 6.45 sec @222 mph run against Derrick Townes' 6.32 mph @ 232 mph rush. It was on to eliminations. Pete Farber oiled the track on his first pass. Clean up was lengthy. Frank along with fellow competitor Derrick Townes patiently waited while the mess was cleared and the track was brought back to NHRA safety standards. One burnout later, Frank was out of the picture, as a loose oil line left a trail of oil in the wake of his smokey burnout.
On the way home, we were treated to a spectacular lightning show, compliments of Mother Nature.
Next stop, Atco, NJ.
Image Tags: "Derrick Townes, Dina Parise, Andrew Parise, Todd Blades, Chris Patille, Pete Farber, Nick Montana, MBRC, Montana Brothers Race Cars, NHRA Unleashed".
NHRA Unleashed In The Cards
Damage To The Supercharged Hemi Repaired !!
Updated 9/7/2010 Diana Patille, Press Author and Photos.
What a difference a week makes! After the detonation of the Black Cat's 526 Hemi powered engine, things were looking pretty bleak for CCI Motorsports and their hopes of making an appearance at the NHRA Unleashed event coming up in Columbus, Ohio.
Hemi Repair Photos, Diana Patille Photographer
When we returned home from Maple Grove, the Buick was unloaded and the crew immediately got to work, deconstructing the engine and checking the car to the determine the extent of the damages. The run data indicated that the engine ran too lean. Further investigation revealed the number one cylinder pushed the head gasket and continued to fire slot the block and head, creating a hole the size of a half dollar. In addition, it collapsed three other pistons, broke a set of lifters, damaged the cam, bent the intake rocker shafts and torched a hole almost halfway through the motor plate.
It was obvious Frankie would not be grilling weenies this Labor Day weekend. Instead, he took this as an opportunity to tweak the engine combination, changing out a few components to try and improve the engine's performance. After numerous phone calls and discussions with engine experts, the Black Cat has been outfitted with a new crankshaft, rods, camshaft and lifters.
Brad Anderson repaired the damaged head and Gil Davis repaired and machined the block. While the engine was in pieces across the country, we sent the car itself to Ernie Cox of Christiana Auto Body for a mid-season facelift.
At this point, after a grueling three day engine rebuild marathon in Frankies Speed Shop, it's looking like a go for launch for Team CCI and the Black Cat in Columbus this coming weekend. Thank you all, who helped make this happen.
CCI Motorsports 57 Buick Pro Mod "Rumble At The Grove"
The Black Cat Finds More Power!!
Updated 8/22/2010 Diana Patille, Press Author and Photos.
Added Photos By www.goDragRacing.org
After collecting more run data from MIR, Frank and team were ready to seriously dial in the Bad Black Buick. We had the benefit of test runs at Friday's test and tune prior to the race day qualifying and eliminations set for Saturday at Maple Grove Raceway. With the help of fellow racer Chris Russo, who was not competing this weekend, along with hired gun Jon Salemi www.resolutionracing.com, the team looked forward to going rounds at Saturday's Rumble at the Grove.
Pro Mod Drag Racing Photo Feature Array Maple Grove, Diana Patille Photographer
The Friday test pass data suggested that the Buick Pro Mod wasn't putting out the horsepower it was last season.
After several consistent mid-6 second runs, all indications were that the 526 Brad Hemi was running flat. Jon Salemi had his work cut out for him to pick up the pace.
Nick Montana, of Montana Brothers Race Cars recommended some changes in the suspension, which vastly improved the handling of the car on the track. Thank you, Nick, for lending a hand! This, coupled with jet, timing and other adjustments, allowed us to clock in a 6.336 @ 225.86 mph run landing us in the ladder at the number five spot for eliminations.
Pitted against Steve King and his beautiful navy blue Camaro in round one, Jon Salemi had the Buick screaming, running harder than ever. This proved to be too much for the supercharged powerhouse and eventual winner in the supercharged class, we ended up blowing a head gasket after posting a 6.35 second 207 mph pass.
Fire erupted in the engine compartment of the "Black Cat" and Maple Grove's Safety Team were right there to extinguish what could have been a devastating inferno.
For now, it's back to Frankie's Speed Shop where the Buick will be broken down, checked over, cleaned up and put back together again, hopefully; in time for the NHRA Unleashed event scheduled for 9/10/10 in Hebron, Ohio.
See More Buick Pro Mod Photos At www.goDragRacing.org Photo Gallery
This weekend's entourage included visitors and family members:
Jon Salemi and Fifi Montrond comparing tuning notes.
Richard Dixon enjoyed some rare "down time" between rounds with Jon Salemi.
Chris' cousin Melissa with boyfriend Ray came by to see the show.
Gerry Capano with crew chief Sandy "Buzzy" McClain.
Derrick Townes with crew chief Chris Johnson.
Frankie with Steve King.
O'Hare's crew chief, Bernie "Mac" Day with Pete Farber.
CCI Motorsports 57 Buick Pro Mod Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association at MIR
The Black Cat Has It's Issues!
Updated 8/7/2010 Diana Patille, Press Author and Photos.
The third time out for CCI Motorsports did not turn out to be a charm, as the old saying goes.
Pro Mod Drag Racing Photo Feature Array, Diana Patille Photographer
In fact, the Black Cat continued to dance all over the track at Maryland International Raceway this weekend as we struggled with getting the tune up right.
Work on the Lenco transmission and adjustments to the Pro Mod four-link suspension were not enough to keep the 57 Buick planted on the asphalt and moving fast. We did qualify with a 6.28 second 226 mph pass, but ended up shaking the tires in the first round.
Look for us in two weeks at the Rumble in the Grove!
CCI Motorsports 57 Buick Pro Mod "Match Racing Madness"
Super Chevy Show - Maple Grove
Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association Weekend Drag Racing !!
Updated 7/26/2010 Diana Patille, Press Author and Photos.
Added Photos By www.goDragRacing.org
CCI Motorsports was invited to participate in the 30th Annual Super Chevy Show at Maple Grove July 16th through 18th for one of the most anticipated Chevy Events of the summer.
CCI Motorsports 57 Buick Pro Mod Drag Racing Photo Feature, Diana Patille Photographer
Nestled in the hills of southeastern, PA among the cows, cornfields and rolling farmland, Maple Grove Raceway was inundated with Chevrolets from all over the county for their annual swap meet, classic car competition and drag race.
Only our second time out, the Black Cat had new sneakers all the way around. In spite of the sweltering heat and HOT HOT HOT track temperatures; we were able to lay down a respectable 6.28 second exhibition pass under tricky track conditions.
Larry Plummer in Bruce Pullen's attractive Firebird also ran in the exhibition class along side us in a match race duel of the supercharged 1320 warriors. Team CCI Motorsports ran in a session all to ourselves with Plummer / Pullen, equaling two qualifiers and three rounds for our belt driven horespower induced fans.
Dina Parise "Parise Racing" in the "Wounded Warriors Project" Corvette held the prestigious number one qualifier position for the weekend only to fall in the final to Jim Barker "Barker Racing" who backs up his earlier race win at Atco.
Chris Russo and crew, Fredy "The Sorcerer" Scriba, along with twenty four other racers rounded out the two classes of Blower vs. Turbo, and Nitrous alone with Gary Courtier who drew a red light in the final against eventual winner and number one qualifier Ed Burnley in this field of awesome machines for Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association's weekend of power added excitement of wild doorslammer action.
The Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association team of John Mazzarano, Vito Micciolo and friends all did an excellent job negotiating on behalf of the racers to ensure an enjoyable, safe series.
Frank spent time interviewing for BulletVision with Rockin' Rob Cherkas during the event at Maple Grove Raceway. The Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association interviews and tapes shows from their races for internet viewing to the mass public of the events held during the season.
Meet "Mad Max", our newest addition to CCI Motorsports, models the latest eyewear from Oakley; lounging in the cool AC of our Star Transporters hauler.
Next up for CCI Motorsports and the Big, Bad, Blown 57 Buick Pro Mod is Atco Raceway's 50th Year celebration on Wednesday, 4th August 2010. Come out and party with us!
Photo Tags: Super Chevy Maple Grove, 57 Buick Pro Mod, Pro Modified T Shirts, Frank Patille, Hemi, Supercharged Hemi, Valve Adjustment, Pits, Jimmy Biggs, BulletVision, Drew Parise, Chris Russo, Frank Patille Interview, Pro Mod Drivers,
See More CCI Motorsports Buick Pro Mod and Northeast Pro Mod Association Photos In The goDragRacing.org Photo Galleries
Follow Us In 2010 Through Our New Schedule Here
CCI Motorsports Unveils Team Tee Shirts for the 2010 Season
Show Your Support For CCI Motorsports!
Updated 7/5/2010 Diana Patille, Press Author.
CCI Motorsports is proud to announce our new classically designed Pro Modified Tee-Shirts of "The Bad Black 57 Buick Pro Mod" for purchase to support our racing operation and make you look awesome by renowned artist and designer Greg Ozubko of www.GOSMotorsports.com.
Now available for purchase our team branded Tee-Shirts featuring the beautiful "1957 Buick Pro Mod" in three shirt colors (black, white and ash) sporting the shown design.
Adult Sizes: Medium Through 3XL, and Children's Youth Sizes Medium and Large.
Awesome CCI Motorsports Buick Pro Mod Shirts are $20.00, plus shipping and handling.
E-mail Us For Your Order CCI Motorsports T Shirt Sales?subject=T Shirts: Sales, Purchase Inquiry">CCI Motorsports T Shirt Sales purchase and details, also available at the track in our pits in most sizes and colors; It's an eye catcher and surely a conversational piece when in public.
Save on shipping and handling with a pit purchase at races we attend.
Thank You In Advance Team CCI Motorsports!
More About Our Pro Mod Tee Shirts In Our Dedicated Sales Page
2010 Season Opener for CCI Motorsports at Atco, NJ
Super Saturday at Atco Raceway, Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association
Updated 7/2/2010 Diana Patille, Press Author.
Team CCIMotorsports.com were back in black this weekend at Atco Raceway for the scheduled "Super Saturday" where the bad blown Buick ventured out for the first time in the 2010 season with the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association in a mixed day of Pro Mods, Outlaw 10.5 and Index Drag Racing.
The Black Cat appeared ready to pounce now outfitted with her lightweight carbon fiber front clip recently painted by Ernie Cox and his team of painting experts at Christiana Body Shop in Wilmington, DE.
The highly detailed airbrushing of the classic Buick grille was meticulously done by "Sergio" also located in Wilmington.
Fans of the Pro Mods took particular notice to our bad black Buick as one of the only retro body styles amongst the Camaro's Mustang's and Corvette's.
Our weight reductions program during the long, cold winter of 2009 had Team CCI scrambling to meet the minimum 2,650 pound weight required by the Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association. Elimination of the onboard batteries, a few lighter engine components and some other changes had Frank eating Cannoli's in an effort to actually gain weight!!
John Mazzarano and Vito Micciolo organized a Test and Tune on Friday. CCI Motorsports made two half track passes on the fresh Brad Hemi. Then, on Saturday, it was time to get serious as qualifying began and rounds were forthcoming.
First round of eliminations had us facing Steve Drummond and his beautiful maroon twin turbocharged Mustang.
Drummond broke on the line and Frank sailed through the 1320 mark on a solo pass.
Our Second round put us against eventual class winner Jim Barker and his wild Monte Carlo as the cars were split this day into two classes; nitrous alone and blower vs. turbocharger.
Poor track placement and staging almost put the Buick in the wall, and caused Frank to lift after 60 feet ending his round action. Jim Barker took the win light with a 6.65 second pass.
Overall, the weekend proved to be a success for our team. Frank, Todd, Chris and Kenny labored in the pits in the sweltering heat and suffocating humidity gathering important data on various engine combinations for the next upcoming event.
Next stop - Super Chevy Show at Maple Grove, July 17th and July 18th.
See More Of Our Results At The Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Assocation
"Atco Super Saturday" In Photos At The goDragRacing.org Gallery:
CCI Motorsports Image Array From Atco Raceway, Diana Patille Photgrapher
Tag Cloud: Supercharger, Todd Blades, goDragRacing, Kenny Jester, Team CCI Motorsports, Chris Patille,
Welcome To The New CCI Motorsports Website:
After finishing up a stellar outing at the Shakedown at E-Town last year and the rampaging status around the world of the Pro Modified Racing circuit taking center stage over many classes of racing in the news and press; we feel that a season beginning with The Northeast Outlaw Pro Mod Association was exactly what was needed for our alcohol guzzling 57 Buick Pro Mod and our personal CCI Motorsports.com racing fix.
Over the winter months we had decided to step up our internet presence with a new website configuration for us and our Sponsors as we relied on a blogger to keep you updated with results of our racing experiences and track notes while our schedule was filling with more dates and the car coming around more to play in almost any series we wish and CCI Motorsports thanks you for following along during this transitional time. We hope the new look and feel of the website makes you want to come back and visit us often.
Our old website is gone and inside this one you'll find contributors from around the area, specifically GoneDragRacing.com photographer Seth Cohen and Video Hero Arnie Cohen ( No Relation But A Weird Coincidence, lol ). We also have many recollections in photography and video formats plus stories from the original Northeast Outlaw Racing Website "GoDragRacing.com" Voted by Competition Plus as the Number One Racing News Website of 2007 which was closed at the beginning of 2008.
Mark and Matt still attended enough races to capture our car, and get us some press in the magazine and articles written for various websites and promotionals. Mark from goDragRacing.org is our new web designer and added journalist with his archives from our past along with our teams updates straight from the CCI Motorsports 57 Buick Pro Mod Camp.
Sincerely Team CCI Motorsports
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