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  • AMSOIL, Deans Casing, and Black Diamond Motorsports team up for the 2016 IHRA Pro Stock season

    1402280_615242121847867_83727292_oAMSOIL, Deans Casing and Black Diamond Motorsports have formed an alliance to win the 2016 International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) Pro Stock Championship. Due to the downtrend in the Energy Business and the long lasting relationship between the GoForth’s and the Bealko family, it was a very easy decision for Deans Casing Service, AMSOIL, and Black Diamond Motorsports to join forces for the 2016 IHRA Pro Stock Season.

    AMSOIL, who is First in Synthetics, will be continuing its support of Black Diamond Motorsports as it has for the last 2 years. The partnership with AMSOIL provides Synthetic products and support that hold up well in the extreme environment that Mountain Motor Pro Stock engines, transmission and rear gears experience and will continue to expand with this new alliance . Black Diamond Motorsports Cars and Trailer proudly fly the AMSOIL colors at every event.

    Dean GoForth and Kevin Bealko have decided to step out of the driving seats for the 2016 race season and combine their collective efforts and resources into one team with two cars. Cary Goforth, a Multi-World Champion, and current IHRA champion and John DeFlorian, current elapsed time and mile per hour record holder, multi-event winner and shop foreman at Jerry Haas Race Cars will be the drivers in this alliance. These two drivers will combine their knowledge on winning coupled with record setting performances to make a formidable team .

    This on the heels that:
    IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRGSE), parent company to the International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA); announced that Mike Dunn has been installed as President of the IHRA organization in advance of the complete reorganization of the company and its various operations. The current 2016 IHRA Drag Racing Series is serving as an interim year between the current format and the restructuring format which will be announced throughout the 2016 season.

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  • Kevin Bealko Wins U.S. Bounty Hunters Pro Stock IHRA Nitro Jam Mardi Gras Nationals

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    Kevin Bealko, of Bridgeport, West Virginia, qualified seventh in an eight-car field. He defeated Cary Goforth in the first round of eliminations, then faced teammate John DeFlorian Jr. in the second. Bealko defeated J.R. Carr in the final, 6.272 sec./224.71 mph to 13.602 sec./62.20 mph, to collect the coveted IHRA Ironman trophy.

    “It was a big win for us,” said Bealko. “Having to race my teammate, John, in the semi-finals is never our best-case scenario. To be able to get by him, then run J.R. Carr, who’s been stellar all day. I just got switched up on the lights and got an awful long light before I left. But the car went right down there and the whole way there I was just thinking of my crew they’re gonna kill me if I don’t get in front of him. I was able, by the grace of God, to get in front of him and we had a nice win.”

    U.S. Bounty Hunters Pro Stock

    1. John Montecalvo (Center Moriches, New York) 6.235 sec./224.94 mph.

    2. Cary Goforth (Holdenville, Oklahoma) 6.270 sec./223.49 mph.

    3. Dean Goforth (Holdenville, Oklahoma) 6.290 sec./223.65 mph.

    4. J.R. Carr (Pasco, Washington) 6.305 sec./221.83 mph.

    5. Scott Hintz (Odessa, Texas) 6.320 sec./225.05 mph.

    6. John DeFlorian  Jr. (Arnold, Missouri) 6.339 sec./222.88 mph.

    7. Kevin Bealko (Bridgeport, West Virginia) 7.134 sec./142.15 mph.

    8. Trevor Eman (Pos Chiquito, Aruba) 6.390 sec./222.44 mph.

    9. Scott Beham (Conroe, Texas) 6.554 sec./192.06 mph.

    10. John Konigshofer (Otterville, Ontario, Canada) 10.846 sec./99.74 mph.

    U.S. Bounty Hunters Pro Stock

    First round:

    John DeFlorian Jr. defeated Dean Goforth, Goforth fouled and DeFlorian ran 215.51 mph (E.T. was ruled invalid).

    J.R. Carr defeated Scott Hintz, 6.305 sec./224.10 mph to 6.339 sec./223.15 mph.

    Trevor Eman defeated No. 1 Qualifier John Montecalvo, 6.326 sec./222.05 mph to 7.913 sec./115.57 mph.

    Kevin Bealko defeated Cary Goforth, 6.275 sec./223.99 mph to 6.397 sec./221.72 mph.

    Second round:

    J.R. Carr defeated Trevor Eman, 6.314 sec./223.71 mph to 7.554 sec./162.07 mph.

    Kevin Bealko defeated John DeFlorian Jr., 6.379 sec./222.88 mph to 11.035 sec./77.68 mph.

    Final:

    Kevin Bealko defeated J.R. Carr, 6.272 sec./224.71 mph to 13.602 sec./62.20 mph.


  • Black Diamond Motorsports is Ready for the Hunt to Begin

    Kevin  Bealko’s  Black  Diamond  Motorsports,(BDMS)  IHRA  Mountain  Motor  Pro  Stock  team  is   ready  to  start  the  hunt  for  a  IHRA  Pro  Stock  Championship  with  a continued sponsorship with AMSOIL “The First in Synthetics” while welcoming the U.S.Bounty Hunters as  a new primary sponsor.

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    Kevin & Karen Bealko

     

    BDMS had a great 2014 IHRA Mountain Motor Pro Stock season with both BDMS Camaro’s winning races and reaching the finals in seven of the nine IHRA contested races. The BDM Camaro’s ended the season placing  second  and  third  in  the  IHRA  Pro  Stock  Championship  points.

     

    BDMS was extremely proud to be flying the AMSOIL Colors in 2014 while working with the AMSOIL’s staff and using their professionally tested products. Partnering with AMSOIL was a major factor towards BDMS very successful 2014 season.  AMSOIL  will  continue to be the Primary  Sponsor  of Kevin  Bealko’s Camaro  and  will  continue  to  be  BDMS   secondary  sponsor  on  John’s DeFlorian’s Camaro.  AMSOIL is truly “The First in Synthetics”.

     

    John DeFlorian (Bret Kepner Photo)
    John DeFlorian (Bret Kepner Photo)

    BDMS is very pleased to welcome the U.S. Bounty Hunters as the 2015 IHRA Pro Stock  Class  Sponsor  and  BDMS is really excited  to  fly  their  colors  as  a  Primary Sponsor  on  John  DeFlorian’s  new  2015 Camaro  as  well  as  a  Secondary  Sponsor  on Kevin Bealko’s  2014  Camaro Fred  Slack,  Denise Mirro, and their Bounty Hunter Crew will  be quite visible at all the 2015 IHRA Nitro Jam Events.

     

    “We  are  also  excited  to  partner  with  one  of  the  top  teams  in  that  class  in  Black  Diamond   Motorsports  with  Kevin  Bealko  and  John  DeFlorian.  With  this  perfect  marriage,  we  are   committed  to  making  this  partnership  successful  and  continue  growing  our  brand  ”  said  Fred   Slack  with  US  Bounty  Hunters.  Denise  Mirro,  with  US  Bounty  Hunters,  also  stated  “We  are   also  proud  to  sponsor  the  incredibly  exciting  Pro  Stock  class  and  adorn  the  side  of  Black   Diamond  Motorsports  team.  Much  like  IHRA’s  hands-­on  treatment  with  the  fans,  Black   Diamond  Motorsports  gives  their  fans  the  same  attention  that  fans  of  racing  want  more  of.”

     

    BDMS  is  very pleased  to  be  running  the  1/4  mile  again in their second  season  with  the  IHRA.  Running  with the  IHRA  last  season  was  a  great  racing  experience  and  BDMS is very thankful to the IHRA for their support of Mountain Motor Pro Stock Racing!!! BDMS will open the season this weekend at Southwest International Raceway in Tucson Arizona.

     

    BDMS  is  certainly  looking  forward  to  seeing  our  race  fans  at  Southwest   International  Raceway  in  Tucson!!!

     

     

     


  • Bealko collects first career Ironman at IHRA Nitro Jam Northern Nationals at US 131

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    MARTIN, Mich. (August 9, 2014) – For the past seven years, Kevin Bealko has played second fiddle on his own race team.

    Not anymore.

    After nearly a decade of success in the world of Pro Stock, just not in his own car, Bealko finally broke through with his first career Mountain Motor Pro Stock victory Saturday night in front of a jam-packed crowd at the IHRA Nitro Jam Northern Nationals at US 131 Motorsports Park.

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    Kevin Bealko won his first career race Saturday at US 131 Motorsports Park

    Bealko bested No. 1 qualifier and the quickest man all weekend, Scott Hintz, to collect his first career Ironman trophy, doing so on a holeshot as the entire Black Diamond Motorsports team gathered on the starting line to witness the occasion. Joining Bealko in the winner’s circle on Saturday were Ron Maroney (Nitro Altered), Randal Andras (Nitro Harley), Marisha Falk (Jet Dragster) and Dom Lagana (Top Fuel) as the Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series season winds down with only one race remaining on the tour.

    “This means a heck of a lot to me. I have never been able to win a Pro Stock race in all these years of trying and to do it here today in this division, with these great racers, on the quarter-mile and right here in Michigan where John (DeFlorian) got his first win a few years back, is just tremendous,” Bealko said. “The whole gang has done a wonderful job for us, we are fortunate to have them. I just strap in and drive this thing; they deserve all the credit here.”

    The Black Diamond Motorsports team, headed by Bealko, has enjoyed a great deal of success since it was founded in 2007. The team has won multiple races, set a number of world records and has been a force in the world of Pro Stock for the past several seasons. But a lot of that success has resided with Bealko’s teammate, Missouri native John DeFlorian, and not with Bealko himself.

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    Bealko eliminated Hintz, Goforth and Berner on his way to the win

    On Saturday, however, Bealko had his own moment in the spotlight as the Bridgeport, W.Va. native drove the AMSOIL-sponsored Black Diamond Motorsports 2014 Chevrolet Camaro to the winner’s circle in dramatic fashion. Going up against top qualifier Scott Hintz in the final, Bealko got the jump on the line with a .039 reaction time to a .085 and used that narrow margin to edge his opponent with a 6.289-second pass at 222.13 mph. Hintz ran a 6.280 at 223.60 in the runner-up effort.

    “There are just so many people to thank. My wife, she has put up with a lot these past few years, AMSOIL has been great to us and we think the world of their product and IHRA has just been magnificent. This has been the best drag racing experience I have ever had running with a great organization like IHRA,” Bealko said.

    Bealko added wins over Pete Berner and Cary Goforth on his way to the victory.

    “The car has been great lately. We had to tweak it a bit on day one when it was brand new, but slowly we have been getting the balance right on it,” Bealko said. “We have strived to win one of these with our second car for a while and now that we have done it, it is a pretty good feeling. The Lord has blessed us in a big way.”

     

    Pro Stock

    Round 1 – Scott Hintz, 6.301, 223.53 def. Dean Goforth, 6.295, 222.29; Todd Hoerner, 6.356, 221.44 def. John DeFlorian, 6.396, 220.15; Cary Goforth, 6.354, 220.37 def. Matt Bertsch, 6.402, 218.96; Kevin Bealko, 6.355, 219.19 def. Pete Berner, 6.378, 219.07

    Semis – Bealko, 6.365, 212.88 def. Goforth, broke; Hintz, 6.297, 221.45 def. Hoerner, 6.346, 221.13

    Final – Bealko, 6.289, 221.21 def. Scott Hintz, 6.280, 223.60