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  • HRA Nitro Jam Palm Beach Nationals Presented By Sunoco Race Fuels

    U.S. BOUNTY HUNTERS PRO STOCK

    1. John Montecalvo (Speonk, New York) 2013 Camaro 6.252 sec./223.99 mph
    2. Cary Goforth (Holdenville, Oklahoma) 2013 Camaro 6.3008 sec./222.29 mph
    3. Dean Goforth (Holdenville, Oklahoma) 2014 Camaro 6.342 sec./212.56 mph
    4. Trevor Eman (Pos Chiquito, Aruba) 2011 Mustang 6.343 sec.//221.27 mph
    5. R. Carr (Pasco, Washington) 2015 Camaro 6.352 sec./219.04 mph
    6. Cale Aronson (Chillicothe, Missouri) 2010 Mustang 6.356 sec./221.20 mph
    7. Matt Bertsch (Tecumseh, Michigan) 2007 Mustang 6.388 sec./219.90 mph
    8. Kevin Bealko (Bridgeport, West Virginia) 2013 Camaro 395 sec./221.23 mph.

    Did not qualify:

    John Konigshofer (Otterville, Ontario, Canada) 2013 Mustang 6.399 sec./220.73 mph

    John Pluchino (Commack, New York) 2006 Escort 6.401 sec./219.12 mph

    John DeFlorian Jr. (Arnold, Missouri) 2015 Camaro 6.404 sec./214.01 mph

    Scott Hintz (Odessa, Texas) 2013 Mustang 10.118 sec./110.80 mph

     

    Winner: John Montecalvo (Center Moriches, New York) 2014 Camaro  .038  6.317 sec./222.91 mph

    Runner-up: Matt Bertsch (Tecumseh, Michigan) 2007 Mustang  .043  6.366 sec./220.30 mph

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  • Montecalvo Welcomes Crew Chief Tommy Lee

    jmcamarot also starting a family with his wife Ashley in their Georgia home.  With his growing family requiring greater time commitments Belfance has stepped aside from his race career and busy travel schedule. In his place, Montecalvo welcomes well known tuner and driver, Tommy Lee.

    Tommy Lee has been a fixture among both Mountain Motor and 500 cubic inch Pro Stocks for decades. With experience as both a driver and a crew chief, Lee is as well-rounded and knowledgeable as they come.  “We we are excited to have Tommy Lee on board with us; it’s a bad news/good news scenario for our team” told Montecalvo. “It’s tough to say goodbye to Justin. He was a good fit for our team and did an outstanding job for us and we wish him all the best.  We’ll miss him, but I feel very comfortable having Tommy join us as he knows his way around Mountain Motor Pro Stock.”

    Montecalvo’s car, hauler and equipment have already been relocated to Tommy Lee’s Statesville, NC based shop. The team will operate from that central location, rather than Montecalvo’s New York home. “Tommy’s shop is closer to Sonnys for us and close to some good test tracks,” said Monte. “An added bonus is that he’s an excellent driver if we need him behind the wheel to test.

    “It won’t just be Justin that we’re missing this year,” Montecalvo continued with a decidedly somber tone. “One of our long time friends lost his battle with cancer just after Christmas. Donnie Crowder was a great man, and we will all miss him terribly. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Debra and family. There is some solace in knowing he is with Shirley, Hank, Bert and all of our racing family that have passed. For sure he will still be watching over us, but from a much better view.”

    Donnie Crowder, former IHRA and PDRA official lost his battle with cancer on December 26th at the age of 63. He was laid to rest Monday, December 29th. He will be missed by many in the racing community.

    “We hope to honor Donnie’s memory throughout the 2015 season. We’re really looking forward to getting back on the race track and taking some win lights.  We want to wish all our friends a healthy and safe Happy New Year. We’ll see you soon.”