Melanie Salemi plans to tread where few female drivers have gone before. The established Pro Modified driver, who competes primarily in PDRA Pro Boost competition, plans to drive the Eddie Whelan owned, screw supercharger powered Radial Vs. The World 2019 Camaro at the World Street Nationals in Orlando, Fla., November 7-12, 2019.
Salemi seeks to become the first driver of her gender to qualify for a major Radial vs. The World event.
“I’m extremely excited for the awesome opportunity for my team brought forth by Eddie Whelan,” Salemi said. “We owe all of this effort to him and his Al-Lee Installations team. He continuously provides us the opportunity to have the best of the best. I don’t doubt that in due time, this car is going to be at the top of the class.”
The Al-Lee Installations state-of-the-art 2019 Camaro was built and assembled by Melanie’s brother-in-law Jim Salemi of G-Force Race Cars. Power for the new ride will be a brand new C-rotor screw blown Hemi from Mike Stawicki, owner of MSR Performance Racing Engines. The engine is coupled to a five-speed transmission from Liberty’s Gears equipped with a QuickDrive Lock up drive unit managed by a Neal Chance billet torque converter. The car will also feature the brand new V2 Masterspline billet 11-inch rear end housing dressed in Strange Engineering brakes and hubs.
The popular “Purple Reign” theme will continue with the new Whelan owned 2019 Camaro just with a slight twist.
“This is a versatile car,” team manager Jon Salemi said. “You’ll see it on 315’s, and you’ll possibly see it on big tires at some point, but for the next four months, it will be strictly on 315’s. Needless to say, we are pumped for the chance to go RvW racing with this new car, and we have properly named this quest’ 1310 on 315’s!”
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