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Old 12-09-2018, 01:16 AM
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Default Steve Matusek to drive a Mustang for Elite Motorsports

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NHRA E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod racer Steve Matusek wasn’t sure what he was going to do after teammate Danny Rowe decided to step away from the sport for 2019. He found his answer in Elite Motorsports, which is making a large leap into Pro Mod, adding Matusek and Elite client Alex Laughlin to their effort for Erica Enders, giving the team three Pro Mod entries in the 2019 campaign.

Matusek, the veteran standout will drive a twin-turbo Ford Mustang from Jerry Bickel Race Cars with Elite, returning to his roots as a Ford racer. “My dad worked at a Ford dealership, my dad ran Fords so those are my roots,” he said. “I loved how you had got be innovative to make their power plants work. So coming full-circle to that, it’s really fulfilling for me; it gets back to my roots.”

Elite Motorsports initially dipped their toes into Pro Mod this year with Enders, and the Pro Stock stalwarts made considerable progress as the season progressed. All three of the Elite Pro Mod entries will run the full, 12-event schedule in 2019, as Laughlin makes his debut in the category, making Matusek the veteran of the group.

Matusek made his NHRA Pro Mod debut in 2011, taking his initial career win in 2017. In a highly competitive category, he has four top-10 season finishes. When Rowe disbanded his team, Matusek believed he wouldn’t be able to compete in 2019, but his connection to Elite Motorsports owner Richard Freeman, on a business level, helped make Matusek change his mind. The driver is the owner of Aeromotive, a company producing fuel systems, accessories and electronics that he started in 1994.

Of his time with Danny Rowe Racing, Matusek said it was “a magical time for us and you never want to see it end. Up until Monday of this week, I was already trying to get used to not scaring myself on a weekly basis, but the way this agreement came together and starting to meet the people on the new team, starting to get an understanding what they’re doing and being innovative, that’s what I love and I hope it’s as fulfilling as the last five years have been with Danny and Val (Rowe).”

Richard Freeeman and Elite Motorsports have much on their collective plate next year. In addition to their core product bringing Pro Stock Chevrolet Camaro race cars to the starting line for two-time champion Erica Enders, five-time Pro Stock titleholder Jeg Coughlin Jr and race winner Alex Laughlin, they’ll have a fourth Camaro for returnee Rodger Brogdon.

For Matusek, they’re building the late-model Ford Mustang from Jerry Bickel Race Cars. “Everybody’s happy, everybody’s excited and everyone speaks highly of each other,” Matusek said of this new partnership. “That helped in some of my decision-making process. To me, the thrill of just driving a Pro Mod is over. I’m not doing this to say I drive a Pro Mod. I want to freaking win races and win a championship!”

On another note...

Two-time NHRA Pro Stock World Champion, Erica Enders announced a contract extension with Melling Performance Thursday at the PRI show. The 2019 NHRA MelloYello Drag Racing Season will mark the third season of the partnership between Elite Motorsports and Melling Performance.

"We feel strongly that our association in Pro Stock has been positive in getting the word out about our Melling Performance parts, Billet Oil Pumps in Particular," boasted Melling. "Engine Parts and Racing is in the Melling DNA and we hope to be involved with NHRA and Elite in some manner for years to come."

Enders will be competing full-time in the Pro Stock category as well as Pro Modified for the span of the 2019 season under the Elite umbrella lead by Richard Freeman.
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Default Spend the day at Elite Performance with Wes Buck & Richard Freeman

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Owner, Richard Freeman on what it takes to do Pro stock.

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Drag racing Sportsmen classes get no respect by the T.V. Networks. Stock, Super Stock should be fully covered. But they still love the Big Pro Classes yet. Drag racing just is not the same anymore. Seems like attendance is way down at the tracks. A real shame.

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Drag racing Sportsmen classes get no respect by the T.V. Networks. Stock, Super Stock should be fully covered. But they still love the Big Pro Classes yet. Drag racing just int he same anymore. Seems like attendance is way down at the tracks. A real shame.
I agree with you, but will add that in the NE the attendance is still pretty strong. Maple Grove sold out all 3 days!! Even more amazing was that the weather held up for a change, the program stayed on schedule - and the Top 2 kids in each of the 3 age groups were able to make a pass on Sunday afternoon! To be honest, it was most likely due to Haddock's 6 year old kid wanting to make his Jr Dragster debut - but we'll tag along after all of his hoopla!

Danny was one of the 6 kids....
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I agree with you, but will add that in the NE the attendance is still pretty strong. Maple Grove sold out all 3 days!! Even more amazing was that the weather held up for a change, the program stayed on schedule - and the Top 2 kids in each of the 3 age groups were able to make a pass on Sunday afternoon! To be honest, it was most likely due to Haddock's 6 year old kid wanting to make his Jr Dragster debut - but we'll tag along after all of his hoopla!

Danny was one of the 6 kids....
That is some great pictures Marlin! Nice JR dragster...love the lettering on the side!!!

Some really cool pictures of racers as well...

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