The opportunity comes from Jay Santos and his Santos Motorsports Pro Mod team, based in Milton, Ontario Canada. Santos, who has been competing in Pro Mod since 2011, will start the season with his teammate Melanie and two brand new ’69 Camaros from Jim Salemi’s G-Force Race Cars Inc. Mike Stawicki of MSR Performance will provide the supercharged power for both cars.
“This is a dream come true,” an elated Melanie Salemi stated, “I’ve been working towards something like this in my racing career since I started competing. It’s hard to put these emotions into words and to compete at the professional level will be a true blessing. I realize that I have a steep learning curve ahead of me, but I’m ready for the challenge—I have the best people surrounding me Jim, Mike, Jay, my dad Roger and my husband Jon. I can’t wait to get testing the new car.”
Santos and Salemi will focus on the exciting new class of Pro Boost in the PDRA. The team will also compete in Canada on the PMRA Tour, and other selected Pro Mod races throughout the 2015 season.
Support for Salemi and this new team will continue to come from Brampton Pallet Inc., Delta Faucet Canada, G-Force Race Cars Inc., MSR Performance, RS Performance Auto Service, Jackson Transportation Systems, ERD, NGK Spark Plugs, Castrol, Auto Sense, Auto Logic, and Resolution Racing Services Inc.