Following the recent announcement that Pro Outlaw 10.5 will be contested at two PDRA events in 2015, DiSomma Racing Engines has committed to sponsoring the class at both the North-South Shootout in Maryland and PDRA Finals in Virginia. The experts at DiSomma Racing Engines (DRE) build engines for turbo, nitrous, blower and naturally aspirated applications. They also build custom engines for specific classes such as Outlaw 10.5 and X275 Drag Radial.
Anthony DiSomma, head mastermind at DRE, explains that sponsoring the Pro Outlaw 10.5 class was a no brainer for him. “The PDRA is a good sanctioning body. It’s going to go places. They have good people running it who are actually racers. So I think it’s good for publicity for the 10.5 class and for DRE. We’ve built a lot of record-setting 10.5 engines and radial engines and Pro Boost engines. We currently hold the record in Pro Boost for mile an hour, as well as records in Qatar, Bahrain and in Super Street.”
The Pro Outlaw 10.5 class will be contested as part of the larger Mickey Thompson Tires Outlaw 10.5 National Championship Series. DiSomma, along with many others, hopes that as the 10.5 division continues to grow, it can gain a permanent home with the PDRA. “It’s big in the northeast right now,” DiSomma added. “There’s a lot of cars at Cecil and other tracks in the northeast. As long as the rules stay the same and competitive the class has been growing every year. The 10.5 series is a huge step in the right direction and so is teaming up with the PDRA in 2015.”
DiSomma is a 10.5 competitor himself, driving for Punisher Racing NY. He will compete in both Pro Boost and Outlaw 10.5 this season. “The Pro Mod car is owned and tuned by Saud Alzabin,” DiSomma explained. “I drive it and build the engine. The Outlaw 10.5 car I drive is owned by Punisher Racing NY. I have my own 10.5 car but it’s been parked for four years because my customers want me to drive for them. My goal this year is to try to win the Championship in Outlaw 10.5 and Pro Boost, or one of them at least. ”
As the DRE customers have been busy pounding out records and racking up wins, DiSomma needed to expand his shop to accommodate the growth of his New Jersey-based business. “We just moved into a new facility last year. We’re growing and we have great customers. For every class we build engines for we have very good customers who are fast in their class. I do a lot of stuff all over the country and all over the world. I have customers from Florida to Colorado, Michigan to Kuwait and Australia. ”
“The PDRA is proud to welcome Anthony DiSomma, and DiSomma Racing Engines as a Class sponsor in 2015,” said Mike Congdon, PDRA Senior VP of Marketing. “We are lucky to have guys like Anthony as part of our Series. He’s a tough competitor as proven in the last two events of the 2014 season, and he has now stepped up to further support our series as a marketing partner.”
DiSomma has been racing for over two and half decades and building engines for most of that time as well. The new DRE facility has allowed DiSomma to handle more of the machining and fabrication in house. DRE also offers customers a Superflow Engine Dyno and full head service. As the company continues to expand, DiSomma plans to add even more services for his customers.
“I want to thank my customers for their support,” DiSomma stated. “Without good drivers and teams, the potential of DRE engines would remain untapped. We’ve got great customers in all the classes who are winning and setting records. We’re do our best to give them the most competitive engine out there and appreciate their business and efforts in their own programs.”