Bruno Massel dominated the Pro Import division from start to finish by scoring the win from the pole position. He won with a 4.524 second run at 157.19.
Bruno kicked off the 2011 racing season in style, unveiling his new primary sponsor Autogeek.net to the 1 million plus weekly viewers of "TruckU" on SPEED. The new look to his championship winning car will debut on SPEED in late spring as he incorporated a brief show and tell of his 1400hp Hot rod.
After shooting a few episodes early in the week, Bruno Massel headed south from Tampa to compete in the Inaugural Shakedown at Palm Beach, a "run what ya brung and hope ya brought enough" outlaw event, held at the newly renovated Palm Beach International Raceway. Fortunately he brought plenty, setting low ET and top speed as Bruno qualified #1 and went on to win the event with our turbocharged 4-cylinder Chevrolet Cobalt. Not only was it great to win his first race of the year, but a great way to welcome aboard Autogeek.net. It was also nice to continue the winning momentum he had from last season, as he stretched his winning streak to four consecutive races and 19 consecutive round wins!
Bruno's next stop will be at the annual Autogeek.net "Detail Fest" in Stuart, FL March 26-27 and by the time he hits the track again at Houston's Royal Purple Raceway April 29-May 1, he hope to be in full stride as he looks to recapture the NHRA World Championship in 2011.
2011 NHRA "Competition Eliminator" Race Schedule:
O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals - Houston, TX, April 29-May 1
Summit Racing NHRA Southern Nationals - Atlanta, GA, May 13-15
O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Summer Nationals - Topeka, KS, May 20-22
NHRA Lucas Oil Series Event - Brainerd, MN, May 27-29
NHRA Lucas Oil Series Event - Chicago, IL, June 10-12
Summit Racing NHRA Nationals - Norwalk, OH, June 23-26
United Association Route 66 NHRA Nationals - Chicago, IL, July 7-10
NHRA Lucas Oil Series Event - Columbus, Oh, July 22-24
NHRA Lucas Oil Series Event - Grand Rapids, MI, July 30-31
NHRA Lucas Oil Series Event - Cordova, IL, Aug. 12-13
Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals - Brainerd, MN, Aug. 18-21*
NHRA Lucas Oil Series Event - Topeka, KS, Aug. 26-27
Mac Tools NHRA U.S. Nationals - Indianapolis, IN, Aug 31-Sept. 5*
NHRA Lucas Oil Series Event - Earlville, IA, Sept. 9-11
O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals - Charlotte, NC, Sept. 15-18*
AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals - Dallas, TX, Sept. 22-25
NHRA Lucas Oil Series Event - Noble, OK, Oct 7-9
-JEGS All-Star race to be held Saturday in conjunction with the Chicago event
*indicates an event that is Tentative
Please note that this schedule is subject to change