Drag racing Pro modified driver, Melanie Salemi, is set to debut a new ride at the upcoming 26th Annual World Street Nationals race in Orlando, FL. The Buffalo, New York based team plan to debut a new screw blown Radial Vs. The World 2019 Camaro owned by Eddie Whelan.
“I’m extremely excited for the awesome opportunity for my team brought forth by Eddie Whelan. 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”.Melanie Salemi
Melanie’s signature ‘Purple Reign’ livery theme will continue on the Whelan owned 2019 Camaro. The fan-favorite color scheme has been a staple for the Melanie Salemi Motorsports team over the years, making Melanie easily identifiable in the field.
The new Al-Lee Installations 2019 Camaro was built and assembled by Melanie’s Brother-in-law, Jim Salemi of G-Force Race Cars. Mike Stawicki, owner of MSR Performance Racing Engines, is responsible for the new C rotor screw supercharged Hemi powerplant setup. Transferring that power will be a Liberty Gears five speed transmission coupled to a QuickDrive Lock up drive unit with Neal Chance billet torque converter.
Melanie Salemi – 1310 on 315s
Salemi plans to be the first female to aggressively campaign in the wild radial doorslammer class at the World Street Nationals. They will be running the car on a 315-sized radial tire setup.
This is a versatile car. 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 Radial vs. World racing with this new car and we have properly named this quest ‘1310 on 315’s!”Jon Salemi