At A Glance...
> 1975 Dodge Dart Sport
Crate Motor Stock (I-J-K)
> NHRA / IHRA
> 360/300hp Commando engine
Best 1/4 Mile ET/mph:
11.227 @ 116.27 mph
Best 1/8 Mile ET/mph:
7.034 @ 94.55 mph
More information on the
following companies and other fine products can be found through their logo/links on the "Products & Services I
Use and Recommend" page.
Holeshot Wheels continues to design new styles for their wheels. Check their site for the newest offerings.
(Click on wheel.)
Ishihara-Johnson Crank Scrapers
Ishihara-Johnson Crank Scrapers has become the latest associate of Locomotion Racing. Their product was used in the engine which helped in setting two new ET records, personal best 1/4 and 1/8 mile performances, the 2008 IHRA Division 2 Stock Championship and a #10 finish in the national points standings
Harland Sharp Rockers
After using Harland Sharp Rockers on my W-2 equipped Challenger bracket car for almost 2 decades, I had to discontinue their use in 1999 because IHRA rules did not allow roller rockers as a legal replacement in the Stock class. In 2007 the rules were changed allowing their use across the board in all classes (Except Pure Stock.). I now look forward to many more years of valve train reliability and efficiency with their products in my 360 Dodge Dart Sport.
has opened a shop devoted to a variety of vehicle services and accessories, from general maintenance and appearance to all-out performance modifications: Street, Truck, RV, Viper, SRT-8, SRT-10, Prowler, Vette, muscle cars, etc. You can even trailer in your vehicle and leave the trailer at
the on-site storage facility until your vehicle is ready! As a lifetime automotive/performance enthusiast and many years in the vehicle business, Ronnie will be happy to discuss your needs and options.
Ronnie Robinson of Green Cove, Springs, FL
Hoosier Race Tires
Hoosier Race Tires are now part of the Locomotion Racing Team along with TTI (Tube Technologies, Inc.), who manufacture quality headers, exhaust systems, tips and more for A, B, C & E Chrysler muscle cars and Neons.
Locomotion's Lakeland Hat Trick
Locomotion Racing's Myron Piatek won
three consecutive events at Lakeland Dragway, as part of the
six-weekend Southern Stock/Super Stock Association, mounting an
impressive points lead, with just two events remaining.
Piatek Wins IHRA Div. 2 Closer
Myron Piatek continued a tradition of
strong performances at Darlington Dragway over Labor Day weekend.
A convincing Monday victory wrapped up the IHRA Div. 2 schedule of
the Summit Pro-Am Tour presented by Amsoil. Piatek finished
2nd in the Div. 2 points chase, earning a coveted qualifying
position for the upcoming Summit Tournament of Champions presented
Prestolite Signs with Locomotion
Locomotion Racing is proud to announce
its association with the Prestolite Performance Group, featuring
their Mr. Gasket, Accel and Mallory brands. Many of these products
have already proven their performance benefits and reliability on
the car over the years resulting in many event wins, divisional
titles and a World Championship in 2006. The 2012 season is off to a
good start with a win at the season-opening IHRA/Summit Pro-Am
Presented By Amsoil on day 2 of the Immokalee, FL double-header.
Being a Summit Tournament of Champions qualifier, also presented by
Amsoil, it clinched a spot in the season ending event to be held on
October 12-14 at Memphis International Raceway in Tennessee.
10th Annual ATC Car Show
2012 season started with a car show at the Daytona State College's
ATC (Advanced Technology College) Campus in Daytona Beach, FL. The
10th annual show attracted a record amount of cars and spectators
and provided the community an opportunity to see the many
educational opportunities available there.
Piatek named Sportsman of the Year
By IHRA Media / Oct 24, 2011
Myron Piatek, of Holly Hill, Fla., was named
IHRA’s Sportsman of the Year – essentially IHRA’s hall of fame award
– at the recent IHRA Awards Celebration held at Virginia
Motorsports Park following the completion of the IHRA Summit Racing
Equipment World Finals presented by RacingJunk.com.
Piatek, a longtime IHRA competitor and former
World Champion in Stock, was named Sportsman of the Year for his
dedication and contribution to the sport. Away from the track Piatek
is considered one of the truly nice guys in the sport of drag
racing, always willing to lend a helping hand.
Piatek is also a great driver on the track behind the wheel of his
familiar “Locomotion” 1975 Dart. Piatek won the Stock World
Championship in 2006 and had another great year this season,
finishing ninth in the final Stock rankings.
“It is definitely an honor to receive this award. I have been racing
with the IHRA for years and to be recognized after all these years
is heartwarming,” Piatek said. "I was disappointed at my performance
during the weekend, but, needless to say, the unexpected honor made
Awarded since 1998, the Sportsman of the Year is awarded to drivers
that show true class away from the track in addition to having
success on the track.
"An immeasurable THANK YOU to all of my
family, friends and sponsors, including IHRA, Summit and all of the
other contingency sponsors, whose individual, assorted and
cumulative support has allowed me to pursue my passion and be part
of the wonderful IHRA racing community. Win or lose, the people make
it a pleasure to be part of it. It's where I've met some of my best
friends and nicest people."
Robin Hanger's Car Shop Trailer Sales
Hanger's Car Shop Trailer Sales has joined Locomotion Racing as
the latest associate sponsor. Located in Holly Hill, FL, they can
ship parts and accessories wordwide as well as deliver several
brands of trailers from one of several trailer manufacturing
facilities across the country. At the same location,
The Car Shop Car Care
Center is a complete automotive and light duty truck service and