Follow Martino Motorsports' 2012 Season

We are back on the road for this weekend’s 2016 NHRA LODRS Event at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park (Englishtown, New Jersey) - September 9-11.

As of 9/8/16, our tentative event schedule is as follows:

Q1 of Top Dragster - Friday 9/9 at 4:00 PM EST
Q2 of Top Dragster - Saturday 9/10 at 11:30 AM EST
Q3 of Top Dragster - Saturday 9/10 at 3:00 PM EST
E1 of Top Dragster - Saturday 9/10 at 4:15 PM EST
E2 of Top Dragster - Saturday 9/10 at 7:00 PM EST
E3 of Top Dragster - Sunday 9/11 at 10:30 AM EST
E4-E5 of Top Dragster - TBD on Class Rotation

The best way to follow our progress throughout the event is through our social media sources - Facebook : Instagram : Youtube : Twitter - which will be updated with photo / video highlights and race results daily.



We had a great outing with our Design Engineering Inc. / Ny-Trex Nitrous Top Dragster at the 25th Anniversary NHRA Jeg’s SuperQuick Event at National Trails Raceway. We qualified strong for the event, won the Rocks Trailer Sales qualifying award after our second qualifying pass, and were able to qualify and compete all weekend without nitrous.

Our new engine combination is showing great potential for big numbers this season.  Even though we lost a very tight race in eliminations, we are confident that we have a strong combination heading into the remainder of 2013 that’s going to be tough to beat in eliminations.

Check out some photos from the event here.



Race In Review: The 2012 NHRA Spectacle of Speed at Lucas Oil Raceway (Indianapolis, Indiana)

Our 2012 race season is off to a great start.  We are leaving Lucas Oil Raceway with our DEI / Ny-Trex Nitrous Oxide Systems dragster sitting in the Top Ten in NHRA Top Dragster points, and a combination that could likely win us a NHRA season championship in 2012.

Martino Motorsports’ video highlights from the NHRA Spectacle of Speed at Lucas Oil Raceway: 

We qualified 12th (out of 37 dragsters in our class) for the event with a career best e.t. of 6.61 at 204 MPH on a mild two stage Ny-Trex Nitrous Oxide Systems tune-up.



We are approaching our first race of the 2012 season this upcoming weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway (Indianapolis, IN), which means it’s time to get our Design Engineering Inc. blog fired back up and give fans an inside look of what’s in store for the big season ahead of Martino Motorsports.

Season Outlook

Martino MotorsportsAlthough we had an enjoyable off-season which included a trip to the 24th annual Performance Racing Industry Trade Show (PRI Show) in Orlando, Florida; a visit to Daytona Beach, Florida for an exclusive tour of Daytona International Speedway; being guests of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony; and a host of other memorable highlights which are referenced in our social media pages, the 2012 season is finally upon us.

For 2012, our plan is to compete in both the NHRA “Full Throttle” ( and IHRA “Nitro Jam” ( drag racing series in the fastest heads-up sportsman class on the planet, Top Dragster.   Our main focus of this season schedule will be to compete for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Top Dragster title, and earn a top seed in the IHRA's "Tournament of Champions" in the fall.  Our associates have supplied us the best products, tools, and support available in the racing industry, it’s up to us to make it happen.



August 20, 2011 brought us to the next event on our 2011 schedule:  Asphalt Wars at Thompson Raceway Park.  Heading into the race we were uncertain if our DEI / Ny-Trex nitrous entry would be among the top eight qualifiers for the event due to the amount of quick “supercharged” dragsters who have been competing in the series this year and the solid numbers they have been recording.

We started the trip to Thompson at 10:30 AM (85+ degrees outside - great conditions to put our DEI Boom Mat Floor & Tunnel Shield II install to the test).  We noticed significantly cooler temperatures in the driver and passenger seating areas (around the engine housing) throughout the entire trip.  We could barely notice high engine RPMs when climbing hills and fans turning on and off in the engine housing.