Follow Martino Motorsports' 2012 Season


Martino at Summit NationalsJune 28, 2010 --

We had a strong outing at the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Nationals at Norwalk, Ohio with the new .36 / .41 nitrous tune-up calculated by nitrous guru Ken Brahier of Ny-Trex Nitrous Oxide Systems.  In front of a record breaking crowd this season for the NHRA Full Throttle Series, we qualified with a 6.851 at 189.92 MPH running our nitrous timers on at .10 seconds into the run for only 5.00 seconds down the track.  The new .36 / .41 nitrous spread showed quicker incremental times all the way down the track compared to our 200+ MPH pass from the NHRA Lucas Oil Series event at Norwalk earlier this month.  We can't wait for the opportunity to see what this nitrous spread is capable of producing in the quarter mile running our nitrous timers from the starting line to the finish line.

 


 

May 24, 2010 --

We just got back from the NHRA Division 3 Lucas Oil Drag Racing event at Norwalk, Ohio.  Ny-Trex Nitrous Oxide Systems delivered big and proved why Ny-Trex is truly "The Future of Nitrous".

Consistency....
In our third race using the 33 gas / 36 n2o tune up we noticed something that the other nitrous aided applications are lacking, consistency.  Last fall we used the 33/36 tune up for the first time (with 6 1/2 lbs of nitrous fuel pressure & 7 1/4 lbs of fuel pressure; nitrous turned on at .10 in the run and used for the whole length of the track).  With said nitrous tune up we recorded our first ever 6 second pass - 6.956 at 192.36 mph at the NHRA Jeg's SportsNationals at National Trails Raceway, Columbus, Ohio.  We took the same tune up to Indy last month for the first NHRA event of the season and recorded a 6.951 at 193.51 mph pass before the event was postponed due to rain. 

 


 

Martino Motorsports at NorwalkMay 18, 2010 --

We just wrapped up the NHRA Division 3 event at Norwalk, Ohio.

With a record car count for the NHRA, a track record for attendance at over 30,000 fans, and 52 of the best Top Dragsters in the country on hand, we qualified for the 32-car Top Dragster field with a career best e.t. - 6.842 and career best mph - 200.38.

Unfortunately we had a tough loss first round on Sunday when we broke out by .005 seconds at the finish line.

We were very fortunate and thankful to have many of our family, sponsors, fans, and friends present to witness a strong outing by our team including our first ever 200+ mph pass...

 


 

April 28, 2010 --

We got rained out in Indy this past weekend and will be headed back for the re-run (May 21-22) the week after Norwalk's divisional (May 14-16).

We made one pass on Saturday in between rain fall and ran a career best et of 6.951 at 93.52 MPH to qualify 22nd with the 400 shot tune-up (6 1/2 n2o fuel pressure, 7 1/4 fuel pressure, 10 degree retard on timing - nitrous turned on .10 into the run for the whole length of the track).

Also we are close to getting the new motor together. We just purchased a 638 cubic inch BBC that went 6.50s in a Top Sportsman Corvette, it should really fly in our dragster...

 


 

After struggling for some time to keep pace with Top Dragsters that seemed to be going faster than possible, Tom and Ryan Martino, the father and son duo of Youngstown-based Martino Motorsports, had to make a change. "We heard about Ny-Trex thru our sponsor friends at Fidanza who seemed to think this would be our magic bullet, after checking it out closely and comparing it to what the competition offered we were also convinced. We made the move to Ny-Trex and immediately became competitive again."