CENTER MORICHES, N.Y. February 16, 2012: As a die-hard bowtie racer, there’s probably few as excited about the return of the Chevrolet Camaro to Pro Stock as John Montecalvo. With a stunning Eddie Hollon design, Montecalvo is sure to do the Camaro’s return justice.
“The Camaro is iconic and I’m excited to see it back at the track in Extreme Pro Stock competition,” told Montecalvo. “There’s been a lot of talk surrounding the Camaro body, so 2012 should be another exciting year for XPS.”
Montecalvo’s 2012 Camaro, built by RJ Race Cars, features his defining red, white and blue color scheme, but with a striking new design currently being perfected in paint by Steve from S&D Enterprises. Returning with the red, white and blue will be long-time engine builder, Sonny Leonard, as well as RAM Clutches, Braswell Carburetors and MSD Ignition – all names synonymous with Montecalvo’s racing career.
Although continuing much of the traditions and relationships that have helped the New Yorker become a 2x World Champion, Montecalvo has also been busy with major changes in the off season. New to the lineup of associate sponsors is Extreme Batteries. And, not only is a new car on order, but also a new trailer by Pegasus. But perhaps the biggest move for the JM Racing Team is a quite literal one. The team’s new headquarters is now in Georgia.
“Moving our operation to Georgia just makes more sense,” Monte elaborated. “Georgia is much more centrally located to testing facilities and to the ADRL tour tracks. We have a great shop setup there and I think this will work out better all around.
“I’m looking forward to getting this 2012 season underway,” he continued. “With all the changes, getting back in the driver’s seat will actually be a break!”
Montecalvo plans to get behind the wheel of his new Camaro for the annual Eastern Spring Test Nationals at South Georgia Motorsports Park March 5th-8th.
“Wade [Rich, SGMP Facility Operations] always does an excellent job of prepping his track. The surface should be on kill, so we should be able to get a good feel for the Camaro there before ADRL kicks back up at Houston.”
With all the changes, 2012 will no doubt be a big year for Montecalvo, who is continuing with preparations and working on another big announcement. The JM Racing Team still has something up their sleeves, so be on the watch for more big news to come!
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