This is a story that you don’t hear every day. Josh Enroth of Gulfport, MS has been around racing since he could walk, over 20 years. He grew up in the neighborhood of Big Dollar Bracket Race winner AJ Ashe and hardly missed any races, crewing for the team. He even helped Alvin Ashe (AJ’s father) when AJ was away for college.
He has witnessed AJ Ashe win numerous races, more than your average race could even imagine winning.
At age 30, Enroth was given his first chance to drive while testing a converter for the Design Precast and Pipe, Inc (DPPI) team one test and tune night at Gulfport Dragway. Pat Fore, owner of DPPI, decided to keep Enroth in the drivers seat, giving him a shot at Big Bucks racing across the South East.
That shot at racing paid off for both Enroth and DPPI as he grabbed $5,000 on Sunday at the King of the Coast Event, Gulfport Dragway. This was his first full weekend of racing. To top it off, Enroth faced AJ Ashe in the finals, the one that taught him everything that he knows.
Ash turned it -.004 red in the finals, giving the automatic win to Enroth.
Enroth said “It felt good to win. I was confident on the starting line and the car was deadly all weekend. I’ve been around AJ and this stuff for the last twenty plus years and I thank Design Precast and Pipe, Inc for giving me this opportunity to drive. I also want to thank AJ and Alvin Ash.”
“I was so pumped when I saw the win light come on that I grabbed the nitrous in the finals and went 7 hundredths under the dial. That probably wasn’t the best thing to do, but it just felt really good to win.”
AJ said “I was happy to see him get his first win. He’s been my caddy since he was six years old and he drove really well all weekend. He lost at 15 cars on Saturday and got to 4 on Friday. That was his first full weekend of racing because the car was broke at Montgomery’s last race. He hadn’t made ten runs in a car before this past weekend.
Enroth’s teammate Landry Fore bagged the win on Friday Night after defeating James Page in the finals.
Stephen “Champ” McCrory said “we couldn’t be happier to have started the year out like this. We have definitely found a good setup for the DPI American Race Cars’ and now Landry is on his second season and showing great strides to being a feared competitor. With the tuning and driving experience from AJ Ashe, our team will be prepared. We now have turned our own crew guys, Enroth, into a driver and he picks up his first win. We are definitely planning on having a great season in 2013.”
Pat Fore said “I’m really proud of both Josh and Landry. They are eager to learn, have a positive attitude, and are competitive. Our main goal is to have a great time with friends and family when we are that races and they are all doing just that. We are looking forward to this upcoming season.”
DPPI is gearing up for the Super 7 Series at Montgomery Motorsports Park on February 28, 2013 and will then head to Memphis, TN for a shot at $50,000.
DragCoverage.com congratulates Enroth, Landry and the entire Design Precast and Pipe team.
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