by T.J. Pruitt, Publisher
The Design Precast and Pipe, Inc Team had a successful weekend at the King of the Coast event at Gulfport Dragway, MS. The team captured wins on both Friday and Sunday, coming just a few rounds short of sweeping the entire weekend. Landry Fore, an up and coming driver on the team, won his first ever race on Friday after defeating James Page in the final round. Landry enters his second season of racing and is showing great strides, becoming a fierce competitor in the world of bracket racing.
The Design and Precast Pipe team got a taste of Big Buck Racing last year and is eager to tackle this year’s challenges.
Fore said “It felt good to win that first race. To me, it was a final round that I needed. I was able to keep my composure and now I know that I can do it. It felt really good to start the weekend and season off with a win. We carried it all weekend and I was glad that I was able to kick the weekend off off for the team.”
What started out as a ’67 Nova project about 5 years ago for Landry and his dad, Pat Fore, has turned into a passion for the sport of drag racing. The father and son team purchased a 900 Horsepower 540 Merlin engine for the immaculate show car and raced it for ½ a season. This is how it all got started.
Since then, the Design Precast and Pipe, Inc. team has purchased the three American Dragsters, two of which were once tuned by multi-mega-event winner Jason Lynch.
Landry took the seat of the black DPPI American Race Cars Dragster and has improved continuously.
“To be honest with you, I really didn’t know what bracket racing was all about until I started driving the black dragster. I am starting to understand the sport more and more.”
“My most memorable moment is the Ten Tuck race in Bowling Green last year when I beat Scotty Richardson. I remember us both being pretty good on the tree and were dialed fairly close. He gave me a hundredth to get in and I was able to see it. I said to myself – that is what drag racing is all about. I started to understand the concept and understand what everyone at the track was talking about.”
“I look at drag racing as trying to be as close to perfect as you can. Most races are 8-10 rounds. If I’m not trying my best those 8-10 times, then I might as well hang it up.”
“AJ has taught me to race to win, not race to not lose. That’s kind of the whole team’s mentality.”
“We couldn’t ask for better cars and a better sponsor. Dad has really taking a dive into racing over a year’s time. Josh winning this weekend makes me want to win even more. It’s a constant competition between the team and we get along well – Josh, AJ, Myself, and Champ. It pushes us all to be better.”
Team DPPI is gearing up for the Super 7 Series at Montgomery Motorsporsts Park and will then head to Memphis Motorsports Park to compete for $50,000. Congratulations to Landry Fore and good luck to team DPPI from DragCoverage.com!
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