DiLecce Clinches PMRA Championship

It has been truly a story book season for Rocky DiLecce who by winning early and then often has clinched the Eastern Canadian based 2013 PMRA Championship season title……


The Mississauga, Ontario-based racer drove his Metro Infastructure and Midway Automotive Camaro to a very convincing five events wins this season — a very good season in anyones books – to claim his first series championship title.

“I’m certainly happy with my year, said Di Lecce, “It has definitely been a good year.”

Qualifying number one for several events, and with strong passes dipping into the five-second range at speeds of over 240- mph, Di Lecce displayed a consistency that has kept him at the forefront. Coming into the final points race at Grand Bend — he has amassed enough points so that by just showing up — the title is his.

A former OSCA and Outlaw 10.5 racer and champion, Di Lecce started with the PMRA last season, and after a short learning curve in the ex-Roger Burgess car driven by NHRA Pro Modified and Funny Car star Melanie Troxel, he won the first four PMRA events on 2013.

The Camaro is powered by a 526-cubic inch Brad Anderson (BAE) Supercharged Hemi in the Tim McAmis Race Cars with a Waterman Racing Components Inc. fuel system and Kobelco supercharger, and this power is conveyed through a Lenco Drive transmission.

Di Lecce, who has raced for 25 years, said he believes his experience driving the 10.5 car gave him a good basis with his Pro Modified and helped him with his year.

“I think driving the 10.5 car had a lot to do with my success this year,” he added. “The two cars are almost the same in getting down the track.”

Di Lecce was quick to thank the crew on the Metro Infrastructure Inc. team, which includes crew chief Angelo Aceto along with Emilio Aceto, Kevin Cooper, Tony Presto, Michael Aceto, Rob Cesario and Nadia Di Lecce. He also wanted to thank Pro Modified engine guru Al Billes and Hutch’s Transmissions for their help.

Posted by:  Tim Miller

Photo by:  Bruce Biegler