“Super Streeter” Steps Up!

Rocky DiLecce who enjoyed some tremendous career success while racing in the Super Street 10.5 category is making a significant comeback and upgrade this season….

The Mississauga Ontario-based driver is primed to end about a 3-year year layoff from racing and will make a Pro Mod class debut this spring.    DiLecce has confirmed the acquisition of the former R2B2 Racing Chevy Camaro that was previously driven by both Leah Pruett and Melanie Troxel.   Rocky plans to run within Eastern Canada’s PMRA drag racing circuit this summer.

Mississauga's Rocky DeLicce will make his Pro Mod class debut soon driving the ex R2B2 Racing Chevy Camaro

“I had been thinking about going Pro Mod racing for a while,” confirmed DiLecce.  “This deal did come together rather fast – only 3 weeks ago.  I found out the car was available from Roger Burgess and Al Billes went over to their Atlanta shop and had a look at it for me.  I completely trust Al’s judgment and went ahead and bought the car sight unseen.  I then had it transported back to Canada.”

Rocky’s new ride is in fact a Tim McAmis built car that Billes had previous tuning experience with.   The car has been purchased turn-key with a very powerful 526 CID Al Billes motor program.

DiLecce will now work towards and eventual transfer of his winning ways of the past into the PMRA Pro Mod ranks.  His previous racing credentials are impressive having won both the OSCA and NMCA Championship titles in Super Street back in 2007 while driving a rather outrageous supercharged 1968 Chevelle.  

Rocky DiLecce formally raced this Super Street 10.5 car very successfully -- shown at Orlando in 2007

 “My career best run in the Super Street car was 6.78 secs at 216 mph,” added Rocky.  “Now this season I will need to shave off about 1 second from that.”

DiLecce plans to commence testing and his license upgrade in about 3 weeks time.  He is currently targeting the PMRA season opener (Cayuga’s Victoria Day Challenge) May 18-20th for a circuit competition debut.

Posted by:  Bruce Biegler (Photos by:  Bruce Biegler)