Quebec’s Legare Targets PMRA

Steve Legare getting geared up for upcoming PMRA season…..Updates to nitrous fed Camaro will put team in midst of Pro Mod class action…..

TROIS-RIVIÈRES, QUEBEC (February 28, 2011) – After a season getting his feet wet in Pro Modified Racing Association  action, Steve Legare plans on making his mark in the upcoming PMRA drag racing season.

“For the 2011 season we have made lots of changes, and we’ll be ready for the first race,” he said.

The Legare Racing Team campaigns a 1968 Chevy Camaro, and Legare noted there have been many updates to the green Pro Modified for 2011. The car, which came from Finland’s Hakan Nilsson and captured the FIA world title in its class for 2004, is a Tommy Mauney car powered by a 728-cubic inch Fulton Racing Engines powerplant. Legare added the engine has received not only new heads but a complete rebuild to the bottom end, along with a lot of tweaking to the nitrous system and the Braswell Carburetors.

An AFT four-speed Lenco sits behind the big engine, and this car will be one of a handful of non-supercharged entries in the PMRA.

“We are hoping to run with more consistency this year,” Legare said. “Our goal is to get into the low six-second range.”

Working with driver Steve Legare and car owner Jean-Luc Legare is crew chief Luc Desrosirers, the Maltais Brothers and Alex Perigny. Jean-Luc is the man that makes it happen and if not for him none of this would be possible. Sponsors include SLR Performance Dyno Service.

Legare is hoping for a successful season, and the team will be ready for opening day.

“Just about everything will be re-done on the car,” he said. “We’re planning on being very competitive this year. It will be tough competition taking the supercharged teams.”

“I would like to sincerely thank my daughter Selena and my father Jean-Luc for letting me do what I love. And thanks to the PMRA for making it happen.”

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