Simmons-Salemi Chalks up Successful Season

Melanie Simmons Salemi piloting her Toyrific Racing Top Dragster had a great 2013 season competing in the NAPA Quick 32 Sportsman Series…..

Simmons Salemi finished fourth place overall in Q32 Points and first place in her respective Top Dragster class. Melanie racked up an event win at the Canadian Nitro Nationals in July and had solid performances at all of the NAPA Quick 32 series events. She lowered her personal best performance to a 6.50 Seconds at 206 mph and qualified in the top 6 at all attended events. Melanie stated, I could not have had a year like this without all of my great sponsors. They are the reason my Toyrific Racing team and I can travel and compete in such a competitive arena. The largest thanks go out to my father and crew chief Roger Simmons. His love for this sport is reason I am wrapped up in it and also to my step Mom Sue. She looks after all of us at the track like none other.


Simmons Salemi’s husband, Jon Salemi owner of Resolution Racing Services alleged, Melanie developed as a driver this season without a doubt. She was very consistent on the tree and drove the stripe very well. She picked up when the car wasn’t perfect to get this team the wins we needed. The Toyrific team made a total of 84 runs in 2013 making it to the finishline on all but one attempt. Melanie said, Jon and Dad gained more experience with tuning a bracket car and make it consistent. Jon spent a lot of time on the flow bench refining the fuel system and that was a great help with running the number and also increasing our performance. Week in and week out my Dad gave me a car that was flawlessly prepared and our ERD engine never missed a beat. I am looking forward to our next challenges in the upcoming season.
Toyrific Racing plans to upgrade its engine program for the 2014 season and improve on consistency and performance. There are always places to improve. That is our goal each year. Technology and achieving more data in different conditions always play into the success of a team and that is our plan for 2014, said Roger Simmons.
Log onto or follow Toyrific Racing on Facebook. The Toyrific Racing team is supported by the following: Jackson Transportation Systems, Delta Faucet Canada, ERD (Engine Research & Development), Auto Sense Auto Parts, Auto Logic Service Expert, Castrol, Aeroquip Performance Products, Extreme Collision Centre, NGK Spark Plugs, Resolution Racing Services, G-Force Race Cars Inc., Brampton Pallet Inc., J&M Recycling Inc. and RS Performance Auto Service.
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Photos by Brennan Shortall & Bryan Epps