Dean Marinis makes Nitrous history with a record-breaking run at Maryland International Raceway running a 5.572 at 255.19 mph.
Marinis delivered the first-ever nitrous Pro Mod run in the 5.50s, recording the quickest nitrous pass in history in the process with a monstrous blast of 5.572-seconds at 255.19 mph in the Harry Pappas-owned, Pat Musi Racing Engine-powered Camaro.
“All the planets were aligning and I knew that was my chance right there,” Marinis said. “I went as shallow as I possibly could. I screwed up on the light, but I’ll take the result – the first to the 50s. That’s on another level.
“I knew we were going to go fast, but I couldn’t see what we ran. If you’re running 1/8-mile, you can see the scoreboard, but the guys came over the radio and said, ’57.’ I said, ‘What?’ and he had to tell me ‘57’ two or three times. I was in shock for a minute there.”
Marinis thanked a group that includes Bickel, Musi, Neal Chance Race Converters, EFI Technology, Precision Racing Suspension, Speedtech Nitrous and Proformance Transmission, as well as a team that includes car owner Pappas, Danny Hocevar and Steven Auglis.
Marinis will make sure to enjoy his name in the history books as the first nitrous racer in the 5.50s, but he won’t wait long to try and top the record-breaking run.
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