Pro Stock racer John Gaydosh will make his 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series debut at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.
“Nobody out here at the track wants to race more than me,” said Gaydosh, who races with a small budget but a huge heart. “I want to race in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series more than anyone. My wife Tina and our volunteer crew all come out to help me race Pro Stock because I love it so much.”
Gaydosh Performance is one of the smaller independent Pro Stock teams racing alongside the juggernaut teams with larger budgets. He put up his house to buy his first Pro Stocker from Jim Yates in 2008. Gaydosh has a day job repairing big truck engines and spends long nights earning extra money working on Pontiac engines. It’s all so he can bring his Gaydosh Performance Chevrolet Camaro to the track.
“Nobody knows just how much I sacrifice to be here at the races,” he said. “I have the most incredible wife I’ve been married to for 23 years and she does everything to help make my dreams come true. I also have to thank the Gray family and Pypes Performance Exhaust for their help and support. It means the world to me.”
Gaydosh is in Bradenton, Fla., this week to test his Chevrolet Camaro before the Gatornationals get underway on Friday.
For 2017, Gaydosh plans to run a 10-race schedule, hitting mostly the East Coast races. If funding and sponsorship were to come thru, he is open to competing at more races.