Gaydosh Back in Pro Stock After Major Crash in Bradenton

John Gaydosh was back racing his NHRA Pro Stock Pontiac GXP this past weekend at Englishtown after a major set back.  While testing at Bradenton Motorsports Park earlier this year, the car crashed hard when it hit the wall at over 200 mph.  Luckily John was able to walk out of the hospital.  He did injure his back and was in a lot of pain, though the car was in even worse shape.

The crash came at a time when the team was really making some headway with their operation, as they purchased one of the fastest cars in the class and they also found a good amount of horsepower.  The Gatornationals were right around the corner and Gaydosh was in Bradenton testing the car for that race along with other NHRA Pro Stock teams.  Gaydosh made two test passes without a problem, but on the third pass, the car went through the finish line at 206 mph.  After he pulled the parachutes the car made a sharp turn towards the other lane, and crashed into the wall.

Gaydosh said that they would rebuild the GXP and they did just that.  They had to cut off the front of the car and replace everything from the firewall forward.  In three short months they had the car rebuilt and were back in action.  They ran a 6.79 at 201 mph this weekend but burned a piston on the second round of qualifying that ended their weekend.  Besides making it back to the track and getting the car all back together they had more good news.

Gaydosh announced that FactoryHotRods.com just signed on to be a major sponsor and there will be more news to follow.  This is great news for this up and comming team.

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Larry Santucci

Larry has been into drag racing since he was little. He has built many cars over his lifetime and currently owns a 9 second Bowtie. Larry has been a drag racing news contributor for Dragzine since 2011.
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