MVR Wins 2018 Dodge Nationals
It's been a great year for Mountain View Racing!

On September 16th, Vincent Nobile and the MVR team won their third NHRA event of the 2018 season. The victory came at the Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pennsylvania.

Nobile steered the Mountain View Tire Chevy Camaro down the quarter-mile track in 6.586 seconds. His .013 reaction time off the line gave him the holeshot win over Drew Skillman (.042 RT). Nobile's top speed: just over 210 miles per hour.

This third Wally win matches Nobile's triple tally during his 2011 debut season when he was in contention for NHRA Rookie of the Year. Nobile and the MVR team have now won 13 events.

Check out Vincent's victory at #3 in this Fast Five video review. 

Here's great news! When you buy four select Cooper Tires at Mountain View Tire and Auto Service any time during August 2018, you’ll get a $40 rebate instantly. No waiting. Nothing to mail in. We'll apply the rebate to your invoice right at the counter.

But that's not all. You’ll also receive free lifetime tire rotation, free wheel balancing and even a free brake and alignment check before we install your new Coopers.

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With two wins after just seven events this NHRA season, Mountain View Racing and driver Vincent Nobile are sitting atop the Pro Stock leader board. We took over first place in points after our May 6th victory at the NHRA Southern Nationals near Atlanta.

“I had the car to beat this weekend,” said Nobile. “I know we didn’t qualify Number 1, but going back after each run and looking at the computer, we knew we could’ve been the fastest car each session. On race day, we got it together and [we were] the fastest car every session. All in all, it was a great day.”

The final round was an incredibly exciting drag race. Nobile and his Mountain View Camaro out-powered his left-lane challenger Tanner Gray, reaching 209.72 miles per hour and beating Gray by just 0.0007 seconds - about three inches. The Atlanta victory is the 12th of Vincent's career since he started racing in the Pro Stock class in 2010.

Mountain View Racing Wins in Atlanta
Vincent Nobile (2nd from left) hoists his 2nd Wally of the 2018 season. It's his 12th overall. 
(Photo and video credit: NHRA.com)

Highway Hero 2018Have you ever wondered how you’d react to a life-threatening emergency?

Since 1983, Goodyear’s Highway Hero program has been celebrating truck drivers who accepted the challenge before them and took decisive action when lives were at stake.

Frank Vieira of Ancaster, Ontario was on the road near Toronto when he realized that a car traveling in the opposite lane had smashed into a parked truck. The violent collision caused part of the car’s broken steering wheel to pierce the driver’s neck.

After running to the accident site, Mr. Vieira worked to stop the victim’s bleeding by applying direct pressure to the wound. He used his other hand to manipulate his cell phone and call for help.

When the driver of the parked truck approached the scene, he fainted at the sight of the car driver’s injuries. Mr. Vieira then used his foot to move the truck driver’s leg off the road so it wouldn’t be run over by passing vehicles.

Both affected drivers were taken to the hospital and survived.

For his bravery and quick thinking, Frank Vieira was named Goodyear’s Highway Hero for 2018. During a March 22nd ceremony, he received a cash reward, a Highway Hero ring and other items.

Las Vegas is now officially lucky for Vincent Nobile and the Mountain View Racing team!

After finishing in the runner-up spot five times at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Vincent pulled off an exciting victory during the 19th annual DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals on Sunday, April 8, 2018.

But he didn't do it on his own. “My team worked their tails off this weekend," he said. "We went through three engines, but overall it was a great weekend. There isn’t any reason we can’t be back in the winner’s circle again soon."

The victory is the 11th career Pro Stock win for Nobile and his crew. He drove the Mountain View Chevy Camaro to a speed of 210.44 miles per hour to cover the quarter mile in 6.691 seconds and beat Deric Kramer, Bo Butner and Chris McGaha in the final round.

Earlier this season, Paul Mitsos won MVR's first Wally award in NHRA's Top Sportsman class.

(Photo credit: Top - NHRA; bottom - Vincent Nobile)

MVR Wins NHRA Pro Stock Class in Vegas

We’re happy to announce the newest Mountain View Tire and Auto Service store!

You’ll find it in Wildomar Square, a new shopping complex on the southwest corner of Interstate 15 and Clinton Keith Road. The address of our store is 36310 Hidden Springs Road, Wildomar.

The new location will be managed by Elio Napolitano, a long-time member of the MVT team who most recently led our Murrieta store to great success.

We’re very excited to be expanding into the growing community of Wildomar, and we’re looking forward to serving new families of drivers for many decades to come.

Wildomar Mountain View Tire

Thong Ly Mountain View Tire and Auto Service

Thong Ly is an Automotive Technician at our Glendale store, and as of March 2018, he’s been serving Mountain View customers for 20 years!

An ASE-certified specialist in engine repair, Ly is a first-generation American. He moved to Southern California from his home country of Vietnam in 1980. Eventually, his parents followed him.

“I enjoy the people I get to work with every day,” said Ly. And when it comes to customer care, he takes a simple but effective approach: “Do the job right the first time.”

Ly is a past winner of the Mountain View Tire and Auto Service Good Driver Award. That’s an internal distinction presented to MVT employees who are seen driving in a careful and courteous manner by members of the public. People can notify our corporate office about our good drivers by calling the phone number on the back of our company vehicles.

“Ly loves life,” said District Manager Tim Squires. “He has a wonderful family. And he always makes time to talk. We share a lot of fishing stories.”

Sunday, February 11th, 2018 is a day Paul Mitsos will not likely forget.

That afternoon, he won his first Wally, the trophy presented to the winner of each racing class at every NHRA drag racing event.

Paul is one of our company’s three Vice Presidents and a co-owner of Mountain View Tire and Auto Service. In his spare time, though, he likes to drive fast. And that’s certainly what he did during the Lucas Oil Winternationals in Pomona, California.

"To win at a national event, at our home track, in front of my family and friends and so many of our employees was absolutely a dream come true," said Paul. "It was just phenomenal!"

Paul races in the Top Sportsman category. Don Meziere, his opponent in the final round, jumped the gun and was disqualified with a red-light foul start. Still, Paul took his Mountain View Racing Dodge Stratus down the track in 7.098 seconds, hitting a top speed of 191.21 miles per hour, and winning what we hope is the first of many Wallys.

Read more about this great story on the NHRA website

Paul Mitsos Wally Win Pomona 2018

Tim Squires Mountain View Tire and Auto Service
With 20 years as our Director of Fixed Assets, Safety and Compliance, Tim Squires knows what he’s doing - and why it’s important.

“I research new equipment, set up repairs on equipment, help with developing our new stores…” said Tim. He also works to make sure our facilities and the tools we use are safe for you and our employees. That includes helping us meet all laws about hazardous materials and the Americans with Disabilities Act. “I visit each of our locations at least once a month to ensure we’re compliant, and then provide coaching and counseling when necessary.”

“Our customers expect and deserve a clean and safe environment,” said Tim. “And MVT employees deserve state-of-the-art equipment, so they can deliver the perfect customer experience.”

Tim said that “MVT provides exceptional customer service and the best repair experience in the industry. Many customers visit our locations just to stop in and say hi. That's when you know you’re going in the right direction. When fathers send their daughters, sons, mothers and wives to us - knowing they’ll be treated like family - that’s pretty good. When you serve Fishthree generations of the same family as we often do, that’s really good.”

Tim’s favorite aspect of his work is helping others. “I like seeing the development of our associates, knowing that I had a small part of their growth.”

And after 20 years with Mountain View Tire and Auto Service, Tim says he has not just one, but “thousands of favorite stories” about our customers and the people he works with. “I have favorite stories every day!”

When Tim’s not working, he’s on the water. “I fish the entire Pacific coast, Alaska to Cabo. Fish fear me! And I love spending time with my 9-year-old grandson, Ethan. I fear  him!”

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