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.