10 Questions With

10 QUESTIONS WITH ROUTE 66 RACEWAY RACERS

  • 10 Questions with Tori Trench
  • 10 Questions with Mike Murray
  • 10 Questions with Ryan Alley
  • 10 Questions with Stephen Mroz

 

Name: Tori Trench

Class: Super Pro

Hometown: Alsip

1.    How long have you been racing? 10 Years

2.    What are your 2020 goals? Finish in Top 10

3.    What is your favorite memory of racing? Runner Up and 2 Semi Finals in my first year

4.    Have you made any changes to your car since last season? Freshened Motor

5.    Do you attend other events at Route 66 Raceway? If so, what events? Run Super Comp

6.    What has been your biggest accomplishment this far? Being able to not be a first round give me

7.    Who got you into Drag Racing? My Dad

8.    Who is your favorite driver in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series? Antron Brown

9.    Any words of wisdom or advice for those looking to get into racing? Never give up

10.    Do you have anyone or sponsors that you would like to thank? B-Distinct Tattoos, Sub-Trailer Hitch


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Tori Trench

 

Name: Mike Murray

Class: Super Pro, Pro, Top Sportsman

Hometown: Crestwood, IL

1.    How long have you been racing? Driving for 15 years, but have been coming to the track since I was born.

2.    What are your 2020 goals? To actually race! I’d like to keep the crank in the block and look forward to quality family time. My oldest son has really developed a love of race cars and I’d like to encourage that further.

3.    What is your favorite memory of racing? Winner Circle photos with the whole family.

4.    Have you made any changes to your car since last season? Everything! New trans ,new torque converter, fresh motor, chassis changes, new injection system. Probably more to come if I keep sitting in quarantine.
 
5.    Do you attend other events at Route 66 Raceway? If so, what events? Test n tune and other special events.

6.    What has been your biggest accomplishment this far? Winning King of the Track on my sons due date and getting home before the baby was born.

7.    Who got you into Drag Racing? My father.

8.    Who is your favorite driver in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series? Jeg Coughlin because he can drive and win in all forms of drag racing.

9.    Any words of wisdom or advice for those looking to get into racing? Get a good job and dont be too hard on yourself. Although competitive, racing should be first and foremost about having a good time and spending quality family time.

10.    Do you have anyone or sponsors that you would like to thank? My entire family….my wife, children, parents, cousins, uncles.

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Mike Murray

 

Name: Ryan Alley

Class: Pro ET

Hometown: Minooka, IL

1.    How long have you been racing? 23 years, started in go karts.
 
2.    What are your 2020 goals? Win a championship & double up on king of the track
 
3.    What is your favorite memory of racing? Winning king of the track having my family and 3 month old son there.
 
4.    Have you made any changes to your car since last season? Freshened everything up
 

5.    Do you attend other events at Route 66 Raceway? If so, what events? NHRA to spectate, NMCA to watch my wife race, Route 66 Classic watching family.
 
6.    What has been your biggest accomplishment this far? Hands down, being the King of the Track.

7.    Who got you into Drag Racing? My brother Tyler & best friend Mark started running high school class, I eventually decided to go out to check it out myself.

8.    Who is your favorite driver in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series? I don’t really have a favorite driver, I just really love the Pro Stock class.
 

9.    Any words of wisdom or advice for those looking to get into racing? Never give up on your goals.

10.    Do you have anyone or sponsors that you would like to thank? My wife Miranda, parents Ronnie & Sonia, Ancel Racing, King Engines. What are sponsors? 😉

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Ryan Alley doing a burnout at Route 66 Raceway 2019

 

Name: Stephen Mroz
Class: Sportsman
Hometown: Summit
 
1. How long have you been racing? 5 Years

2. What are your 2020 goals? Give myself a chance to become Track Champ a 2nd time and/or Driver of the year.

3. What is your favorite memory of racing? There’s so many it’s hard to choose, but I would have to say spending time at the track and the memories I have with my dad!

4. Have you made any changes to your car since last season? No.

5. Do you attend other events at Route 66 Raceway? If so, what events? Test and tunes and The Classic to race in Run Tuff, as well as a few other events from time to time.

6. What has been your biggest accomplishment this far? Becoming Track Champion 2019.

7. Who got you into Drag Racing? My dad!

8. Who is your favorite driver in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series? John Force

9. Any words of wisdom or advice for those looking to get into racing? 1st off know the basics, don’t be afraid to ask questions and don’t be hard on yourself if you make a mistake, we ALL make them. Most importantly HAVE FUN! In my opinion racers are the most friendliest people I have met!

10. Do you have anyone or sponsors that you would like to thank? Definitely my mom for letting my brother and I start and continue racing! Racing was in our blood ever since we were little. Also would like to say Thank You to Circle Metal Specialties for sponsoring my brother and I in 2019 and 2020!


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Stephen Mroz Chevy Camaro
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