Based out of Wadsworth, IL is the family orientated drag racing team of the Roemer’s. I recently had a chance to talk with the driver of the 1994 Chevy S10 unofficially dubbed ” The Flying Pickle” Michael Roemer. Michael tells me he is ready for the 2015 racing season to start with big plans in store for the Ultra Class. Michael and Phillip (father) have been hard at work over the past few months obtaining some new components for the truck from NX Nitrous Systems. He says with technology advancing so much with these new systems they have to stay on top of their game.
Last season was a whole new ballgame for the Roemer’s having a freshly built 440 ci for S10 in which brought the team up to par with the other teams in the class. With this powerplant they were able to achieve a personal best of 5.06 at 139 mph. Michael said the truck would not be where it is at today in the running with the tough competition if was not for the help and tuning knowledge of Jimmy and Jim “Dr. Ford” Plimpton.
The Roemer’s have a full race schedule planned for 2015 with events including Battle of the States at Memphis in March, The Ohio Valley Prize Fight at Ohio Valley Dragway in Louisville, YellowBullet Nationals at Cecil County in Maryland, Shakedown at the Summit at Norwalk Raceway Park in Norwalk Ohio and also participating in the Midwest Outlaw Racing Series in which is a traveling series that takes place at Great Lake Dragway, Cordova Dragway and Route 66 Dragway.
Michael says he owes a lot to his sponsor’s that have helped him along the way such as Chicagoland Equipment, TRZ Motorsports, ATD Transmissions, Mark Menscer with Menscer Motorsports and last but not least NX Nitrous Systems. Michael knows without the help from these great companies along with his loving family that help him in every way to help him fulfill his love of drag racing none of this would be possible. He says has a great crew in which includes his Mother (Tracey) and Grandfather are a big part. So watch out Ultra this little green truck is ready to make a statement in 2015.