New paint, shop location for Montecalvo’s Camaro

As a die-hard bowtie racer, there’s probably few as excited about the return of the Chevrolet Camaro to Pro Stock as John Montecalvo..

“The Camaro is iconic and I’m excited to see it back at the track in Extreme Pro Stock competition,” told Montecalvo. “There’s been a lot of talk surrounding the Camaro body, so 2012 should be another exciting year for XPS (Extreme Pro Stock).”

Montecalvo’s 2012 Camaro, built by RJ Race Cars, features his defining red, white and blue color scheme in a new design by Eddie Hollon, but with a striking new design currently being perfected in paint by Steve from S&D Enterprises. Returning will be long-time engine builder, Sonny Leonard, as well as RAM Clutches, Braswell Carburetors and MSD Ignition.

Not only is a new car on order, but also a new trailer by Pegasus. But perhaps the biggest move for the JM Racing Team is a quite literal one. The team’s new headquarters is now in Georgia.

“Moving our operation to Georgia just makes more sense,” said Montecalvo, formerly based in Center Moriches, NY. “Georgia is much more centrally located to testing facilities and to the ADRL tour tracks. We have a great shop setup there and I think this will work out better all around.”

Montecalvo plans to get behind the wheel of his new Camaro for the annual Eastern Spring Test Nationals at South Georgia Motorsports Park March 5-8.  (Eddie Hollon illustration) [2/16/2012]