DRO: Do you have
everything you need in place to win right now?
Well, other than a big-time sponsor. We'd like
to have Ford somehow involved. Right now it's
all strictly on our own dime; we're even having
to buy the blocks and the cylinder heads at
this point, so we 'd like to get some help there.
Hopefully, in time, we'll be able to get some
support from them. Because, let's face it, that's
what takes you to the next level in Pro Stock.
You've got to have some kind of
feedback. We've got to have some kind of contact
up there in Detroit that can help us, maybe
get some wind-tunnel time and things of that
DRO: Is it frustrating
then to see Ford's only major involvement in
NHRA drag racing is over in the Funny Car pits?
Geoffrion: I wouldn't
say it's frustrating, because, let's face it,
John Force is a marketing dynamo and you can't
go wrong being involved with him in any way,
shape, or form. So I can understand it, and
they're (Ford) starting to talk to us, starting
to maybe have some interest and we'll see what
happens for next year.
We kind of had to come out here and show them
that we could put together a program that can
be competitive. That's the first step. Then
you have to be able to go rounds; and then you've
got to be able to win races; and once you've
got all those pieces of the puzzle together,
I'm sure they're going to be involved. We'll
just keep our fingers and toes crossed. I mean,
we are sixth in points right now and that's
DRO: What do you
like to do when you're not racing?
Geoffrion: I actually
have another job when I'm at home and that's
running a specialty metals business called National
Electronic Alloys. I'm vice president of our
western operation and we sell nickel-based alloys
to the aircraft and electronics industries.
We have a facility back in New Jersey, a stocking
warehouse and office and then we have the place
in California. I' m just blessed that I have
two friends I grew up with who have the keys
to the family store and can run the place while
I'm away racing.
DRO: What about
any spare time? Do you have any hobbies?
my spare time is more or less geared around
my kids, Kyle and Alexa. I just do whatever
they want to do. I get along great with my ex-wife,
we live right by each other, just a quarter
of a mile away, and when I'm home she allows
me to have the kids with me and it works out