Welcome to Mountain View Racing, the home of the NAPA/Mountain View Performance NHRA Pro Stock drag racing team and driver Vincent Nobile.
Mountain View Racing was formed by Southern California businessman and long-time drag racer Nike Mitsos. It is a family-operation that also includes Mitsos' wife, Irene, and his sons, Chris, Michael, and Paul. The family also operates Mountain View Tire, a chain of 30 Goodyear Service Centers, and Mountain View Performance, a complete high performance fabrication, engine-building and dyno facility, located in the team's Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., headquarters.
After a successful stint in NHRA's Competition Eliminator class, Mitsos fulfilled a longtime goal in 2008 when the team moved into the highly competitive Pro Stock division. After a couple of years of moderate success, the team finally began to jell in 2011 when second-generation racer Vincent Nobile was named as the driver for Mountain View Racing.
Although he had limited experience behind the wheel of a 1,300-horsepower, 210-mph NHRA Pro Stock car, Nobile a then 19-year old college student, delivered three victories and finished fifth in the season points standings.
Nobile continued to improve last season as he banked two more national event wins and claimed the $50,000 first-place prize in the K&N Horsepower Challenge specialty event. He was a contender for the season championship until the final weeks of the season before ultimately finishing third in the championship battle.
The NAPA/Mountain View Performance team started strong in 2013 when Nobile drove the team's Dodge Avenger to a victory at the season-opening NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif., the team's home event.
Check back often for race-by-race updates, and other team news as the Mountain View crew continues their pursuit of the NHRA Mello Yellow Drag Racing Series Pro Stock world championship.