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SSOTN - Featured Member

December 2006 Featured Member
Full Name Joseph Pullella Jr.
Screen Name DynoJoe
Type and year of car

1987 Ford Mustang

Born where Delaware
Reside Where

Wilmington, Delaware

Family Wife JoAnna, son Kevin - 8, daughter Kelli - 5, son Joey due January 2007!

beagle named Joy, black lab named Shadow

What modifications do you have to the car(s)?

GT40 heads, 1.72 roller rockers, trickflow intake, 75mil throttle body, 78 mil mass air meter, 24 lbs injectors, 456 gears

What mods to you have planned for the future?

610 lift cam, port work, more port work (LOL), suspension upgrades so the car will hook.

What was your original goal for the car(s)?

12 sec passes off budget stock bottom end motor.

What is your present goal for car(s)?

High 11s with just the mods listed above.

What was your reason for buying the car(s)?

Fell in love with it!

What other cars have you considered buying/presently own?

Grand National, LS1Camaro

What are some of your Car / Driver achievements?

Making it to the nats and back! (LOL)

Shout outs to people that helped you achieve these goals?

Eric Berman, for not only being a great friend but for opening up new doors in the performance world for us. Mike Eustin, not only a great friend who puts other people's cars before his, but the best tech I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Matt & Chris Grieves, thank you for all your help around the shop and all the late nights. Adam Arndt (Black90GT) your enthusiasm and hard work kept us going in the wee hours. Kris Kunkul, you came through when I needed it most - thanks for all the help around the shop and with my car. Gator Jackson and Matt "Flounder", not only are you great customers, but also great friends. Mike Rockwell, not only a fantastic friend, but your advice is always sound and welcomed. To all our customers - who help us keep our doors open and feed us new and exciting challenges every day. Last but not least, my father, Joe Sr. (Pops), if it were not for you none of this would be possible for any of those listed, including myself.

What is your Best 1/4 time?

12.78 @ 107 hitting the rev limiter at the traps (that's my story and I'm sticking to it).

Do you have any regrets along the way?
Missing out on time with my wife and family due to my passion for racing.

What was or is your favorite vehicle to this day and why?
1965 Mustang Coupe (must be a K code, 4 speed, 4 barrel, 289, HiPo with a solid lift cam ~ the first Mustang body style that paved the road for legends!
What other things do you enjoy besides cars?
Spending time with my family, playing guitar and hanging out with good friends.
What upcoming events in 2007 do you plan on racing in if any?
In 2007, if time permits, I would like to run open comp but I have many plans for our sponsored cars and they come first.


What is your favorite thing about the Nats?
Besides the racing, hanging out with old and new friends, meeting new people and being aorund a group of people who share the same passion for drag racing that I do.
How did you find SSOTN?
Eric Berman and Mike Eustin turned me onto the site.
How long has ACA Performance been in your family?
My parents established the original ACA over 20 years ago.
What is it like running ACA Performance?
I cannot take all the credit for that, because my father is the heart and soul of the company. It can be hectic at times, we're always trying to meet deadlines to satisfy our customers' needs. But where else can you work that allows you to see some of the most beautiful cars on the planet, hear the roar of loud engines, smell the intoxication of race fuel and still get a paycheck for it? :)

Congrats to Joseph Pullella Jr. for being the SSOTN Featured Member for December 2006.
Interview conducted by : John Paulson - Founder
Web Site Production: Matthew DeCillis - Webmaster

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