On September 19, 2009, the hauler used by DIRT Modified driver Michael Storms’ team was stolen from the parking lot of a motel in Drummondville, Quebec, where the Super DIRTcar Series for big-block Modifieds had a race scheduled. The truck and trailer, stripped bare, were found about a half-hour away.
Among the stolen items were two complete TEO Pro Car chassis, big and small-block engines, about 60 Keizer wheels mounted with Hoosier tires, 30 Bilstein shocks, several transmissions, two quick-change rears, five carburetors and the team’s Snap-On toolbox. Team owner Vinnie Salerno of Stony Point, New York, marked all the stolen items with the team’s name. Nothing was insured against theft, but Salerno and lead sponsor Don Kruger are offering $20,000 in reward money to solve the theft. If you know anything, give a call to 845-786-2200 or 845-591-7254.