Powerbuilt Tools to Ride with Rookie Pro Stock Camrie Caruso in Pomona, Phoenix

Pro Stock rookie Camrie Caruso will begin his pro career in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series with plenty of power under the hood and all over his Jerry Haas-built Chevrolet Camaro. With new crew chief Jim Yates at the helm, Caruso will compete in the historic Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com and NHRA Arizona Nationals with California-based Powerbuilt Tools as title sponsor. At both national events, Caruso’s Camaro will feature the Powerbuilt Tools logo and the team will host VIP representatives at the races.

“I’m excited to start my first year of Pro Stock, and really appreciate Powerbuilt Tools joining my first two races as title sponsor,” said Caruso. “Powerbuilt Tools will be an associate sponsor for the remainder of the season. I have great confidence in my race car, knowing that it will be assembled and maintained between rounds with their tools.

Based in Cypress, CA, Powerbuilt Tools is known for its high quality, innovative and durable tools. They offer best-in-class tools and equipment that deliver quality, innovation and durability to automotive professionals and enthusiasts. For 40 years they have produced consistent quality, performance and value to earn the trust of tool users.

“Powerbuilt is proud to be associated with Camrie for its professional Pro Stock debut,” said Greg Livingston, CEO of Powerbuilt. “Most people probably don’t know that the catalyst that brought us together happened at the start of COVID 2020. Powerbuilt’s weekly appearances on Quarantine with Caruso’s Facebook show introduced us to the family and their loyal fans and friends. Since then we have developed a strong bond with the Caruso Racing family and look forward to seeing Camrie and Marc make a splash in the NHRA Camping World Pro Stock division. Good luck Camrie!”

The 23-year-old Pro Stock rookie, daughter of former Pro Modified racer Marc Caruso and granddaughter of “Papa Joe” Caruso, who raced Super Gas, Top Sportsman and Pro Mod, brings so much more to the competition table just a great racing pedigree. This week the team tested in Bradenton, Fla., and the races only fueled Caruso’s competitive fire.

“We had some good races in Florida, and this Powerbuilt Tool Camaro will be ready for the Winternationals,” said Caruso, who won his first Top Alcohol Dragster race in his second start in the class. “My crew chief, Jim Yates, was amazing and I was getting more confident with each pass. It’s one of the toughest classes in drag racing, but I’m up for the challenge.

Caruso started driving in the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League before attending Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School and earning his Super Comp license. She continued to progress through the NHRA competition classes for over a decade. After three years of competing in the 8.90 rating class, she returned to Frank Hawley and earned her Top Dragster license, successfully competing in both the PDRA and NHRA for three years.

She went from Top Alcohol Dragster, then to Elite Top Dragster and Pro Outlaw 632 on the PDRA circuit. The team’s 632 car was a naturally aspirated, clutch-equipped former Mountain Motor Pro Stock GXP, very similar to an NHRA Pro Stock car.

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