Clemente Concato Racing

In 2017 Joe Clemente aske me to team up with him to campaign a car to run in NMCA’s N/A 10.5. Joe has been a long-time customer at Concato Racing so when he aske me to team up with him it was an easy choice. We contracted Charlie & Fred Bauer from C&F Race Cars in NY to build our 6.0 Cert Mustang and they did a beautiful job.

N/A – 10.5 is a Naturally Aspirated Small Tire Class which runs the full NMCA circuit. This year was our first year running the whole circuit and we definitely had our ups and downs but we are moving in the right direction! We were able to run a 7.93 in Commerce, GA where we lost in the final to 2017 and 2019 NA-10.5 World Champion Leonard Long.

We finished 11th in the points for the season missing a few races to next year should yield far better results as we plan on attending every race in 2020.

Car Specs

Owner and driver: Joe Clemente

Partner: Rich Concato

Hometown: Burlington Township, New Jersey, Englishtown, New Jersey

Shop: Concato Racing LLC, Englishtown, New Jersey

Occupation: Retail food distributor & Middle School Teacher & Owner of Concato Racing LLC

Class: NMCA – FST Carburetors NA 10.5

Engine: Small-block Chevy

Engine builder: Tom Martino and Bob Cave of Martino Race Engines

Displacement: 411 cubic-inches

Block: Dart

Pistons: Gitech built to Tom Martino’s specs

Cylinder heads: SBX by CFE

Valvetrain: Jesel

Camshaft: Bullet

Carburetor: Dual by Dale Cubic Racing, Single by Braswell

Fuel brand and type: VP Q16

Headers and exhaust: Headers and collectors fabricated by C&F Race Cars

Transmission: ProFlite

Transmission builder: Dave Smith of ProTrans

Torque converter: Ultimate Converter Concepts billet 7”

Rearend: Ford 9-inch fabricated by C&F Race Cars

Differential: 5.11 by Tommy Lee Performance

Body and/or chassis builder: C&F Race Cars

Suspension: Santhuff’s suspension in Front, Precision Racing Suspension in the Rear

Brakes: Strange

Wheels: Billet Specialties w Exstreme Fab Beadlocks

Tires: Mickey Thompson slicks and frontrunners

Vehicle weight: 2780 with driver

Quickest ET: 7.93 (Commerce, GA) 4.99 (Galot)

Best 60-foot: 1.11 (Galot)

Fastest mph: 173.87 (Atco)

Sponsors: Concato Race Car Wiring, Martino Race Engines, Extreme Fab Beadlocks and C&F Race Cars, Auto-Rod Controls

Crew: Bruce Blair is the crew chief, and the rest of the crew includes Rich Concato, Joe Macaluso, my son, Carmine Clemente and Ricky Concato and Dan Larocca