VIDEO: Aeromotive Founder Continuing Pro Mod Season After Crash

September 15, 2020

Owner and founder of Aeromotive Inc., Steve Matusek, has announced his plans to continue the 2020 Pro Mod season following an incident at the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis on Sept. 6, 2020. Matusek debuted his 2020 Pro Mod Mustang with his new title sponsor, Tequila Comisario, before enduring a roll-over crash in round one of eliminations.

With continued support from Tequila Comisario, Matusek will be returning to the Pro Mod class in a backup race car from Elite Motorsports. Matusek is familiar with the black sixth-generation Camaro as he drove it to a personal best of 5.739 at 252.05 mph during the 2020 Drag Illustrated Door Slammer Nationals in Orlando. It utilizes a ProCharger supercharger as a power-adder for motivation on the dragstrip. The car’s livery will feature the Tequila Comisario logo and bottles.

“We’re extremely appreciative of the team we have behind us. We wouldn’t be able to finish the season after such an unfortunate set of events without Richard Freeman of Elite Motorsports, Justin Elkes of Modern Racing, and Fran Vivenzio of Tequila Comisario,” said Matusek. “We really feel good about this combination and the car. You just can’t keep a good team down.”

Matusek will attend the remaining four Pro Mod races in the 2020 NHRA season: the AMALIE Motor Oil Gatornationals in Gainesville, the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil at World Wide Technology Raceway, the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex, and the Dodge NHRA Finals presented by Pennzoil in Las Vegas over the weekend of Oct. 30–Nov. 1, 2020.