Dina Parise Took an unusual course to the sport of drag racing. An athlete by nature, she excelled in gymnastics before following her dream of becoming a professional ice skater with the world-famous Ice Capades. Eventually she would discover both her future husband and the sport of drag racing where, at the age of 48, would become the International Hot Rod Association Pro Modified World Champion!
The first woman to hold the title! Today, she’s the president of Dina Parise Ventures, where she continues to compete in her 3,000 horsepower supercharged Cadillac Pro Mod affectionately named “Stella”.
Nicknamed the “Spicy Meatball”, Dina not only talks the talk but also walks the walk!