Ed Ochoa

Name: Ed Ochoa

Team Name: 
Ochoa & Friends Racing  (www.welike2race.com)

Nickname:
 I don't have one but the car has been labeled the "Skunk" by other team members because of its colors.

Hometown:  
Redding, California

Birth Date:  
6/25/1963

Occupation:  
Retired Police Officer/ Current P/T Social Worker

Family:  
Wife Kim, daughters Shaleen and Anna

Sponsors:  
Redding Collision Center, Hartnell Transmission, Drive Line Service of Redding, Randy's Auto Color and Big Ray's Auto Glass.

Crew Members:  
Wife Kim, Ray Kafer, and Mark Rothwell

Racing History (series or street):  
Bracket raced at Baylands Dragstrip in the '80's, then started racing again at the Redding Dragstrip's Street Legal Drags in 2002 as part of a police racing/education program with the Camaro outfitted with lights, siren and police graphics.   Now it's been changed back to a street type car and I'm just racing for fun.

Class:  
Mean Street

Car:  
1973 Camaro

Future plans for car and or Race Team:  
Travel and race in the PSCA

Biggest racing rival(s):  
My brother-in-law, Leonard Malitz, who beats me
every time we race.

Racing Accomplishments:
Went to the semi-finals at the 1986 Muscle Car Shootout at Baylands in my '69 Camaro with a 4 speed.  Now I have a bad back and consider it an accomplishment if I can just get in the car.