Name: John Scialpi
Team Name: “Woppado Racing”
Hometown: Phelan, CA.
Birth Date: August 12,1959
Occupation: Fabricator / Engine Builder
Family: Jayne, Kenneth, Johnny & Amanda
Sponsors: Red Line Oil, Santhuff Shocks & Struts, XRP, East West Performance Clutches, Ralph Gorr Fuel Systems & KN Filters
Crew: Kenneth, Johnny, Jayne, & Amanda Scialpi, Curt Moore, Wayne Torkelson and Charles Yesnick,
John Scialpi is a racer’s racer. As one of the pioneers of fast doorslammer racing, John’s experience spans over 35 years. He has extensive knowledge of all aspects of racing engines race car fabrication, and on track tuning. In addition to his broad understanding of engine and car set up, John has been on the forefront of supercharged engine development including designing and building superchargers, engines, burst panels, pinch valves, and fuel systems. It is not surprising that John has achieved success in a myriad of classes including pro-modified to nostalgia and in several countries including the United States, Australia, and Canada. His parts and tune-ups can be found on front running cars around the world.
In addition to assisting customers around the world, John is also a fierce competitor on the West Coast Pro Mod Association, NHRA, IHRA, Super Chevy, and PSCA tours. As a driver, he is well known for his long burnouts, leaving the line ahead of the competition, and outrunning them to the finish line. John has enjoyed personal success across the United States, Australia, as well as Canada. He still holds the record for the quickest and fastest steel bodied 57 Chevrolet. Despite making a living as a racer, the good-natured Italian can often be found assisting fellow competitors.
PSCA Class: Pro Street (finished 2nd in 2010 Points Championship)
Best ET & MPH: 6.081/236.43
Car: 1957 Chevy Bel Air (carbon/fiberglass) 450 Blown Alcohol Big Block / Hemi