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Toxic Rocket Crew for 2010

Joe Cassidy - Owner

Glen Wilson - Pilot

Ron Soares - Crew Chief

Brandon Wry - Engine / Fuel

Mike Cookson - Props / Drivetrain

Russ Guilliam - Computer / Data

Tommy Nelson - Engine / Right Side

Tom Boghosian - Engine Builder / Tuner

Joe Boghosian - Engine Builder / Tuner

Mike Padgett - Safety Gear / Fuel

Kevin Guilliam - Bearing Specialist

Marco Mabante - Engine Specialist

Sean Briody - Fabricator/Machinist

Dan Shuken - Engine / Left Side


Michelle Latka - Apparel Sales


Don Francis - Truck Owner/Team Chef

Donnie Francis - Transport Driver


Dan Shuken - Engine / Left Side


About Dan

Dan’s main roll on the team is extraction and disassembly of the engine. During the disassembly, exacting inspection of the intake system, cylinder head, pistons, bearings, lifters, etc.
After reassembling and replacing the engine in the boat, Dan operationally checks for leaks during  engine warm up and ensures safety and security on the right side.

On A Personal Note

I,m 27 years old and have been involved in drag racing for the past 10 years. 

  • 2 wins driving my 69 Camaro in D/Gas Eliminator
  • 2 wins and one runner up as crew chief on Kent Specht’s “Baby Huey” blown alcohol altered
  • Currently crew chief on Frank McBee’s blown alcohol front engine dragster.
  • We have 2 runner ups in Top Eliminator West, and are looking for our first win in 2010.
  • I own and operate Shuken Racing Fabrication, a chassis shop in Fresno, CA.
  • One of the cars I built for a customer, set a speed record in XO/Street Roadster at the 2010 Speedweek at the Bonneville Salt Flats (155.68mph).
  • 2010 was my first season with the Toxic Rocket., looking forward to a exciting 2010


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