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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


Ron Soares - Crew Chief

About Ron

Ron Soares is Crew Chief for the Toxic Rocket. Ron’s responsibility is overseeing the entire race operation including preparing the boat, trailer, supplies and ensuring all engines are prepped. 

On A Personal Note

I have known Glen since 1972.  In this time we have raced Circle Track Cars, Sprint Cars, Drag Cars, Diesel Trucks, Non-Capsule drag boats, Pro mod Drag Boats, Blown Alcohol Drag Boats, and, since 2004, Top Fuel Hydro.  I formally built, tuned and drove a NHRA Super Gas Nova.  I spent the 2003 season doing left engine side on Jay Haroutunian's Whiskey River Top Fuel Hydro .I am Married to Beverly, and have two children, Samantha and Matthew. In what little spare time I have, I enjoy Dancing, playing Drums, and traveling.


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