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DragChamp Racer Spotlight with Steve Domingues

Steve Domingues grew up around racing his whole life and has became and avid competitor in NHRA Super Street.

Steve Domingues grew up in Hunstville, Alabama where he watched all his friends race growing up, which is how he got introduced to the sport of drag racing. He got his driver’s license at age 16 and that is where his passion for racing started booming.

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Domingues normally competes in NHRA Super Street, local tracks 6.0 and 7.0 index, and bracket racing every now and then. He races a 1967 Camaro that he bought in 1990 that has been a race car its entire life. 

“I think I have had every bolt out of the car a few times,” Domingues laughed.

The car has a 585 big block Chevy SR20 engine, a BTE Powerglide, and a Dana 60 rear-end. As a racer, he thinks it is important to buy the best parts possible.

Domingues also just bought a round body S10 with a 427 big block Chevy engine in it. He plans on doing a lot of bracket racing in 2021 with it.

Major Racing Accomplishments 

  • Superfecta of the NHRA 10.90 Super Street class – Division Race, Division Championship, National Event, Jegs AllStars.
  • 8-time NHRA National Event finalist (Super Street)
  • 2-time NHRA Division Champion (Super Street)
  • 4-time Jegs AllStars Representative (Super Street)

As far as future goals go, Domingues would like to win a big money bracket race in his many years of racing to come.

Read the DragChamp Spotlight below to learn more about Steve Domingues!

DragChamp Racer Spotlight with Steve Domingues

What is your favorite race car, and why?

1976 Camaro, of course, I have owned 3 of them.

Tell us what you do for a living?

Cyber Security

How do you support your racing, side hustle, sponsor, partner, etc.?

I do stock trading. I am constantly doing research on what’s hot and what’s not.

Who do you hate to see in the other lane, and why?

I pretty much hate whoever is in the other lane, then we are buddies as soon as the race is over (unless I lose).

Steve Domingues

What’s the hardest part of drag racing?

There is only 1 winner.

What’s your most embarrassing moment in a race car?

I forgot to unhook the battery charger, I dragged it through the pits, as people were yelling at me, I was waving back at them.

What are you saying to yourself just before you stage the car?

I got a routine. I am double checking switches, boxes, and shifter for low gear. I am full on confidence and got a clear mind… all business. 

What do you enjoy most at the racetrack?

The friendships. Love my racing family.

Are you superstitious? If so, what are they?

Definitely superstitious. I got certain shirts I wear for race day.

Do you love to win or hate to lose?

Hate to lose!

A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.. Billy Jean King

Show me a good loser that’s someone who loses a lot.. Steve Domingues

Domingues’ two race cars

Which are you better at: starting line or finish line?

Finish line, I slow the race down in my head and try not to take any more stripe than I have to. I got no trouble dumping you either!

What motivates you to continue racing?

The thrill of winning. Driving home the champion with a check or cash in your pocket is a great feeling.

If money were no object, what would you racing operation look like? Car, trailer, class, race schedule, etc.

I am fortunate to have a pretty nice race operation. But I do like those nice multi slide toters. The Copo Camaros are pretty sweet too.

How often do you use a practice tree?

Not much, but I will take a couple hits against friends while at the races.

What is your daily driver?

2005 Lexus, it may run forever, currently at 172,000 miles.

Favorite movie or TV Show?

Yellowstone hooked me.

Favorite music, artist?

Fleetwood Mac, their songs can get in your head.

Steve Domingues

Where do you spend the most time on the Internet?

Studying stocks or reading the news.

What is your favorite sport? Favorite team?

Kansas City Chiefs, I liked them before they were good.

Besides racing, what do you do in your free time?

Free time? What’s that?

What are you really good at?

Reading people, trying to stay 1 step ahead of them.

Name one thing most people don’t know about you?

I collect baseball cards and have a huge collection.

Would you rather hang out with a crowd or have a quiet evening at home?

Definitely quiet evening at home.

Steve Domingues

What’s your favorite thing to eat?

Chinese food, Pad Thai, Panda Express.

Who would you like to thank, who helps you the most?

Bob Rowan was my helper at the track for many years, then he decided to get his own car. He was a big part of my success.

Megan Strassweg
Megan Strassweg

Megan Strassweg is a 24 year old Super Comp racer from Louisville, Kentucky. She races a 2015 American Dragster with a 648 Oakley Motorsports Engine. Growing up at the racetrack, drag racing is all she has known and never plans to give up on it. Megan works with TB Promotions in promoting their races and keeping entries straight, as well as keeping their social media pages updated.

You can reach Megan on Facebook or email at megan@dragchamp.com

You can reach Megan on Facebook or email at megan@dragchamp.com

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