Racing is a part of the Foley Family!
Doug’s wife Shelagh has been licensed in Super Comp for many years and their two sons, Douglas & Joe, both race competitively in their respective age groups. Joe was crowned track champion for 2009 at Atco, while Douglas rounded out the year with a top 10 finish.
Doug Foley: President and Professional Top Fuel Driver
As a Top Fuel team owner & driver, along with over fifteen years experience in drag racing at all levels, Doug Foley knows what it takes to successfully run a drag racing school. In 1997 Doug realized the overwhelming need for a comprehensive training center, where individuals could safely learn how to drag race.
Shelagh Foley: Vice President of Operations
As Vice President of PURE SPEED Drag Racing Experience, Shelagh oversees the daily operations of the company. In addition, she manages both Douglas and Joe’s racing programs.
Douglas Foley: Starting Line Instructor
As his father’s namesake, it is no surprise that Douglas is following in his footsteps! At the race track since he was born and racing since he was 10 yrs old, Douglas is looking forward to the day that he is in the seat of the Top Fuel Dragster! To further his mechanical education, he has attended Gloucester County Intstitute of Technology and the Automotive Technical Institute in Statesville, NC. He is now working on cars at the shop and travels full time with Pure Speed working at all the events. He also won the track championship at ZMAX Dragway in 2012 in his first year of competition.
Joseph Foley: 2009 Atco Jr. Dragster Champion
Kari Blass: Administrative Assistant
Kari joined Pure Speed in 2013 to help handle the expansion of our company. With over 10 years in office management she will be an asset to both Doug & Shelagh in the office, handling customer service and multiple other duties. Volunteering and charity event planning is something she has been involved in for over 20 years, which will come in handy with the organization of our corporate events, as well as the execution of registration at all our events. Plus her passion for motorsports makes this a perfect fit.
Gary Trumble: Chief Dragster Experience Instructor
Gary has over 40 years in drag racing and joined the Doug Foley Drag Racing School in 1999, following a successful completion of the Doug Foley Drag Racing School at Gainesville Raceway and earning an NHRA class 4A Super Comp Dragster Competition license. As Head Driving Experience Instructor, Gary oversees the students experience from the time they arrive at the track, until the final run.
Charlotte Trumble: Customer Service
Charlotte joined the Foley team in 2006 and with her background in customer relations, merchandising and events it was a perfect fit. She has traveled all over the country with the Doug Foley Drag Racing School handing customer needs and corporate hospitality.
* Not pictured: Wally Roberts & Jeff Kundrati: Driver