The Haltech World Cup Finals is consistently one of the most exciting races we go to. First let’s talk about the obvious. The race is a breathe of fresh air, literally. Not only are you racing in the greatest weather conditions all year, but it’s a quarter mile event. While other racing associations switch to 1/8 mile for better racer participation, the WCF’s is one race that continuously proves otherwise year after year. The Miller family, the MDIR staff and safety crew outdid themselves this year. Track clean ups are inevitable at an event of this nature and they worked tirelessly all weekend to assure everyone that despite the oil downs and frigid temperatures, we were competing on the best track surface possible and it showed! Personal bests and record setting performances reigned supreme this passed weekend! In search of that elusive 6 second time slip, our Late Model Engines powered and Procharger backed Camaro went a best of 7.01 @ 194 mph in the final round against teammate Valerie Farkouh/Clements and her Procharged small block Ford powered ’05 mustang! Valerie also flew to her personal best of 7.06 @ 191 mph in the final round as well! Two ARH equipped and Farks Supercars built cars in the final round at what has to be the largest, fastest and most anticipated event of the year is simply incredible. Since marrying into the Farks family this passed June, Valerie, her brother Alton and parents have completed our team. We couldn’t ask for better people to share these memories with. This final round match up was a win/win for all of us and a true storybook ending to our 2021 racing season.
- The ARH/Farks 5th Gen Camaro Racing Team
2021 marks the 10th year since first debuting our Camaro and 12th year since forming our alliance with Farks Supercars. Since then, we’ve found ourselves in the winners circle 17 times with an NMCA LSX Real Street championship in 2015. Mine and George’s shared driving duties always complicated our championship eligibilities because points go to the driver and not the car, but that never mattered. The lack of ego in our team and likeminded pursuit for progression is what makes this partnership work and we wouldn’t have it any other way. We’re a family. George Farkouh and Chris Nagaweicki are the bothers I never had. We’ve shared a third of our lives together with countless laughs and amazing memories. Farid Farkouh is my second father. The man never stops. At 68 years old, the gears in his mind are in perpetual motion crafting new ideas with a single goal in mind: MAKE THIS CAR FASTER. I owe nearly all of the success in my racing career to these men and one other in particular, my father and co-owner of ARH, Nick Filippides. My incessant love for drag racing, competition and the desire to be behind the wheel comes from him. He’s been the foundation that supports me and allows me to pursue these dreams of mine. Thanking him does no justice; these words aren’t nearly enough to express my gratitude to the greatest man I know. I love you, Dad.
- Celebrating A Victory In The Winner's Circle With Family