Doug started his working career in the bar and restaurant business. In 1997 he opened Doug Foley’s Drag Racing School, now known as Pure Speed Racing. While operating that business he enjoyed a lengthy sportsman career. In 2001 he joined forces with Tim Lewis and created Foley and Lewis Racing. Tim and Doug continued competing in Alcohol Dragster through 2003 at which point they switched to running a Top Fuel Dragster. In 2004 Doug won 3 IHRA National Events and Pro Rookie of the Year. Foley and Lewis continued to predominately run IHRA Top Fuel for the next several years and even added a second car in 2005. In 2007 the team made the transition into NHRA Top Fuel and between then and 2011 they competed at 40 NHRA National Events with a #3 Qualifier being their best start. Doug spent the next several years building a sportsman team for Doug and Joe allowing them to compete in some of the highest paying bracket races in the country.
In 2017 Doug decided to sell his Pure Speed business to Rusty Wallace Racing and created a new venture of developing housing communities in Mooresville, NC.
In 2018 Doug and Tim decided to rejuvenate the team by competing in A-Fuel Dragster which resulted in two #1 qualifiers and two final round appearances.
In 2019 they will spend the year putting a Top Fuel team together, doing some testing and maybe an appearance in the big show prior to setting their sights on 2020.
Doug Foley has been married to Shelagh since 1993 and they have two sons, Doug 24 and Joe 21.
Tim Lewis spent his career building a business in the printing industry. After selling his business in 1998, Tim went back to his true passion, drag racing. In 2001 Tim and Doug started Foley & Lewis Racing, first with a Top Alcohol dragster and later in Top Fuel. Tim currently lives in Boonton, New Jersey with his wife, Florine and their three dogs and a cat.
Scott GaddyCrew Chief
Scott grew up in the small town of Asheville NC. His father Tim worked with a NASCAR team in the early 80’s and later on started a racing engine business. For as long as he can remember, Scott was in the shop or at a race track with his dad learning the ropes. He was always exposed to various forms of racing growing up. He first fell in love with drag racing in the late 80’s at places like Greer Dragway, Shuffletown, and Shadyside watching the early days of Quick 8 Pro Mod shows with guys like Scotty Cannon, Tommy Mauney, Todd Tutterow, and Michael Martin. In 1989, his parents took him to his first National Event in Bristol Tennessee where he saw his first Nitro Car. He was hooked from the moment he saw one and knew that was what he was doing the rest of his life!
Jack WyattCo-Crew Chief
Jack Wyatt has over 30 years of experience in nitro racing as a driver, owner, car chief and crew member. He won an IHRA Top Fuel world championship as a crew member on Doug Herbert’s team. Wyatt was a two-time runner-up in the IHRA Funny Car world championship hunt with his own car. He’s won three NHRA national events as a car chief, including the U.S. Nationals with Morgan Lucas driving.
Blake CardozaCylinder Heads/Superchargers
Blake Cardoza started racing in 1997 crewing on multiple Top Fuel drag boat teams working in the cylinder heads/superchargers department and continued with great success until he had the opportunity to go NHRA Top Fuel racing in 2016. He’s had the opportunity to work alongside Tom Black, Greg Tedesco, Bob Noice, Tommy Thompson Motorsports, Scott Palmer Racing and Bob Vandergriff Racing. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and kids, his career job, riding dirt bikes/BMX, water/snow skiing and, of course, nitro drag racing.
Jason OsmonsonCylinder Heads
Jason Osmonson grew up in a small Minnesota town. He learned motors quickly at a young age, riding dirt bikes, snowmobiles and anything with a motor. He started racing in 2012 crewing on a Top Dragster for Scott Cussey. From 2016-2018 he was crewing for Scott Palmer Racing’s Top Fuel team, working in the cylinder head department. When not racing Jason works his regular job as a CNC Machinist/CNC Programmer for Rothgreaves and Associates Inc. Jason enjoys spending his free time at the lakes in his boat with friends and family. He also enjoys fishing, riding dirt bikes, and ice fishing in the winter.
Bobby CardozaBottom End Specialist
Bobby Cardoza got his start in drag boat racing in the Top Fuel Hydro class as a crew member doing the bottom end. He’s won five world championships with multiple teams, holding the current ET and MPH records in TFH. He began working on Top Fuel dragsters in 2018 as a bottom end and sort block specialist for Scott Palmer Racing. His hobbies include high performance pleasure boats, water skiing, snow skiing, riding his Harley up and down the Parker Strip, and drag boat racing.
Doug Foley, Jr.Transport Driver
Doug Foley Jr. has been involved in the family’s racing operations since he was old enough to go to the track. He helped with the original Foley Lewis Racing Top Fuel team and started working for his father’s drag racing school business. He now serves as the manager of Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience. Foley is also an accomplished bracket racer with multiple $10,000 wins to his name.