Who We Are
Chris and Briana own and operate Marshall’s Auto Body & Paint in McMinnville, OR. Their racing career began in the mud, back in 2002, and with Chris’s need for speed, in 2010 they progressed to a Pro Nostalgic Fiat Altered. In 2011, Chris was voted “Rookie of the Year and in 2014 won the championship!
A Partnership Begins
During 2014, Chris worked on a custom project for Alan and Donna Mascord, a ’56 Chevy Belair. During that process Alan and Chris got to know each other and with their shared love of drag racing, a partnership was formed to build and field a competitive TAFC race car With the engine from the Fiat and an investment from Alan and Donna, work began.
A rolling funny car was purchased from the east coast, with a fiberglass 2006 Mustang body. Clint Thompson, a friend and successful TA/FC owner, along with Ronn Boehlke, brought the car up to current NHRA safety standards and ready to be certified. 2015 was spent working out the bugs and this rookie year ended with us number 35 Nationally out of more than 50 cars.
Improvements and Success
2016 saw more improvements to our program and more success on the track — our first “Wally” in the Seattle Regional. That year ended with us 26 Nationally and 6 in our Western Region.
2017 saw us switch to a new, lighter Camaro body helping us be even more competitive. Our second “Wally” was won in Mission, BC, that June. A highlight of the year was being invited to the Chicago JEGS All Star event where we went all the way to the final round, losing only due to a mechanical glitch. That year we ended up 14 Nationally and 3 in our Western Region.
2018 was our breakout year, starting in February at the Winternationals by running 5.365 sec. in qualifying, the second quickest run in TAFC history. We added 4 more Wally’s — our first National win in Seattle and Regional wins in Mission, BC, Seattle and Las Vegas. We clinched the Western Regional Championship and ended up 4 Nationally!
On the track, our goal for 2019 is to become even more competitive, go more rounds, add to our collection of Wally’s and compete for the National Championship. This is contingent on us finding the necessary funding.
Chris MarshallOwner / Driver / Tuner
Chris is really the brains of this organization. Racing is his life, it’s what he lives for. He is an amazing body and paint guy but that is simply a means to an end — racing. He has become an outstanding driver but the part of this business that he loves the most is tuning the beast. Chris does it all – driving, tuning and manages the crew.
Briana MarshallOwner / Fluids / Staging / B.U.G.
Briana was the 2017 BUG of the year! She does a great job on the starting line but her value is often realized behind the scenes, grinding clutch discs, organizing and purchasing parts. During race day, Briana deals with recycling oil, cleaning the oil pan, folding parachutes, feeding the crew and generally doing whatever needs to be done.
Alan MascordOwner / Photographer / Crew Assistant
Alan has, for over 30 years, concentrated on building his architectural design business, Alan Mascord Design Associates, Inc. However, from a young boy, Alan has had a passion for car racing of any sort but drag racing especially. The partnership with Chris and Briana has been a natural evolution of that passion. In addition to the financial investment in Disturbed Racing, Alan is an active member of the crew, handling spark plugs, fuel, oil and social media.
Don HouserClutch Specialist
Don has worked for TA/FC teams for 15 years, 2001-2011 with Jim Peters and 2011-2015 with Dave Germain. In 2015 Don joined the Disturbed Racing Team. He brings a strong passion for the sport as well his extensive experience, making him a valuable addition to the team. Currently, Don is handling the clutch work.
Ronn BoehlkeBottom End Specialist
Ron currently works for the Department of Transportation and has a degree in Diesel Power Technology. He has been involved in drag racing since the 80’s and worked with Clint Thompson since 1989. In fact, our car was worked on by Ronn in 2015, assisting Clint as the car was assembled. Ronn shares the bottom end duties with Chuck and his welding skills have been essential lately.
Chuck RarrickBottom End Specialist
Chuck has worked on race cars since he was 16 and has over 20 years of experience working on championship dragster and funny car teams. Chuck’s role is mainly the bottom end and valve train.