Noonan Race Engineering unleashed its power again throughout the alcohol Hemi drag racing fraternity by delivering world beating numbers with the all new Noonan 4.9 Bore Space Hemi Engine at Virginia Motorsports Park on Sunday.
Noonan formed a three race deal with Australian doorslammer legend John Zappia to pilot their PDRA Pro Extreme Jerry Bickel 1969 Camaro with the PDRA World Finals being the last of the three races.
Noonan USA general manager and fuel management extraordinaire Darrell Makins, assisted by USA-based Noonan Engineer Lee White, Noonan Race Engineering CEO Jamie Noonan and John Zappia, formed the multicultural brains trust that led to the success along with support help from the Zappia Racing team. The collective skill, experience and credibility, came together to form a record-setting group.
“We had a game plan for this three race deal and we are ecstatic to see it pay off," said Noonan. "To lay down a world record 5.42/265.33 mph on our first full quarter mile pass certainly proves the engine is on point with where we thought it should be and for John to head back to Australia tomorrow as the world’s quickest and fastest blown door car driver, we’re thrilled for him, the entire Zappia racing team and for all of our fans.
“Our efforts will now be geared back on the business, continuing to improve our internal processes and both on and off track customer relations, along with the introduction of new services to underpin our business model going forward.”