May 11, 2011

Records tumble at 2011 Nitro Champs

The lead up to the 2011 Nitro Champs had all the ingredients for a great Drag Racing event. However, the weather gods had different ideas and dumped enormous amounts of water on Sydney Dragway and surrounding areas leading up to and into the first two days of the event.

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Challenging Nitro Champs for Ham

For Steven Ham and the Mobil 1/East Coast Lubes Funny Car, the 2011 Nitro Champs proved a vital round for the teams championship aspirations. The fickle Sydney weather threw all the teams a curve ball with two days of relentless rain before clearing up just enough for two qualifying runs but giving tricky track conditions.

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Zappia Racing improves chances of 4th consecutive championship.

John Zappia and his Zappia Racing Team proved why they are the National Champions last weekend, when they won the most exciting Final in Top Doorslammer history at the Nitro Champs in Sydney Australia. The win was probably one of John’s best drives this season as he had to overcome a huge wheel stand, tyre shake and after using most of the track also dropped a cylinder a the 1000 foot mark and still managed to take the win.

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