John Zappia is all setup at Willowbank Raceway ready for this year’s City of Ipswich Winternationals. After claiming the ANDRA and 400 Thunder titles, the team has a chance to experiment a little.
“With both championships wrapped up for the season, the pressure is off compared to seasons past,” said Zappia. “We can just concentrate on getting the Fuchs Monaro to go as quick as possible and hopefully take the win.”
Interestingly, the slowest Zappia has qualified since the 2012 Winternationals is a 5.763 – making him hot favourite to go number one.
“In our first season we had a basic Hemi with a Whipple blower and a new chassis that we were still setting up. Over the years the horsepower has increased dramatically with new technology and we learned what makes a Doorslammer go quick with lots of testing and laps.
“A 5.6 is definitely on the cards. We have run three so far and the track here at Willowbank is always top notch and we are able to go after ET with aggression in our tune up. We are also aiming for some sort of consistency to go rounds.”