Spinozzi Racing made it through to their first Pro Stock final round recently at the X-Champs, scoring the runner up trophy against Aaron Tremayne.
In the lead up to the final, the team defeated Bill Perdikaris in the opening round with an elapsed time of 7.082 seconds, the quickest that the team had run with the Camaro since Michael Marriott joined the team in February this year.
In the second round, Spinozzi Racing were scheduled to face off against defending event champion Lee Bektash, however Bektash was unable to front giving the team a bye run into the semi-finals.
There Spinozzi defeated Rick Chilton, running a time of 7.15 seconds. The final round saw Aaron Tremayne take the win with a 7.00 to a 7.20.
“It was the first time that the Terra Civil, Hitachi Camaro Pro Stocker had gone past first round, so I was not expecting it this meeting, but things were going our way and I had to quickly put on my race face and do my best to get the job done, the team did an awesome job between rounds and we had a ball doing it,” sad Spinozzi.
Coming into the event, the team knew that they were down on power due to issues found in testing earlier in the week, so focus went on to the car setup to enable the team to perform as best they could.
Spinozzi Racing would like to thank Rino Conte and the team at RC Performance Engines in Adelaide for all the hard work back at the shop in preparation for 2014 Fuchs Winternationals.
Michael Marriott said he was happy with the team’s performance, especially as they only had two qualifying sessions to get it right.
“I’m really pleased with the results that the team produced over the weekend; we’re surrounded by a close knit team,” he said. “My first aim with the car was to get the car consistent and we proved that in qualifying when we made two good runs,” he said.
Spinozzi Racing would like to thank sponsors: Terra Civil, Hitatchi Construction Machinery, RC Performance Engines, Motorsport Database, Sloanebuilt Trailers, Mitre 10 Kemps Creek, Optimum Fire, Soligo Concrete, Sydney Truck Centre, Western Filters, Smithfield diff and gear, Pasta Italia, and Corfield Media Solutions for their support of the team during the 2014 X Champs at Sydney Dragway.