Spinozzi Racing’s brothers Emilio and Adamo Spinozzi wish to announce, effective immediately, the Speedmaster Spinozzi Racing Pro Stock Program has been retired.
The team wish to take this opportunity to thank all of their fans and supporters who have been a part of 6 great years in Pro Stock, along with their families, crew, sponsors and fellow competitors who have made these years great fun and very fulfilling.
“We started racing 15 years ago in Super Street and progressed through Super Sedan & Super Stock to Pro Stock 6 years ago. However, we’re delighted to share that the retirement from Pro Stock does not mean that drag racing fans have seen the last of Spinozzi Racing” said Emilio Spinozzi.
Moving forward, the team are excited to announce that the void in the transporter will be filled with a brand new SCF-built chassis, McCoy Racecars-bodied ’69 Chevelle Doorslammer, similar to the image shown above.
The body is currently on its way from Andy McCoy’s shop in the US. Emilio and Adamo have been busy sourcing parts and pieces, whilst Craig Burns (from SCF Racecars) has the new pipe and jig ready to go. All things going to plan, Emilio and team expect to hit the track for testing around February 2017.
Long-time Crew Chief Michael Marriott is super-excited to be entering the ultra-competitive and powerful blown class, and is looking forward to this new challenge.
Michael shares, “The team are well aware that it will be a very steep learning curve. We expect it will take a lot to become competitive in the new class. We are extremely excited to have Craig Burns and the SCF Racecar team building the car for us. Craig is a forward-thinker, and is happy to discuss all areas of the car with us, whilst at the same time drawing on his years of experience and new ideas.”
“We’re looking forward to having the engine supplied by one of the best alcohol engine builders in the country, Mark Brew from Pro Force. Mark has a lot of experience and we have worked together in the past. He’s also our supplier of Racepak data loggers, and we’ll once again be working with him in regards to the Racepak data.”
Adamo is enthusiastic too. “Our approach to doorslammer will be no different than Pro Stock. We’ll look for every little thing that can make us ultra-competitive,” he said.
“These cars are loud, fast and exciting, and yes it’s going to be a huge learning curve. But by surrounding ourselves with the best guys, it’s going to help. With the likes of Mark Menscer from Menscer Shocks, Al and Brad at Al’s Race Glides, Ralph and Anthony from Smithfield Diff ’n Gear, and not forgetting to mention long time crew Raffa, Anthony and Rino, we will give it our best shot. These guys were all with us in Pro Stock and they’re excited about this doorslammer adventure!”
Spinozzi Racing are incredibly grateful to all of their sponsors for past support, and are thrilled to announce that they will be coming along for the ride.
Thanks go to Speedmaster, Hitachi, Terra Civil, Western Filters, Soligo Concrete, RC Performance Engines, Pro Filler Performance Products, Sloanebuilt Trailers, Pasta Italia, Optimum Fire, Al’s Race Glides, Smithfield Diff & Gearbox, Race Teknix, VP Racing Fuels, Innovators West, Corfield Media Solutions, Planned Signs, Kemps Creek Mitre 10, and Australian Drag Racing Promotions (ADRP).