Current and Five time Australian ANDRA National Champion, John Zappia heads to Adelaide for Round 7 of the Top Doorslammer Championship at the Lady Daly Hotel Springnationals to be held over 20th – 21st September, and is quietly confident the Fuchs Lubricants / Striker Crushing Monaro will perform well over the reduced 1,000 foot event.
“The car is going quick on current form and we ran 5.753 and 5.745 back to back runs at Round 6 at the Winters to top qualify and re-set the National Record, and ran 3.866 to Top Qualify and re-set the track record at Benaraby in the Slamfest series over the 1/8th mile. I think the car is back to its best, after struggling earlier in the season”.
“We have only been to Adelaide once since 1995 and that was for an exhibition event, so there will be a big learning curve as we don’t have much data. The track may end up deciding the state of play, as the crews battle to get the best setup and contain the power on a tricky track.
The crew and I will have to be on our A game and make sure everything is checked as we can’t afford to leave anything to chance. One mistake can decide the championship, so we’ll need to concentrate on what we can control and not try to break records at the expense of overpowering the track”.
Zappia racing welcomes new Major Sponsors PRG – Process Resource Group who specialise in mobile crushing, and will showcase the Speedmaster high performance engine parts branding from Procomp Electronics on the car at this meeting.
“A big thank you to all our new and existing sponsors and supporters who have been fantastic in their support. Our efforts to go Back-to-Back again in our Championship race will be tougher this year than any other, as Kapiris has a fair lead of 76 points on us with this and one other event to go. Without the support of all our sponsors, crew and supporters we could not have achieved these five successive championships and be in a position to fight it out for a sixth.
We would like to see as many of our sponsors and supporters at the track to cheer us on and hopefully keep our championship hopes alive.