Zappia set for Goldenstates

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Australian National Top Doorslammer Champion John Zappia is competing at his home track for the 41st Annual Goldenstates at Perth Motorplex this weekend for round two of the ANDRA Top Doorslammer Championship, and is hoping to turn around his luck at the event.

 “Round one was a setback for us after not qualifying” said Zappia, “But the Fuchs Lubricants / Striker Crushing Monaro will be back strong and competitive, and the team are keen to turn our luck around”.

“We have been runner-up at the last two Goldenstates, losing to Peter Kapiris last year in the final and Belleri the year before in a rain delayed final. The cooler weather gives more power to the cars – top qualifiers for the last three years have been Kapiris 5.847, Judd 5.845 and Fabietti 5.844 – but achieving consistency and putting the power the track is usually the biggest challenge”. 

The Perth Motorplex will see a huge field of nineteen Top Doorslammers competing for glory, in a city that breeds very competitive blown alcohol racers – ten of the nineteen are Perth based teams.

Five times back-to-back champion John Zappia has not had an easy run in his championship seasons, with numerous defeats, crashes, non-qualified meetings,  and blow-ups. But one thing for sure is his ability to bounce back, be the quickest slammer in the country, and win the critical races when it counts.

Zappia Racing has just signed a new Co-Naming Rights sponsorship deal for the new season with Fuchs Lubricants and Striker Crushing and Screening. The National Record Holder HQ Monaro will see a new look this meeting to reflect the deal.

“We are delighted to have Fuchs Lubricants as Co-Naming rights sponsors again for the season, and their contribution to drag racing in Australia is second to none. Fuchs Lubricants sponsorship allows us to race nationally, with a very competitive package”.

“Striker Crushing and Screening have stepped back up to Co-Naming rights sponsors, complimenting their already large support they give the team. Director Craig Pedley owns the “Crusher” race car but is still spending most of his time up in Malaysia with their factory there. He is really keen for us to maintain our winning form and run quicker”.

“Procomp Electronics are our senior Major Sponsors, and they join a host of other local Western Australian sponsors and supporters who will be at the track supporting us this weekend”.

“We are looking for a win this round to keep our mate Peter Kapiris at bay, and give ourselves a chance at this year’s championship. I expect some tough competition this weekend. We have seen at the last meeting that the rest of the field are catching up to our 5.75 capability, with two cars in the five eights, and four in the five nines on a less than ideal track”.

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Co-Naming Rights Sponsors

Fuchs Lubricants, and Striker Crushing and Screening

Major Sponsors

Procomp Electronics, K-Trans Racing, Beta Spuds, Southside Engine Centre, Noonan Race Engineering, and PPG Automotive Refinish.

Supporting Sponsors

All Tools, Santhuff, Victory1, B & J Racing Transmissions, Current Trendz, Crow Cams, Aero Group – Avtrac Maintenance Tracking, Legend Boatbuilders, Taylor Tyres, Kounis Metal Industries, Bravo Resources, CIC High Performance Coatings, Aurora Bearings, Soltoggio Bros, and Track-Meter.

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