Zappia Unveils New Look Crusher Monaro

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Four time Australian Top Doorslammer Champion John Zappia will this week unveil his new look HQ “Crusher” Monaro at the Fuchs Nationals event in Sydney Australia.

Round One of the new Pro Series season – with stunning new graphics. Joint naming rights sponsors Fuchs Lubricants and Procomp Electronics have contributed to the design of the new graphics. Also joining their major sponsors list is German hand tool company Elora and K Trans Racing. Tool distributor Alltools has also joined as a supporting sponsor, and Zappia racing have welcomed all new and existing sponsors to the team.

The new car livery is thanks to modern wrap technology, designed by Drew from YBI Creative. Local Perth race graphics specialist Jamahl from Current Trendz Race Graphics used his new wrap printer and applied the graphics to the Crusher, and PPG paints finish the overall look.

The new Australian drag racing season commences this weekend, with Top Doorslammer tipped to be a highly competitive category this year.

“This season may be the best yet” said John Zappia in Sydney this week, “Zappia Racing has a very mature racing program that consistently sees us at the top end of the field, but other teams are developing their programs, or stepping up with new cars or gear. We will certainly feel the pressure, and fans will get some close exciting racing this year”.

John Zappia has won four consecutive Top Doorslammer Championships, and is the ANDRA National Record Holder for the category. He defends his title again this year, with many racers hot on his heals and anxious for wins.

“I sense some real motivation in my competitors to beat us – and hopefully we can stay ahead of them. Racing is all about winning despite the obstacles we all face. This category of racing is difficult, and all consuming in the preparation required to run top numbers consistently. We are very confident we can put on a good show for our sponsors and fans this year.

“The weather in Sydney this week and condition of the track may see a few teams dip into the “five sevens” in competition. Our development program is driven to achieve that, and the Crusher has new technology in the car to be able to consistently run those times in the future without affecting reliability.  We look forward to racing this weekend”.

Racing at the Sydney Dragway in the Fuchs Nationals starts on Saturday afternoon with Qualifying, and Eliminations are on Sunday. Check for details.

Live and interactive coverage of the event is being provided by

Co Naming Rights Sponsors
Fuchs Lubricants, and Procomp Electronics.

Major Sponsors
Striker Crushing and Screening, K-Trans Racing, Elora, Beta Spuds, Southside Engine Centre, Noonan Race Engineering and PPG Automotive Refinish.

Supporting Sponsors
Santhuff, Victory1, B & J Racing Transmissions, Mi Camcorders, Current Trendz, Veem, Crow Cams, Aero Group – Avtrac Maintenance Tracking, Legend Boatbuilders, Taylor Tyres, Kounis Metal Industries, Bravo Resources, CIC High Performance Coatings, Aurora Bearings, Track-Meter, and Alltools.

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