Recently arriving back in Perth with two new ANDRA Gold Christmas Trees, John Zappia will be back racing in just a few days at the Perth Motorplex season Grand Final.
Competing in the Top Comp bracket, Zappia has shifted his focus from round wins to outright performance for a night that shouldn’t be missed for fans of the team.
“We will be chasing an Australian best time. We have a track record of 5.683 and 256.7mph and we will be trying to push those boundaries,” he said.
“To be honest, we are looking to go really fast. Everything is running really well lately and we are keen to see how far we can push it on the quarter mile with the good air that is traditional for this time of year.
“Top Comp has 20 entrants in it so it should be a really good event to finish off the Perth season and see how quick we can go before we head east again for Nitro Thunder at Sydney Dragway and the Winternationals at Willowbank.”
John Zappia wrapped up the ANDRA Top Doorslammer season in fine style at Adelaide International Raceway last Saturday with another victory for the Fuchs Monaro.
The performance took Zappia’s ANDRA Top Doorslammer winning streak to five events and 15 rounds, putting him within sight of Ben Bray’s 24-race streak.
“This was a nearly perfect season for the Fuchs team with our last race loss being way back at Darwin in July 2016,” Zappia said.
“Since Alice Springs we have been pushed really hard by our opponents but each time my crew has found the extra performance we need to stay in front.
“Fifteen round wins in a row is really something. We have gone to 21 rounds in a row before we crashed the car at Willowbank so we are excited to try and better that mark, along with Ben Bray’s long standing 24-round streak.”
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