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Zizzo Racing was established 32 years ago. Team Owner, Tony Zizzo Sr. began his racing career in 1980 competing in the Top Alcohol Dragster division. Zizzo campaigned several dragsters bearing the Avenger name for more than two decades. Zizzo Sr. was the United Drag Racers Association (UDRA) Supercharged Top Alcohol Dragster Champion in 1984, '85, '86, '89 and was the first Top Alcohol dragster driver to run a 6.20 at over 220.70 mph. Zizzo Racing Inc. and its 12-person team operate from a facility in Lincolnshire, Illinois.

Team Effort is the Zizzo Way

Last year we competed, but we were not happy with our performance.  We were missing a few parts that would allow us to get back into “the mix” again.  Over the winter we purchased cylinder heads from Don Schumacher Racing and spent a lot of time getting them prepped before our first race at the O’Reilly Route 66 Nationals at Joliet in June.  Joliet was a test session for us and on our very first run we saw our combination had promise.  It seemed like we turned a corner the second we bolted those heads on the car and I stood on the gas. Going into the US Nationals and […]

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Zizzo Racing is Moving Up and Growing

When I look back on my late 30’s I am going to question how I got everything accomplished. One thing that will stick out is how many people were willing to lend a hand no matter what project I had in front of me. My dad and I purchased our race shop one week after the NHRA Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. We had been renting it for two years and it is nice to know that the building is finally ours. Since then we have been working on making the building better and moving our body shop as well. Of course, both my dad and I wanted everything done yesterday […]

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