TJ Zizzo, Zizzo Racing team and the PEAK Motor Oil dragster had a solid start at this weekend’s Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals. In the first round of eliminations, Zizzo raced against Shawn Langdon and gave an impressive run of 3.888 seconds at 315.05 miles per hour, however Langdon edged Zizzo out by .059 seconds.
“You know, we came here with high expectations and made it to the first final elimination round. I’m happy about that,” said Zizzo. “My team and I learned a lot about our dragster’s performance this weekend and modified it just enough after each run to improve in each round. We will take what we learned and aim higher in Houston.”
Sunday Finals – March 11, 2012
R1: 3.888 @ 315.05 MPH – Lost against Sean Langdon
Saturday – March 10, 2012
Q4: 3.904 @ 312.42 MPH - 14th position
Q3: 3.973 @ 303.84 – 16th position
Friday – March 9, 2012
Q2: 3.961 @ 307.86 MPH – 14th position
Q1: 4.170 @ 224.96 MPH – 11th position
“The 2012 NHRA season is going to be competitive and challenging. Fortunately, I am scheduled for nine additional races,” said Zizzo. “I think what my fans and competitors will notice is that I am more focused and determined than ever. I want people to know that - when I’m here, I’m aiming to win. We’re looking good, feeling good and ready for Houston.” Zizzo’s next race is at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals in Houston, Texas which takes place April 27-29th.
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