TJ Zizzo, Zizzo Racing team and the PEAK Motor Oil Top Fuel dragster started strong at this weekend's NHRA O'Reilly Auto Parts Spring Nationals (April 27-29, 2012). TJ's first run of the weekend was his best. It was there that he delivered a career-best speed of 319.98 miles per hour.
During Round 1 of eliminations, TJ's car kicked the rods out at the top end which slowed the car down to a 4.041 E.T. Unfortunately, he lost to Steve Torrence's faster 3.83 ET.
Weekend Performance Recap:
Sunday Finals – April 29, 2012
R1: 4.041 @ 288.95 MPH – lost first round eliminations
Saturday – April 28, 2012
Q4: 3.990 ET @ 295.08 MPH – 15th position
Q3: 4.045 @ 306.26 – 15th position
Friday – April 27, 2012
Q2: No run – electrical issue
Q1: 3.937 @ 319.98 MPH – 9th position
"Overall, this weekend was not our best performance on the track," said Zizzo. "Off track we had many activities that will be in my memory forever. Visiting the children at Texas Children's Hospital and hosting families from Heroes for Children reminds me that I am lucky to be racing in the NHRA and wonderfully blessed with a healthy family. I look forward to seeing all the fans next weekend at the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Southern Nationals in Atlanta."
Want to stay connected with TJ? Keep up with him on Twitter @TJZIZZO and at Facebook.com/tjzizzo or visit ZizzoRacing.com.