2012 Race Results

Below you will find TJ Zizzo's 2012 racing results. Additional information can be found at NHRA.com. Also, check out TJ's Facebook & Twitter pages for up to date information and pictures from each racing event.


Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals

Mar 3rd - 11th, 2012 (Gainesville, FL)

RunRT60 FT330 FT 660 FT Final 
    ET
ET
ET MPH ET MPH
Q1  .133 .872  2.215   3.198   N/A 4.170   224.96
Notes:  Zizzo clicked it off early and finished 11th for the session with a 4.170 @ 224.96. 
Q2 .157  .868   2.227   3.171   268.44 3.961   307.86
Notes:  Zizzo improves his time to a 3.961 @ 307.86 but it was not quite enough to keep the PEAK Motor Oil Top Fuel dragster in the top-12. Zizzo sits in position 14 to end the first day of Gatornationals qualifying.
Q3  .144 .880   2.235   3.178  268.92  3.973  303.84 
Notes:  Zizzo places 16th with a solid run of 3.973 @ 303.84 during qualifying run 3.
Q4  .139  .873   2.202   3.128  273.88  3.904  312.42 
Notes:  Zizzo qualifies 14th for the 2012 Tire Kingdom Gatornationals.
Round 1  .099  .878   2.204   3.119  276.35  3.888  315.05 
Notes:  Zizzo loses against competitor Shawn Langdon. This run was TJ's best run of the weekend. Shawn's ET was 3.829 @ 318.69 MPH. 

 

O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals 

Apr 27th - 29th, 2012 (Houston, TX)

RunRT60 FT330 FT 660 FT Final 
    ET
ET
ET MPH ET MPH
Q1 .067  .871  2.212   3.156 275.06   3.937 319.98 
Notes:  After the first session of qualifying, TJ finished ninth with his quickest speed...ever!
Q2  -  -   - -  -
Notes:  Due to an electrical problem, TJ was not able to run Q2. 
Q3  .104 .886   2.268   3.235  267.00   4.045 306.26
Notes:  Coming off an electrical problem in Q2, TJ proved he was back in the game with a run of 306.26 MPH at 4.045. 
Q4                3.990 295.08 
Notes:  TJ qualified in 15th position and will race on Sunday to compete in the final elimination rounds. 
Round 1  .103  .902   2.269 3.179  n/a   4.041 288.95
Notes:  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.

 

Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals  

May 4th - 6th, 2012 (Commerce, GA)

RunRT60 FT330 FT 660 FT Final 
    ET
ET
ET MPH ET MPH
Q1 .099  .947  2.389  3.414  247.11  4.370  228.61 
Notes:  In TJ's debut run at the Southern Nationals, Zizzo ran a 4.370 @ 228.61 MPH against Dom Lagana, putting him in 15th place.  
Q2  .062  .878 2.238  3.184  270.75  3.964  310.77 
Notes:  In Q2, TJ ran a 3.964 @ 310.77 MPH against J.R. Todd to close out Friday qualifying runs. Although this run proved to be better for TJ, he has fallen to 16th place. 
Q3 .066  .900  2.283  3.240  268.17  4.144  240.51 
Notes:  In Q3, TJ ran a 4.144 @ 240.51 MPH against Clay Millican. TJ resides in 18th place. 
Q4  .091  .871   2.215   3.196  240.51  4.251  206.54 
Notes:  In Q4, TJ ran a 4.251 @ 206.54 MPH against Dom Lagana which kept him in 18th place. Zizzo will not qualify for the final runs in Atlanta.  
Round 1 
Notes:  N/A 

NHRA SuperNationals   

May 31st - June 3rd, 2012 (Englishtown, NJ)

RunRT60 FT330 FT 660 FT Final 
    ET
ET
ET MPH ET MPH
Q1   0.855  2.199  3.132  265.95   3.910 309.27 
Notes:    Clean run, no issues.
Q2    0.831 2.136   3.056  272.34 3.843  309.27 
Notes:   Quickest pass of career.
Q3  .105 0.872  2.392  4.107  121.76  6.119  110.51 
Notes:   Smoked the tires at about 300 feet and coasted to the finish line.
Q4  .191  0.846   2.180    3.121 269.08   3.920  300.60
Notes:    Great run! Qualified in 16th position.  Race Spencer Massey in Round 1 Eliminations.
Round 1   0.063         5.968  110.72 
Notes:   Smoked the tires about 150 feet out from the starting line.  Raced against Spencer Massey and lost.

O'Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals Presented by Super Start Batteries

June 28th - July 1st  (Joliet, IL)

RunRT60 FT330 FT 660 FT Final
    ET ET ET MPH ET MPH
Q1 0.095 0.862     2.216   3.148  270.16   3.948  295.14
Notes:   Track temperature - 110 degrees.  Clean first run down the track.
Q2 0.117  0.858   2.203    3.145 266.00   3.959 290.63 
Notes:   Started to lose traction towards the top end and hurt the motor.
Q3  0.130 0.854     2.192   3.113  274.89  3.892   306.88
Notes:   Good run in the heat of the day.
Q4   0.109 0.851     2.188    3.143 262.79 3.956   296.05
Notes:   Qualified in 16th position for finals tomorrow.  Race Tony Schumacher in the first round.
Round 1  0.092   0.839   2.173     3.096 274.44  3.872  311.20 
Notes:   Raced against Tony Schumacher and won Round 1. 
Round 2 0.108 0.842   2.195   3.150 257.78 4.009 267.00
  Raced against Hillary Will and lost round.  Engine exploded at the top end of the track.

 

Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals

July 5th - 8th, 2012 (Norwalk, OH)

RunRT60 FT330 FT 660 FT Final
    ET ET ET MPH ET MPH
Q1  0.150 0.854  2.216  3.383   184.30 4.773  156.39 
Notes:   Car left hard off the line and then slowed as the engine let go at the top end of the track.  Track temp was 148 degrees.
Q2  0.109 0.872  2.217  3.158  270.64  3.963   296.50
Notes:   Qualified in 10th position.
Q3  0.090 0.870  2.233  3.264   217.56 4.436  186.41 
Notes:   Run was clean for the first 3 seconds and then TJ shut the car off.
Q4  0.107  0.867  2.222  3.181  266.74  3.987   301.67
Notes:   Great run in the heat of the day.  Track temp was 147 degrees at the time of the run.  TJ is qualified in 11th position and races Cory McClenathan tomorrow in the first round.
Round 1   0.079 0.841   2.177 3.108  271.90  3.901   301.27
Notes:   TJ wins first round against Cory McClenathan.  In round two TJ faces David Grubnic.
Round 2   0.053 0.850 2.226  3.317  197.59  4.575  176.47 
Notes:   TJ lost this round of the race due to an issue with the supercharger.

 

Mac Tools U.S. Nationals Presented By Lucas Oil

August 29th - September 3rd / September 8th - 9th  (Indianapolis, IN)

RunRT60 FT330 FT 660 FT Final
    ET ET ET MPH ET MPH
Q1  .056 .856    2.188 3.126  270.59  3.908   307.30
Notes:   First qualifying run at the MAC Tools U.S. Nationals and finished in tenth position. 
Q2  .069 .854   2.184    3.130 260.74   3.944  290.69
Notes:  With TJ's 2nd qualifying run down, he resides in 14th place. 
Q3 .055   .865    2.204 3.132  273.77   3.939  277.32
Notes:   TJ resides in 15th place. 
Q4  .051  .854   2.190   3.129 271.41 3.905 311.92
Notes:  TJ is currently in 14th place with 1 more qualifying round to go. 
Q5 .077  .856  2.178 3.095 277.15 3.861 315.12
Notes:  TJ qualifies 14th place at the U.S. Nationals and will go on to compete in the final elimination rounds tomorrow against Antron Brown. 
Round 1 .069 .856  2.183  3.137 263.77 3.948 294.56
 Notes: TJ runs a 3.948 @ 294.56mph, but unfortunately was not quick enough to beat out Antron Brown. 

 

NHRA Midwest Nationals 

September 28th - 30th, 2012 (St. Louis, MO)

RunRT60 FT330 FT 660 FT Final
    ET ET ET MPH ET MPH
Q1 .087  .844  2.160  3.187  213.67  4.379  177.74 
Notes:  Zizzo was on track to have a great run until the engine let go with a fireball. TJ resides in 16th position. 
Q2  .081  .846 2.650  5.263  73.53  9.580  43.35 
Notes:  Zizzo resides in 17th place after smoking the tires in the second round of qualifying. 
Q3  .060 .841   2.160 3.095  269.56  3.889  298.67 
Notes:  Zizzo has his quickest past of the weekend and resides in 15th position. 
Q4  .064  .846  2.177  3.145  260.86  3.956  298.14 
Notes:  Zizzo has another solid qualifying run placing him in 15th position and a spot in the finals tomorrow. 
Round 1   .058 .876  2.295  3.526  175.16  5.015  144.16 
Notes:  Zizzo ran against Spencer Massey in Final Round 1 and the win will go to Spencer. 

 

Big O Tires NHRA Nationals  

October 25th - 28th, 2012 (Las Vegas, NV)

RunRT60 FT330 FT 660 FT Final
    ET ET ET MPH ET MPH
Q1   .853  2.176  3.133  263.41  3.941  299.33 
Notes:  Zizzo launched hard and was straight down the groove putting him in 8th place for the day. 
Q2   .849  2.175  3.109  274.22  3.878  316.23 
Notes:  Zizzo moves down the ladder to 11th position.  
Q3           4.257  213.03 
Notes:   Zizzo started to haze the tires and it appeared like he might of used up an engine with a quick flash of flame. TJ resides in 13th place. 
Q4             4.897 143.63 
Notes:   Zizzo began to smoke the tires and clicked it off early. TJ moves to 15th position and will qualify for the final elimination rounds tomorrow. 
Round 1  .067          4.258   208.17
Notes:  Zizzo dropped a cylinder and unfortunately lost against Spencer Massey. 

 

Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals

November 8th - 11th, 2012 (Pomona, CA)

RunRT60 FT330 FT 660 FT Final
    ET ET ET MPH ET MPH
Q1  - -   -  
Notes:  Zizzo pops the burst panel. The chutes deployed and stopped short of the finish line. No time taken. 
Q2           3.893 281.25
Notes:  Zizzo got to the finish line for the first time this weekend and resides in 17th place. 
Q3             8.672  83.01 
Notes:  Zizzo was close, but lost the 16th spot to McMillen on speed. TJ resides in 17th place and will not qualify for the final elimination rounds. 
Round 1  -   -  
Notes:  N/A