Reigning ANDRA Top Doorslammer Champion John Zappia is in Adelaide this weekend for the Fuchs Spring Nationals, which is Round 8 of the current series – and hopes to extend his lead and secure a seventh straight championship.
“We are coming off three straight wins this season and our form is good” said Zappia, “The break since Darwin has been great and the team is refreshed, but we are more determined than ever to get the Fuchs/Striker Crushing and Screening Monaro going quick”.
Zap holds a 138-point lead in the championship over Bishop, with O’Rourke a further 126 behind in third. With this event and the final round at the Nationals in Sydney, the champ looks in a strong position.
“Look we are not treating this lightly. Sport at the top level is tough – look what happened to Sydney in the AFL Grand Final – if you are off your game a small amount it could cost you. We are very thorough with our preparation and attention to details at Zappia Racing, and a very strong winning culture that is contagious and confidence building. But we will be trying to eliminate any mistakes that can creep in”.
“Adelaide is a great track for the fans, and our Naming Rights Sponsors Fuchs. The turnout and atmosphere is good, and we hope to entertain and thrill the crowd with the Crusher Monaro, and give our sponsors something to smile about”.
“Rino has done a great job in preparing the track and promoting this event and we hope there is a big crowd to create a great atmosphere”.
“We welcome new Major Sponsor – Hoosier Racing Tire, who will now be supplying our racing slicks. A big thank-you to Faron Lubbers for the support. We need all the technical expertise we can get to try and overcome the tyre shake these Top Doorslammers sometimes get plagued with”.
Top Doorslammer has eleven entrants for the two day event, with qualifying starting on Sat 4th at 4.30pm Adelaide time. Q2 is at 6.35pm, and Q3 at 8.20pm. Eliminations on Sunday 5th are at 11.45am, 1.50pm and 4.23pm.