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Zappia on track for East Coast Nationals

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John Zappia is on track for a big 2015 East Coast Nationals event in his Fuchs HQ Monaro Top Doorslammer after recent events. Sixteen Top Doorslammer Teams have registered for the event, with some tough competition for the champ.

“We are going to have to be on the ball this weekend,” said Zap, “O’Rourke, Kapiris, Belleri and others are hot on our heels and marching into the five eights more easily now. We have a five seven car though, but a lot will depend on track and weather conditions and how it all comes together”.

Last weekends much talked about blower vs turbo shootout ended up a victory to the blower guys with Zap dominating the day in the APSA Extreme Class.

“My first APSA event at Perth Motorplex running in Extreme Outlaw class, and I managed to get the Fuchs Monaro down to 2,696 lbs – only 4 lbs lighter than for legal Top Doorslammer weight. Was able to add a bit more overdrive on the D PSI blower, but struggled with tyre shake and had to peddle all runs but still managed 5.77, 5.80, 5.76, and 5.78 in the final for a win over Shane Catalano”.

“We had a win over Paul Mouhayet’s Moits turbo Camaro running a 5.80 @ 406mph to his 5.90 @ 402mph, settling that score on the day. My best speed for the night was 253mph (407kms). Big thanks to all my sponsors, my awesome crew, and fans. Got my first APSA Trophy to add to my collection”.

Zappia leads the 2015/2016 Top Doorslammer Championship after winning the last round at Darwin. He gained enough points with the win and low ET to head the Top Doorslammer Championship points table with 199, ahead of O’Rourke with 170 and Kapiris on 152.

Live coverage of the event is available online at www.dragnews.com.au and the Twitter feed to your mobile, and will be live from 3pm AEDT Saturday and 12:30pm AEDT on Sunday at http://www.epicentre.tv/promoter/400-thunder/..

Tickets and details at www.sydneydragway.com.au

Qualifying Sat 7th Nov 2015

Q1 – 3.16pm

Q2 – 5.16pm

Q3 – 7.16pm

Eliminations Sun 8th Nov 2015

Round 1- 1.25pm

Semi     – 3.13pm

Final     – 4.52pm

Top Doorslammer Field

1 Mark BELLERI NSW 67 HOLDEN
2 Ben BRAY QLD 2639 CHEV
3 Paul CANNULI NSW 226 PLYMOUTH
4 Pat CARBONE WA 1386 CHEV
5 Bill GOONAN QLD 1239 CAMARO
6 Geoff GRADDEN NSW 1936 CHRYSLER
7 Peter KAPIRIS VIC 4 DODGE
8 Frank MAMONE NSW 670 HEMI
9 Charlie MICALI NSW 3583 PLYMOUTH
10 Grant OROURKE QLD 1067 PONTIAC
11 Pino PRIOLO WA 144 CHEV
12 Johnny ROSO ACT 169 CAMARO 69
13 Andrew SEARLE QLD 1257 FORD
14 Robin TAYLOR VIC 1670 CHEVROLET CAMARO
15 Jeffery WILSON NSW 1004 CORVETTE
16 John ZAPPIA WA 846 HOLDEN

 

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Photos courtesy Phil Blondel  https://www.facebook.com/phil.blondel?fref=ts

Posted in 2015/2016 Season Top Doorslammer News.