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Zizzo Ready to Show What PEAK Motor Oil Team is Capable Of At Gators

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Zizzo Ready to Show What PEAK Motor Oil Team is Capable Of At Gators

Brandon Mudd
High Side Media
Zizzo Racing
March 13, 2013


Brandon W. Mudd

TJ Zizzo
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – TJ Zizzo has never been one for beating around the bush. His feelings regarding his DNQ at Pomona reflects that policy.

“Pomona sucked!”

However, the second-generation NHRA Mello Yello Series Top Fuel pilot also isn’t one for dwelling on the past and this weekend’s NHRA Gatornationals at Auto Plus Raceway in Gainesville, Fla., will give him and his PEAK Motor Oil team a chance at both redemption and their first round win of the 2013 season.

“I feel more comfortable going to Gainesville,” Zizzo said at the team’s shop near Chicago. “We have worked on many items since Pomona. Hopefully our fuel system will be happy. Our first run of the weekend will give us information that we can use moving forward.”

Another reason for Zizzo’s positive attitude is meteorological in nature. “It hasn’t stopped snowing here since we got back from Pomona!” he said. “The entire team is looking forward to some Florida sunshine.”

If there is anything Zizzo could be better at then driving his PEAK Motor Oil rail at 300+ mph, it’s entertaining fans, and he will have plenty of opportunities to do that this weekend at the PEAK hospitality tent near the Zizzo Racing pit area.

“PEAK’s hospitality tent will be the fun place to be throughout race weekend at the Gatornationals!”

TJ in the Media: TJ was the subject of a two-part video shoot at Pomona, describing the ups and downs of racing in the NHRA Mello Yello Series. Check out Part 1 HERE and Part 2 HERE.

Fans of TJ Zizzo and Zizzo Racing can find updates and photos of the PEAK/Herculiner Top Fuel team by checking out ZizzoRacing.com, Twitter.com/TJZizzo, and Facebook.com/TJZizzo.

Zizzo will race his PEAK Motor Oil rail in the NHRA Mello Yellow Series event at the Auto Plus Raceway in Gainesville, Fla., at the NHRA Gatornationals. The first round of qualifying is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. local time Friday with the second expected for 3:30. The final two rounds of qualifying for the Nitro classes are expected to start at 12:45 p.m. and 3 p.m. local time. Finals kick off Sunday at 11 a.m. immediately following pre-race ceremonies. For information about the event or to purchase tickets, visit NHRATix.com or call 800-884-NHRA (6472).


About Zizzo Racing:
Zizzo Racing has been involved in drag racing at the top levels for more than 30 years. Based in Lincolnshire, Ill. and owned by Tony Zizzo, the team started racing in 1980 in the Top Alcohol Dragster class, moving to nitro with TJ in 2004 after earning his class license. In 2007, TJ Zizzo finished second in the final IHRA standings and now competes on a part-time basis in the NHRA Full Throttle Series.

About PEAK/Old World Industries:
PEAK® Performance Products are marketed and distributed by Old World Industries, which is among the largest privately held companies competing in the automotive aftermarket. The Northbrook, Illinois based company enjoys a presence in the automotive product markets, energy exploration, and chemical manufacturing in more than 50 countries worldwide. Old World's Product offering includes PEAK® Antifreeze; PEAK® Windshield Wash and Wiper Blades; PEAK® Performance Motor Oil; a full line of PEAK® Electronics; HERCULINER® Truck Bed Liner Kits; and SIERRA®, the safer antifreeze. For more information, please visit www.peakauto.com.

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