Pomona II: TJ Zizzo Saturday report

Zizzo Qualifies 12th in Pomona; Faces Cory Mac Sunday POMONA, Calif. - The PEAK/Herculiner NHRA Full Throttle Series Top Fuel dragster was fast Saturday during qualifying for the Auto Club NHRA Finals here. Unfortunately, the ETs earned by TJ ...

Zizzo Qualifies 12th in Pomona; Faces Cory Mac Sunday

POMONA, Calif. - The PEAK/Herculiner NHRA Full Throttle Series Top Fuel dragster was fast Saturday during qualifying for the Auto Club NHRA Finals here. Unfortunately, the ETs earned by TJ Zizzo don't bear that out after running a 4.120 at 236.22 mph during the first round Saturday and a 4.606 at 163.02 mph under the lights in the final round. Zizzo's Q2 time of 3.918 on Friday was good enough to put him in the show Sunday in the 12th slot.

"We lost a hole in the first round," Zizzo said, "and it was pure driver error in the second round. I got out of the groove, pure and simple. But our PEAK/Herculiner car was FAST. There's no doubt about that. Our crew put a great car under me and we're going to win some rounds Sunday."

Zizzo will face Cory McClenathan in the first round of eliminations Sunday, setting up an interesting battle. "It's PEAK versus Prestone," he said. "We've run against Cory Mac several times, both in NHRA and IHRA and never beat him. But the percentages are for us tomorrow and we're going to the second round."

In NHRA pairings, Zizzo is 0-4 against Cory Mac, most recently falling to the Don Schumacher Racing driver in E2 of the US Nationals at Indianapolis this year.

-source: zizzo racing

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Series NHRA
Drivers Cory McClenathan , Cory Mac , Don Schumacher