Atlanta: T. J. Zizzo preview

Zizzo adds to list of firsts in Atlanta ATLANTA (May 12, 2010) -- T.J Zizzo and the Zizzo Racing, PEAK/HERCULINER Top Fuel Dragster will make their first appearance at the Atlanta Dragway for this weekend's NHRA Southern Nationals. "It's our...

Zizzo adds to list of firsts in Atlanta

ATLANTA (May 12, 2010) -- T.J Zizzo and the Zizzo Racing, PEAK/HERCULINER Top Fuel Dragster will make their first appearance at the Atlanta Dragway for this weekend's NHRA Southern Nationals.

"It's our first time ever to this track," Zizzo said. "Hopefully this track can produce some luck for us." Zizzo, like every driver, hopes for a little, but since Lady Luck can be a fickle mistress, his team is making sure the car is ready. "Mike Kern and Tony Smith have been working closely together to get us a more consistent race car," Zizzo added. "We'll take what we learned at the Houston race and try to apply it here in Atlanta."

While hard luck and good work always play a part in drag racing, Zizzo knows just having the opportunity to race is half the battle. "I have a better chance of winning the event when I am there, than when I'm sitting on my couch watching it on ESPN2," Zizzo said. "We're just really happy to be racing in Atlanta."

Not to be outdone, team owner Tony Zizzo added a first to his list when he took his wild 1940 (alcohol, blown street rod) Willys to Union Grove, Wis. last weekend for its inaugural run down the quarter mile. While the event was rained out, T.J. was glad to help Tony at the track. "It was an off weekend for us and we're at the drag strip - and that was cool," T.J. said. "My dad loves to take this car up to McDonald's to get milk shakes for all of our team members. I'm used to watching him terrorize the neighborhood and taking out mailboxes, so it was nice to see it at least near a drag strip."

-source: zizzo racing

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Drivers T. J. Zizzo , Tony Smith