TJ Zizzo At Home For Joliet Weekend

Route 66 Raceway

Sweet Home Chicago for Zizzo Racing, PEAK

There’s something about a home game.

This weekend at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, TJ Zizzo and the PEAK Motor Oil/Herculiner NHRA Full Throttle Series Top Fuel team will be front and center at their home track for the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Route 66 Nationals. The majority of the team, along with primary sponsor PEAK and newly-signed marketing partner INDAK, are natives of the area and looking forward to winning rounds in front of their friends and families.

Top Fuel driver TJ Zizzo
Top Fuel driver TJ Zizzo

Photo by: Ted Rossino

“We’re so stoked to be racing so close to home at Route 66 Raceway,” Zizzo said. “They’ve been great to us and have really made the track feel like our house. With all the friends and family we’re going to have there, it’s going to be a party!”

Also supporting Zizzo Racing this weekend is legendary drag racing artist Kenny Youngblood, who designed the PEAK Motor Oil/Herculiner paint scheme on TJ’s rail this year. Each race, Youngblood features some of his legendary paintings that honor some of the biggest names in the history of drag racing. In Joliet, “Big Daddy” Don Garlits receives that privilege.

“Kenny knows a lot of people in Chicago and we’re looking forward to entertaining him and his friends,” Zizzo said. “Plus, he and ‘Big Daddy’ are going to sign the car before we launch. With that kind of help, how can we possibly lose?”

The team pulled out all the stops for the event with a recent test session at the track and was able to learn a ton of information about the car. “Thanks to our amazing crew chief, Mike Kern, we discovered some valuable facts about the car and what we need to do to get from Point A to Point B,” Zizzo said. “We’re going with a newer fuel system that should definitely improve our performance on the track.

“Considering almost all of our marketing partners are from the Chicagoland area, we want to make this proud this weekend.”

By: zizzo racing

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Series NHRA
Drivers Don Garlits
Tags chicago, joliet, nhra, route 66 raceway, top fuel, zizzo