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Topics:  TJ Zizzo

TJ Zizzo
TJ Zizzo is the driver of the PEAK/Herculiner NHRA Full Throttle Series Top Fuel dragster and his family-owned team is based in Lincolnshire, Ill. TJ has raced his entire life and runs Zizzo Enterprises, Inc., when he's not racing. He and his wife, Jen, have two children -- Maddie and Nick -- and spends what little free time he has golfing and riding motorcycles. Follow TJ on Twitter at Twitter.com/TJZizzo and on Facebook at Facebook.com/TJZizzo.

Team:
Owner: Tony Zizzo
Crew Chief: Mike Kern
Clutch Specialist: Tony Smith
Utilities/Tires: Mike Adams
Public Relations: Cathie Gallo
Cylinder Heads: Rick Dale
Car Chief: Rick Messmore
Bottom End/Motor Assembly: Ryan Ramos
Clutch/Car Assembly: Chris Schneider
Cylinder Head (right): Joe Cluts
Utility: Doug Wikell
Public/Media Relations: Brandon W. Mudd

Zizzo Racing Welcomes INDAK as New Marketing Partner

Brandon W. Mudd
Zizzo Racing
June 30, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CONTACT:
Brandon W. Mudd
BWMudd@ZizzoRacing.com
636-219-9676


LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – TJ Zizzo and the PEAK Motor Oil/Herculiner NHRA Full Throttle Series Top Fuel team are proud to welcome Chicago-area business INDAK Manufacturing Corporation to their family-owned operation. INDAK is an associate sponsor for the team and will be represented on the front wing of the dragster at every race.

“Being a sponsor is new for us,” said INDAK Chairman Martin Cobb. “Our company has primarily been in the OEM automotive electrical and electronic business for years, selling to customers such as GM and Ford. We haven’t advertised much in that time. We’re growing and diversifying into consumer electronic LED lighting now, and looking at different ways to benefit from our partnership with Zizzo Racing.

“For right now, it’s just good to be sponsoring the team that is going to win the NHRA Full Throttle Series race at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet!”

The INDAK Group pioneered automotive LED lighting a decade ago with stop, tail, and turn signal lighting. Today Indak is developing a line of highly efficient LED lighting products for home, office and factory use. Additional information is available at www.indaklighting.com.

Zizzo, preparing for the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Route 66 Nationals at his home track, said he has thrilled to have another partner from his area step up to work with the team. “Having PEAK and Old World Industries onboard and them being headquartered in the Chicago area is great and now, having INDAK with us, man! It really puts the pressure on us to put this Top Fuel dragster in the Winner’s Circle in Joliet next week!”

The next scheduled race for Zizzo and the PEAK Motor Oil/Herculiner team is the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Route 66 Nationals at his home track of Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill. For more information or for tickets, visit them on the Web at Route66Raceway.com

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/ZizzoRacing, and Facebook.com/ZizzoRacing. Videos of TJ and Zizzo Racing can be found at YouTube.com/TJZizzo.

-ZR-


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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