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Michael Marriott renews contract with Spinozzi Racing


Posted: Saturday, November 22nd 2014

Spinozzi Racing is pleased to announce they have re-signed Michael Marriott as the team’s crew chief for the next 18 months. Michael’s original contract was for 12 months for the 2014 ANDRA Pro Stock season.

The 2015 Pro Stock season will only be six months long as ANDRA have made a decision to return to the financial year calendar style for 2015/16  championship, Spinozzi racing  felt it was a good decision to have things in place for the next 18 months.

“I’m ecstatic with the results that we have posted in the last 12 months since Michael has joined the team. The new Camaro has been extremely hard work and has had its gremlins; I think ‘Michael has shaken them out now. It’s a combination of  both set up and power and that’s why Rino Conte at RC Performance Engines is always working hard on our engine and in house cylinder head and manifold  development program.  Pro Stock is a tough class and is forever moving forward, The 6.87 @ 200mph time posted by Lee Bektash just goes to show how hard the other teams are working. At the recent Nationals the teams that were not there at the top and are regularly in the top 5 will be working hard to get back there and this is what makes Pro Stock  so exciting”, remarked Emilio Spinozzi, Spinozzi Racing co-team owner and driver.

Michael was of the same opinion regarding the team’s performance.

“First of all I want to thank Emilio and Adamo Spinozzi for giving me the opportunity to return to the team next season. I feel that we have worked well as a team and we’re extremely happy with the results. This has been a season of innovation and learning. Adamo and I have been working on a unique clutch program. Mark Menscer made the trip out recently for the season ending Nationals at Sydney Dragway to assist with the shock absorber program. Rino Conte has provided the power which has enabled the team to become the quickest Chevy powered Pro Stock team and 2nd quickest car in the country”.

2014 Spinozzi Racing highlights include

  • Runner up at the 2014 X Champs
  • First car to run 6.975 during the first qualifying session of the 2014 Fuchs Lubricants Winter Nationals. At the time this was the quickest and fastest Pro Stock run in Australian Drag Racing history
  • Two weeks later during testing in Sydney the team repeated the effort with 6.970
  •  Quickest and fastest Chev Powered Pro Stock team in the country – 6.93 seconds
  • Going .986 to the 60 foot. Australia’s quickest 60 footing Pro Stock car

Spinozzi Racing would like to thank there sponsor and supporters, Terra Civil, Hitachi Construction Machinery, Sydney Truck Centre, Sloane built Trailers, Soligo Concrete, Kemps Creek Mitre 10, Western Filters, Motorsport Database, Pasta Italia, Optimum Fire, Al’s Race Glides, Smithfield Diff and Gear, VP Racing Fuels, Brasswell Carburetion, Leanders Clutches, Menscer motorsports, Street Car Fabrication, Proforce Motorsports and Corfield Media Solutions for their continued support of the team.







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