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Posted: Sunday 27th November 2011

The Terra Civil/Hitachi Construction Machinery GTO has been spending a lot of time testing in preparation for next year’s racing round in Perth.

‘We have been given plenty of opportunity to run and test the car in the past two months, the weather has not been great for running fast PB’s, but we have recording good data that is pointing us in the right direction ’ Emilio Spinozzi of Spinozzi Racing co-team owner and driver of the Terra Civil/Hitachi Pontiac GTO.

In testing the team has produced some quick 1.02sec 60 foot times, which equates to low 7.1 second runs. With a previous best of 7.30, the team has now bettered their elapsed time and mph to a personal best of 7.14@193mph.

The PB was made possible by Rino from RC Performance Engines finding a few extra horsepower out of the 400ci Chevrolet, further clutch adjustment/development and chassis refining. ‘we have not been able to get on top of the clutch 100%, and we believe that at this stage this is where our problem lays from running that elusive 7.0’ says Adamo Spinozzi co owner/crew chief.

The Spinozzi Racing crew has worked tirelessly to get the team to this point. During recent testing, the team smashed a few diff centres and burnt up a couple of clutches with the new found power and rear end grip.

The team would love nothing more than to continue developing the drive-train/chassis and the goal is to run 7.0 in the near future.

Check out the Terra Civil/Hitachi Construction Machinery GTO in person at the V8 Supercars Dec 2-4th at the Sydney Telstra 500 in Gasoline Alley.

Emilio and Adamo Spinozzi would sincerely like to thank relatively new sponsors Hitachi for getting on board and supporting a Pro Stock drag racing car for the very first time.

Hitachi Construction Machinery, make a range construction machinery amongst other products and services.

Visit their website for more information.

Spinozzi Racing would like to thank the following sponsors:
Terra Civil
Hitachi Construction Machinery (Australia PL)
Mitre 10 Solutions Kemps Creek
RC Performance Engines
Profiler Performance Products
VP Racing Fuels
Pasta Italia
Al’s Race Glides
Velardi Restorations
Race Teknix
Optimum Fire
Smithfield Diff & Gear
Zagari Engeneering
Wurth Products
Aeroflow Performance Products




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