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Just days after declaring its expansion in the USA, Noonan Race is proud to announce that 10-times Australian Top Doorslammer Champion John Zappia will race the Noonan-owned ’69 Jerry Bickel Promod.

The car is the newest of the three Jerry Bickel ’69 Camaro Promods in existence, and Zappia will compete in the last three races of the PDRA for Noonan Race using the all-new Noonan 4.9 borespace engine.

The team will be fully serviced and maintained from the Noonan stable, with Noonan principal and engine builder Jamie Noonan stating it was an exciting time for the company.

“It has been a great few weeks for Noonan Race – to announce our expansion into new state of the art facilities in South Carolina was huge and now to confirm that Australia’s leading drag racer will be flying the flag for us over the last three races of the PDRA is very exciting,” Noonan said.

“The Jerry Bickel 69 Camaro Promod is a brilliant machine and I can’t wait to see what Zap can do with it and our all-new Noonan 4.9 borespace engine at these events.”

About Noonan
Noonan Ultimate Race Engineering is one of Australia’s premier race engine building and development facilities and a world leader in billet component innovation and boasts a growing presence in the US market. Their track-proven products were utilized in 2016 during the NHRA Top Alcohol championship-winning efforts of Joey Severance and Jonnie Lindberg, and by 10-time Australian Top Doorslammer Legend – John Zappia.

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