To start any event there is always the paperwork, piles and piles of paperwork. And for us registration is where ZDayZ paperwork starts. We’d like to extend a huge thank you to the following clubs for all of their help and support of our event and their hand in getting things started off right. Registration is NOT a glorious gig, by any stretch of the imagination, but it is absolutely necessary and we cannot thank them enough. If you or your club helped during the registration part of the ZDayZ weekend, we offer you our extreme gratitude.
Forged Performance's 6th Annual ZDayZ Top Dawg Airstrip The event was even bigger and better than all previous years. We would like to thank the many spectators and participants who came out to enjoy the day at the Hendersonville Airport. Without you, it wouldn't have been such a huge success! Just short of 20 cars, of all makes and models, made runs down the 3000 foot airstrip reaching speeds in excess of 150+ mph, while onlookers enjoyed the sights and sounds in the beautiful afternoon weather. Fast Intentions used the event to unveil their stunning Twin Turbo kit for the 370Z, while making a couple dozen passes down the airstrip to fully demonstrate its capabilities. The final contest would feature the Alpha 10 of Forged Performance, vs. the Alpha 12 of TopSpeed Motorsports. With both cars producing north of 1000whp, it was the closest margin in ZDayZ Top Dawg history, but as we say each year, there are can only be ONE Top Dawg...and this year we congratulate Andrew Sweet for being named this year’s TOP DAWG. We hope to see you all next year! -- Reid Traylor - Marketing Associate, Forged Performance
The ZDayZ ‘Partners’ Arrive:
First – please find your way to the comprehensive list of the ZDayZ Partners on the ZDayZ Event Partners page. Please know that the ZDayZ Partners do not ‘sponsor’ ZDayZ, but that they are Partners with the ZDayZ Organizers in producing this legendary event. Many of the great stories & good times of the past 12 years are rooted in our Partners efforts & antics! If you wish to support ZDayZ, each of the ZDayZ Partners should be the place you start for your Nissan Performance Platform needs.
In the months/weeks/days running up to ZDayZ, our hearts and minds leave for Fontana Village long before we do. This applies in total to the ZDayZ Staff and for sure nearly all of our fellow attendees. However, for our ZDayZ Partners, the approach of ZDayZ adds the edge of really having your ‘stuff’ together when that middle Thursday in May rolls around. The Partners attend as part of the ZDayZ community – they are as much us, as we are them - and they drag a great deal more baggage to FVR than what fits in Z, G or a GT-R. That baggage may be stuff for us to admire or go home with, or an idea and/or activity to entertain us. The ZDayZ Partners are all ‘Voluntolds’ in a somewhat different degree (and they get screwed as to the shirt).
ZDayZ Thursday morning marks the arrival and set up of the ZDayZ Partners with on-site presence. There is always a level of anticipatory excitement with this as we get to see what our friends have brought for our titillation. ZDayZ saw that display step up again, running the gambit from jaw dropping eye candy, to massive stopping power, through awesome track & street machines, and many solutions for spinal cord disintegrating power & performance!
America’s Fund America's Fund is a program created to direct urgently needed resources and financial support to injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Since its inception in 2004, the Semper Fi Fund has provided more than $91 million in support. As injured heroes from different branches of service are treated side by side at our nation's military hospitals, requests for assistance to all branches have continued to grow. Today, their first priority is providing family support grants. These enable families to spend time at loved ones' hospital bedsides, free from the financial pressures of travel, temporary lodging and lost wages.
|Place||Male 10k||Female 10k||Male 5k||Female 5k|
|1st||Derek Brown52:22||Demi Chang60:05||Hal Heiner25:49||Stephanie Looney26:19|
|2nd||Scott Gleeson67:14||Russel Floyd26:26||Shanna Floyd31:21|
|3rd||Al Abertson68:38||Nate Todesco26:26||Natashia Vandueren32:14|
Please show some love and reach out to each and every one of our partners that helped us with ZDayZ. In alphabetical order:
These are the people that put in the sweat equity to make ZDayZ run as smooth and efficiently as it does. Without the support of our partner clubs, ZDayZ would be much more quaint affair and certainly not as fun. In alphabetical order:
Once again we kicked off the weekend with a massive round of door prizes provided by our partners, and this year we gave away over $15,000 of goodies!!!! All we can say is WOW. Please take this opportunity and visit our partner page, and please take the time to visit each of our partner’s sites/social media pages and thank them. It would also be a great idea if you spent a little (or a bunch) of coin with them and drop our name with them as you do it. Every year our partners take great care in making sure that the ZDayZ participants get some great swag, and 2014 is no exception as they exceeded all expectations. We ask a lot of them and they never flinch or hesitate to step up to the plate for us and for YOU.
Keeping the cheers going we also gave club plaques to the following clubs in appreciation of all the hard work they do to help ZDayZ, we simply couldn't do it without them. This is just one more example of “For Enthusiasts, By Enthusiasts.” Our club participation never fails to amaze us. If you are interested in your club helping staff an event in 2015 please do not hesitate to ask Bryan Settle how your club can help.
|Car Show Winners|
|Diamond in the rough Damien Penny||Best Roadster Lee Vermont||Best Track Car Chris Hendrickson||Best Engine Bay Mike Mixon|
|Best Tape Max Jordan||.. And you Spent too Much Chris Forsberg||Best in Show Mark Didyoung||S30 Mild 1st Place Steve Waller|
|S30 Wild 1st Place Chris Melde||S130 Wild 1st Place Steven Dillard||Z31 Stock 1st Place Asby Fulmer||Z32 Stock 1st Place Dawn Thomas|
|Z32 Mild 1st Place Bobby Leisure||Z32 Mild 2nd Place Mike Haas||Z32 Wild 1st Place Chris Grigg||Z33 Stock 1st Place Arthur Womack|
|Z33 Mild 1st Place Dustin Wyke||Z33 Mild 2nd Place Mauricio Gomez||Z33 Mild 3rd Place Jay Fogelquist||Z33 Wild 1st Place Stanislay Saryhin|
|Z33 Wild 2nd Place John Price||Z33 Wild 3rd Place Austin Stollsteimer||Z34 Stock 1st Place Debbie Waller||Z34 Mild 1st Place Devin Ploeger|
|Z34 Mild 2nd Place Joe Fortune||Z34 Mild 3rd Place John Rhodes||Z34 Wild 1st Place Petr Pakosta||Z34 Wild 2nd Place Ben Wallace|
|Z34 Wild 3rd Place Kelly Fields||G35 Mild 1st Place Sarah Ervin||G35 Mild 2nd Place Aaron Kollumeyer||G35 Wild 1st Place Johnny Allgood|
|G37 Mild 1st Place Michael Nocastro||G37 Mild 2nd Place Eric Stone||G37 Mild 3rd Place William Fuentes||Skyline 1st Place Curt Dreyfus|
|GTR 1st Place Terry Brand||Other Nissan 1st PlaceBernie Bilski||Other 1st Place Atif Ahmed (Dai)|
To state that we enjoy folks from all walks of life would be redundant, but what is amazing are some of the great lengths our participants will go to join us! Such as:
|AAM||$2000 Discount off of twin turbo system||AMS||Z34 AMS INC. Adjustable Control Arm Kit|
|Custom Concept Motorsports||370Z Dual intake Kit||DSK Brakes||Front Big Brake Kit 350Z/G35|
|Dynosty||ARP L19 Head Studs for VQ35DE||Fast Intentions||VQ35DE Resonated Test Pipes|
|Fast Intentions||VQ35DE Non-Resonated Test Pipes||Fast Intentions||VQ35HR Resonated Test Pipes|
|DXD Racing Clutches||DXD clutch and flywheel kit||Forged Performance||Stainless Steel Brake Lines GT-R|
|Forged Performance||Cobb Access Port GT-R||Inappropriate Motorsports||ZDayz Historical Bundle|
|Haltech||Dual Channel Wideband Gauge||Lou Fusz||4 Bridgestone Tires|
|Jim Wolf Technologies||Dual Pop-Charger 09+ w/Heat Shields||Jim Wolf Technologies||35VQDE Pop Charger|
|Motordyne Engineering||350Z/G35 ART Pipes||SOHO Motorsports||AEM UEGO Wideband 02 Gauge|
|SOHO Motorsports||SOHO Single Exit Catback Exhaust||The Powder Coater||$400 Gift Certificate|
|Tidewater Z Service||Z31 Shock Set||Z1 Motorsports||Z Nationals package, includes track day at AMP|
|Z1 Motorsports||2 piece Akebono or Brembo Front Rotors||Z1 Motorsports||HJC Racing Helmet|
|UPREV||Osiris Standard Tune|
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ZDayZ is a rain or shine event