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!
Wags4Tags Uniting our psychologically and emotionally impaired Veterans across North Carolina with trained Companion, Emotional Support Dogs rescued from kill shelters so the two can heal in unconditional love, trust and loyalty.
|Place||Male 10k||Female 10k||Male 5k||Female 5k||Best Costume|
|1st||Derek Brown52:28||Monica Oliverio63:24||Caleb Konzelman16:26||Stephanie Looney20:40||David AlverezCaptain America|
|2nd||Scott Gleeson68:55||Giovanni Alverez19:57||Laura Fusz27:57||Giovanni AlverezSpider Man|
|3rd||Kevin Kribbs20:24||Kelsie Padavana39:13|
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 2016 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.
If you are interested in your club helping staff an event in 2017 please do not hesitate to ask Bryan Settle how your club can help.
|Car Show Winners|
|Diamond in the rough Pete Haussler||Best Roadster Chad Williams||Best Track Car Dustin McGehee||Best Engine Bay David Brooks|
|Best Entertainment Kim Lim||...And you Spent too Much Alex Renfro||Best in Show Asby Fulmer||S30 Stock 1st Place Matthew Ragan|
|S30 Mild 1st Place Asby Fulmer||S30 Wild 1st Place David Brooks||S130 Stock 1st PlaceAsby Fulmer||S130 Mild 1st PlaceAsby Fulmer|
|Z31 Stock 1st Place Asby Fulmer||Z31 Mild 1st Place Mike Twitty||Z32 Stock 1st Place Asby Fulmer||Z32 Mild 1st Place Brandon Laremont|
|Z32 Mild 2nd Place Russell DiVittorio||Z32 Wild 1st Place John Brooks||Z32 Wild 2nd Place Dustin McGee||Z33 Stock 1st Place Monica Hernandez|
|Z33 Mild 1st Place Alex Renfro||Z33 Mild 2nd Place Dustin Wyke||Z33 Mild 3rd Place Stan Saryhin||Z33 Wild 1st Place VJ Hans|
|Z33 Wild 2nd Place Joseph Hesler||Z33 Wild 3rd Place Chris Williams||Z34 Stock 1st Place David Woodruff||Z34 Stock 2nd Place Scott Sieg|
|Z34 Stock 3rd Place Shelby Wolford||Z34 Mild 1st Place Mark Pisano||Z34 Mild 2nd Place Louis Galanos||Z34 Mild 3rd Place Emily Sauter|
|Z34 Wild 1st Place Chris Cornado||Z34 Wild 2nd Place Nick Keene||G35 Mild 1st Place Aaron Pastor||G35 Mild 2nd Place Sarah Beth Ervin|
|G35 Wild 1st Place Gary Quach||G37 Mild 1st Place Brian Caldwell||G37 Mild 2nd Place Thaddaeus Picott||G37 Wild 1st Place Kim Lim|
|Skyline 1st Place Aaron Oxley||Other Datsun 1st PlaceChris Lynn||Other Nissan 1st PlaceJustin Woodham||Other 1st Place Nate Tiuseco|
|Other 2nd Place Winnie Choi||Extreme 1st Place Petr Pakosta||Extreme 2nd Place Rich McCauley|
|AAM||VQ37 Performance Intake Manifold||Aeromotive||Fuel pump system with Regulator|
|Custom Concept Motorsports||Tein Street basis coilover set||DXD Clutches||Stage 1 clutch and flywheel kit|
|Dynosty||Cosworth VQ fuel rails||Fast Intentions||VQ35DE Resonated Test Pipes|
|FNG Performance||APR Splitter||Forged Performance||Ecutek programming kit wiht license|
|Inappropriate Motorsports||ZDayz Stuff||Lou Fusz||4 Bridgestone Tires|
|Jim Wolf Technologies||Dual Pop-Charger 09+ w/Heat Shields||Motordyne Engineering||XYZ longtube headers|
|RJ Manufacturing||RJM lower intake manifold kit||SOHO Motorsports||SOHO Single Exit Catback Exhaust|
|Z1 Motorsports||2 piece Akebono or Brembo Front Rotors||UPREV||Osiris Standard Tune|
And if you read all the way down to this line of fine print, congratulations – you’ve reached the end of the internet!
ZDayZ is a rain or shine event