ZDayZ 2016 will be May 19th-22nd, 2016

ZDayZ 2015 was Amazing


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.

Visit Central Florida Z Club   Visit Florida Panhandle Z/G Community   Visit Mid Atlantic Z Owners' Club   Visit Palmetto Z Car Club   Visit Z Car Club Of Northern Virginia   Visit Z Car Association of Richmond

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!

ZDayZ Cards Against Humanity

by and Visit Inappropriate Motorsports
ROFL, what the Carolina guys and gals pulled off for an inaugural event was epic, not only was it entertaining to participate, it was also inappropriate enough to watch.
1st Place: Great Lakes Z CLub
2nd Place: Morgan K

Friday Recap

Second annual 5/10k run/walk

What can I say, another excellent turnout for the America's Fund 5/10k.   Dave Winter of DXD Racing Clutches was waiting on me this year with , a free DXD Racing Clutch kit as the prize.   And you, the 72 runners, limpers, walkers and volunteers, that choose to get up and endure the cold and undoubted the hardest 5/10k out there; thank you.   There were plenty of antics, but as usual it was hard to beat Trevor and his shenanigans for the costume.   We had raised ~$2000 directly from the race.   $129 was raised from the poker run where extra cards were drawn.   We passed the hat on Saturday for America's Fund and you donated an additional $1362, THank you for that.   And because of all that, we are going to send a check $4,000 for America’s Fund.

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 10kFemale 10kMale 5kFemale 5k
1st Derek Brown
Demi Chang
Hal Heiner
Stephanie Looney
2nd Scott Gleeson
Russel Floyd
Shanna Floyd
3rd Al Abertson
Nate Todesco
Natashia Vandueren

The massively popular Droptop CruiZe

was buzzinezz as usual.  The group stayed nice and tight as they crawled all over the place.  Kevin and Teresa Brown of Triangle Z Club of OWNED this event since its inception, and this year is no exception!

Droptop cruize photos

ZDayZ Timed, Speed, Distance Rally


Partners, partners, partners

Please show some love and reach out to each and every one of our partners that helped us with ZDayZ.  In alphabetical order:

Visit Nissan Custom Concept Motorsports DSK Engineering | Brake, Better! Haltech - Engine Management Systems Visit Motordyne Engineering Visit Uprev

Partner Clubs

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:

The Welcome Dinner

This was the first time for ZDayZ that we all could get together to talk and eat.   Per our tradition we brought all of our veterans on stage so that we could thank them for their service, and response was AMAZING!

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.  

The Z1 Deck party

was amazing.   Don James was spinning and everyone else was dancing!   Lots of great covers in a unique style.

Saturday Recap

ZDayZ/Nissan Car Show

Morning rain always puts a damper on any car show but like a wise man once said; if you ever want it to rain, simply wash your car)...   Seriously - large kudos go out to Z Atlanta Staff, and the voluntolds, who grew webbed feet and dealt with the rain, muck and weather to get the car show on track and running at full speed.   Out of ~160 cars registered for the car show, we still had over 100 cars parked for the show.   On the bright side, we finished judging in record time!

The ZDayZ Exhaust Competition

was sponsored by Dynosty and Fast Intentions and all of the sweat equity donated by the Great Lakes Z Club.   Fontana Village will forever be known as the Bermuda Triangle for all things electronic as far as Lee Helpingstine is concerned.   Last year Fontana Village ate his Mac Book, and this year the server just wouldn't run, so back to old school voting again.   This year I heard a few complaints that hybrid Zs are winning and there should be an asterisk associated to the exhaust soundoff, I'm listening, what say you?  (

Best Sounding Exhaust, winning a trophy and the distinction, as the best sounding exhaust at ZDayZ (which is a TOUGH sell!): Traland Tomlin

Worst Sounding Exhaust, winning a $700 gift certificate from Fast Intentions as well as a few grimaces and head shakes as he drove past the crowd: Steven Quimby

And the unofficial prize for the most pathetic attempt on a two stroke goes to Bryan Settle.

ZDayZ Awards Dinner

has a reputation of capping off a great weekend and starting an even better party night!   This year was no different.   Preceding the infamous After Party, the ZDayZ Awards Dinner on Saturday evening brought the participants together for one more dose of shenanigans for 2015.   This year there were more door prizes, more inside jokes, and a long line of raffle prizes that kept everyone smiling from ear to ear.  

Mad Mike, took the microphone and almost didn't give it back.  

Of course you can’t have an awards dinner without having awards!   We handed out lots of accolades to the Corn Hole winners, the winner (and loser) of the exhaust contest, and last but not least the Car Show winners!   Ever been to car show awards and always wondered which cars won?   We got you covered!   See below for pictures and names of all the car show winners.

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 Place
Bernie 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:

Once again, thanks to our partners, we had some absolutely awesome stuff to give away, and unfortunately we only have room to list the AWESOMEST stuff here:

Raffle Prizes
Vendor Prize Vendor Prize
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 MotorsportsZDayz 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  

Teh After Party

was uncorked as usual.  I only remember parts of it, so someone else needs to write the recap of the after party.

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