Barely four weeks after one of the ACDelco Top Door Slammer drag team Monaros was involved in a racing incident which left the team’s season hanging in the balance, the car is set to compete at the Winternationals at Willowbank Raceway in Ipswich on June 11 to 12.
“Our last race meet was one heck of an experience,” said team principal, Maurice Fabietti.
“On one hand, we were on top of the podium with Sam Fenech, on the other we were in the news for all the wrong reasons due to the incident with Craig Burns when his parachutes failed to deploy at 380km/h.
“Thankfully the crew has been able to work some miracles and we will have two cars representing the ACDelco Monaro Slammer team at the Winternationals. “This event is drag racing’s Bathurst, it’s something everyone wants to be a part of and I’m so proud of the team who have worked tirelessly to ensure we’re there.”
This year’s Winternationals hold particular significance for GM as well as the team.
“This will be a memorable weekend, as it will be the final roar for the Monaro before it’s removed from the chassis in the off-season and reimagined using a fully composite, GM designed, Chevrolet Camaro body,” said Chris Payne, General Manager Chevrolet Racing.
“The Camaro componentry is manufactured by GM licensee Five Star Bodies in North Carolina USA and has now arrived in Australia, so we can start to make some exciting changes ahead of the new season.
“The reimagined Camaro drag car will sit alongside the Chevrolet Racing Gen3 Camaro Supercar, representing an exciting new era of Chevrolet Racing.”
GM has been part of the Australian drag race scene with the Fabietti ACDelco Race team for more than 15-years. The team campaigned a Monaro bodied 3,500hp Pro Slammer to win the championship in 2017, achieved second place in 2019-21 and, most recently, runner-up at the 2021 Winternationals.
“The ACDelco Fabietti Racing team is a high horsepower way to connect with the fans and remind people there’s GM Holden Aftersales support for Genuine Holden and ACDelco parts for the 1.5 million Holden vehicles still on the road today,” said Payne.
“This support is accessible via more than 200 Authorised Holden Certified Service Centres across Australia and New Zealand, offering peace of mind knowing that there are parts available for all manner of motoring requirements.”