Top Fuel driver T.J. Zizzo has become an NHRA fan favorite the last several years.
Zizzo will have some special fans in attendance Saturday at the Spring Nationals in Baytown, Texas near Houston. Heroes for Children is having a family day at the track. There is expected to be 70 families with Heroes for Children at the track.
Heroes for Children is a charity foundation founded in 2004 by two mothers in memory of their daughters. Heroes for Children provides financial and social assistance to families battling cancer within the state of Texas.
“Dan (Martens) who owns Misix which is our agency of record, he was a cancer survivor as a child,” Zizzo said. “That is where this whole thing stemmed from. With Heroes for Children being based in Texas we thought this would be a perfect event to do something like this.”
Misix is a full service marketing and innovation agency, and is a sponsor on Zizzo’s dragster.
On Thursday, Zizzo attended a patient party at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.
“It was one of those deals where they were an inspiration to me,” Zizzo said. “I do not know if I was an inspiration to them, but they were certainly an inspiration to me. I just wanted to go there and entertain them. We donated a laptop computer to a 14-year-old candidate. When you see something like that it just touches your heart to the nth degree. I have two healthy children at home and thank God because you never know.”
The families in attendance Saturday with Heroes for Children Saturday will attend a Zizzo autograph session in the morning and take a group picture. Friends, board members and volunteers of Heroes for Children also will sit together in section 106 Saturday. Race track owner, Seth Angel, is providing a generous block of discounted tickets to support this event.
Zizzo is racing a limited Top Fuel schedule this season. Following Houston, Zizzo will compete at Atlanta (May 4-6) and Englishtown, N.J. (May 31-June 3).
“That will be the first time ever we have raced at Englishtown,” Zizzo said. “One of our team members, Tony Smith, our clutch specialist, has always wanted to go there (Englishtown). He has been with us for 20 years and we were finally able to grant him that wish. After Engishtown, we will go to Chicago (June 28-July 1), and Norwalk, Ohio (July 5-8). Then, we will go Indy (Aug. 29-Sept. 3), St. Louis (Sept. 28-30), Vegas (Oct. 25-28) and Pomona (Nov. 8-11).”
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