KonRodz TAFC Revved for Concord

Canadian Top Alcohol Funny Car team Kon Rodz Racing is packing up and heading south for the weekend.  The talented and fast improving team will be in action during NHRA’s 4-Wide Nationals in North Carolina…

While many people might be spending time on the beach during spring break week, driver “Sassy” Cassie Simonton and the crew will be working hard at zMax Dragway, sending their car down the quarter mile at over 260 mph. The group is ready to rebound after going over the car and fixing the issues.

“I can say that we are very positive heading into the race this weekend. We learned a lot from some of the issues we had in Gainesville and we feel confident that we’re ready for Charlotte,” said Simonton.

The car’s first full pass in testing was a 5.56 at 260 mph on the hot South Georgia Motorsports Park track surface. A few bugs in the system prevented the team from doing well at the Gatornationals, but those gremlins have been worked out. Team owner Spiro Kontos is confident in the team heading into the 4-Wide Nationals.

The KonRodz car ran well during a pre-race testing session in Georgia.

“Cassie’s driving has become very consistent now that she’s entering her third full season in the car. This will be our first time at zMax with Randy Anderson tuning, so I expect positive results. We’re eager to get our first Wally and we would love for that to happen this weekend,” said Kontos.

Spiro’s son, Stefan, will be launching his new venture, SK Designs. The Kon Rodz Racing car will sport SK Designs logos, along with a couple other logos that were designed for clients. SK Designs is up and running, ready to design a professional logo for your race team or business.

“Sassy” Cassie Simonton and the Kon Rodz Racing Top Alcohol Funny Car team will first hit the track on Friday morning for the first round of qualifying at the 4-Wide Nationals, April 13-15, at zMax Dragway. The team will get three rounds of qualifying before first round of eliminations on Saturday evening.

Kon Rodz Racing is a NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car team owned by Spiro Kontos, competing in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. 25-year old Cassie Simonton drives the team’s 3,000 horsepower Chevy Monte Carlo funny car. Spiro, Cassie, and the whole Kon Rodz Racing team would like to thank the following sponsors for their continued support: Lucas Oil, NGK Spark Plugs, Goodson, BAE, Goodyear Tire, Clevite, Mac Tools, Dino’s Pizza and Pasta, Artist ButchM, and ithreesixty Music Infused Apparel.

For more information on Kon Rodz Racing, please visit www.konrodzracing.com. Keep up with Cassie and the team on Facebook (www.facebook.com/konrodzracing) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/cassiesimonton).

Posted by:  Nate Van Wagnan