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2008 Z Nationals March 28th- 30th

The 2008 Z Nationals was a success.  We would like to thank all of our sponsors and everyone who participated.   Over 700 Nissan enthusiasts attended this year's event from all over the United States and Canada.   We enjoyed an exciting day at the track on Friday where drivers pushed and sometimes learned the limits of their cars.  There was never a dull moment during Saturday's car show and dyno competition.  Nissan corporation showed up with a 2009 GTR and even offered rides.   Famous winning Nissan IMSA cars were on accessible display.  Nearly $20,000 dollars in merchandise, food, and apparel were donated and given away to attendees by our generous sponsors.  Heavy afternoon thundershowers made things intereresting but the festivities continued without disaster inside the Z1 Motorsports facility.  Judged car show trophies and premium giveaways were awarded at the banquet followed up with several hours of live entertainment and socializing.

  -   The 2008 Z Nationals DVD is now available for sale HERE.  
  -   Photographers from Nissan Sport, Modified, and Downshift Magazines
      were on site.  Look for 08 event coverage in upcoming issues.
  -  The 2008 Z Nationals DVD will be released 12/7/08 and available here on 
      You can now download the 08 Preview here (right click save as)

  -  The car show and dyno competition results are now available HERE.

  -  The 2008 Z National image gallery has been posted HERE
     The gallery is still a work in progress so check back in for new pics.  
     Special thanks to photographer Lawrence Klein for use of his images. 
  -  The Z Nationals is featured on Modified Magazine's website ( and will be in the July issue on store shelves.
      Check out the photos by Wes Duenkel in the Modified image gallery HERE.

 2008 Schedule : 

-Fri. March 28th - Talladega Gran Prix Track Day   Talledega AL   8am-5pm $150/ driver.  FULL  Details HERE

-Sat. March 29th - Show / Dyno Competition / Open House at Z1 Motorsports.     Dinner, Awards, & Party Afterwards.   Register HERE online to dyno your car at the event.   Car show registration is free and available the day of the event.  All Zs and Gs are invited to participate.

-Sun. March 30th  -  Atlanta Dragway  Commerce GA   The Z Nationals event will join NOPI for a day of 1/4 mile Drag Racing. 
Open sessions will be held throughout the day as well as final rounds of competition in the NOPI Georgia NDRA Series races.   

2008 Hotel Information :

The official 2008 Z Nationals event hotel for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night is the Hampton Inn in Bremen GA, 770-537-9001. Be sure and mention that you are with the Z Nationals Group to get our special rate of $72/double! 

We have arranged the same group rate of $72 /night with Holiday Inn Express right across the street from the Hampton Inn.  Be sure and mention that you are with the Z Nationals group for the group rate.

2008 News & Updates :

2/4/08  - 2008 detailed event intinerary posted .

2/20/08 - 08 show specials and giveaways posted HERE on the Z Nationals website.

2/21/08 - Modified Magazine will have a photographer on site to cover the event with a feature in an upcoming issue.

2/22/08 - Gwinnett Place Nissan will be providing a free lunch for the first 500 attendies at the show on Saturday

2/24/08 - Yokohama ADVAN will be at the Z Nationals track day and show on Saturday holding tire tech sessions as well as giving away 2 free sets of ADVAN tires in the winner's choice of sizes!

3/2/08 - Spots for Z Nationals track day Friday March 28th are filled.  Everyone is still invited to join us at the track to spectate and socialize at no cost.   E-mail to get on the waiting list if you still want to participate.

3/22/08 - There will be an X-box Forza 2 Tournament at Z1 Motorsports on Saturday with prizes for the fastest lap times.

3/23/08 - Z Nationals Models will be at the events each day signing posters and available for photoshoots for car show winners.

3/24/08 - The Z Nationals Dinner and after party will be held at the Maple Street Mansion in Carrollton following the show on Saturday.  Judged car show awards will be given away along with many of the giveaways provided by our sponsors.   Buffet Style dinner will be $15 at the door.  We will have a local band after dinner and have reserved the venue until 1:30 am.  We encourage everyone to attend. 

3/24/08 - A 2009 Nissan GTR will be making an appearance at the Z Nationals courtesy of Nissan corporation.

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