Maurice Fabietti

Maurice Fabietti and his 3,000 horsepower Holden Trade Club Monaro Top Doorslammer are tearing up the drag strips around Australia.

STATUS: Married

DOB: 21/6/1961

HEIGHT: 5' 8"

YEARS RACING: Since 1981

EMPLOYMENT: Manager of Fabietti Race Engines

AMBITION: To win an ANDRA Championship

GOAL: To be the most successful Top Doorslammer team in Australia

From the age of 16 with his first HR Holden, Maurice started his drag racing career by regularly attending Calder Park legal off street drag race meetings in the early eighties. From there his passion for drag racing blossomed and he constructed his first purpose-built race car - a Holden TD Gemini Coupe powered by a small block Chev V8.

With a multitude of national records and career wins in the Gemini, Maurice established himself as a fiercely determined competitor on the track on a national level. Maurice raced the car for five years from 1984 and in the process turned his love of drag racing into a profession building high performance race engines for cars, boats, hot rods and street machines.

Following a successful career with the Gemini, Maurice held the position of crew chief for a number of top level racers. Deciding to focus on establishing his business, Maurice built another race car as a means of promoting himself and his business. With his business growing, and the growing popularity of the Top Doorslammer category Maurice decided to re-body his 1990 Pontiac Trans Am into a late model Monaro to enable him to compete in that class.

After 34 years of racing the extreme G-forces have taken their toll on Maurice's body resulting in collapsed vertebrae in his neck. On doctor's recommendation he has decided to hang his helmet up instead concentrating on running the team and tuning the Holden Trade Club Monaro.