All About Tripp "Zip"

Tripp "Zip" Breitkreitz drives a Jr. Dragster and competes in the Jr. Street Class for Two Bees Racing in Division 7 of the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Jr. Drag Racing League. He is a member of Team Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, Arizona and Team Tucson Dragway in Tucson, Arizona.  

Motorsports of some form have been in Tripp’s family for decades. Tripp’s life at the drag strip began at eight-months in utero, and he has been addicted since. Serving as the official “Tire Man” on his Grandfather’s 1968 Dodge Dart Super Gas car from the time he was in a walker at seven-months old, he has always had a passion for the intensity and skill involved with drag racing.

He started racing in the Big Wheel Class at Firebird International Raceway, which is now Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, in Chandler, Arizona at the age of three, and had big dreams of driving a Jr. Dragster. At the age of four, Tripp’s first Jr. Dragster was purchased. Although he could not drive competitively until the then licensing age of eight, he would practice his burnouts and running the lights on the concrete strip in front of his Grandfather’s shop. His Jr. Drag Racing career started with the 2013 season at Firebird.  Tripp’s racing achievements include:

Tripp is a sophomore at Casa Grande Union High School where he is an Honors student, and is involved in the Automotive Technology & Construction Programs and Skills USA-Arizona. During the summer of 2019, Tripp attended the National Student Leadership Conference at The American University in Washington, DC, where he spent 10-days working with aerospace engineers from organizations such as NASA and Lockheed Martin.


Tripp is a Rotary Foundation of Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow, and has also has spent time volunteering with community service organizations such as Arizona Perinatal Trust, the March of Dimes, and the Children’s Miracle Network benefiting Phoenix Children’s Hospital.


In his free time, Tripp enjoys playing baseball, racing Traxxas R/C trucks, participating in car shows, cheering on the New England Patriots, playing Doorslammers with friends online, and archery hunting.  Tripp's future goals involve attending either Wyoming Technical Institute or Universal Technical Institute to obtain his degree in Automotive Engineering.  And of course...driving a Funny Car, like this namesake the late Tripp Shumake!

The Hard Working Crew

Amy Breitkreitz

Dottie Breitkreitz

Brianna Byrnes

Cindi Hanson

Eric Hanson


Crew Chief Emeritus

John Breitkreitz (1951-2018)

John Smith

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