It was his runner-up finish on July 17th at Lancaster that catapulted him from tenth to fourth in the points. He then stayed in the top five for the remainder of the season.
This is Surmatchewski's eighth time in the top ten and fifth time in the top five in the highly competitive 10.90 series.
Out of Oakland, Ontario the Canadian also earned the title of 2015 Performance Improvements DRIVER OF THE YEAR, lubricated by Royal Purple with an average winning package of .028 seconds.
"I have to thank Alex Schut at Insta-Insulation for years of support as my main sponsor," said Surmatchewski. "My wife Alyson for her major role in not only supporting our racing but taking care of us when we're at the track. Thanks to my daughters Marissa and Madison for their support and cheering me on."
He was quick to mention he also gets help from Dylan, Gary, and Harry. "And I can't thank Joe Boniferro and Ted Barnes enough for being the driving force behind this series."
Highlights for Surmatcheski for 2015 include being in the chase for and eventually winning DRIVER OF THE YEAR. "Plus my runner up at Lancaster in TNTSS and then my eventual win outside of the TNTSS at Lancaster after seven runner ups."
Surmatchewski converted his 83 Cutlass to methanol part way through the season and he is pretty happy with the results. "After struggling out of the gate, we got it figured out and the car is better than ever!"
One of the heaviest cars in 10.90 competition at 3370 lbs, his 1983 Olds Cutlass is powered by a 377 small block Chevrolet that spins upwards of 8000 rpm through the traps.
For more on the most competitive sportsman drag racing series in the country and to learn how you can get involved, visit www.tntsuperseries.com .
About the Joe's Transmission TNT Super Series (TNTSS):
Since it began in 2006, the TNT Super Series has grown into one of the strongest, most competitive sportsman drag racing series in North America and has catapulted many competitors to success on the national and divisional stages.
David Surmatchewski - photog Mary NeffkeThe TNTSS is a self-governing organization with input from its teams. Based on NHRA’s Super Street & IHRA’s Hot Rod classes, competitors run on a 10.90 index in the 1/4 mile (7.00 in the 1/8 mile) and race for a guaranteed purse that pays back more than 100% of the racer's entry fees. The yearend points fund provides cash & prizes to the top eight finishers and the Series Champion receives a prize package worth over $4000.00.
The TNTSS is committed to providing the highest level of competition backed by solid media support to showcase its participants across North America. Events are contested at various drag racing facilities in southern Ontario and western New York and put on a spectacular show for the drag racing fan.
About Joe's Transmission
Joe Boniferro has owned and operated Joe's Transmission Service in Niagara Falls, Ontario since 1984. From the original single bay location, the business has progressed to a six bay, five employee automotive complex on Arthur Street. The two storey building houses Joe's Transmission (Commercial, Fleet and Performance Divisions) and Al's Radiator Service. They sell and install aftermarket high performance parts and accessories. As a Firestone Dealer they sell and install drag racing tires. Their specialty is building and repairing high performance transmissions. Contact Joe and his team at (905) 374-6116 or visit them online at www.joestransmission.com .
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