Peter Maduri Jr Wins 2019 TNT Super Series Championship Photo credit: Ted Barnes / Stacee Richards

Peter Maduri Jr Wins 2019 TNT Super Series Championship

Written by  Ted Barnes on Friday, 01 November 2019 10:34

NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO (October 29, 2019) The wrap up for the 2019 Joe’s Transmission TNT Super Series came down to the final weekend - Championship weekend presented by Sam LoVetro Automotive - where every round mattered. When the dust settled, it was Peter Maduri Jr with his dad Pete Maduri Sr as co-driver, winning the 13th TNTSS title.

The Maduri team came into the weekend with a mere one point lead over second place, having just taken the lead the race before. In true championship form, Maduri Jr drops himself into the #1 qualifying position with a perfect 10.900 to get maximum points. If that wasn't enough, he made it to the semi-finals that day which gave him a 32 point lead over Tyler Halleen. Young Halleen was on a mission of his own, winning Saturday and putting himself in serious contention for the championship going into Sunday.

On day two, rain was in the forecast. Halleen qualified 3rd and Maduri 7th, shrinking the points lead. When the skies opened up after round one and the event was cancelled, the title was clinched and the Maduri team were TNTSS champions.

This season, he had one TNTSS event win and was seen deep into eliminations more often than not. Couple that with a string of top 5 qualifying efforts and he was tough to beat. Maduri Jr also won the Jim Thomson RACE OF CHAMPIONS presented by Revs Full Throttle Powersports at Grand Bend in July.

"This is my 11th series championship as a driver, second one in TNTSS, the first one came in 2010," said Maduri Jr.

Maduri Motorsports is sponsored by Dynabrade Industrial Power Tools – the worldwide leader in abrasive power tool technology. Maduri Jr is the Corporate Trainer for the company. They sell to 93 countries with the only manufacturing facility in the world being just outside of Buffalo, New York, so it is truly a USA made product. "It was great to put the Dynabrade Race Team – Maduri Motorsports in first place in probably the toughest sportsman series in the Northeast," he added.

Maduri Jr drove a combination of the Dynabrade S-10 Truck and the Dynabrade Monza this season in the series. The truck is powered by a 582” Jan-Cen BBC and can hit the 10.90 index at 151 mph. The Monza, powered by a 540” Jan-Cen BBC is also capable of hitting the 10.90 index at over 150 MPH.

"I want to thank my dad for all of his support over the years. He completely rebuilt the Monza this past off season and it certainly repeats! It was an honor to be able to team up with the guy who got me started in the sport and take home the TNT Super Series Championship!" said Maduri.

"I want to thank my fiancé, Jennifer, for all her support. She is fairly new to the racing scene, but has been behind me 100% from the start. It has already been announced that you will see her in a dragster next year."

Maduri Jr was quick to thank his mother and sister for all their support and putting up with his racing habit. "Thanks to Robert Bauer III and the Bauer family for all their continued support and help along the way. Also, special thanks to Jim Stoneman, Jamie Stoneman and Jeff Gregorie for their support! Also, Jason Vitez, Joe Lilienthal, Mike Swinarski, Don Raiser, Billy Leber, Bobby Vitagliano (Fred’s Collision), Mike Kalin and the team at Aeromotive Fuel Systems for all their help and support!"

Peter Maduri Jr"Finally, and most importantly, thank you Joe Boniferro and Ted Barnes for putting this series together," Maduri continued. "It is truly a wonderful series and the competition is extremely tough! In addition to that, Joe builds the best transmission in the area. All of our cars are equipped with a Joe’s Transmissions piece and work flawlessly! Thanks to Charlene Lepp and Laurie Orr for all their hard work as well!"

The Maduri boys will be honored at the upcoming TNTSS Awards Night on Saturday November 16 2019 at Johnny Rocco's in Niagara Falls, Canada. The series will give away over $15000 in cash & prizes that night. Stay tuned to or for updates.

Specialty Awards - Saturday

Hoosier Tire Canada $100 certificate - Number One Qualifier
Peter Maduri Jr with a 10.900
J&S Collision $50 cash - Closest to the Index (1st Round Loser)
Tom Coonly with a 10.919
VP Fuels $50 certificate - Closest to the Index (2nd Round Loser)
Kirk Parry with a 10.907
VP Fuels $50 certificate - Closest to the Index (3rd Round Loser)
Robert Bauer III with a 10.87

Specialty Awards - Sunday

Hoosier Tire Canada $100 certificate - Number One Qualifier
Chris VanBaalen with a 10.901
J&S Collision $50 cash - Closest to the Index (1st Round Loser)
Steve McCarrick with a 10.900

2019 Joe's Transmission TNT Super Series Points Standings - Final

1               Pete Maduri Jr/Pete Maduri Sr                 731

2               Tyler Halleen                                         697

3               Doug Lynden                                         686

4               Robert Bauer III                                     674

5               Ryan Boniferro                                       631

6               Ted Barnes                                            615

7               Kirk Parry                                              592

8               Patrick Boniferro/Kevin Orr                      568

9               Steve McCarrick                                     518

10             Ben Haight/Chris VanBaalen                    502


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 stage.

The TNTSS is a self-governing organization operating 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 $15,000 cash & prizes to the top finishers.

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 .


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