LANCASTER, NEW YORK (July 25, 2017) North Tonawanda, New York’s Pete Maduri Jr won the Joe’s Transmission TNT Super Series BONUS Race last Friday at Lancaster Dragway.
The 2010 TNTSS Champion bested the 33 cars that rolled into the beams for first round in a very tough qualified field. If you weren’t better than 7.011, you were qualified outside of the top ten.
The BONUS Race was a joint effort presented by both Steve’s Electric and Jan-Cen Motorsports combining two previous rainouts into one ‘give it all away’ race. And while Maduri took home $1000 for the win, lots of racers went home with extra cash and prizes.
In eliminations, Maduri used the tree to get past Alex Lepp in round one. Then Tyler Halleen had starting line advantage in round two but broke out by .006.
Round three saw Dave Gunn go red sending Maduri to a bye in round four and then into the semi’s. There he made easy work of Chris VanBaalen.
In the money round, Maduri was paired with Pat Boniferro. At the green, Maduri had the advantage and carried it through to a 7.018 for the win over Boniferro’s 7.003 effort.
“I want to thank my entire family and crew – my dad, mother, girlfriend Brie, daughter Zavanna, and sister Gina,” said Maduri. “Especially my father for all his hard work.”
He went on, “This win was special because it was just Brie and I running the show this past Friday.” Maduri also mentioned he wanted to send a special thanks to Ted Barnes and Joe Boniferro for all they do to run this series. “Also, to Charlene Lepp for all her hard work.”
“I’m dedicating the win to last year’s TNTSS champ Jim Thomson as we are all behind him in his fight.”
Maduri’s ride is supported by Dynabrade Industrial Power Tools. “Dynabrade is the worldwide leader in pneumatic power tools. Everything is manufactured right in Clarence, NY. I left the area as a sales manager for them in Texas and Indy. I am now the Corporate Trainer at the headquarters,” he added.
The vette roadster is powered by a 488″ BBC and is capable of 8.90s in the quarter.
Hoosier Tire Canada $100 certificate – Number One Qualifier
Bob Heans with a 7.000
J&S Collision $50 cash – Closest to the Index (1st Round Loser)
Ryan Boniferro with a 7.006
VP Fuels $50 certificate – Closest to the Index (2nd Round Loser)
Bob Heans with a 7.005
VP Fuels $50 certificate – Closest to the Index (3rd Round Loser)
Tom Coonly with a 7.002
Next up is a Canadian double this weekend July 29-30 at Toronto Motorsports Park and will include the annual REVS Full Throttle Powersports RACE OF CHAMPIONS on Saturday. To learn more about the Joe’s Transmission TNT Super Series and how you can become a part of it, visit www.tntsuperseries.com or www.facebook.com/TNTSuperSeries and sign up for the mailing list.
2017 Joe’s Transmission TNT Super Series Points Standings – Top Ten (as of July 23, 2017)
1 Pat/Pete Boniferro/Maduri 377
2 Tom Coonly 346
3 Ted/Jeff Barnes/Sobczynski 328
4 Steve McCarrick 318
5 Chris VanBaalen 296
6 Jim/Ryan Thomson/Boniferro 292
7 Harry/Harris Phelps 272
8 Jason Vitez 268
9 Larry Pulver 260
10 JJ Jablonski 258
About Steve’s Electric
Steve’s Electric Co is located on Griffith Rd in Phelps, NY. In business since 1976, they do commercial, farming, industrial & residential electrical work along with complete installation, maintenance & repair. Call Steve and his team at (315) 548-9340 for all your electrical needs.
About Jan-Cen Motorsports
Formed in 1958 by James Janis, Sr. and Tony Centra, Jan-Cen Motorsports has built its reputation as the number one stop for high performance products and service. What started as a mere dream for quality engine service almost fifty years ago has turned into a mark for perfection. Located in Elma, New York, Jan-Cen Motorsports specializes in a variety of areas which include race engine building, high performance products, snowmobile sale and repair, and ATV sale and repair. We service Elma, NY and the surrounding Buffalo area.As a prime dealer of Arctic Cat and Polaris snowmobiles and ATVs, Jan-Cen Motorsports provides the vehicle you need to fulfill your needs. Whether it is to simply cruise on the land for a relaxing day, or to tear up the trails with a high performance model, we have the ride you’re looking for. Also at Jan-Cen Motorsports, the racing engine specialists are always doing constant R&D to better improve your motor’s performance. Our in-house dyno helps us better understand your engine’s tendencies and make for dramatic increases in horsepower. Jan-Cen Racing Engines are proven to win. Now run by Janis’ sons, Jan-Cen Motorsports maintains its status as racers’ and consumers’ number one stop for high performance in Elma, NY.Visit www.shopjancen.com for more information.
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 www.joestransmission.com .