LANCASTER, NEW YORK (September 25, 2013) The Joe’s Transmission TNT Super Series will finish the 2013 season this Friday September 27th at Elegant Builders Raceway Park (EBRP) in Lancaster, NY after yet another rainout two weeks ago.TNTSS officials are expecting a record car count for the final event of 2013.
It will be Race 13 in the series’ seventh year and will be presented by Jan-Cen Motorsports. And once again, there will be no points registration fee for new drivers wanting to try index racing on Lancaster’s 1/8th mile.
The chase for the 2013 TNTSS championship is extremely tight with the lead currently held by JJ Jablonski. “JJ increased his points lead last time out but not by as much as he’d like. He’s left the door open for Sam (LoVetro), Dave (Surmatchewski) and Gary (Kerl) going into the final race,” said Ted Barnes, TNTSS Director of Operations. “Knowing how competitive this series is, I wouldn’t count anybody out. Although if JJ qualifies well and goes three rounds, he will be the first driver to win two TNTSS championships.”
Jablonski currently has 747 points, 41 ahead of Sam Lovetro Jr at 706 with David Surmatchewski another 11 back at 695 in third. Gary Kerl at 675 is 72 back and Chris VanBaalen rounds out the top five at 640.
In the battle for the Performance Improvements Driver of the Year Award lubricated by Royal Purple, Harry Phelps still leads the field with a stout 0.030 average package through elimination round wins. Dave Surmatchewski is still in second but joining him in a tie is Gary Saska. Ted Barnes and Chris VanBaalen make up the rest of the top five.
Gates open at EBRP on Friday at 3:00pm with qualifying at 5:00pm. It’s also EBRP’s drag point finale and the Buffalo Superchargers will be there too. FREE ADMISSION IN THE GRANDSTANDS!
Next up on the Joe’s Transmission TNT Super Series 2013 schedule is the Yearend Awards Night on Saturday November 16. Visit www.tntsuperseries.com for more information. And for live, up-to-date information, join us on Facebook or follow the series on Twitter.
2013 Performance Improvements DRIVER OF THE YEAR standings, lubricated by Royal Purple – TOP TEN
Average Winning Package
1. Harry Phelps- 0.0303
2. (t) David Surmatchewski- 0.0376
2. (t) Gary Saska- 0.0376
4. Ted Barnes- 0.0396
5. Chris VanBaalen- 0.0429
6. Jim Thomson- 0.0438
7. JJ Jablonski- 0.0472
8. Sam LoVetro Jr- 0.0504
9. Gary Kerl- 0.0541
10. Kevin Orr- 0.0627
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. Located in Elma, New York, they specialize in a variety of areas which include race engine building, high performance products, snowmobile sale and repair, and ATV sale and repair. What started as a mere dream for quality engine service over fifty-two years ago has turned into a world class operation with customers winning on three different continents using Mike Janis signature engines. In fact, Mike oversees every engine that leaves the shop – many making their way into TNT Super Series race cars. Visit www.jancenmotorsports.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 and divisional stages.
The 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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Lewis Robinson/ TNTSS – Media Relations