Watch the $5000/Win TNT Super Series Race Live on MMTV Friday at Empire's IHRA SSNC Weekend

The country's most competitive sportsman series gets live streamed this weekend!


NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO (August 14, 2017)  The Joe's Transmission TNT Super Series is hosting its second annual $5000 to win event on Friday, August 18th as part of Empire Dragway's IHRA Summit Sportsman National Championship weekend, and it will once again be live streamed on Motor Mania TV - Coverage begins at 4:00pm.

Presented by Roy and Tara Lister, this high dollar race is extremely popular in the sportsman ranks.  Just like every TNTSS event, the entire payout - including the $5000 winner’s purse - is GUARANTEED with NO MINIMUM CAR COUNT required.  All for only $150 entry or racers can win their way in through one of the raffles.  Raffle tickets are only $10 with at least four free entries being drawn.

"Last year's event had over 70 cars in first round," said Ted Barnes TNTSS Race Director. "Our race is open to essentially all competitors – except dragsters – as the TNTSS has no weight minimum and left-hand steer open-bodied cars are welcome.  That means Hot Rod, Super Rod and even Super Stock cars can compete!" It also means that those racers potentially have FOUR shots at the winner’s circle this weekend when you include the bonus bracket race on Saturday night – also paying $5000 to win.

In addition to the regular TNTSS specialty awards, such as the Hoosier Tire Canada #1 Qualifier $100 certificate, the loser from each of the first three rounds that is closest to the index will win a prize from J&S Collision ($50 cash) or VP Race Fuels ($50 cert). As with last year’s race, Boniferro Speed & Custom will award $200 cash to any driver that records a perfect run, and there are prizes in every round for the best reaction time thanks to DRE Engine Diapers, Altronics, Banner Engineering and Dynabrade. Plus, there is a Permatex bounty on current points leader Tom Coonly, along with contingency awards from Hoosier Tire, Autometer and Altronics for the event finalists.

This is a points race for the 2017 TNTSS championship and like the SSNC, it will be contested on an 1/8 mile with a 7.00 heads up index.  Currently Tom Coonly from Blasdell, NY is leading the TNTSS championship points chase with 463 points.  The team of Pete Maduri Jr & Pat Boniferro are in second, Ted Barnes & Jeff Sobczynski hold third, with Steve McCarrick and JJ Jablonski rounding out the top five. Only 65 points separate fifth from first.

Support to make the TNTSS $5K race possible comes from Roy & Tara Lister, Joe's Transmission, Ian Hill Racing/ATI, Scott Jahren Paint, The Balancing Act, Boniferro Speed & Custom, and Empire Dragway.

The first of two qualifying sessions gets underway at 4:30pm on Friday, August 18th, with eliminations to follow.  For the finer details on the TNTSS $5K, visit .

In addition to the TNTSS race, the weekend has the two IHRA SSNC races AND Empire's $5000 bonus bracket race on Saturday night.  For more information, visit .

To learn more about the Joe's Transmission TNT Super Series and how you can become a part of the excitement, visit or .




2017 Joe's Transmission TNT Super Series Points Standings - Top Ten (as of July 31, 2017)

1 Tom Coonly 463
2 Pat/Pete Boniferro/Maduri 417
3 Ted/Jeff Barnes/Sobczynski 410
4 Steve McCarrick 406
5 JJ Jablonski 398
6 Chris VanBaalen 392
7 Jim/Ryan Thomson/Boniferro 384
8 Jarrod Kolne 344
9 Dave Gunn 322
10 Larry Pulver 314


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 .


For more information please contact:

Lewis Robinson

TNTSS - Media Relations

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