He earned it with a consistent run in 2017 both in qualifying and going rounds. At 532 points, he was only six points ahead of fourth place and only 18 points out of second. This is VanBaalen's fourth time in the top five in the past six seasons.
"I have to thank my parents (Pete and Sherry) along with Matt and Sherri Devries at Matts Auto Service," said VanBaalen. "And all the sponsors who make the TNT series the best sportsman series around."
VanBaalen drove his 1989 509 cid Chevy powered Mustang in 2017. Word on the street is that the car has a new owner. Perhaps his Monte Carlo will see new life in 2018.
To learn more about the Joe's Transmission TNT Super Series and how you can become a part of the best sportsman drag racing series on the planet, visit www.tntsuperseries.com or www.facebook.com/TNTSuperSeries and sign up for the mailing list.
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 .
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