Not only did Coonly get a win on July 30th at Toronto Motorsports Park, he didn't have a first round loss all year and he was deep in eliminations at most races in 2017. That plus earning qualifying points at all but two races is the kind of consistent performance that earns championships.
"Just getting a win in this series is extremely tough with all the talent that shows up for every race," said Coonly. "To be able to be lucky enough to win the championship is amazing!"
This is Coonly's first championship and he says he is honored it was with this amazing group of friends he races with. "I couldn't do it without all the help from everyone that always gives whatever they can when they can - Jen, Jeff Gregoire, Jamie and Heather Stoneman, my family, Pete D'Agnolo and JJ Jablonski."
"Have to thank Ted Barnes and Joe Boniferro for everything they do to keep the greatest series in the Northeast going as well as our long list of sponsors that help year in and year out," he added.
Coonly was quick to thank the guys at Data Clutch, Phil's Quality Auto and Autos Direct of Buffalo for all their support of his racing efforts.
At the yearend TNTSS banquet, Coonly walked away with over $4000 in cash and prizes including hot rod parts from strong TNTSS supporters like Hoosier Tire Canada, MSD, VP Fuels, DRE, Competition Transmission, FAST EFI, Dan The Sign Man, Permatex and Autometer.
Coonly is a multiple TNTSS event winner and is a past REVS Full Throttle Powersports Race of Champions winner.
His weapon of choice is a 1975 Chevy Nova powered by a Jan-Cen Motorsports 461 BB capable of running the quarter-mile in the 9.70 range. He started his drag racing career in 2004 and acquired the Nova in 2008.
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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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