2nd generation drag racer Ryan Boniferro has broken through to win his first ever event within the TNT Super Series for 10.90 index cars….
Ryan Boniferro of Niagara Falls, Ontario got his first event win in Joe’s Transmission TNT Super Series competition at Toronto Motorsports Park recently – and took out his younger brother Pat in the final round!


Ryan Boniferro


Kevin Orr Mechanical presented the weekend that saw 27 cars roll in for round one on both days.  Tom Coonly of Blasdell, NY qualified number one on Saturday with a 10.903 and Hamilton Ontario’s Dave Gunn took the top spot Sunday with a perfect 10.900.   Gunn also came out of the weekend with the championship points lead.  Sunday’s event was shortened by rain just as the cars were called for second round.

In round one on Saturday, Boniferro had the advantage off the line against Chris VanBaalen in round one with a .003 to a .034, forcing VanBaalen to break out.  Round two had Larry Pulver go .009 red to him and the same thing happened in round three when Kevin Orr was .001 on the bad side of the tree.
In the semi’s, Boniferro faced Matt Costabile in a .018 to .039 matchup. Double breakout at the other end with Boniferro advancing.

That set him up in the final to face his younger brother Pat Boniferro who, after just putting a delay box in his car for this race, chopped down the tree with a .001 to big brother’s .027.  But at the stripe, Boniferro let his brother go and ran dead two to take the win.

“I’d like to thank my dad for everything he has done,” said Boniferro in the TMP winner’s circle.  “Car owner Gerry Bartel, my wife and family for all the help and support.  Want to thank Kevin Goodacre as well.”

Boniferro said he had some luck along the way and some tight races.  “I can’t forget to thank Kevin and Laurie Orr for sponsoring the weekend and my dad at Joe’s Transmission.”


Pat Boniferro

Ryan’s dad happens to be the title sponsor of the TNTSS.  Ryan’s been competing in the series for a few years now and has had success in three different cars, including earning the Rookie of the Year title in 2013.  This however is his first event win and earns him a lifetime spot in the annual REVS Full Throttle RACE OF CHAMPIONS.

“This is probably the toughest and most competitive series around.  I was very happy to have my dad there to see my brother and I race in the final,” he added.

Posted by Lewis Robinson
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