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"The car was deadly all weekend which made it possible to be sharp at both ends of the track," said Surmatchewski. "The track surface here at St Thomas has been absolutely perfect all weekend!"
This win is Surmatchewski's fifth in the series since it began and it catapults him into the number-one qualifying spot for The Trailer Shop / ERD Race of Champions, bumping Pete Maduri Jr. to second and Ted Barnes to third.
Sunday started out wet with significant rainfall overnight followed by brief showers in the morning. However, by noon the skies started to clear and at 2 p.m. cars were on track for qualifying. Newark, New York's Harry Phelps took the number one spot with a 7.002 pass.
This day saw Marc Vezina from Straffordville take the win over Binbrook's Wayne Sipos. On his way to the final, Vezina took out the likes of Joe Passero, Dave Surmatchewski, Pete Maduri Jr. and Harry Phelps.
Vezina was sharp on the tree in the money round. With a .016 light to Sipos's uncharacteristically late .062, Vezina took the stripe and the win running 7.028 to a too-fast 6.998 for Sipos.
The 1967 Camaro was built in Marc's garage about eight years ago with a homebuilt 454 Chevrolet and powerglide transmission.
"The highlight of the day was round three against Dave Surmatchewski,” Vezina said. “We had identical reaction times (.019) and Dave ran 6.9989 to my 7.005. That was a great race and Dave made a point to shake my hand and say the same. I would really like to thank Ted and St Thomas Raceway Park for not calling the race due to rain as the day started with rain and looked like a no go. But everybody worked hard to make it a great day and what a great weekend it was for all."
He is now on the qualifying sheet for the Race of Champions.
Next stop on the 2011 Joe’s Transmission TNT Super Series is another double race weekend at Cayuga Dragway at Toronto Motorsports Park on September 3-4 including the first ever TNTSS Race of Champions sponsored by The Trailer Shop and ERD. Visit www.tntsuperseries.com for complete details.