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Old 02-17-2015, 10:36 PM   #1
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Default TNTSS 2014 Driver of the Year - Jim Thomson!

Performance Improvements DRIVER OF THE YEAR
lubricated by Royal Purple
- Jim Thomson -
2014 TNT Super Series

Canada's own Jim Thomson out of Niagara Falls, Ontario was crowned the Performance Improvements DRIVER OF THE YEAR, lubricated by Royal Purple in the 2014 Joe's Transmission TNT Super Series.

After a season filled with multiple late round appearances, Thomson earned the title with an impressive average winning package of 0.035 seconds to take home a 2015 Royal Purple sponsorship valued at over $2500.00.

Thomson missed the first race of the season at Empire Dragway but didn't let that slow him down. He went rounds in eliminations at all but two races in 2014.

Couple that with a win at Lancaster on August 22 and a runner-up that same weekend at Empire on August 24 and he found himself in a tie atop the DRIVER OF THE YEAR standings with the 2014 TNTSS points champion, Jason Vitez. The tie-breaker was the driver who went rounds at more events in 2014.

The DRIVER OF THE YEAR award is done differently than most drag racing accomplishments. It is meant to showcase the most consistent sportsman driver. It is based solely on a driver's package (reaction and ET) but only from rounds they win. Breakouts and red-light wins don't count so the winner has to be good on the tree AND good at the stripe.

There were 53 drivers in the 2014 TNT Super Series yet only 10 qualified for this award by the end of the season. That's how competitive it is.

"I have to say that since I have been running the Joe's Transmission TNT Super Series, I am getting more comfortable running these tracks and the other competitors," said Thomson. "My car ran good this year with a few minor problems but other than that we did ok."

Thomson went on to say how winning DRIVER OF THE YEAR is most certainly a highlight of his racing career. "I have to thank Performance Improvements and Royal Purple for supporting such a unique award, along with all of the sponsors who contribute to this series. Also Ted Barnes and Joe Boniferro for the work they do to put it all together."

"Thanks to my family RaeAnn, Jim Jr. and Curt for their support. My brother Rob Thomson (Four Seasons Roofing) and Joe Boniferro (Joe's Transmission) for their continued support. It is very much appreciated. And I can't leave out Kevin Goodacre for being there to line me up."

To learn more about how the Joe's Transmission TNT Super Series continues to bring innovative awards to the sportsman drivers and for the 2015 schedule, visit http://www.tntsuperseries.com and sign up for the mailing list.

Performance Improvements DRIVER OF THE YEAR, lubricated by Royal Purple - 2014 FINAL Standings
1 Jim Thomson 0.035
2 Jason Vitez 0.035
3 Joe Karosik 0.036
4 Ted Barnes 0.041
5 Harris Phelps 0.044
6 JJ Jablonski 0.045
7 Tom Coonly 0.052
8 Peter Maduri Sr 0.061
9 Pete D'Agnolo 0.066
10 Mark Herbold 0.086
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