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Two IHRA Ironman Victories Plus a Bonus Round for Peter Biondo at Immokalee Regional Raceway
Five time NHRA Stock and Super Stock IHRA world champion Peter Biondo was more than ready to start the 2008 season with the same success he has experienced in the past.
Peter Biondo at Immokalee Regional Raceway in Immokalee, Florida
The sportsman drag racer went to the IHRA season opening weekend at Immokalee Regional Raceway in Immokalee, Florida to compete in three different events. Biondo started his success by eliminating his opponents immediately.
Five time NHRA Stock and Super Stock IHRA world champion Peter Biondo
Biondo knocked off Jeff Trip in the final for the Super Stock title in the Pro-Am. He also defeated Craig Marshall to win the Stock championship in Sunday’s Sportsman National.
In the Stock Sportsman National, the New York resident raced against some of the best sportsman racers in the business. Biondo qualified sixth with his 1969 Camaro with K&N Engineering products and was about claim his third victory.
Biondo beat, Ricky Clark, Edmond Richardson and eventually had a third round battle with Anthony Bertozzi. Bertozzi has an extensive racing resume listing both IHRA Stock and Super Stock championships in 2007. He was a formidable opponent.
Despite this, Biondo won at the tree. Bertozzi posted a break-out 6.645 on his 6.67 dial while Biondo ran a 5.544 on his 6.54 dial. In the final round Biondo broke out, defeating Craig Marshall, the 2004 IHRA Stock World Champion.
“The three in one weekend race was rough but enjoyable,” said Biondo. “I had to go through a tough field, but the cars worked flawlessly. The K&N oil filters I used throughout the weekend worked great. It was also a little windy and dusty in Florida but the K&N air filters kept my engines clean.”
Biondo now has two Ironman victories after an incredible 24-4 round record in both Stock and Super Stock at Immokalee.
In 2007, Biondo claimed well over $50,000 in big dollar bracket races and doubled up as the 2007 NHRA Stock and Super Stock World Champion. He also captured six national event victories on the NHRA tour.
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K&N Engineering, Inc., with headquarters in Riverside, California, has been the world's leader in performance filter technology since 1969, serving the needs of the automotive, motorcycle, marine, industrial and military markets. K&N is heavily involved in nearly every form of motorsports from off-road and powersports to drag racing, stock cars and road racing. For more information about K&N Filters, please contact K&N Engineering, Inc., P.O. Box 1329, Riverside, CA 92502-1329, (800) 213-4182 for a dealer near you, (800) 858-3333 for technical service/questions, (951) 826-4001 Fax, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.knfilters.com.
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