"Ever since the K&N Spring Fling 20's race that we put on I have really gotten the itch to race," remarked Peter Biondo the Clarksburg, New Jersey racer.
Peter Biondo Dragster
The bread-butter part of Biondo racing season is still approaching and he's jonesing a tad, so to tune himself up some, and have little fun in the process, he headed up to Cecil County Dragway in Rising Sun, Maryland, for a little bracket racing. When the smoke settled and the last two dragster parachutes deployed, Biondo not only hoisted the trophy, but he also finally held the answer to his long running K&N air filter theory.
"I have been telling a few friends of mine to run the K&N filter for a while now, because it's not only better for you motor, but it also gives your carb a cleaner air signal, which equates to more consistent and quicker elapsed times. I finally proved it to be right," explained Biondo.
"My K&N filters equipped dragster was deadly consistent all day long. To fill my own curiosity I made the first run without the air filter on and ran a 7.39. On the second run I put my K&N air filter on and the car ran a 7.36. It was nice to prove my theory."
We wondered if that sort of relaxed, experimental approach to entering the race at Cecil County Dragway had anything to do with is victory?
"That's a good question, and yes I do. Anytime you go to a race and have the nothing to lose attitude, you always drive better and more aggressive. The combination of those two things gives you a great chance of doing well. I held a driving school two months ago, and I told the students that if they can adopt that attitude all the time, even when the big money is on the table, they will win many more rounds."
"My racing season is going to really start to heat up," said Biondo. "My schedule is filled up with NHRA National Events and Big Money Bracket Races. My goals are to drive every round with that 'I have nothing to lose' attitude, and if I do, I am sure it will lead to a few victories."
For the next three consecutive weeks Biondo will be racing in national events in Chicago, Englishtown, New Jersey and Norwalk, Ohio.
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