Peter Biondo Battles Poor Weather and Wins $10,000 Purse at Atco Raceway

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Peter celebrates with his girlfriend, Emily.
Peter celebrates with his girlfriend, Emily.
Peter Biondo is playing with house money these days. The Northeast drag racer captured the $10,000 Big Buck Bracket Race at Atco Raceway in New Jersey at the start of April, propelling him into the summer months, the most rigorous part of the season.

"Both the car and I did what we were supposed to do and the win lights just kept clicking," Biondo told K&N News. "The biggest challenge was the ever-changing wind that was playing havoc with the cars and trying to predict the performance of the car. It was nearly impossible to predict (your dial-in), as one minute you had a ten mile-per-hour cross wind, and the next minute it was a twelve mile-per-hour head wind. It wasn't a matter of getting it right; the goal was just to get closer then the other guy."

The big win, and bigger payday, couldn't have come at a better time for Biondo. The money helped Biondo and his business partner, Kyle Siepel, with the K&N Spring Fling 20's, a drag race promoted by the two in Bristol, Tennessee. "We guarantee the payout and have a lot of overhead within the event," Biondo said. "In the end, we had a massive car count, and the race went off without a hitch."

With the K&N Spring Fling 20's behind him, Biondo is excited to jump back behind the wheel, adding, "I'm looking forward to getting back on the other side of the fence again."

Biondo has been experimenting with different classes recently, including Top Sportsman and Top Dragster. Already a NHRA National Event winner in five categories, a win in either division would put Biondo in an elite, and presently, a very lonely group. Only NHRA bracket racing legend Jeg Coughlin, Jr. has won in six categories.

When Biondo gets his next Wally, it will be with the help of K&N products. "The air scoop on my dragster is K&N. When I first put the scoop and air filter assembly on, I realized a two mile-per-hour gain, as well as more consistency; I would highly recommend it. We also utilize the Wrench-Off Oil Filter, speeding up our maintenance and making oil changes a snap."

Find K&N products for your vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.

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