his Chevy-powered Datsun 510, Caistorville Ontario's Ted
Barnes finished fourth in the 2014 Joe's Transmission
TNT Super Series championship points chase with 625 points.
who also happens to be the TNTSS Director of Operations,
started the season with a runner-up finish at Empire Dragway
and quickly followed that with a win at Lancaster. He held
the points lead for few weeks then surrendered it on Labour
also finished fourth in the tightly contested Performance
Improvements DRIVER OF THE YEAR Award, lubricated by Royal
Purple with the average winning package for the season an
impressive .041 seconds.
"I'm excited to finish where we did," said Barnes.
"We started the season very strong with two final rounds
in the first three races but then we couldn't close the
deal in the second half. The car was working great but things
just didn't go our way."
have to thank my family - Cathy, Cassidy and Jackson - for
being there for me and allowing me to be away many weekends
in the summer. And my dad - The Clapper - and mom who have
been behind me from the start many years ago," he added.
"This year, Jackson was key to our success. He's an
awesome crew chief and a talented driver!" Barnes went
on to thank Performance Improvements Speed Shops, Scott
Conrad Racing Engines, Joe's Transmission, Hoosier Tire
Canada, F&M Signs, MSD Ignition, Crane Cams and Mahle.
"And the people behind the scenes in the TNT Super
Series... Joe Boniferro and his family including Ryan and
Pat... Anastazia Boniferro and Nicole Jablonski for keeping
raceday operations on track... plus all the sponsors, racers
and fans who make this series the best there is!"
1972 Datsun is powered by a 383 Chevrolet stroker small
block, a Joe's Transmission powerglide then a Moser rear
and runs 10.40s at 130 mph on a good day. "Scott (Conrad)
did a lot of work in the off season to improve air flow
through the combustion chamber and picked us up about a
1/10th and 1.5 mph... and that really helped racing the
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