Coonly from Blasdell, New York drove his 1975 Chevy
Nova to a third place finish in the 2014 Joe's Transmission
TNT Super Series. With 657 points, Coonly was in contention
right up until the final race.
winning the second race at Cayuga in early June, Coonly
drove to the semis at Lancaster and followed that up with
a runner-up in the Sister Act Band SHOOT-OUT at Empire in
August. Another final round on Labour Day weekend at Cayuga
and then strong qualifying performances to end the season
put him solidly in third place.
have to thank Jeff Gregoire, Jamie and Heather Stoneman
and my biggest supporter... my grandma... who passed in
October," said Coonly. "Even with all the breakage
in the beginning of the year, I have to thank Mike Janis
at Jan-Cen Racing Engines for their quick turnaround. They
give me a reliable piece to go out and be competitive with."
He went on to thank Jason Vitez Racecars for an awesome
set up and Phil's Quality Auto Service
has been running in the TNTSS since it began and has seen
the top five three times. He has also been successful on
the IHRA circuit with two appearances in the Tournament
of Champions, once in 2009 and again in 2012.
in the top five in this series is a great accomplishment.
I'm looking forward to making a run at the championship
next year," he added. "Have to also thank Joe
Boniferro and Ted Barnes for putting this series together
and everyone who supports it. The level of competition is
the toughest anywhere and that is thanks to all the awesome
has owned the Nova for six years. It's powered by a 461
big block Chevrolet and runs 9.70's at 138 mph. Visit
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