Vitez of Elma, NY dominated the 2014 TNT Super
Series points chase by taking the lead right from the first
race. He won that race back in May at Empire Dragway taking
out past TNTSS champion Ted Barnes. Vitez then continued
to lead the points most of the season going rounds at multiple
events and capitalizing on new qualifying points system.
He gave up the lead briefly to Barnes in August but then
took it back decisively with another event win on Labour
Day Saturday night over the 2014 Rookie of the Year, Pete
is Vitez's first championship in his many years of drag
racing. "This was a great year!" said Vitez. "I'd
like to thank my wife Kimberly and my kids Zachary, Brooklyn
and Logan. They let me get out and have some fun! Also my
mom, dad and brothers Mark and Scott for all their support
over the years." Vitez says he lost one of his biggest
fans, his dad, two years ago to cancer. "This one's
for you buddy, I know you were watching down on me."
went on to thank car owners Joe and Moe Passero for the
use of what he calls "one awesome race car." "I'd
also like to thank Joe Urbino for the use of his race car
when Joe had the Camaro down south chasing IHRA points."
to thank Jeff Gregoire, Stevie Sell, Matt Lawless and JJ
Jablonski who spent numerous hours helping me out over the
years and the boys back at the shop. I'm pretty lucky to
have great friends around me to be able to do this."
He also mentioned Joe Boniferro and Ted Barnes for an awesome
series and all the sponsors who keep the series alive.
is no stranger to the winner's circle with many event wins
locally plus much success on the NHRA and IHRA fronts. Sponsors
on Vitez's team include Jan-Cen Racing Engines, Rosehill
Auction House, Jason Vitez Race Cars, Hoosier Tires and
Phil's Quality Auto. "Probably my best day of racing
was the first race this year where my son Zachary won in
juniors and I won in TNTSS later that day."
is in the final stages of a 1968 Chevelle that will be see
competition in the 2015 season. Visit www.tntsuperseries.com
for more information about the series.