about peter biondo


Peter Biondo was born in 1971 in Queens, New York. While growing up, playing hockey in local leagues around the neighborhood was how Peter spent a lot of his afternoons. On the weekends, Peter would go with his family to the drag races. It didn't take him long to figure out that drag racing was his passion.

Like any sport, drag racing gets in family bloodlines and passes down from one generation to the next. The Biondo family is a prime example of this. In the late 1960's Peter's father, Sam, competed regularly at the dragstrips. Since then Sam has won 8 track championships in the super pro ranks. Peter's older brother, Sal was the next to take the wheel. In 1984 Sal began competing and shortly thereafter Peter started his racing career. "My 16th birthday couldn't come soon enough, I've been watching my father since I was 2 years old and I was eager to take a shot at it!"

It was 1987 when Peter started racing in nothing other than with the family station wagon in the entry level class. Peter and his family spent many weekends traveling together to racetracks in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. According to Peter it was time well spent. "Sal and I would alternate driving the station wagon and we would watch my father compete in super pro. It kept us together on the weekends and was a lot of fun. I just knew it was something I wanted to be involved with for a long time."

Peter finished his education at St. Johns University with a Bachelors degree in Business Management and a 3.2 GPA. Within those 4 years Peter was competing at the local bracket tracks and enjoyed a great deal of success, winning 3 consecutive super pro track championships at local tracks in New Jersey. It was then that he realized that he didn't just want to drag race as a hobby, he wanted to make it a way of life.

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Peter is a Seven-Time NHRA World Champion (the only Sportsman Driver to capture 7 NHRA World Championships in the history of the sport).

Peter holds the record for the highest NHRA sportsman points total in NHRA history by scoring an outrageous 792 total in 2005 with his 69' Camaro competing in NHRA Stock Eliminator.

Peter is a Six-Time US Nationals champion.

In 2000, within a 3 months time frame, Peter captured a $50,000 race win at Cecil County MD in April and then won another $50,000 race at Atco NJ in June.

Following the $50,000, Peter proceeded to win the JEGS NHRA All-Star race in Super Stock in the fall of 2000 and then clinched the NHRA Super Stock World Championship. It was after that when ESPN commentators referred to him as "the Terminator" on ESPN TV. The fall put an end to what might be Peter's most successful season to date. "2000 was a year I will never forget. It makes you realize that hard work and determination really pay off" Peter stated.

In recent years, Peter (along with his wife Emily and son Saverio) enjoys living in Queens NY and runs the family business, Biondo Racing Products, that his father Sam started in 1987. Peter also recently joined forces with his best friend Kyle Seipel and together they put on the Spring Fling Bracket Races in Tennessee and Vegas. "Kyle and I are very passionate about our Spring Fling events and we hope to build our brand for many years to come" said Peter.

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