34 A former champion at IHRA- sanctioned tracks, Lancaster National Speedway and Empire Dragway, Maduri is entered in three different classes in Summit Sportsman National Championship races this season. “We have a 2008 Top Dragster with a 632-inch big block that runs in both Quick Rod and Top Dragster,” Maduri said. “Then, we have a 2005 Corvette racer that we run in Super class. We Which is harder, rolling the perfect game in bowling or making the perfect run in drag racing? Peter Maduri, a champion in both sports, has done both. He said it’s not that close. “A perfect run in bracket racing is substantially harder,” said Maduri, one of the top drivers in the International Hot Rod Association Summit Sportsman National Championship. “I’ve only done it a couple of times. Drag racing is a little more of a challenge overall, a more difficult sport because you have more variables going on. Mechanically, you’re depending on the car running well as well as your performance in the seat.” That’s not to discount the feeling he has in either sport. In both cases, it is truly special whether you roll a 300 score or combine the perfect light with a dead-on, dial-in. “It’s a great feeling either way,” he said. “You’ve accomplished the most sought-after thing in either sport, whether it’s the perfect game or the perfect run.” Inside the bowling lanes and in the driver’s seat, Maduri has accomplished a lot. He has an average in the 230-240 range, and twice has been named the United States Bowling Congress’ Bowler of the Year for his hometown of Tonawanda, N.Y. Recently, he captured his biggest-ever single event, the Super Bud Bowl, a premier tournament in the Northeast which paid a first-place prize of $5,500. But, he’s just as competitive on the track. He finished in the top five of both the Top Dragster and Super Rod classes in the Summit Pro-Am Tour last year. Maduri Has Found Perfection in TWO SPORTS BY JEFF BIRCHFIELD DRIVER SPOTLIGHT PeterMADURI