Ennis, TX – The 2018 NHRDA World Finals stormed into the Texas Motorplex this past weekend, literally. Between the sunshine on Friday night to the record rainfall and chasing tornadoes on Saturday to the sunshine on Sunday, the 2018 NHRDA World Champions were crowned at the NHRDA World Finals.
Friday night the Yukon Gear and Axle Sled Pulls got off to a great start in the Valair Clutches Limited Pro Stock Class where Dan Vallance and the Farm Truck took home the World Championship with an outstanding pull of 353.00 feet.
The South Bend Clutch Pro Stock World Championship went to Brad Ingram and the Scheid Diesel Dodge with a distance of 331.01 feet. It was Ingram’s 2nd NHRDA World Championship and first since 2014. In the Super Stock class it was defending World Champion Jim Greenway and his truck Luther taking home the World Championship with a pull of 326.07 feet. The Semi Truck class win went to Trevor Jackley and his Midwest Diesel Freightliner with a distance of 331.04 feet.
Saturday did not go as anyone planned. The rain started around 8:30 am and didn’t relent until well into the evening. But the real excitement started when the call came from the local sheriff’s office that the Texas Motorplex needed to be evacuated due to impending tornadoes that were headed towards the track. Luckily they missed the facility but the drag racing had to be postponed until Sunday.
Summit Racing Equipment becomes the Pro Street Sponsor for the 2018 NHRDA Hot Shot’s Secret Diesel Drag Racing Series
The NHRDA is happy to announce Summit Racing Equipment has signed on as the Pro Street Sponsor for the 2018 NHRDA Hot Shot’s Secret Diesel Drag Racing Series. Summit Racing Equipment is one of the biggest names in the racing industry and the largest mail order company of performance parts and accessories in the world. Summit Racing has a long a history in the racing industry and are starting to add more diesel parts day by day which makes them a perfect match for the NHRDA competitors and fans. Summit Racing will also be part of the 2018 NHRDA Contingency Program.
“It is great to have a partner like Summit Racing involved with the NHRDA. Summit Racing has one of the biggest names not only in the racing industry but the entire automotive industry. The 2018 season is shaping up to be a great one,” said Randy Cole, President of the NHRDA.
ARP Renews as the Super Diesel Sponsor for the 2018 NHRDA Hot Shot’s Secret Diesel Drag Racing Series
The NHRDA is happy to announce that ARP has renewed for the 2018 NHRDA Season as the Super Diesel Class sponsor. ARP has a long involvement with the NHRDA and the diesel industry. ARP has a special dedicated website just for diesel enthusiasts, the website makes it easier to find parts and look up reference guides for their products. ARP will also remain as the Official Fasteners of the NHRDA for 2018.
“ARP is a leading name in the diesel industry and having them as sponsors for another season feels great. Make sure that you take the time to stop by their booth at all the NHRDA events in 2018,” said Randy Cole, President of the NHRDA.
The NHRDA is very happy to announce that Pacific Performance Engineering (PPE) has signed on to be the Super Street class sponsor for the upcoming 2018 NHRDA Hot Shot’s Secret Diesel Drag Racing Series. The PPE Super Street class is shaping up to be one most hotly contested classes in 2018. PPE’s dedication to to diesel performance makes them a perfect fit for one of the most exciting classes in the NHRDA.
The sponsorship will also see PPE’s Dual Fueler CP3 Kits remain as the Official Dual CP3 Kits of the NHRDA for 2018. They can be seen dominating at NHRDA events all across North America. The Dual Fueler CP3 Pump Kit ensures full-fuel delivery to the injectors by maintaining consistent fuel flow and fuel rail pressure as requested by the engines ECM, plus they’re 50 states emissions legal.
G & J Diesel Renews as the Pro Stock Sponsor for the 2018 Hot Shot’s Secret Diesel Drag Racing Series
The NHRDA is happy to announce that G & J Diesel has renewed as the Pro Stock Sponsor for the 2018 Hot Shot’s Secret Diesel Drag Racing Series. G & J Diesel are one of the leading names in the NHRDA Pro Stock class having claimed four World Championships and four National Championships since 2012. G & J Diesel has also signed on as the Title Sponsor of the G & J Diesel Big Sky Truck Fest on August 24th & 25th at Yellowstone Drag Strip in Acton, Montana.
“Brad and Tracy Makinen have been great friends both professionally and personally for years and having them back on board for the 2018 NHRDA Season is great. I can’t wait to see what they bring to the track this season,” said NHRDA President Randy Cole.
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The G & J Diesel Pro Stock class is the one class in the Hot Shot’s Secret Diesel Drag Racing Series that fans can see a variety of vehicles competing They range from pickups to altereds to pro mod style cars. This type of diversity makes the Pro Stock class one of the more exciting to watch.
Jarid Vollmer, of Idaho Falls Idaho, won his second consecutive Pro Stock National Championship in 2017. It was Vollmer’s second full season as the driver of G & J Diesel/MBRP 1941 Willys Pro Stock car. The championship marked the team’s fourth Pro Stock National Championship in the past six seasons. It also gave Vollmer his sixth NHRDA National Championship as a driver (2 Pro Stock, 4 Pro Street) in the past six years.