XDP was happy to be back in Texas for round two of the NHRDA season at the Texas Diesel Nationals in Ennis on Saturday. The Texas Diesel Nationals is always a great event because it usually draws some of the largest crowds of any of the NHRDA events. This rang true on Saturday with a record crowd in attendance.
The XDP booth was slammed all day with longtime customers dropping by to say hello and new customers ordering parts for their trucks. The weather was great, other than a relentless wind gusting to over 30mph causing difficulty keeping vendor displays in place and buffeting drivers on the top side of the track. At least there weren’t any torrential downpours or tornado watches like we experienced last fall during World Finals. Other than mangled easy up tents the show and racing continued on without issue. Results for drag racing and sled pulling as posted by NHRDA were as follows…: (as posted by NHRDA)
Drag Racing Results: (as posted by NHRDA)
In Top Diesel John Robinson’s Funny Car won with a 7.123 at 191.24.
In Pro Stock Ryan Milliken repeated his Spring Diesel Nationals victory with his 2nd win in a row here in Texas. Ryan’s final round was full of excitement when his steering wheel came off during the burnout, but the Florida driver simply put the wheel back on, backed up, and ran a 8.889 at 151.05 mph in the final.
Jarid Vollmer’s Bully Dog Dodge ran six thousandths of a second under his current national record in Pro Street on the way to his 2nd win of the young 2014 season, but the Idaho driver was unable to run quick enough in the final round to back the time up for a new national record. He defeated Matt Kubik, who was unable to make the call for the final.
Chris Buhidar from San Antonio won in Super Street over Spring Branch Texas based Randy Strey, 10.419 to Strey’s 10.868. In Super Diesel Joshua Harris fan favorite Full Size Chevrolet Van defeated number one qualifier John Daffis 11.996 to 11.956 with a better reaction time.
And in Sportsman Trey Sikes, who competed in Bakersfield CA after driving all the way from hometown Hamlet South Carolina in his VW TDI Wagon, then drove all the way back to Hamlet for work, then drove out here to Ennis to race, ran a perfect 16.400 on his 16.40 dial in in the final to defeat Charles Meaux’s 2007 Chevy Duramax.
Sled Pulling Results: (as posted by NHRDA)
Joshua Deeter won both the NHRDA 3.0 Diesel and the Super Stock Diesel sled pull classes in convincing fashion at the 7th Annual NHRDA Texas Diesel Nationals at the Texas Motorplex.
In 3.0 Diesel Deeter’s pulled measured 326.11 feet, followed by a 326.03 effort in Super Stock Diesel.
In 2.6 Diesel Darvin Bradley, from Mineral Wells, TZX won with a pull of 310.04, followed by Buck Hyndam’s 306.05.
A special thanks to Harald from BD Power, Nick and Jesse from MBRP, Anthony from Airdog, and several other exhibiting manufacturers for their strong support at this event. XDP looks forward to coming back to Ennis Texas in October for the NHRDA World Finals. Meanwhile, we’ll keep the biggest NHRDA season yet going as XDP heads to round three in Georgia for the South East Truckin Nationals on May 3rd!