Drag Racing 2013 National Champions
ENNIS, TX -- The NHRDA have crowned the 2013 MBRP Diesel Drag Racing Series National Champions at the NHRDA World Finals. Drivers collected points at all of the NHRDA events throughout the season and the drivers that had the most points at the end have been crowned the National Champions. Some of the drivers had already clinched the National Championship in their respective class prior to the World Finals but there were a couple of classes that came down to the last race of the season.
2013 MBRP Diesel Drag Racing Series National Champions:
TOP DIESEL: Jared Jones and the Scheid Diesel Dragster came into the World Finals with the points lead and knew that all he had to do was qualify and he would win his first ever National Championship. Jared did just that, as he rolled into the lanes for the Friday night sessions he knew that the National Championship was all his. But Jared and the Scheid Diesel Team wanted more they wanted their NHRDA Top Diesel Record back and they got it with two runs in eliminations they ran 6.64s and set a new NHRDA Top Diesel ET Record. But Jared was red in the final round and wasn't able to clinch the World Championship.
PRO STOCK: Wade Moody and the Flo-Pro team had been chasing points all year long and they have traveled from the East Coast to the West Coast setting the NHRDA Pro Stock world on fire as they laid down the best numbers the NHRDA has ever seen in Pro Stock. Moody came into the World Finals needing to go two rounds further than Gage Makinen to clinch the MBRP Diesel Drag Racing Series National Championship. Moody was able to tighten that up to only one round as he set a new NHRDA Pro Stock record on Friday night to gain the extra 20 points. Moody then went on to win the NHRDA World Championship and wrapping up the MBRP Diesel Drag Racing Series National Championship.
PRO STREET: Jarid Vollmer wrapped up his second consecutive MBRP Diesel Drag Racing Series National Championship after the Big Sky Truck Fest in August. But Jarid came to the World Finals looking for the World Championship in Pro Street. Vollmer set the diesel world on fire back in June as he laid down a new NHRDA Pro Street record at 8.81 seconds and 157.08 mph. Vollmer had a few mechanical problems on Saturday and lost in the early part of eliminations but the team was still excited to have clinched their second consecutive MBRP Diesel Drag Racing Series National Championship.
Super Street: Pat Liskey and his Big Twin Diesel team have been racing up and down the west coast all season with NHRDA, winning round after round. Liskey has been to four final rounds this season and that has helped him secure his first ever MBRP Diesel Drag Racing Series National Championship. Liskey capped off a great summer with a huge win at the Canadian Diesel Shootout as he was able to put a stamp on his first ever National Championship.
Super Diesel (11.90 index): Nick Adamson and the Bully Dog team had to sweat it out to the final round of Super Diesel at the 2013 World Finals to see if they could hang onto the points lead. It all came down to one round and one racer, Ryan Dubois. If Dubois could win the World Finals he would become the 2013 MBRP Diesel Drag Racing Series Super Diesel National Champion. But Dubois was red in the final and Nick Adamson hung on that coveted points lead for the 2013 National Championship. Adamson in his first full season as a driver picked up two wins along the way to claiming the MBRP Diesel Drag Racing Series National Championship.
Sportsman Diesel: In Sportsman three drivers came into the NHRDA World Finals with a chance at the MBRP Diesel Drag Racing Series National Championship; Ryan Dubois, Verlon Southwick and Michael Pliska. Pliska saw his chances go away as soon as the red light came on in the first round. Dubois opened the door for Southwick when Dubois didn't see a win light come on in his lane in the first round. That meant that Southwick had to go two more rounds to win his second consecutive Sportsman National Championship. Verlon did more than that he was able to drive his Edge Products GMC all the way to the semi-finals and claimed his second MBRP Diesel Drag Racing Series National Championship.
ABOUT THE NHRDA: The National Hot Rod Diesel Association is the fastest-growing diesel race organizations in the world. It currently has six drag racing classes that compete in the NHRDA MBRP Diesel Drag Racing Series, including Sportsman, Super Diesel (11.90 index), Super Street, Pro Street, Pro Stock and Top Diesel. New this season the NHRDA has added a National Sled Pulling series with feature class, 2.6, 3.0 and Super Stock Diesel. The NHRDA started with a single event in 2003. By 2006, it had grown into a national organization spanning the U.S. and Canada. Today, the NHRDA has 10 events across North America, culminating with the top 32 competitors of each class battling for the NHRDA World Championships on September 28th at Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas. Visit www.nhrda.com for more information.
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