Carolina Diesel Nationals

Rockingham Dragway
2014 MBRP Diesel Drag Racing Series

Rockingham Dragway hosted the Carolina Diesel Nationals and there were new faces in the Winner's Circle holding the MBRP Cup at the end of the night. The event also saw Micah Sullivan go lower than the national record but was unable to backup the record. The racers will go to Edmonton for the next race in the MBRP Diesel Drag Racing Series on August 9th. The next stop on the NHRDA Diesel Sled Pulling Series will be at the Big Sky Truck Fest.

Daniel Pierce
Pro Stock - Champion

Daniel came all the way from Texas to try and test out a brand new combination in his '95 Mustang. Pierce had a few issues throughout the event but he was able to qualify and take the win in the Pro Stock class. He will now look forward to the World Finals on October 3rd at the Texas Motorplex.

Congrats to Daniel and his team!

Mark House
Pro Street - Champion

Mark House made his NHRDA debut and he did it in style by walking away from the Carolina Diesel Nationals with his first MBRP Cup. House was also testing a few new parts on the truck and hopes to be able to make the 2014 NHRDA World Finals where he wants to mix it up with the big names from the NHRDA.

Congrats to Mark and his team!

Micah Sullivan
Super Street - Champion

Micah set the Super Street world on fire by running 9.35 at 148.33 in the first session of qualifying but came up a little light on the scales which meant that his time was DQ'd. He did manage to take the win and ran 9.53 in the semi-finals showing that his 9.35 is not a fluke run. Sullivan took on Anthony Reams in the final round. Anthony was making his first ever final round but broke after leaving the line. Sullivan made a nice pass and he will be looking forward to showing what his truck can do at the World Finals.

Congrats to Micah Sullivan!

Michael Dalton
BD Power Super Diesel - Champion

Michael Dalton was the #1 qualifier in the class and he picked up his 2nd win of the season and took over the points lead with only three races to go in the MBRP Diesel Drag Racing Series. Dalton took down Justin Shaw in the final round where both racers had a few issues as they were both late off the line but it was Dalton that ran closer to the 11.90 index. Dalton will take his points lead into the next event at the Canadian Diesel Shootout.

Congrats to Michael Dalton!

John Boger
Strictly Diesel Sportsman - Champion

Boger took the 2001 Ford Dually to the final round where he defeated Tyler Radewald. The biggest upset came when Boger took down the points leader and hometown racer Trey Sikes in the semi-finals. Boger then took on defending World Champion Radewald in the final round. Boger had .089 reaction time and he used that to take his first win of the year.

Congrats to John Boger!

Joseph Hardy
Super Stock Diesel - Champion

Joseph Hardy took home the trophy in his first ever NHRDA Diesel Sled Pulling Series event. Hardy who made the drive from Washington, Georgia made a pull 267.79 feet. Hardy was using an 2003 Dodge.

Congrats to Joseph Hardy!

Eric Whitfield
3.0 Class - Champion

Eric Whitfield drove up from Anderson, South Carolina to come to the Carolina Diesel Nationals to compete with his Dodge. Whitfield made a pull of 319.77 feet to take first place. Will Peters took second place with a pull of 281.78 feet.

Congrats to Eric Whitfield!

Eric Whitfield
2.6 Class - Champion

Whitfield took home his second trophy of the night when he made a pull of 298.91 feet to take first place in 2.6 Diesel. Whitfield out pulled Todd Green of Bradenton, Florida who had a distance of 271.78 feet.

Congrats to Eric Whitfield!

Sam Arrowood
Burnout Contest - Champion

Arrowood took home the win in the crowd favorite burnout contest in his 2007 Ford F250.

Congrats to Sam!

Corey Rice
Show N Shine - Winner

The crowd at Rockingham Dragway are clearly Blue Oval aficionados, as they roared their approval for Corey Rice's beautiful 1997 Ford Powerstroke. The man from Lester, North Carolina was the happy winner of the audience-judged Show n Shine.

Congrats to Corey!


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