Chris Buhidar 2016 Super Street National Champion
After holding the NHRDA Super Street National ET Record for awhile during 2015 , the 2016 NHRDA Diesel Drag Racing season was one to remember for Chris Buhidar and his team. Chris is one of the lead guys of a whole group of great drivers from San Antonio, Texas, and he started the NHRDA season off with a bang as he took home the win at the NHRDA Texas Diesel Nationals when he defeated fellow Texan, George Loewen of Abilene, Texas. Buhidar was also #1 qualifier at the event helping him gain those 10 extra National Championship points.
Diesel TV caught up with the new champion in the winners circle:
When the NHRDA moved on to Phoenix, for the NHRDA Desert Diesel Nationals, Chris and his team were there looking to add to the trophy case. But it wasn't meant to be as Chris lost to his teammate and good friend Wade Minter in the final. Chris still left Arizona with the points lead firmly in hand.
Over the next couple of events Chris and the team didn't get the results they were looking for as the truck had a couple of early round exits at the Oklahoma Diesel Nationals in Tulsa and the Diesels on the Mountain at Bandimere Speedway.
Buhidar rolled into St. Louis with one thing on his mind he wanted to add more points and wanted round wins. The event was a success for him and his team as they defeated Anthony Reams in the final round. This was even more special as the final round featured the fastest side by side race ever in the NHRDA Super Street class with Buhidar laying down a 9.02 at 152.57 mph to Reams 9.15 at 151.97 mph.
That win and that run helped keep Buhidar on the path to the National Championship as he picked up another win at the JB's Canadian Diesel Nationals after driving 45 plus hours to get there. Chris and his team finished off their stellar season with a win at the NHRDA World Finals in Texas and was crowned the 2016 NHRDA Super Street World Champion.
When talking with NHRDA's Scott Heaton after the World Finals, Buhidar went on to say "It was a long year, a lot of work, a lot of luck." for his 2016 season."
Buhidar's plans for the 2017 NHRDA Diesel Drag Racing season are a closely guarded secret. When asked about them he replied "I don't know yet, I guess we will find out with '17 comes."