Wade Moody - 2016 Top Diesel National Points & World Champion
When the 2016 NHRDA Diesel Drag Racing season kicked off at the NHRDA Texas Diesel Nationals at the Texas Motorplex in April, Wade Moody and his Flo-Pro Top Diesel Dragster team had a couple of goals, they wanted the Top Diesel National Championship and World Championship trophies.
That first event saw Moody put his dragster in the finals where he ran 7.40 e.t. but came up just a little short to John Robinson, as Moody took home the runner-up trophy. Moody vowed that he would improve and would still make a run at the 2016 NHRDA Top Diesel National Championship.
Wade recapped the season with Scott Heaton on Diesel TV at the World Finals Winner Circle:
After the long haul from Maryland to Arizona, Moody and his Flo-Pro team showed improvement with a run of 7.32 seconds at the Desert Diesel Nationals and took home the win. The next event saw Wade pickup another victory this time at the Oklahoma Diesel Nationals in Tulsa and he added more National Championship points to his total.
The next event that Wade and his team came to was the NHRDA MidWest Truckin Nationals, at Gateway Motorsports Park. Moody had the hard task of coming up against the Jared Jones and the Scheid Diesel dragster in the final round. Moody had a great reaction time using it to take the win as he defeated Jones running a 7.03 to Jones' quicker but losing 6.91.
The Flo-Pro team then made the long trek across the country and up into Canada for JB's Canadian Diesel Shootout in Edmonton, Alberta. The team ran a best e.t. of 7.20 seconds but in the final round Wade ran into some trouble and the dragster wasn't able to make a full run.
At the final event of the 2016 NHRDA season, Moody only had one goal, he wanted the World Championship. He already wrapped up the 2016 NHRDA Top Diesel National Championship but still had one more trophy he wanted. In the final round Moody made a run of 6.97 seconds at 197.08 mph to defeat Jared Jones thus finishing the season as the NHRDA Top Diesel World Champion and National Champion.
The two championships add to an already long list of accomplishments in Diesel Drag Racing for Moody, including the 2013 Pro Stock National and World Championships, where he still holds the National Records in both ET and speed, and numerous Divisional championships over the last 10 seasons.
After the event NHRDA's Scott Heaton caught up with Wade and asked him how he did it "We tried really hard and tried to be consistent." Which was evident in his performances over the course of the season, Moody also added "It was hard fought battle from beginning to end."
Wade wanted to thank his sponsors, Flo-Pro, Industrial Injection, Borg Warner Turbos, Nitrous Express, Pro Tourqe, Pure Power, Dan's Diesel, Diamond Pistons, Trend Performance, Mickey Thompson Tires and NGM Diesel Race Engines for all their support during the 2016 NHRDA Diesel Drag Racing season.