Nitrous Xpress World Champion!

It seems like only yesterday that the NHRDA season began, but here it is already September and the season is over!  The good news is that your support was not wasted; we are the NHRDA Top Diesel World Champions!  
Emily’s driving skills and a lot of luck landed us in the winner’s circle this weekend at the World Finals in Topeka, Kansas.  We had some pretty stiff competition when Dan Scheid showed up with the worlds quickest and fastest Top Diesel dragster as well as John Robinson’s Cummins powered Funny Car.  We were lucky enough to qualify #1 when Sheid’s dragster experienced waste gate problems on his first qualifying pass and was shut off with engine problems after his burnout on his last qualifier.  Robinson’s funny car exploded a turbo charger on his first qualifying pass and was not able to return to competition.   Matt Handwork in the Bone Shaker Altered put on an excellent show for the crowd as did all of the competitors.   It rained both days and cut qualifying to only two passes.
After struggling with rain, an uncooperative injector and a finicky dual fuel pump tune up we were finally able to battle our way to the finals facing the Bone Shaker altered.  We had experienced several engine backfires in the burnout so we decided to forgo the burnout ritual in the finals and just get the car staged and hope for the best.  When the tree dropped Emily cut her best light yet in the NX dragster and never looked back as Matt experienced trouble at mid track and was forced to shut off.  Our 8.13 ET was a big disappointment but it was good enough to clinch the World Championship!
 Our racing season is far from over however.  We still will attend the remaining NADM events in Columbus OH, Denton, TX and Orlando FL.  Plus we are going to try to set a new land speed record in the standing mile in late October at THE TEXAS MILE event in Beeville TX.  That’s right, a LSR in the Nitrous Express diesel powered dragster.  We have it geared to run over 275mph so all we need now is some open space and a little luck!