2014 NHRDA Sled Pull Series National Champions




The NHRDA 2014 Championship Sled Pull Series kicked off at Bakersfield California in March and then proceeded across the United States putting on ten events that included California , Texas, Georgia, Missouri, Indiana, North Carolina, Colorado, Oregon and Montana. 


The NHRDA goal is to unite sled pullers across the USA and this year they saw their dream coming true as competitors from all across the country not only compete at their local events but then they traveled to the World Finals in Texas where they all got to compete against pullers from all over North America.

The National points battle in every class came down to the World Finals as Super Stock , 3.0 and 2.6 class points battles were are within striking distance and all the competitors that were in the hunt had to make good pulls to win the National Championship in their respective classes.

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Brad Ingram
Super Stock - National Champion

After Brad Ingram won the 2013 National Championship in the 3.0 Class he decided to step up into the Super Stock Class in 2014. Over the winter he transformed his truck so he would be competitive in Super Stock Class.

All season long it was Ingram and his good friend Brad Deeter that battled back and forth for the lead in the National points as they both attended events in Texas, Missouri and Indiana.

As we headed to World Finals Ingram was only 2 points behind Deeter in the points chase and Ingram knew he would have to have a strong showing to take over the points lead. Brad Ingram drew the number 3 position out of the 6 competitors in his class. After watching the first 2 pullers Ingram made some last minute adjustments and pulled it out the back door with a 340.05 foot pull and Brad not only won the National Championship but also Title of World Champion.

Congrats to Brad and Team Scheid Diesel!

 
Dan Clarke
3.0 Class - National Champion

Dan Clarke built his truck for the 2.6 class but after tuning the truck on his dyno he realized that he could also be competitive in the 3.0 class. The biggest problem was he would have to pull in 2.6 class and then drive straight back to the scales so he could weigh and tech for 3.0 class and then pull without any cool down time.

Event after event Dan's truck proved how dependable his truck was as he took 1st place in Georgia and 2nd place in both the Colorado and Indiana events, but as he headed to the World Finals he was trailing the points leader Tom Hansen buy 8 points so once again it would come down to who would do better at World Finals.

Hansen drew the #1 position and Clarke drew the #5 position. Hansen pulled 291.10 feet which was a good pull, but when it was Dan turn he laid down a 315.05 pull to beat out Tom Hansen and take home the National Championship in the 3.0 Class

Congrats to Dan and Dan's Diesel Crew!

 
Dan Clarke
2.6 Class - National Champion

Dan Clarke from Marengo Illinois made up his mind that this was the year he was going to chase after the points in the 2.6 class. Clarke competed in seven sled pulls overall and took 2nd place at both the Georgia and Colorado event.

As we headed to the World Finals Clarke held a slim lead over Weylin Richards and since the World Finals is double points Clarke would need to have a great pull to keep the lead in the National points chase.

Clarke made a pull of 331.03 at World Finals and Richards went 324.01 hence Dan Clarke won his 1st ever National Championship in the 2.6 Class

Congrats to Dan and Dan's Diesel Crew!