Minter Looking For Historic 1st Eight Second Pass In Super Street
Setting the NHRDA ET and mph records in the Super Street class isn't easy. Just ask Wade Minter who has had his share of challenges this season, working past mechanical issues all season in pursuit of the record in the class. The Super Street record has been reset three times since the World Finals in 2015, and Minter set the current high marks for the category with a blistering 9.006 156.01 mph pass at the Canadian Diesel Shootout in Edmonton in August.
"We found some issues in the truck, but set the record anyway." said Minter. "We could see lots of eights at the finals; it will depend on the track prep. I'm just twenty miles from the track, and it's my home track, so we're looking forward to it." he continued.
Gord is looking for his first NHRDA World Championship, and is looking forward to running for the title at the World Finals September 30th - Oct 1st. He is also itching to get some track time at the Texas Motorplex. "Going that far, I've got to keep my focus, do the job, and focus on the championship. But I would like to take of advantage of being able to run close to sea level, as Edmonton is over 3,000 above sea level."
Only one driver will be the first to run in the eight second zone in Super Street, a truly historic number in the class. Minter is currently in the third spot in Super Street Championship points, and with all the heavy hitters in the class planning on attending, the record has a good chance of getting reset in two weeks at the World Finals.
Video of Minter's National Record Setting run at the Canadian Diesel Shootout at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta. 9.006 ET at 156.01 mph.
Minter's sponsors include Truck Source Diesel, So Cal Diesel, The Duramax Store, S&S Motorsports, James Trans Tech, J&R Automotive and Canadian Diesel Online, and Engineered Turbo.
The 2016 NHRDA World Finals will get started September 30th at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis Texas. For more information visit www.nhrda.com