The dawn of the 2017 NHRDA Oklahoma Diesel Nationals heralded another fight with Mother Nature; severe thunderstorms rolled into the Tulsa area Thursday night and stayed until early Saturday morning. But once the sky cleared, the Tulsa Raceway Park staff had the track prepped and ready to break world records.
In Pro Street, both of the ET (8.421) and MPH (160.52) World Records were shattered. Dustin Jackson, the first driver in Pro Street qualifying, laid down a 8.163 second run at 166.56 mph. Right behind him, Lavon Miller and his Firepunk Diesel team set the diesel world on fire with an amazing run of 7.993 seconds at 174.75 mph! This made him the first Pro Street racer to ever run in the 7’s.
In the Super Street class, Phillip Franklin showed the world that his 8 second performance at the Texas Diesel Nationals was no fluke. Franklin and his team ran a record setting 8.853 at 158.89 mph in qualifying and then ran another 8.853 in the semi-finals to set the the Super Street World Record!
Due to Friday night’s rain, the Sled Pulls were put off until Saturday night – but they were no less exciting for the wait! In the Limited Pro Stock class, pullers came from all over to compete for the trophy. Jenna Lempka of Adams, Nebraska took home her first ever NHRDA win and the trophy. Amalee Mueller added another trophy to her trophy case with her win in the Pro Stock class. The NK Pullers put on an impressive show as well in the 3LM Tractors, 4X4 Pro Stock Trucks, 2WD Modified and 8500lb Limited Pro/Super Farm Tractors.
Hot Shot’s Secret Diesel Drag Racing Winners
Pro Street: Dustin Jackson
Super Street: Wade Minter
10.90 Index: William Ellington
Super Diesel: Joshua Harris
Sportsman: Larson Miller
Big Rig Bracket Winner: Justin Clifton
NHRDA Sled Pulling Series Winners
Pro Stock: Amalee Mueller
Limited Pro Stock: Jenna Lempa
Next, the NHRDA heads to Colorado for Diesels on the Mountain, June 10 at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado.