ExactAir Racing Las Vegas Post-Race Review

Going into the Big O Tires NHRA Nationals, Greg Hunter and the ExactAir Top Alcohol Dragster team had four main goals: go deeper into eliminations, and improve on their best ET, MPH, and qualifying position…..
By the end of the event, they had accomplished three of those goals. The ExactAir TAD qualified 9th, running 5.38 at 267 mph.
“That run was just awesome. I knew it was strong, but I wasn’t sure it was that good. I thought it was maybe a forty until they told me at the end of the track that it was a 5.38. Everyone was high-fiving; the whole crew was pumped about that,” said Hunter.
Greg started qualifying with a strong 5.45, which put him in the #4 spot after the first session was complete. The car stepped up in the second session, running the 5.38 in the afternoon heat. The team elected to skip the third and final qualifying session to prepare for their first round match-up with Randy Meyer. Once the field was set, Hunter was qualified 9th.
“We probably should’ve made the last qualifier but we were being conservative,” Greg said. “It ended up biting us, because we broke it first round. I did the burnout and backed up; everything felt good. I bumped it in to stage and just as I lit the bottom bulb I heard the motor change. As soon as the tree dropped and I swapped feet it went bang. It broke a rod, a rocker, and a little damage on the block. It will be all ready for this weekend.”

Canadians Kenny Gilmour and Greg Hunter were rewarded with career best numbers during NHRA’s Big O Tires Nationals event.

The damaged block is being repaired by the metal magicians at BAE. The ExactAir crew is preparing fresh parts and reviewing the data so they can keep the positive momentum going.
Greg and the Kenny Gilmour Motorsports team hope to continue their improvements this weekend at the final Lucas Oil series regional event of the year at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
ExactAir Compliance Systems is a company that supplies compliance, maintenance and control systems for the Natural Gas Compression industry. ExactAir is looking forward to partnering with Tarpon Energy in the near future. For more information on ExactAir’s state of the art technology, visit them on the web at: http://www.exactairsystems.com
Greg Hunter and Kenny Gilmour Motorsports partner with some of the finest companies in their industries, including ExactAir Compliance Systems, Omega 2000 Cribbing, Goodyear Tire, NGK Spark Plugs, Lucas Oil, Dark Side Racing, Oasis Emission Consultants, Mopac Auto Supply, Rock Bit Industries, GRP Connecting Rods, Winberg Crankshafts, National Transmission, Paron Paint & Body, Mechanix Wear, Berube Custom Tanks, Peter Vaughn Custom Glass, Koolsville Golf Carts & Accessories, VP Fuels USA, and Top Gun Coatings.
For more information on Greg Hunter and the Kenny Gilmour Motorsports visit www.kennygilmourmotorsports.com
Posted by: Nate Van Wagnen
Photo by:  Bruce Biegler