Gilmour/Hunter TAD Targets Seattle

ExactAir Compliance Systems Top Alcohol Dragster driver Greg Hunter enters this weekend’s O’Reilly NHRA Northwest Nationals with an improved tune-up in his Kenny Gilmour-owned blown alcohol car….
The ExactAir dragster previously reached the finals at the team’s last race, but the Canadian group decided to make some adjustments to prepare for the Seattle national event.
“After racing in Denver we found some things that we wanted to improve. We made the improvements and went testing back home in Alberta. We tested at Medicine Hat, where I first started racing years ago. It was awesome to run the alcohol car in front of our friends from the early days of my racing career. We also test at Edmonton, where we got to see some family and friends. It was a lot of fun but testing didn’t go as planned, so we went back and made some more improvements. Now we’re ready to go to Seattle,” Hunter said.
Only twelve dragsters are entered for the Northwest Nationals so Hunter will receive a guaranteed spot in the field as long as he makes a pass down the track. This will give Gilmour and the crew a chance to tune the car up without worrying about making it into the qualified field.
“It’s nice that we don’t have to worry about making it in the show,” Greg claimed. “We know we’re in the field so we can take a chance or two in qualifying. Just like any race, we’re going to Seattle trying to go as fast as we can. It looks like the conditions will be right, too.”
The field’s quality makes up for the low quantity. Some of the nation’s top cars are entered, including blown alcohol stars Chris Demke, Ray Martin, and Shawn Cowie, who recently returned from a twe-year motorcycle accident recovery.
“It’s really cool to see Shawn Cowie racing again. Shawn coming back and winning his first race back is very impressive. We love racing the fast cars like that because those are the guys that we’re trying to run with. Having them all on the property gives us motivation to work towards their level,” Greg said of his Seattle competition.
Top Alcohol Dragster qualifying at the O’Reilly Northwest Nationals is scheduled for 2:15 and 4:45 PM on Friday, August 2nd. Final round of qualifying is set for 11:30 AM on Saturday, followed by first round of eliminations at 4 PM.
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Posted by Nate Van Wagnen
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