Solid Start for Hunter/Gilmour TAD Combo

Former Alcohol Funny Car driver Greg Hunter successfully made the transition to Top Alcohol Dragster this past weekend during NHRA’s stop at Las Vegas……

Hunter, who is from Alberta,  made his competition debut at one of the premier NHRA National events on the west coast, the Nationals.  Hunter is definitely happy with the results.

“It was a thrill to be racing at an event like that. To qualify and win a round in the first time in actual competition was like a dream. I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend,” claimed Hunter.

Greg Hunter had a very good showing during his first NHRA national event start in the TAD category. (Photo Courtesy:

Greg and the Calgary-based ExactAir/Kenny Gilmour Motorsports car struggled in qualifying, missing a session due to an engine swap. A qualifying position of 14th meant a first round match-up with James Butler. Hunter got the lead off the line with a .032 light, then powered through with a winning 5.69 at 243 mph pass. In the second round, Greg got the lead once again with a .037 light, but his 5.48 at 260 mph wasn’t enough to defeat Garrett Bateman. All in all, it was a good start to the season for the TAD rookie.

Greg is quick to thank the team that got the car turned around in between runs.

“The Kenny Gilmour Motorsports crew put in so much work to give me a good car this weekend. They were up just about all night on Friday swapping engines. We just missed the second session, but it certainly wasn’t because of a lack of effort. I really appreciate their hard work this weekend,” said Hunter.

Hunter and the ExactAir Compliance Systems team will build on their recent success in the next few weeks. Tentative plans have the team heading south to Houston for the O’Reilly Spring Nationals, April 27-29.

ExactAir Compliance Systems is a company that supplies Natural Gas emission compliance, maintenance and control systems. For more information on ExactAir’s state of the art technology for the Natural Gas industry, visit them on the web at:

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.

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Posted by:  Nate Van Wagnan