Synoil Racing Chevy Geared up for Seattle

Northwest native Greg Hunter will race at his home national event this weekend. Driving the Alberta-basedSynoil Energy Services/ExactAir Top Alcohol Funny Car, Hunter is competing at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways…..

Despite having four months off since their last national event, Greg and the Geoff Goodwin-led Synoil Racing team are excited to improve upon their performance and race for their first Wally together.

“Our last NHRA national event was the Nationals in March, where we reached the semifinals. Over July 4th weekend we ran a match race at the IHRA Rocky Mountain Nationals with John Evanchuk. A lot of our sponsors were in attendance and the car ran well. Since then I’ve been doing a lot of business stuff with work – that has been going very well – so it’ll be nice to go out to Seattle and race again. It’s been a while since we’ve been back at the track and back at an NHRA national event,” Hunter claimed.

Hunter, who resides in Wyoming, last raced at the Northwest Nationals in 2013 behind the wheel of a blown Top Alcohol Dragster. Seattle was the site of his first national event race with his own TAFC in 2004. Now he’s back in a methanol-burning Funny Car, eager to push deep into eliminations in front of a home crowd.


“Seattle is one of our team’s favorite races. It’s a great track and it looks like the temperature should be just right. It’s going to be a tough field but we’re confident going in that we’ll be able to run with anyone,” Greg added.

Greg Hunter and the Synoil Energy Services/ExactAir Top Alcohol Funny Car team will hit the track at 1:45 and 4:30 PM on Friday and noon on Saturday for qualifying. Eliminations begin at 2:45 PM on Saturday and resume on Sunday morning.

Greg Hunter and Geoff Goodwin’s Synoil Racing Top Alcohol Funny Car team have joined forces for the 2014 season. With primary support from Synoil Enery Services and ExactAir Compliance Systems, Hunter will run a full schedule of NHRA Mello Yello Series national events and LODRS regional events. Synoil Racing receives additional support from Northgate Industries Ltg., Ron Hodgson Chevrolet-GMC-Buick, Southgate Buick, Twister Piling Inc., Proform Concrete Services Inc., Prowling Contracting, Pumps & Pressure Inc., Waylon’s Transport, Hampton’s Oilfield Services, Landale Signs, MD Truck Repair, and Castrol.

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Posted by:  Nate Van Wagnen

Photo by:  Bruce Biegler