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Greg Hunter provisional #1 qualifier

After the first session Greg Hunter Is Number 1 Qualifier . The track proved to be tricky for eveyone as The Gilmour team ran only a 6.21 at 178.00..
Today's qualifying starts at 3:30 with session 2 at  6:30.We put a different tune up in the car today,the warmup/high stage went well and the car seems much sharper and steady The air is around 7800 ft today, for here, that is supposed to be spectacular. Later!!

Denver Race blog Friday

Earlier today we had clear skies ,the birds were singing and everything looked good in Drag Raceland Denver.Team Gilmour just warmed up the car and finished are high stage starting line procedure when the clouds came in with heavy rain .For the time being all things Drag Racing are on standby. First round of quailfying will likely be moved back. We will let you know when we know.

Denver Press release

TAD Rookie Hunter Right At Home in Denver-Bound Dragster

 

Courtesy of NVW Motorsports Promotion

MORRISON, Colo. – Top Alcohol Dragster rookie Greg Hunter enters just his second NHRA Lucas Oil Series regional event this weekend at Bandimere Speedway. The former Alcohol Funny Car pilot is adjusting quickly to his position as the driver of the ExactAir/Kenny Gilmour Motorsports Dragster.

 

The Gilmour Team goes to the Mile High city

The Kenny Gilmour team made a last minute decision to enter the Regional race in Denver.This race is a three day affair starting Friday June 15 to June 17. Bandimere Raceway is 5820 ft above sea level on the starting line, now factor in 85 degree weather, 30 % humidity and  24.2 in of mercury air depression, resulting in about 8800 ft of elevation. We have never race in these conditions before,however one thing is certain the motor will be lazy. Jim Whitely ran a 5.40  something a few years back.

Mission Regional Race Day 3 2012

Well It's a completely different set of conditions today, temperature 61.3 Deg F Barometer 30.01 and Humidty 55% which equates to 195 ft elevation.We have done the morning warmup. Gary is on the starting line right now checking out the starting line, then we will decide how aggressive to set up the car for the first round Against Nitro car Gord Gingles. Should be interesting first rounds

Mission Regional Race Day 2 2012

Todays weather is forecast for 72 Deg F which calculates to about 1100 ft elevation. Yesterdays damage is repaired..Today we are putting more clutch in the car along with sharpening up the tune up. First warmup is in about 15 minutes. Will be be back about 1 Hour.

Mission Regional Race blog May 25

10:00  Good morning from Mission Raceway We are starting the day with the weather, It is currently 70 deg. Barometer 29.83 in. Mercury. Humidity 42 %
we are showing 974 ft elevation.There are 5 Dragsters. Cliff Bax car from Manitoba, Greg Sereda Edmonton,Hugh Ridley car from Chilliwack, The Gilmour car with Greg Hunter driving.Lastly the only American car is Joey Severance from Woodburn Oregon.Currently there are 7 cars listed for funny car we will update when the field is known.

Next Stop Mission Raceway May 25-27

 After a successful outing at Las Vegas the Gilmour team is heading for Mission B.C for the first Regional race in the Northwest. Although we were scheduled to appear at the Summer Nationals in Topeka Kansas, driver Greg Hunter was unable to commit to this time slot.
  Since NHRA has realigned the Top Alcohol schedules with Divisions 6 &7 merged, we suspect the Mission Race will be a thriller, with teams not normally present this far north. Now add in sea level barometer and cool temperatures is sure to yield record breaking E.Ts in many classes.

Successful First Start for Greg Hunter‏

Successful First Start for Greg Hunter‏

LAS VEGAS – It’s safe to say that former Alcohol Funny Car driver Greg Hunter successfully made the transition to Top Alcohol Dragster this past weekend. He made his competition debut at one of the premier NHRA National events on the west coast, the SummitRacing.com 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.

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