This past weekend XDP and the XDP Racing Team headed to Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois for the NHRDA Midwest Truckin’ Nationals. This was a one day event combining sled pulls, dyno, and drag racing.
This was a “hometown” event of sorts for Team XDP drag truck driver Anthony Reams. Anthony grew up in Missouri and lives about an hour west of St. Louis. With a bunch of his family and friends in attendance to watch the race, he knew it was a big day and needed to perform well. Anthony has been in the chase for the Super Street World record all season. With multiple passes surpassing the world record already this season, the next goal was to back the time up within 1% to secure the record.
After a Super Street win in Denver, but being unable to set the record, it was time to secure the record in front of the home crowd. His first qualifying pass of the day was cut short due to some infamous Dodge “death wobble” occurring. The truck was towed back to the pits and inspected to make sure nothing was broken. After inspection and confirming everything was a go, he headed out for his 2nd qualifying run of the day. In his 2nd pass he ran 9.17 @153mph, setting him up as the #1 qualifier and another chance to secure the Super Street record. Because he was the # 1 qualifier, he was able to have 2 “bye” rounds and head straight to the finals. In the finals Anthony met Chris Buhidar and his Cummins powered Ford for the Super Street title. Unfortunately for Anthony and Team XDP, Chris was able to execute an absolute perfect run and defeat Anthony in the final round. Chris ran 9.02 @ 152.5 mph and Anthony ran 9.15 @ 151.9. Chris was able to just get Anthony off the line which was the difference in the race. The good news is, Anthony was able to back up his first run within 1% and set a new Super Street ET world record!
Congratulations to Team XDP Racing and Anthony Reams on their new Super Street world record of 9.15et. Team XDP Racing thanks all those who follow and support the team, especially our sponsors BD Diesel Performance, MBRP, AirDog, EDGE, ARP, AFE Power, and Auto Meter.