K&N sponsored Wade Moody has set a new National Association of Diesel Motorsports (NADM) world record in his Duramax diesel powered drag truck. The record pass was a 7.94 @ 171 backed up with a 7.87 @ 171 set at Maryland International Raceway. This is a huge accomplishment for Wade who has raced this vehicle for little more than a year with a limited crew and budget. The machine used to accomplish this is a 2002 Chevy S-10 using a Gephardt Pro Cars chassis and a Duramax diesel engine that spins up to 5500 rpm, far above the limits of a stock diesel.
Wade Moody in his Duramax diesel powered drag truck
Wade, owner of NGM Diesel, and his main crewmember Cory Miles have put in an extraordinary effort this past racing season traveling around the Midwest competing in the NADM Pro Stock Diesel class and working out the bugs in the vehicle. Big stepping stones this past season have been switching from a manual transmission to a Bruno Lenco and then a mid-season change to a TH400. The car has responded very well to the current transmission and converter combination and Wade is very pleased with the results.
Wade has been chasing the previous record of 8.06 set by Banks Performance in 2008 and has successfully surpassed it in less than one full season. He and his team have had a great year, setting the new record on their 50th pass without one mechanical failure and Wade believes there is more to get out of the truck with some further suspension tuning.
By utilizing efficient tuning and a small amount of nitrous, Wade has embraced "clean" diesel performance by making his quarter mile passes with little, if any visible smoke, a standard byproduct of many fast diesel trucks. With increasingly tightened standards on emissions, it's great to see racers such as Wade adopt the clean performance mantra while pushing the envelope in diesel performance.
K&N is proud to sponsor Wade and his team and can't wait to see what they can do next year.
K&N is the Official Air Intake of the NADM series which holds events around the country showcasing diesel performance in drag racing, sled pulling and at some events a dyno competition. Be sure to check out their website for more information at www.runnadm.com or www.dieselmotorsports.us.
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