This year we were a witness to an awesome feat performed by perennial Pro Street competitor Team Green aka Stuckey Racing. The Pro Street team bested all comers to win its 3rd NHRDA Championship race in a row.
“Our strategy of beating the other competitor to the finish line really paid off,” said driver Phillip Palmer. “Hitting the throttle really hard when the light turned green proved to be the best way of winning,” continued Palmer.
Team Green was quick to point out however, that it wasn’t just a one-person effort. Robert Donalson also proved to be an integral part of the victory. “I thought we was index racing,” said Robert, who had confused the NHRDA Pro Street Class with the 8.90-index class at the NHRA event the previous weekend. “I tuned it to go 8.90, and it went 8.99, 9.06, and 8.95.” “I think it would have done it that last pass if the engine hadn’t gone into re-gen mode and dropped some power,” said Robert, “You can even see the heat waves coming out of the exhaust, and that cost us at least a tenth.” Regardless of how they won it, or even if they knew where they were, Team Green said that they’re not going to rest on their three victories.
‘We’re going for four in a row,” said Palmer, “We got to stay competitive,” said Palmer, “So we’re going to paint it red with red flames for next year, because red trucks always go faster.” Aside from ditching the green paint, the tuning will receive changes as well. “Now that I know we’re not bracket racing, I can turn up this thing,” said Donalson, “We figured we have at least another 2 turns and 3 clicks on the Chunchit Valve before it overheats, so if it holds you might see an 8.80, or even an 8.70,” continued Robert.
Whatever their future plans are, we wish Team Green much luck in their re-debut of the truck for the 2016 season.