Per­sis­tence pays off

Diesel World - - News -

Things are def­i­nitely start­ing to click for the Cum­mins-pow­ered ’66 Nova cam­paigned by Hard­way Per­for­mance. While com­pet­ing at Lights Out 9 (held at South Georgia Mo­tor­sports Park) this Fe­bru­ary, driver Daniel Pierce drove the bright green Nova to its quick­est eighth-mile pass to date in the X275 class: a 4.55 at 163 mph. Through­out qual­i­fy­ing, the 3,600-pound, leaf-sprung door car ran neck-and-neck with some of the fastest ra­dial tire cars in the na­tion. While the team would be knocked out in the sec­ond round, it’s now ap­par­ent that the car can run 4.60s con­sis­tently, if not 4.50s. Fu­ture plans for the Hard­way crew in­clude go­ing rounds and dip­ping into the 4.40s.

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