Championship Showcase: John AckerTexas racer John Acker has been a life long mud racer, but in 2012 he certainly made a splash in the sand drag world. Acker, living in Killeen, TX, dominated the 2012 Mid-America Sand Drag Series by winning three of the four events in the Pro 1 Cars class. Driving a tube chassis rear-engine “Mud Truck” owned by David Riddle, and built by John in his own shop, Acker was deadly consistent ET wise and killer on the tree. The 385 cubic-inch SBC between the frame rails made consistent power to run in the low 4-second range. John’s most memorable moment of the season was winning both the Quick 16 & Pro 1 class at the MASD season opening Heartland Nationals at Atoka Motorsports Park in Atoka, OK. The “Team Mud” crew followed the journey to the championship along the way as John was supported by his great friends David Riddle, Paul Bates, Michelle Bates, Abigail Bonham, and daughter Brianna Acker. The main sponsor for Acker’s championship season was Ron’s Automotive and Machine Shop. John wants to thank Atoka Motorsports Park and Thunder Valley Sand Drags for hosting the great Mid-America Sand Drag series events as well as Lonestar Graphics for their great support of the sport with amazing pictures, plaques, and T-Shirts.
John swept both events at Thunder Valley Sand Drags in the Pro 1 Cars class during the 2012 MASD series. (Lonestar Graphics Photo)
John also had great success at Atoka as he won the Quick 16 & Pro 1 during the Heartland Nationals in May. (NSDN Photo)
Team Mud accepting the championship awards with driver John Acker (Left) and car owner David Riddle (Right) hanging on to the trophy. (NSDN Photo)
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