This past weekend Bill Glidden secured his 14th class win in ADRL action, giving him the most event wins in the organization’s history. The Indiana native raced to the winner’s circle in his 2010 Mustang from Jerry Haas Race Cars. As for the engine under the hood scoop—it isn’t exactly a Ford engine but then again it isn’t a Chevy or Chrysler either. We will just call it a Naiser Racing engine since that is who originally built the nitrous-equipped powerplant, which has a displacement in the 700ci range. The impressive accomplishment came when Glidden drilled the tree against Alan Pittman in the finals, 3.93 at 187 to the screw-blown Mustang of Pitman that knocked off a quicker, but losing, 3.89 at 187 mph. Glidden had an impressive .042 reaction time to Pitman’s .096 light.
Glidden is a storied champion in both NMRA and NMCA action over the years with a 1990 Mustang GT and a 2002 Mustang, both built by Skinny Kid Race Cars. He competed in the Pro 5.0 and Pro Street ranks with the 2002 Mustang and in Pro Outlaw 10.5 and Super Street 10.5 with his 10.5W car. Glidden has been red-hot in the ADRL Extreme Ten-Five (XTF) ranks the last several years. Mickey Thompson Wheels and Tires are largely responsible for Glidden’s ADRL adventures. Mickey Thompson also relies on Glidden for an assortment of tire development and testing. The relationship has been mutually beneficial as evident by the many XTF wins and championships along with new racing tires in the marketplace. Congratulations to Bill and Shannon on this historic achievement.