Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Mustafa Buhumaid Tops PDRA Pro Extreme After First Three Events

Just three races into the Professional Drag Racers Association’s sophomore tour and Mustafa Buhumaid has already been to two Pro Extreme finals, success that has given him the lead in Championship points. Buhumaid, who is the Executive Director of the NAS Racing Team, scored the first Pro Extreme victory of the year at the season opener in Ennis, Texas. He followed that up with a runner up finish at the PDRA Spring Nationals in Rockingham, North Carolina.

It was just one year ago that Buhumaid attended Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School to earn his professional license and begin competing with the PDRA. The fact that he only has a handful of races under his belt makes his early points lead that much more impressive. Buhumaid’s promising career is accelerating quickly, and it’s not surprising when you consider the team’s dedication and commitment to their racing program. While most teams balk at a 20 hour drive or 3 hour flight, NAS Racing must first conquer 15 hours of air travel from their Dubai home, which also happens to be the main team sponsor, to New York before starting the second leg of their trip to the event. This is a tough travel schedule for anyone, but Buhumaid and team set aside the jet lag and time difference when they strap into their 2500+ horsepower Pro Extreme machines.

NAS Racing Crew Chief, Al Billes, is certainly no less dedicated than his drivers, and is widely known throughout the industry for his tuning genius. Also on board the NAS Racing Team is Operations Manager, Sameer Sami and Badir Ahli, who pilots the second NAS Racing Pro Extreme car. Their combination is proving to be a dominating force in Pro Extreme and they have no plans to slow the momentum anytime soon. They already have a new Jerry Bickel car and plan to test it soon as a backup car to the current ‘69 Camaro that has wheeled Buhumaid to the points lead.

The NAS Racing Team’s success so far in 2015 is no fluke, as round after round they have consistently posted some of the fastest and quickest times of the field. There’s no doubt that Buhumaid will be one to watch as a major contender throughout the season. Buhumaid has risen as the early Championship favorite and it doesn’t look like he’s ready to relinquish his points lead any time soon.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You May Also Like


Tony Christian, one of the pioneering drivers of the Pro Street movement, passed away Thursday, June 9. Christian was infamous for his battles with...


The Mid-West Drag Racing Series (MWDRS) is saddened over the passing of Pro Mod driver Ronnie Hobbs following an on-track incident during Friday night...


Leah Pruett scored the first NHRA Top Fuel win for her and husband Tony Stewart’s professional drag racing team this past weekend in Denver,...


Drag racer Sean Serra has passed away in a tragic car accident. He was 27 years old. Serra was involved in a single-car rollover...

Since 2005, DI has informed, inspired and educated drag racers from every walk of the racing life - weekend warrior and street/strip enthusiasts to pro-level doorslammer and Top Fuel racers. From award-winning writing and photography to binge-worthy videos to electric live events, DI meets hundreds of thousands of racers where they live, creating the moments that create conversations.