Southern Alberta Truck Exposition Association

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Gord Cooper & Smokin Gun


Come to the 3rd Annual Southern Alberta Truck Expo on July 15, 2017 and meet Gord Cooper, who holds the Hot Rod Semi Truck World Record.   11.40 ET at 119.17 MPH.  Set on August 6, 2016 in Edmonton, AB at the Castrol Raceway. 

Recently, Gord Cooper gained official NHRDA recognition after 15 years of diesel quarter mile racing! He hit 11.50 ET or faster on four consistent passes to win the first NHRDA HotRod Semi World Championship at Texas Motorplex on October 1, 2016! Smokin' Gun continues to perform at his current 11.40 ET NHRDA World Record that he set at Castrol Raceway, Edmonton, AB on August 06, 2016.

Here are some of the races Gord has or will be participating in:  



  • March 3-5  World of Wheels, Edmonton, AB - PeaceKeeper Display


  • March 15-19  Calgary International Auto & Truck Show – Smokin Gun Feature Display 
  • April 21, 22  NHRDA Texas - (Spectator) 
  • June 17, 18  Hanna Cruisers Drag Races Feature - Hanna, AB 
  • July 7  Calgary Stampede Parade - Red Baron COE KW 
  • July 8  MHDRA Diesel Drag Race Red Cliff, AB 
  • July 14-16  Lethbridge International Air Show Display/Race, Lethbridge, AB 
  • July 15  Southern Alberta Truck Expo Display 
  • July 29, 30  Wings Over Springbank Air Show Display/Race, Calgary, AB 
  • August 12  NHRDA JB's Diesel Shootout, Castrol Raceway, Edmonton, AB
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  • August 26  NHRDA Big Sky Truck Fest Drag Race, Billings, MT 


  • Sept. 30  NHRDA World Finals, Texas Motorplex, Ennis, TX


Please note that all dates are still subject to confirmation due to Work commitments, and Event acceptance too!
Thanks for your interest & support.