WHAT A DRAG!

Diesel World - - Event -

In the All Truck Shootout, trucks would be chal­lenged in three events in­clud­ing a 1/8-mile speed/stop chal­lenge, 1/4-mile drag race, and show-n-shine judg­ing. As it was the new­est com­pe­ti­tion at the TS event, there were only a hand­ful of en­tries vy­ing for the win with the diesel-pow­ered GMC 2500 HD of Allen Fowler tak­ing the over­all win by dom­i­nat­ing all three as­pects of the com­pe­ti­tion, fin­ish­ing with the quick­est 1/4-mile time and 1/8-mile speed/stop time as well as the show-n-shine for a clean sweep.

The show-n-shine com­pe­ti­tion was held on the grounds near the drag race pits. It was easy for spec­ta­tors to walk through the large gath­er­ing of gas and dieselpow­ered show trucks, with amaz­ing ex­am­ples on hand. Awards were handed out for Best of Show, as well as Best Dodge, Ford and GM and Best Sus­pen­sion, Paint, En­gine and In­te­rior for both gas and diesel trucks. Wade Flan­nery took home the Best of Show award in the diesel cat­e­gory while Eric John­son won in the gas class.

Fri­day’s drag racing ac­tion con­sisted of qual­i­fy­ing for the ODSS pro classes along with qual­i­fy­ing and elim­i­na­tions for the ET Bracket, 7.70 In­dex and 6.70 In­dex classes. All classes ex­cept for the Pro Drag­ster class com­peted in 1/8-miles runs while the drag­sters were able to run the full 1/4-mile track. Satur­day’s racing fea­tured more qual­i­fy­ing/test-and-tune passes in the morn­ing with elim­i­na­tions in the af­ter­noon for all six of the ODSS classes in­clud­ing the ET Bracket, 7.70 In­dex, 6.70 In­dex, Pro Street, Pro Mod and Pro Drag­ster classes.

 The first of his three wins on the week­end came Fri­day night for Eu­gene Ogle and his F-100 tak­ing down David Fisher’s Dodge in the 7.70 In­dex class.

 Mered­ith’s other ride for the ET Bracket class was this Chevro­let Cruze Diesel that took the class win Fri­day night over Ken­neth Phillips and his Dodge.

 This Pro Mod Dakota made its de­but at the TS event, putting plenty of power to the track to wrin­kle up the side­walls of the huge rear slicks.

 Kevin Mered­ith ran two ve­hi­cles in the ET Bracket class, in­clud­ing his in­fa­mous short bus.

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