WHAT DRAG!

Diesel World - - Event -

In the classes that ran both days Eu­gene Ogle was the week­end hero for sure, dom­i­nat­ing the dragstrip by tak­ing home wins in three of the four classes he en­tered. Ogle won Fri­day’s 7.70 In­dex class along with Satur­day’s ET Bracket and 7.70 In­dex classes to nearly sweep the week­end. The only other driver to even make two fi­nal rounds was Banean Woosley, who took home the 6.70 In­dex class win Fri­day and fin­ished run­ner-up to Austin Doidge on Satur­day. Kevin Mered­ith won the ET Bracket class on Fri­day in a Chevy Cruze Diesel to round out the win­ners in the bracket and in­dex classes.

Satur­day’s Pro Drag­ster fi­nal round looked to be a good race, pit­ting the two fastest diesel drag­sters in a head-to-head bat­tle for supremacy with Wade Moody’s Duramax-pow­ered drag­ster, with its new turbo setup, against Jared Jones and the Scheid Diesel Cum­mins-pow­ered drag­ster. As the lights flashed yel­low, Moody jumped a lit­tle early and handed the win to Jones, but both driv­ers stayed in the throt­tle to com­plete their runs. Moody crossed the fin­ish line in 6.878 sec­onds at 199 mph while just be­hind him the bil­let en­gine block in Jones’ drag­ster came apart, blow­ing the head, deck­plate, cylin­der lin­ers and tur­bos off the top of the block and leav­ing the assem­bly drag­ging along­side the drag­ster by the fuel lines. For­tu­nately, Jones and Moody both es­caped un­harmed but it did slow track ac­tiv­i­ties for some time while the track crew cleaned and prepped the track for the rest of the runs.

Dur­ing the cleanup, the TS Fuel Girls threw T-shirts and other swag out to the crowd and the in­fa­mous TS Per­for­mance Bikini Con­test took place. Once the track was cleaned up, the re­main­ing fi­nal rounds were run. Lavon Miller took home the Pro Street win af­ter

 Allen Fowler and his GMC took the in­au­gu­ral TS Per­for­mance All Truck Shootout win—he’s seen here bring­ing the GMC to a quick stop in the Speed/stop Chal­lenge.

 Wade Flan­nery took home the Best of Show Diesel shown-shine honors for his amaz­ing Cum­mins 4Bt-pow­ered 1968 Chevro­let C10.

 Banean Woosley (near lane) took the 6.70 In­dex class win over Rick Fox in a Fire­punk/anteater Dodge bat­tle.

 Jones took the win at the light when Wade Moody jumped a lit­tle too early and trig­gered the red light.

 Jared Jones heats up the rear tires to get ready for the Pro Drag­ster fi­nal round.

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