HORSE­POWER WARS

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grem­lins lim­ited him to 2,300 rpm and a 1,689 to­tal score. Out­side on the North­west Dyno Cir­cuit’s Su­per­flow, Krebs put down a more rep­re­sen­ta­tive 730 no-ni­trous horse­power—but, alas, it was too late to count to­ward the Gauntlet Chal­lenge.

Eighth Place: Chris Ross­cup CHEVRO­LET/DURAMAX 984 HP + 1,458 LB-FT = 2,442 TO­TAL SCORE

In eighth place was the first truck that didn’t have ma­jor is­sues: Chris Ross­cup’s ’02 Chevro­let. If the name sounds fa­mil­iar, that’s be­cause he was a com­peti­tor in last year’s chal­lenge, as well as the Ul­ti­mate Callout Chal­lenge in 2016. Even though Ross­cup made a strong run, the com­pound-tur­bocharged, Duramax pow­ered Chevy was just short of the 1,000hp mark, lay­ing down a 984hp pull.

Sev­enth Place: Travis Turner GMC/DURAMAX 891 HP + 1,552 LB-FT = 2,443 TO­TAL SCORE

Prob­a­bly the clos­est bat­tle of the whole com­pe­ti­tion was be­tween Chris Ross­cup and Travis Turner, who was also run­ning a com­pound-turbo, Duramax mo­ti­vated ride. Even though Turner was nearly 100 hp short of Ross­cup’s num­ber, the big en­gine got go­ing early and made enough oomph to clinch the six­th­place spot by a sin­gle point. We have a feel­ing Turner’s ride sees its fair share of street time, mak­ing his truck all the more im­pres­sive.

Sixth Place: Scott Lind­sey RAM/CUMMINS 1,540 HP + 1,661 LB-FT = 3,201 TO­TAL SCORE

The com­pe­ti­tion started to get se­ri­ous as we come to Scott Lind­sey, as the top six trucks were sep­a­rated by only 400 points on horse­power and torque com­bined! Fin­ish­ing sec­ond in horse­power, Lind­sey’s street truck turned drag truck was able to lay down a whop­ping 1,540 hp at a mind­bend­ing 5,100 rpm. The large triple tur­bos and high-winding en­gine ac­tu­ally hurt him on his over­all score, as a low torque num­ber meant that sixth place was all he could muster once the torque was fac­tored in.

 Ven­dors like Al­li­ga­tor Diesel Per­for­mance, In­dus­trial In­jec­tion, Diesel Life and more were in at­ten­dance with the lat­est new prod­ucts for en­thu­si­asts to drool over.

 Judg­ing by the funky idle, we guessed this ’99 Dodge was a Vp44-equipped truck, and boy did it make some steam for a VP. Clay Stevens’s Ram made an im­pres­sive 758 rwhp along with 1,458 lb-ft of torque.

 Chris Ross­cup

 Justin Sherba

 Travis Turner

 Chris Krebs

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