HAPPENINGS IN THE WORLD OF DIESEL POWER
It’s official: The Done Right Diesel Performance Pro Mod Ram we’ve been warning you about is on the loose. Recently, Ben Shadday’s fiberglass-bodied, 3,400-pound truck was spotted making some test hits, and it didn’t disappoint. On its first pass ever, the little white rocket stormed the eighth-mile in 5.16 seconds and trapped 131 mph in the process. According to the NHRA’S eighth-mile to quartermile calculator, that translates to an 8.10 at 164 mph. That’s not a bad first showing. According to what the Freedom Racing Engines 6.8L Cummins made on the engine dyno, the truck was utilizing about 60 percent of its available power on the 5.16 pass.