Tenth Place: Justin Sherba RAM/CUMMINS DNF
Sherba’s common-rail-motivated Dodge was one of the players shooting for 1,500-plus horsepower to the wheels, which makes his tenth-place finish all the more heartbreaking. A fueling issue made the truck think it was naturally aspirated on the dyno, so the engine didn’t make any boost. Although “165 hp” briefly flashed up on the screen, the truck wasn’t able to make it all the way through the dyno run, leading to a “Did Not Finish” result. Sherba later fixed the truck, ran on the Northwest Dyno Circuit’s Superflow and put down 1,355 rwhp, indicating what might have been.
Ninth Place: Chris Krebs RAM/CUMMINS 514 HP + 1,175 LB-FT = 1,689 TOTAL SCORE
Chris Krebs’s Vp44-equipped Dodge has been in the 10-second zone and was shooting for the 1,000rwhp mark with his “obsolete” technology. Unfortunately he also had issues, as simple electrical
We spotted this killer first-generation Dodge at the ATS show-n-shine that was a little bit old and a little bit new. The bad-in-black ride featured such niceties as a Kelderman air suspension and an ATS turbo system.
Gus Jacobsen brought his ’05 common-rail Dodge and predicted a 1,000rwhp run before he was strapped onto the rollers. He cranked out a near-perfect 998, which placed him first in the “Small Twins” class.
Adam Quain’s triple-turbo 7.3L Ford had one of the nicest engine bays on the premises. The singlepump 7.3L was limited to 605 rwhp, but should make a lot more when a second HEUI pump is added.
The Northwest Dyno Circuit (NWDC) brought its mobile chassis dyno to the event, allowing trucks that weren’t in the Gauntlet a shot at the rollers. With more than 70 trucks in attendance, it was no surprise that the line was long all day.