HORSE­POWER WARS

Diesel World - - Event Location: -

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.

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