6th An­nual DNR Cus­toms Out­law Diesel Event Takes Over Mi­lan Drag­way

Ultimate Diesel Builder's Guide - - Contents - Text / Pho­tog­ra­phy: Chris Tobin

6th An­nual DNR Cus­toms Out­law Diesel Event Takes Over Mi­lan Drag­way

Detroit is of course known as “Mo­tor City” for good rea­son, with the big three do­mes­tic man­u­fac­tur­ers head­quar­tered in the area, so it’s rea­son­able to think that there would be a lot of gear­heads in the area as well. It turns out that the rea­son­ing is cor­rect and on Septem­ber 10, 2016, diesel en­thu­si­asts were drawn to the Mi­lan Drag­way about 50 miles out­side of Detroit for the sixth an­nual DNR Cus­toms Out­law Diesel Event. Around 2,000 diesel fa­nat­ics braved the gloomy weather fore­cast to at­tend. Over­all at­ten­dance was lower than ex­pected, likely due to the storms that had struck the area ear­lier in the week and con­tin­ued to be a prob­lem for the DNR Cus­toms team through­out the week­end.

fi­nally shut­ting down the track for good. Blake Miller de­feated Ric New­bury by less than 0.04 sec­onds to take the win. Since the ET Bracket fi­nal round was set but rained out, the DNR crew and track of­fi­cials de­cided it was best to name Kyle Bas­sitt and Steve Ketch­man Co-cham­pi­ons rather than have them run down the track in the rain.

Hope­fully Septem­ber 9, 2017, will pro­vide bet­ter weather for the sev­enth an­nual DNR Cus­toms Out­law Diesel Event when it in­vades Mi­lan Drag­way once again. If you’re a gear­head like we are, you’ll want to be there for the event as a com­peti­tor or spec­ta­tor we’re sure a great time will be had by all. For event de­tails and schedule point your browser to dnr­cus­toms.com or fol­low their so­cial me­dia out­lets. We look forward to see­ing you there. UDBG

Norm Ju­rachel’s 2010 Ford took home the hon­ors for the high­est horse­power of the day at over 1,400 hp thanks in part to a friendly as­sist from a lit­tle ni­trous ox­ide sprayed into the air fil­ter. His great look­ing Power Stroke was also awarded first place

TOP: HSP Diesel’s Joe Kutchey brought his beau­ti­ful R&D test mule truck out to dis­play in their booth and take a turn spin­ning the rollers on the dyno putting down more than 550 hp. TOP INSET: Kutchey’s Du­ra­max had a set of HSP’S pro­to­type ex­haust man­i­fol

TOP: Watch­ing a big du­ally smoke the tires with a burnout never gets old! MID­DLE: The 12.0 In­dex fi­nal round came down to a pair of black Dodges with Ric New­bury in the far lane and Blake Miller in the near lane. The race was ex­tremely close from start to

TOP: Ric New­bury’s Dodge put down nearly 1,250 hp on the Diesel Doc­tor dyno; we don’t think the bot­tle helped much since the bot­tle holder nearly blasted him­self off the plat­form while spray­ing the laugh­ing gas down the side of the truck rather than into

TOP: This Dodge made sev­eral dyno pulls on each of the dynos; here you can see that the waste­gate was open­ing a lit­tle early, pre­vent­ing the truck from build­ing max­i­mum boost. ABOVE: Cody Ted­er­ing­ton and his cool lit­tle VW Caddy pickup had the distinc­tion

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