XTP DIESEL& OFF ROAD EXTRAVAGANZA
XTP Diesel & Offroad Extravaganza
The team at XTP Diesel & Offroad hosted their Fifth Annual Diesel and Offroad Extravaganza on Sunday, September 3, in the middle of the Labor Day weekend at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Xenia, Ohio, to have fun with their customers and allow others a chance to meet the XTP team and their various vendors. With good weather, tons of off-road and diesel show-n-shine trucks, the Diesel Doctor Portable Dyno and indoor exhibition space for vendors, the close to 1,000 people in attendance throughout the day had a great time.
While the shop specializes in both diesel and off-road, the groups didn’t exactly flow together, with the off-road crowd occupying one large section of the fairgrounds and the diesel and truck guys filling out another large area. The parking situation didn’t keep the two from wandering around and admiring each other’s rigs, though. Large trophies were on hand for the show-n-shine winners in five classes, in addition to a Best in Show award that could come from any category. An exuberant EJ Fields took home the Best in Show honors with his 2017 Platinum Edition Ford F-250.
In addition to the great show-n-shine trucks, the Diesel Doctor Portable Dyno team kept the crowds entertained and happy throughout the day. Twenty-seven trucks made their way over the dyno and spun the rollers. All of the top twenty trucks made more than 500 horsepower, with fourteen of them breaking the 600-hp barrier and the top five delivering more than 700 horsepower to the rear wheels. Interestingly, both the top two trucks were 2004 Dodges— Kyle Bassitt’s truck making nearly 870 hp, and James Ritchie putting down the biggest number of the day with a dyno pull of 1,086 hp in his bright green Dodge.
Follow along over the next few pages to check out some of the highlights we captured at the event. For details on the date and location for the Sixth Annual XTP Extravaganza, follow their social media posts. If you happen to be in the area, drop in and check it out. With cool trucks and off-roaders along with the latest and greatest from on-site vendors and show specials galore to take your truck to the next level, we’re sure that you’ll be glad that you did. Just be sure to tell them that you heard about the event from your friends here at Ultimate Diesel Builder’s Guide magazine! UDBG
We caught Ritchie’s Dodge on the dyno making tons of power on the way to the highest horsepower and torque measured at the event.
James Ritchie took his turn on the dyno later in the day but still managed to take home the top honors with an impressive dyno pull of nearly 1,100 hp to thrill the crowd.
A large section of the fairgrounds was set aside for the show-n-shine, where owners had plenty of room to display their trucks and hang out for the day.
The XTP team hosted the manufacturer’s midway and display booths inside an air-conditioned fairground building that gave attendees a chance to cool off and get out of the sun while checking out the latest and greatest products on display. The team also had a huge variety of show specials on hand to help attendees add more custom touches to their diesel or off-road rigs without breaking the bank.
Dodge-branded trucks dominated the top of the dyno charts, but there were quite a few Chevys like this one on hand to represent the Bowtie brand.
Here are the show-n-shine winners happily celebrating with their trophies. Winners shown from left to right include Shawn Howard, Scott Cain, EJ Fields, Connor Stewart and Cody Hamm. Best Trail Rig winner Tom Freirer and his 1979 Jeep CJ7 were not available for the photo.
This Dodge was sporting a custom air bag suspension, but the stretched tires and sideways-slammed stance made most spectators think “ricer” more than performance diesel truck, us included.