Made Men

PRO­FIL­ING THE READER-SE­LECTED TRUCKS AND DRIV­ERS OF DIESEL POWER CHAL­LENGE 2018 PRE­SENTED BY XDP

Diesel Power - - Contents - Words by KJ JONES + Pho­tos by BEN COOPER PHO­TOG­RA­PHY and DIESELPOWER STAFF

Pro­fil­ing the reader-se­lected trucks and driv­ers of Diesel Power Chal­lenge 2018 Pre­sented by XDP

WE RE­CEIVE hun­dreds of Diesel Power Chal­lenge en­try forms each year from hard-core en­thu­si­asts hop­ing to join the elite so­ci­ety of trucks and own­ers se­lected to com­pete in our an­nual test of ma­chine and driver.

While the num­ber of can­di­dates is typ­i­cally pared down to ap­prox­i­mately 45 to 50 rigs (Fords, GMs, and Dodge/Rams) by the Diesel Power staff, de­cid­ing ex­actly who gets in is your as­sign­ment, com­pleted through the bal­lots you cut di­rectly from these pages and sub­mit be­fore dead­line, which then get tab­u­lated and ver­i­fied by an in­de­pen­dent au­di­tor over a 90-day pe­riod.

When it was all said and done, 10 com­peti­tors were an­nounced for Diesel Power Chal­lenge 2018 Pre­sented by XDP in an ex­cit­ing Face­book Live broad­cast from Ul­ti­mate Call­out Chal­lenge and con­tacted by Edi­tor KJ Jones, who ex­tended an of­fi­cial in­vi­ta­tion to join us in Den­ver, Colorado.

The fol­low­ing pages con­tain fea­tures high­light­ing eight of the voted-in com­peti­tors and the of­fi­cial al­ter­nate for DPC 2018 (fea­ture pho­tog­ra­phy is ac­tu­ally done at the event, which two se­lected par­tic­i­pants un­for­tu­nately were forced to with­draw from and were not present for pho­tos). The ar­ti­cles con­tain in­ter­est­ing de­tails on the trucks, as well as in­sights from the own­ers about their “road to Diesel Power Chal­lenge” and thoughts on how they’ll do in the tough com­pe­ti­tion.

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