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Scheid’s an­nual truck­fest reigns supreme as the diesel scene’s show of shows

LIKE PAST it­er­a­tions of the Scheid Diesel Ex­trav­a­ganza, the 21st edi­tion of the an­nual diesel smor­gas­bord did not dis­ap­point. Even with a bit of in­clement weather mak­ing things soggy around the Wabash Val­ley Fair­grounds, the crowds ar­rived by the truck­loads to ex­pe­ri­ence ev­ery­thing the event had to of­fer.

Ev­ery part of the Scheid ex­pe­ri­ence draws a crowd. At the dyno, large num­bers of spec­ta­tors con­tin­u­ally ac­cu­mu­late to watch trucks of all makes and con­fig­u­ra­tions bat­tle the rollers for big-num­ber brag­ging rights. A steady flow of en­thu­si­asts, buy­ing ap­parel and in­quir­ing about the prod­ucts and diesel tech­nol­ogy on dis­play, kept the man­u­fac­tur­ers’ mid­way busy for two straight days.

Over at the show ’n’ shine, the out­door pav­il­ion over­flowed with all types of ve­hi­cles be­ing dis­played. At the north end of the fair­grounds, the Cross­roads Drag­way drew a huge crowd to take in the sights and sounds of Out­law Diesel Su­per Se­ries eighth-mile rac­ing ac­tion. As each day’s ac­tiv­i­ties wound down, the evenings heated up at the sled pull track. The grand­stands were filled with peo­ple ready for the big-horse­power trucks and trac­tors of the Lu­cas Oil Pro Pulling League.

While walk­ing about the fair­grounds, it’s easy to meet like-minded diesel fans from all over the U.S. and Canada. We be­lieve there’s a good rea­son why the num­ber of at­ten­dees seems to in­crease each year: Scheid Diesel Ser­vice con­tin­ues to put on a great show that has be­come the pre­mier hap­pen­ing for diesel en­thu­si­asts ev­ery­where.

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