“DIESEL DOCTOR” Robert Pierce and his team provided the lone chassis dyno for the SDX 2018 horsepower competition sponsored by Edge Products. A broad spectrum of trucks that included everything from early-’90s Dodge and Chevrolet rigs to those that looked like they were fresh from the showroom were strapped to the rollers over the two-day power test. Some of the most unassuming rigs put down surprisingly big numbers to the delight of the crowd. Mike Maas placed First and Second on Friday with his ’03 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. His truck’s first run yielded 1,208 hp (Second Place); disappointed with that number, Mike hit the rollers again and the Silverado responded with 1,237 hp. On Saturday, Joe Drutoski’s ’06 Ford F-250 won top honors of the day with 1,019 hp. A bit behind him in Second Place was Keith Burwinkel’s ’07 Dodge Ram 3500 with 968 hp.
The Diesel Doctor crew got plenty of practice lashing trucks down on the dyno.
Jeremy Wamsley and Nathan Parker made the trip from Texas to SDX 2018 and were not going to pass up a chance to see what this Ford F-250, Shorty, could do on the Diesel Doctor chassis dyno. With more than 1,000 hp becoming more common, the guys at Diesel Doctor decided to add a protective shield to each side of the dyno to keep bystanders safe if a driveshaft decides to let go on a pull.
The dyno rules at Scheid were put in place to give the average truck owner a fighting chance at winning the competition.