Dyno Shootout

Diesel Power - - Diesel Event -

“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.

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