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DIESEL 101 – NEW TO DIESEL? EDITOR ADAM BLATTENBERG GIVES YOU A CRASH COURSE

Diesel World - - Contents - BY ADAM BLATTENBERG

Event sea­son is here and I can’t wait to go rac­ing, pulling, off-road­ing or just play on the dyno. Well, ac­tu­ally I’m in Cal­i­for­nia, I raced all win­ter... What I can’t wait for is to see more diesels (there’s not much at my home town dragstrip, so I have to beat on the gassers all by my­self most times, ha, Corvette own­ers don’t like me…).

The off-road events are al­ready in full swing. King Of The Ham­mers just fin­ished, I spent a few days in the dirt watch­ing trucks, jeeps, bug­gies and one-offs bat­tle the rocks, sand and wide open desert. ATS’S Gaunt­let Chal­lenge/ Let It Roll dyno event is this week­end. Den­ver here I come. Two weeks af­ter that is the NHRDA race in Ari­zona. I’ll be rac­ing my truck in that one. Two weeks af­ter NHRDA I head to Moab, Utah for Easter Jeep Sa­fari (EJS). For the last few years at EJS we’ve been go­ing on the “Full­size In­va­sion” trail ride try­ing to take it over with full-size diesels. Last year was fun, about a quar­ter of the group was burn­ing #2. Ev­ery­one’s in­vited so if you have time at the end of March, head out. We’ll have all the info on our Face­book page and you can see what it was like at last years event on Diesel­world­mag.com. Af­ter Moab is Randy’s Trans­mis­sions Dyno Day in Toelle Utah. This is his first event at the new fa­cil­ity, but know­ing Randy, it’s gonna be a hellova time. Juice boxes and burnouts!! Then it’s back to rac­ing for me, up in Sacra­mento CA for the NHRDA event there. I week off and then I fly out to Rudy’s in North Carolina for the Out­law Diesel Su­per Se­ries sea­son opener on April 27th and 28th. That’s go­ing to be a great event as it al­ways is, and we’ll be live feed­ing it on Face­book and In­sta­gram. Ac­tu­ally we’ll be live feed­ing every sin­gle ODSS race this sea­son. We’re the of­fi­cial left lane spon­sor for the ODSS drags, so you’ll be see­ing a bunch more from this great event se­ries. Ev­ery­one can race in the ODSS se­ries, head out to one and give it a shot. Af­ter Rudy’s I’m home for a few days and then head out to Ul­ti­mate Call­out Chal­lenge (UCC) in Indy. UCC will also get a live feed on our web­site and I’ll be do­ing a bunch of live feeds my­self as I walk the event all week­end. Look for those on Face­book or In­sta­gram.

That’s eight events in just over three months for me, sounds about right for this time of the year. If you haven’t been to a diesel drag race, sled pull, dyno event or any­thing else diesel re­lated lately do your­self a fa­vor, pick at least one and make it a point to go. Diesel per­for­mance has come a crazy long way in the last few years. It re­ally is amaz­ing to see what’s be­ing done with diesel, and see­ing it in per­son is so much better than read­ing about it here or watch­ing it on our other dig­i­tal plat­forms. If you get a chance to make it to UCC or any NWDC or ODSS event, make sure to sign up for our give­aways and get your free sub­scrip­tion to the dig­i­tal ver­sion of Diesel World Mag­a­zine. We’re giv­ing away some great truck parts, swag and more at each event. There’s a sign up sheet at the en­trance, if you can’t find it look at our Face­book page the day of the event, we’ll have the lo­ca­tion there. Stay safe out there and have fun!

 ODSS drag rac­ing ac­tion from Rudy’s Diesel Per­for­mance’s event last year.

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