7-TREE JAMBOREE III
Last month we brought you the Power Stroke record list, which stated Matt Maier as the current horsepower record holder for 7.3Ls. Well, just after we sent that one to the printer, the third annual, invite-only 7Tree Jamboree took place. It’s an event that celebrates all things 7.3L Power Stroke. With inclement weather spoiling all plans to hit the drag strip, hook to the sled or run the dirt drags, the indoor chassis dyno was the place to be. After clearing 787 hp on fuel, T.J. Salokas’s ’01 F-350 would be hit with enough nitrous to clear 1,300 hp (and just under 2,100 lb-ft of torque). His 1,305 hp is the highest recorded number to date for a 7.3L. Look for a full recap of the event in the forthcoming September issue.