gremlins limited him to 2,300 rpm and a 1,689 total score. Outside on the Northwest Dyno Circuit’s Superflow, Krebs put down a more representative 730 no-nitrous horsepower—but, alas, it was too late to count toward the Gauntlet Challenge.
Eighth Place: Chris Rosscup CHEVROLET/DURAMAX 984 HP + 1,458 LB-FT = 2,442 TOTAL SCORE
In eighth place was the first truck that didn’t have major issues: Chris Rosscup’s ’02 Chevrolet. If the name sounds familiar, that’s because he was a competitor in last year’s challenge, as well as the Ultimate Callout Challenge in 2016. Even though Rosscup made a strong run, the compound-turbocharged, Duramax powered Chevy was just short of the 1,000hp mark, laying down a 984hp pull.
Seventh Place: Travis Turner GMC/DURAMAX 891 HP + 1,552 LB-FT = 2,443 TOTAL SCORE
Probably the closest battle of the whole competition was between Chris Rosscup and Travis Turner, who was also running a compound-turbo, Duramax motivated ride. Even though Turner was nearly 100 hp short of Rosscup’s number, the big engine got going early and made enough oomph to clinch the sixthplace spot by a single point. We have a feeling Turner’s ride sees its fair share of street time, making his truck all the more impressive.
Sixth Place: Scott Lindsey RAM/CUMMINS 1,540 HP + 1,661 LB-FT = 3,201 TOTAL SCORE
The competition started to get serious as we come to Scott Lindsey, as the top six trucks were separated by only 400 points on horsepower and torque combined! Finishing second in horsepower, Lindsey’s street truck turned drag truck was able to lay down a whopping 1,540 hp at a mindbending 5,100 rpm. The large triple turbos and high-winding engine actually hurt him on his overall score, as a low torque number meant that sixth place was all he could muster once the torque was factored in.
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Judging by the funky idle, we guessed this ’99 Dodge was a Vp44-equipped truck, and boy did it make some steam for a VP. Clay Stevens’s Ram made an impressive 758 rwhp along with 1,458 lb-ft of torque.