WEEKEND ON THE EDGE 2018
Nearing its twentieth year in business, Edge Products of Ogden, Utah, is known as one of the largest performance tuning companies in the industry. After hitting the scene clear back in 1999 with their “Comp” box for the 1998.5-2002 24V Cummins, their ability to squeeze every bit of extra power and efficiency out of a truck’s engine has helped grow the company into what it is today. With a 40,000-square-foot headquarters and nearly 100 employees on staff, Edge Products offers gear for diesel- and gas-powered rigs, as well as the Jeep market.
The annual Weekend on the Edge (WOTE) event this past August has long been a can’t-miss event along the diesel competition circuit, with chassis dyno runs, drag racing, and sled pulling on the agenda. As one of the largest diesel events in the West, WOTE brings enthusiasts from all over to compete. There were plenty of vendors and event sponsors set up to offer spectators help with just about everything diesel-related, and the two-day event had plenty of action going to keep everyone entertained.
Of course, longtime Edge-sponsored driver Verlon Southwick was going to make an appearance at Weekend on the Edge. After a really rough 2018 season and some unforeseen troubles with its engine and new turbo setup, this truck hasn’t seen much action this year. But the brand-new combo under the hood was up and running just hours before the event started and made more than 1,000 hp on the dyno.
Weekend on the Edge was hosted at Rocky Mountain Raceways in Salt Lake City, allowing the quarter-mile drag races, sled pull, and dyno competitions to all be held in one location. The pull track was put together inside RMR’S circle track using dirt normally on site for monster truck shows. The crew members from United Pullers had their work cut out for them getting a somewhat usable dirt track ready for the sled pull. Traction was limited, and there were big rocks a-plenty, but it made for a great show.
Some of you true die-hard Diesel World readers might recognize this Ram. This truck was used last year in a project series showing readers how to upgrade a basically stock 6.7L Cummins into a super-fun street truck. Owned by Kord Brown of Ogden, the truck made 593 hp on the dyno and ran a best quarter-mile of 13.1 at 103 mph with the VGT turbo under the hood.
Located just ten miles from the track, Industrial Injection was certain to have plenty of trucks at the event, including these two monsters, which were both running Shredder Series Cummins engines, huge Cobra injectors, and some big single turbos.