WEEK­END ON THE EDGE 2018

Diesel World - - Event - BY JA­COB WHITE

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.

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