ULTIMATE CALLOUT CHALLENGE 2019 QUALIFIER
Edge Products teamed up with the Ultimate Callout Challenge crew to host a 2019 UCC Qualifier to be run during the normal Weekend on the Edge scheduled events. The UCC Qualifier brought in a few heavy hitters trying their hand at competing in all three events—dyno, drag, pull—in hopes of being the one truck that would win an invitation to the UCC 2019 next May in Indianapolis.
The Ultimate Callout Challenge has become the largest diesel competition of the year after just three years of existence, and getting a chance to compete with the biggest names in the business is one heck of an accomplishment.
That’s what a complete turbocharger failure looks like, friends. Tyler Kipp may have stayed on the nitrous button a tad to long during his 2,000+ dyno pull when the compressor wheel on his big 88mm single decided to exit the compressor cover and send shrapnel and oil everywhere. Interstate Diesel and Auto is a new up-and-coming shop around the Salt Lake City area, and owner Paul Mcclure wasn’t afraid to get his big dually out on the track for some fun. Mcclure also had great luck on the dyno, where his 572hp run was enough to land first place in the Stock GM class.
Charlie Fish, owner of KC Turbos, came up from Arizona to compete in the UCC Qualifier that ran in conjunction with Weekend on the Edge. His 6.0L Power Stroke made 1,238 hp on the dyno and is right at home on the drag strip, but a popped turbo ended his day early. After some all-night thrashing, Fish had his work cut out for him on the sled pull track, the truck being 2WD, but made a decent showing with a 188-foot pull.
Jessie Gillepsie of Protech Diesel made the long haul down from Glendive, Montana, and always puts on one heck of a show with his Cummins-powered puller. Those cut pulling tires were digging deep on the soft track and pulled him out to 271 feet.
The Edge-sponsored 3.0 Pro Stock truck piloted by Tom Hansen of Grantsville, Utah, is always a local fan favorite. He not only won the 3.0 class for the day, but came back around with the longest pull in the King of Diesels competition with 338 feet, proving he had the best setup for the track that weekend.