Diesel World - - On The Ege -

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.

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