Shane Kellogg’s dirt-pounding pull truck
Shane Kellogg has been a fixture on the pulling circuit for many years: He’s earned a state championship and six national championships in his famous Super Stock Dodge named Gotta Have It. Even at the young age of 35, the Kenton, Ohio, farmer is considered a veteran in the diesel truck pulling world. To say that Kellogg and Gotta Have It were extremely successful would be an understatement; he took home event wins on a regular basis and was a contender to pull the sled farther than anyone else on any given night. He regularly competes in the highly competitive National Tractor Pulling Association series with his truck.
After winning the Ohio State Puller’s Association Championship in 2011, the NTPA Championship in 2010, 2012 and 2013, the PPL Championship for three consecutive years in 2011, 2012 and 2013, and while leading the points category in 2014, an offer came in to purchase the Gotta Have It chassis. Rather than being complacent and continuing with his existing truck, Kellogg chose to sell the chassis and build a new truck to challenge himself and his team to climb to the top and trump his competition once again. Thus the idea for TRUMP was born.
After selling Gotta Have It, Kellogg turned to the crew at Sandridge Customs to begin the build on a new Super Stock pulling truck right away. Starting from scratch with a stack of metal tubing and plans to top the overwhelming success of the previous truck, the Sandridge team, led by Nate and Jacob Boes, went to work designing and fabricating Kellogg’s new truck from the ground up in mid-april 2014. In just three and a half short months, TRUMP rolled out of the Bloomdale shop ready to tackle the dirt and drag the sled along for a ride. In September 2014, he collected his first win with TRUMP at an NTPA event and has gone on to record several more victories with the new truck including the 2015 NTPA Championship!
The 2013 Ram 2500 body is a molded fiberglass set from GTS Fiberglass and Design in Troy, Missouri, that was sent over to Danny Taylor of Taylor’s Automotive Art and Design in Louisville, Kentucky, for a unique look. Kellogg
Shane Kellogg hopes his truck trumps the field and is not ashamed to show it. The aluminum tanks behind the weight box hold oil for the turbos, water for the injection system, diesel fuel and engine oil from left to right.
Then you see it from the side and realize that there are three big Columbus Diesel turbos, and you know this monster makes some serious power.
Kind of like staring down a double barrel shotgun, looking at the parallel Columbus Diesel Supply Pro-stock series twins on this engine can be intimidating.