Fired up at the ODSS & PPL season opener
To kick off the 2017 diesel competition season the biggest and baddest manufacturers and competitors in the diesel world converged on Julian, NC, and the Piedmont Dragway on April 28-29, 2017. The Rudy’s Diesel Performance Season Opener drew a crowd of more than 8,000 diesel fanatics to watch the fastest diesels on the dragstrip and the strongest trucks on the pull track. They were also treated to stout trucks on the Dan’s Diesel Performance mobile chassis dyno, some of the best-looking trucks on the planet in the Rudy’s show-n-shine competition, and a huge assortment of manufacturers and vendors displaying the latest and greatest performance parts and accessories.
If you weren't able to attend—or even if you were—check out the following pages for some of the highlights we captured at the Rudy’s 2017 Season Opener. For more photos and details check out the full event coverage in the September 2017 issue of our sister magazine Diesel World, and for the full event results point your browser to Carolinapullers.org, Outlawdieselss.com and Propulling.com. Make plans now to be there in person when the Rudy’s team hosts the 2017 season finale back at Piedmont Dragway on October 6-7, 2017. We’re sure that you’ll be glad that you did and when you get there tell them that your friends at Ultimate Diesel Builder’s Guide magazine sent you. UDBG
Text: Chris Tobin Photography: Chris Tobin, Jade Tobin & Kyle Tobin Rawlings Barnes in Rudy’s 2WD drag truck