SPOOLED UP!

SPOOLED UP

Ultimate Diesel Builder's Guide - - Contents - —Chris cto­[email protected]­gaged­me­di­ainc.com Text/pho­tog­ra­phy: Chris Tobin

Good, clean fam­ily fun (with a lit­tle bit of smoke)

Diesel mo­tor­sports is a fun fam­ily ac­tiv­ity with some­thing for nearly ev­ery gear­head to en­joy—be it drag rac­ing, dyno bat­tles, sled pulls or show rigs. Af­ter spend­ing the win­ter away from the tracks and ac­tion, what do you most look for­ward to see­ing or com­pet­ing in for 2018?

Is your truck ready? You don’t have to have a 3,000-hp fire-breath­ing diesel mon­ster to com­pete and have fun. Many lo­cal sled pulls fea­ture a true street stock or work stock class where nearly stock diesel trucks can come and play with the sled. Run­ning your truck on the dyno to see how much more power those up­grades you in­stalled over the win­ter are giv­ing you can bring great sat­is­fac­tion. You can also try your hand at bracket rac­ing on the drag strip with a bone-stock diesel car or truck and have a blast. Even if you are only do­ing 50-60 mph it can still be ex­hil­a­rat­ing tak­ing the lights and head­ing down the track. Grab your friends and fam­ily and go out and hit one of the diesel events clos­est to you. You’ll be glad you did. Also, don’t for­get to send us your sub­mis­sions for a chance to be fea­tured as a UDBG Reader’s Ride and see your ve­hi­cle grac­ing these pages.

The main fo­cus of this is­sue is big power diesels and tech to make or han­dle more power, but you don’t need record-set­ting power to have fun! We have five amaz­ing ve­hi­cle fea­tures in this is­sue. Check out the lat­est on new fac­tory diesel ef­forts from the NAIAS as well as cool parts from the Per­for­mance Rac­ing In­dus­try show. There’s also much more, in­clud­ing 22 pages of tech ar­ti­cles to help you go faster and han­dle more power. One of our fea­ture ve­hi­cles is Donavan Har­ris’ Ar­mor Inc. truck (start­ing on page 20), which will be one of the many con­tenders vy­ing for the cov­eted UCC 2018 Cham­pi­onship—and try­ing to pre­vent a Lavon Miller/firepunk Diesel 3-Peat. We’ve worked hard to bring you as much diesel ac­tion, fea­tures and tech as we can fit in the mag­a­zine, and we hope you en­joy read­ing it as much as we en­joy putting it to­gether.

Last, if you do plan on at­tend­ing the 2018 Ul­ti­mate Call­out Chal­lenge, we have teamed with the event pro­moter to give UDBG read­ers a $5 dis­count on a 3-day pass. Sim­ply en­ter the code Diesel­build at check­out when pur­chas­ing your tick­ets on­line at Uc­cgear.com/ Tick­ets and the dis­count will be ap­plied. Un­til next is­sue—keep it shiny side up and have fun with your diesel ad­ven­tures! UDBG

Can Lavon Miller and his team of fam­ily, friends and em­ploy­ees pull off a UCC 3-Peat? We look for­ward to find­ing out at the 2018 UCC in In­di­anapo­lis May 4-6.

The 2018 diesel event sea­son will be get­ting into full swing with drag races, dyno days and of course sled pulls as you read this. We look for­ward to get­ting back to the track and see­ing trucks like Jared Cox’s beau­ti­ful puller, Boosted Out­law,rip­ping...

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