Pickup truck Mania, California’s Premier truck occasion, has been going strong the last few yrs, and it’s doing nothing but developing. Hosted by Sacramento Raceway, the particular all-truck event features drag race, sled pulling, a show n’ sparkle, and a dyno. There’s also a vendor’s row for those looking for parts, as well as a food truck row to keep everyone well-fed.
For 2019 there was a couple brand new events that were added. There was the “sideshow contest” where owners can do burnouts and donuts in whatever way their imagination could produce, there is also a tough truck competition for individuals who wanted to see just how much air they might get in their diesels. This designed that there was actually 6 occasions in one weekend worth of activity, which created quite the environment!
There were a number of awesome automobiles in the show n’ shine, yet out of all the events, the staple associated with diesel shows; drag racing plus sled pulling were the most well-attended. There were a number of 9, 10, plus 11-second trucks on hand storming over the drag strip. Unlike the activities where drag-only vehicles dominate, they were still full size, full gown diesel trucks.
This sled pull was no less exciting, along with vehicles of all shapes and sizes and energy levels. Everything from military vehicles in order to brand-new trucks to dedicated pullers hooked to the sled. Many stormed so far down the Circle Track which they nearly went around the corner!
Unfortunately this year there was no diesels within the tough truck competition, but we are hoping that next year that will alter. With the price of diesel trucks these days, not many are willing to virtually destroy their own vehicles buy skying off of leaps. But we’re keeping our eye open for a $1, 000 diesel powered for next year!
The vendors row with lots of go-fast diesel powered parts was on display in the pits for those who were looking to build up their particular ride.
Larry Strawn is famous for the Dodge/Model A known as the “Fodge. ” This individual recently built another Fodge, on this occasion it’s a suicide door Kia on a Dodge dually chassis.
This strong axle-swapped Duramax was one of the clearest trucks we saw, and had a very good monochrome look to go with the big raise and transplanted axle.
It wasn’t just pickups from truck mania, as military automobiles and semis also made the showing. The “Megladeuce” was one particular ride, and it spent most of the time towering over the other petrol.
One more interesting aspect of Truckmania was a burnout and sideshow contest. After all, whom doesn’t like 8. 3L really worth of Cummins boiling the covers in classic lines?
There was the dyno on hand so that dieselheads can see what their rides offer the rollers. Unfortunately a fanatic accident involving a locked upward rearend on a Ford hurt both truck and the dyno.
Don’t allow the camper shell fool you, the 12. 0 dial-in means a few serious horsepower, especially in a 4 doors long bed!
Rick Fletes is famous for their Duramax-swapped Chevelle, but he simply couldn’t stay away from trucks. For their latest build, he swapped the Duramax diesel into this traditional GMC he’s dubbed the “Babymax. ”
The main draw in Sacramento was naturally , drag racing. Rex Gully’s three-tone Cummins-powered drag truck was a solid runner, putting down consistent higher 10-second laps.
It wasn’t just a Cummins party; this bad-in-black GM has been another 12-second runner.
This cool shortbed conversion was probably one of the most popular trucks in attendance. He furthermore eschewed the popular drag radials plus instead ran pure slicks looking for ultimate traction.
Kenny Bruner of Capitol Diesel was the quickest 4×4 within attendance, and cranked out the mid-9 second blast the first move off the trailer.
As day relocated to dusk, a number of sled pulling lessons got underway. From Stock in order to Super Stock, there were diesels of most levels.
A lot of 10 and 11-second trips were street trucks.
Ryan Pini proceeded to go 149 mph, which was top speed from the meet. The sub-5, 000 lb GMC has its sights arranged on the 8s with a good launch.
This particular lifted older Ford was among the nicest trucks we saw connected to the sled, and it made quite a good showing too.