The particular Late-Summer Classic Impresses Yet Again
The year was 1997, the place had been Effingham, Illinois, and a 500hp pickup truck was a big deal. That was how the Scheid Diesel Extravaganza—originally hosted as a Cummins-only TDR Rally—first took root. Twenty-two years later, 3, 000hp Extremely Stocks, 1, 100hp street vehicles, and 4-second drag races are usually commonplace. Yes, things have advanced a bit. But thankfully the folks with Scheid Diesel Service know how to strategy ahead. Back in 2000, and foreseeing the potential evolvement of an emerging business, owner Dan Scheid moved the particular show to the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds in Terre Haute, Indiana, plus opened up the event to all makes associated with diesel trucks. The ensuing exploding market in diesel performance led to rapid growth of the once small collecting, and by 2012, more than 15, 1000 attendees passed through the gates.
Today, Mr. Scheid’s a lot more made much easier thanks to having the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League manage the logistics of the truck plus tractor pull, which draws the particular highest-caliber pullers in the country. Over at the particular drag strip, the masterminds at the rear of the Outlaw Diesel Super Collection team up with the staff at Crossroads Dragway to coordinate all the eighth-mile action. Scheid’s small army associated with employees take care of the rest. For 2019, mainstays such as the Show ‘n’ Sparkle, dyno competition, and kiddie tractor pull were all part of the display, and the action was so continuous that no one seemed to notice the occasion had been condensed into a two-day occasion rather than three. We certainly did not. From the time we entered the reasons in the morning to the time we remaining at midnight, we were entertained—and we anticipated nothing less from the timeless, late-summer classic that is the Scheid Diesel Extravaganza.
The year was 1997, the place was Effingham, Illinois, plus a 500hp truck was a big deal. Which was how the Scheid Diesel Extravaganza—originally managed as a Cummins-only TDR Rally—first required root.
On Saturday night, the top 3 Super Stock trucks finished in just a foot of each other, and Vehicle Haisley came out on top. His triple-turbo’d Rock Hard Ram is a pillar within diesel truck pulling and is also rumored to be the most-powerful Super Stock in the land. It’s worth noting that the best nine finishers were all inside five feet of Van’s successful distance. Saying this category of vehicles is highly competitive would be an tiefstapelei.
Fri night would see Scheid Diesel’s own Brad Ingram claim 2nd Place in the Pro Stock course. And while he and his cut-tire Avoid finished eleventh the following night, Ingram managed to lock in the Lucas Essential oil Pro Pulling League Pro Share title for 2019.
With competition being so brutal at the Extravaganza, it’s a task just to quality for the night time display if you’re a Limited Pro Stock or even Pro Street driver. Luckily meant for Nathan Hood, his hard-charging Avoid coined “Hood Rat” got your pet into the big show on both events, and a distance of 317. fifteen feet earned him the Number 4 spot during Friday night’s Limited Pro Stock action.
Amid a lot of Pro Stock trucks, Brent Meyer would put three feet within the rest of the field Friday night driving of the Lincoln Diesel Specialties Cummins-powered Chevy. Some 29 of the nation’s strongest-running 3. 6-inch smooth weary trucks (i. e. Pro Stock) would descend upon Terre Haute for the weekend.
In a head-to-head matchup between your fastest diesel rails in existence, Jared Jones and the Scheid crew had taken the win over John Robinson as well as the Power Service team. Even though Robinson had the quicker being qualified time (4. 27 seconds), regrettable transmission issues took him away from contention in the final race during.
Throughout Friday night’s truck pull, numerous in the Pro Stock field might see their chassis’ uncharacteristically turn out to be unsettled—even midway down the track. This kind of was the case for Matt Penn and the Penn Farms Dodge, a 52 pick up that typically ends up in the Top five no matter where it hooks. After the tough ride shown here (notice the particular truck’s rear tires going surroundings born), Penn bounced back to get a Second Place hook the very following night.
After having to tear down the Lenco in the Pro Mod Dodge Dakota (a. k. a. Climate Change) twice in one day, Steve Royals and crew were greeted having a fairly intense shut down after a 150-mph pass in the third round associated with qualifying on Saturday. Despite tough luck and fighting some problems at Scheid’s, Royalty and the remaining Warren County Diesel crew is going to be looking for their second win from the season as the ODSS series mind to Florida.
After grabbing the Number 1 qualifier in 7. seventy Index with a 7. 702, the particular drive shaft in Matt Maier’s ’97 F-250 decided to cut reduce at the end of the track. On its way out there, the drive shaft cracked the particular transfer case and took out there one of his drive shaft loops—a tough break for what would’ve been a tight-yet-fun day associated with 7. 70 Index racing.
Just as the particular V-8 Perkins in Travis Kuhns’ Pro Stock Massey Ferguson has been coming under load, the turbocharger let loose. The ensuing fireball got a huge reaction out of the audience. Kuhns’ V-8 Pro Stock can be fittingly named Trailblazer, as it competes (and keeps up) against the baddest inline-six John Deere’s in United states. This type of failure is proof these 3, 000-plus horsepower machines are most likely on the ragged edge every time these people pull onto the track.
In an industry of 40 Limited Pro Share trucks (also known as 3. zero smooth bore), Derick Amos associated with Amos Diesel Performance and Car Repair qualified both days of the particular Extravaganza with his Haisley Machine-powered second-gen. The highlight of Amos’ weekend break came on Friday night, whenever he placed second with a 318-foot hook.
During Saturday’s Limited Pro Share qualifying, Rob Wright’s second-gen Avoid suffered a hitch failure. Nevertheless , despite the slingshot effect that undoubtedly happens when a 1, 400hp vehicle goes from 100-percent load in order to zero, Wright’s quick reaction permitted him to drive out of it without striking anything or anyone.
From back-to-back Professional Street titles to 5. ninety Index dominance, the Old Hustle, Brand new Flow F-150 is still the vehicle to beat in diesel pull racing. After starting the day simply by qualifying a little too quick (5. 85), driver Mindy Jackson was able to combined a top-qualifying pass of five. 91, pull off the win towards Paul Cato’s formidable common-rail second-gen, and beat out Brett Marcum having a 5. 90 at 113 your in the finals. The Extravaganza would certainly mark her second win within a row.
In addition to the always-entertaining Pro Stock tractor field, the Super Farm vehicles also competed on Friday evening. Here, Jeremy Roberts eases their Wicked Whitetail John Deere from the hole. He would end up going 309 feet and change, which was good enough for the mid-pack finish.
If you thought the notorious Super Stock truck known as Cummins Killer 2 was still inhaling and exhaling through a big single turbo, speculate again. For 2019, and in an attempt to make the Wisconsin-based, Duramax-powered GMC a lot more consistent, a compound arrangement has been campaigned. The old 5. 25-inch Columbus Pro Stock tractor charger has become being used as the atmosphere unit, whilst a 4. 4-inch snail (also from Columbus Diesel Supply) is the high-pressure charger.
With five stroker CP3’s, massive S& S MCRS injectors, an estimated 3, 000 horsepower and north of 100-psi associated with boost on tap, things do not always go as planned. Right after toasting a piston and harmful a second during Friday night’s 12th place hook, Cummins Killer two driver and mechanic Craig Dickey pulled the pistons, punched out there the sleeves, and started along with two fresh cylinders before the drags kicked off on Saturday night.
It had been a rough weekend for the men at Gray’s Diesel. After locating bearing material in the 7. 3L Power Stroke that propels their particular 4-second Pro Mod OBS Kia, Brian Gray and his crew needed to shut things down early. Previously, their cutting-edge, HEUI-fueled Pro Imod has split a block plus bent four Hypermax connecting supports, but it’s sometimes par for that course with a nitrous-huffing 1, 600-plus horsepower in the mix.
As is always the situation, the Pro Stock tractors placed on a heck of a show for that crowd. These wheels-up, 10, 000-pound monsters are said to be capable of producing more than 3, 500 hp currently. Here, Jack Wischmeier takes their “Barely Gettin’ By” John Deere for a fifth place, 319. 99-foot ride. The Pro Stock course consisted of a 20 tractor industry on both Friday and Saturday.
Joshua Chapman of CFT Performance drove their groundbreaking ‘Nissan Titan XD in order to Terre Haute, and we found this sitting front and center within the Show ‘n’ Shine. The five. 0L Cummins under the hood continues to be treated to compound Stainless Diesel powered turbos, S& S fueling, CTT Tuning, and made 805-rwhp whilst seeing over 100 psi associated with boost. In addition to pushing the limitations of the 5. 0L Cummins system, Chapman has also proven the A466ND Aisin automatic can handle a lot of mistreatment, too.
It may not be a show queen (yet), but Matt Claycamp’s ’77 Kia is definitely unique. We found this sitting in the Show ‘n’ Sparkle, complete with a 2011 6. 7L Energy Stroke squeezed in place up against the particular firewall. As you might’ve guessed, this rides on an ’11 chassis, as well.
Jeremy Schmidt gave his grandfather’s outdated Chevrolet flat bed new living when he decided to pull this out of the barn and drop the 12-valve Cummins into it. Trust all of us, this truck got a lot of appears while parked under the Show ‘n’ Shine pavilion.
S& S Diesel powered Motorsport was on hand showcasing the 50-state-legal CP3 for converting the particular LML Duramax to a more dependable injection pump. Complete with a conversion package, S& S’s CARB-exempt LML CP3 package requires no tuning adjustments to be installed and works within perfect harmony with the factory exhausts equipment.
On top of coming across a 7. 3L-powered Bronco, several Power Stroke-swapped, old body style Fords were existing at this year’s show. This ’78 F-250 was graced with a ’97 7. 3L along with the complete operating gear out of the donor truck.