It is a fact that unprecedented times necessitate unprecedented measures. Not only did the particular coronavirus pandemic change lives, booth out a vibrant U. S. economic climate, and wreck racing seasons, however it made all of us miss the things we all love. Back in April, when the nation was locked down and just about any American’s future was uncertain, the stir-crazy got the better of us and decided to go racing again, no matter what this took. Reaching out to industry giant plus drag strip owner, Jeremy Wagler, we were able to secure Wagler Motorsports Park for what was initially meant to be a private testing session upon Memorial Day weekend. After Nitto Tire UNITED STATES jumped on because the title sponsor and BD Diesel Performance as the right lane bring in, BDS Suspension system as the burnout container sponsor, Luxe Offroad as the still left lane sponsor plus AirDog , Amsoil , Goerend Transmission , Hot Shot’s Key , KC Turbos , S& S Diesel Motorsport and Stainless Diesel joined up with in, too, we invited all of the big guns in the diesel globe to join us in Lyons, Indianapolis on May 23rd. We had a celebration planned, but how would it appear?
Simply days before the “testing session” had been set to take place, Indiana Governor, Eric Holcomb, gave the all-clear to visit drag racing again, so long as the correct measures were in place to keep everybody safe. For racers, that supposed limited crew members per automobile would be allowed through the gate. Sadly for fans, this also meant that simply no spectators could be present in the appears. However , given the fact that we reside in the golden age of technology, the particular race was live-streamed on our Fb page and saw massive viewership. The day would bring 4-second goes by from Pro Mods, low 5’s in Pro Street, two six. 0L Power Strokes competing within 5. 90 Index, some of the nearest bracket racing we’ve seen, as well as a wild, wheels-up performance from Brett Deutsch and his ’69 C10. In case you tuned in to the live feed from https://www.facebook.com/dieselworldmag, thank you. If you didn’t, here is what you missed.
After Brett Deutsch’s 2, 200-rwhp Duramax -powered ’69 Chevy C10 attempted to pull a wheelie in both goes by during Friday’s test session, this individual decided to throw even more power on the track for the truck’s first strike on race day. But instead of having the tire spin he has been after, the truck dead-hooked, delivered the front wheels airborne, and it has been clear he was going to have to back again out of it to get it back down. Even though Brett feathered the throttle, the particular landing was pretty rough.
Back in the pits, a cracked oil pan endangered to end any hopes of Brett Deutsch going rounds in Professional Mod. Luckily, Jeremy Wagler became popular for his shop (Wagler Competitors Products), grabbed a new oil skillet, and rounded up everything else that might be needed to swap in a new one particular. You can see the fresh RTV in this photograph. The impact from landing the particular wheel stand would also break the fiberglass on the truck’s firewall and damage the front clip, which usually Brett and his team removed throughout the day’s festivities. The next time out there, Brett pedaled his way to the 5. 11 at 140 with, followed by a blazing 4. 91 at 146 mph.
Firepunk Diesel’s Professional Mod S10 underwent a variety of changes over the winter, the obvious of which was the new Hot Shot’s Secret wrap. Not surprisingly, last year’s class champion was the favorite with Wagler Motorsports Park, but that will didn’t mean it was an easy time for driver Larson Miller or maybe the rest of the Firepunk crew. The S10 fought traction issues early on, along with Larson having to lift on the 1st two passes. Then, with the monitor figured out and the right chassis changes made, Larson put together a best move of 4. 30 at 172 mph.
Thus far, Firepunk’s campaigning of D& J Accuracy Machine ’s billet-aluminum Executioner Cummins has been fruitful. Not only do the single turbo’d 408ci Cummins produce 3, 214 hp over the engine dyno over the winter, nevertheless lightweight yet anvil-like construction guidelines out any issues with reliability only at that power level. Now the Firepunk clan can focus on applying capacity to the track and getting from stage A to B in a straight line. Will certainly this be the engine that marches the Hot Shot’s Secret S10 to the 3’s? We’d say it’s certainly a possibility.
Lightweight and simple, Buddy Callaway’s LB7-propelled GMC Sierra is a true freak of nature. The 300, 000-mile Duramax sports a factory bottom end and heads, a stock IHI turbocharger , and a 4L80E built by Twisted Diesel Performance . Do you know what class Buddy runs? 5. 90 Index—and he can run the number consistently. At the end of the day, it was Buddy who took home the big win in 5. 90.
While we can’t prove Buddy Callaway’s LB7 sports the factory rotating assembly and heads, you can clearly start to see the stock IHI turbo in the valley here! How the 60mm turbo continues to live is beyond comprehension, especially with 200-percent over S& S Diesel Motorsport injectors, a 12mm CP3, and a healthy level of spray in the equation. Perhaps it’s Mark Broviak’s tuning that keeps Buddy’s rowdy ride alive. Like we said…the thing is really a freak—and stupid fast for what it is.
When we learned that two 6. 0L Power Strokes were registered to compete in the 5. 90 field, we couldn’t believe it. Heading into the weekend, no 6. 0L had ever ventured deeper than 6. 01 in the eighth. Little did we realize that all of that was about to change. Meet the new 6. 0L eighth-mile record-holder, Austin Denny. He and his 5, 250-pound Super Duty went 5. 76 at 120 mph right off the trailer and backed it up with a 5. 77 at 122 mph.
It isn’t really a drag race until the Scheid rail goes down the track. For that ultimate display of speed and power, Serta Scheid and driver Jared Jones made the call in Pro Dragster. Following a ring and pinion exchange for 2020 (they went taller), team Scheid is slowly determining the best way to apply the rail’s three or more, 000hp in the ‘660. Before the time was through, Jared would instruction the Spitzer chassis dragster lower track in 4. 24, four. 18, and 4. 20-second intervals.
Gutted but sporting a front plus rear four-link and still tipping the particular scales at more than 5, 1000 pounds, Austin Denny’s passes within the 5. 70s were impressive. Their 1, 500hp package begins having a built 6. 0L Power Cerebrovascular accident sporting dual high-pressure oil pumping systems, massive Warren Diesel injectors, substance turbos, and a little bit of nitrous. The 5R110 pieced together by Reddish colored Diamond Diesel keeps the six. 0L in its power band.
Steve Royals and crew brought the Weather Change Dakota Pro Mod to a little mechanical mayhem, and we’re glad they did. After needing to pull the new three-speed Lenco away and re-shim it the night prior to, Steve turned in his best 60-foot to date: a 1 . 09. Also new for truck for the 2020 race season is automatic shifting, so Steve can focus more on driving the 2, 500hp, triple-turbo beast.
The Royalty pit crew is among the most down to earth places to become on race day. Within a couple of minutes of chatting, we knew the information logs for Climate Change had been showing 168-psi of boost, that will they’d upsized to a 103mm high-pressure turbo in the offseason (from the 99mm), and that the Scheid motor and fuel combination isn’t greater than what you’ll find on the top-tier pulling truck (the 14mm P-pump flows 1, 100cc’s really worth of fuel to 5×0. 030-inch triple-feed injectors).
So what makes the KC Turbos 5. 90 Super Duty mark? The truck is surprisingly basic, with a factory-based suspension that tow hooks well (radius arm, coil more than with QA1’s up front and leaf springs in back), a single S480 turbo, and a mildly-built 6. 0L Power Stroke. Callie’s as-forged supports, dual high-pressure oil pumps, Warren Diesel’s low-pressure oil pump plus big conventional injectors, a PCS-controlled 4R100, and nitrous round away the major items in the powertrain. Truth be told, this thing sees 5, 1000 rpm going down the track!