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Turbocharged LML Durmax Dragster

Everybody loves a good diesel dragster! Paul Vasko’s is an LML Duramax, complete with a GT55 turbo, a heap of nitrous, and a number of other additions that make this build an absolute powerhouse.

Twin-Turbocharged 12-Valve Cummins Engine

Life-sized Hot Wheels? Say less. Sean Smith and his wife built this rat rod from scratch and it was a contender in last year’s Hot Wheels Legends Tour. But it’s not only for show – thanks to a twin-turbo’d 12-valve Cummins under the hood, this ride makes quite a bit of power too!

Triple-Turbo 6.7L Powerstroke Engine

Is there anything better than a diesel dragster? Yes. One with three big S480s mounted on it. This Powerstroke was built by Dan Snyder of SPE Motorsport and we got the scoop on it at this year’s Ultimate Callout Challenge.

L5P Duramax Engine Swap

There’s not a ton of performance aftermarket additions on this build, but Keith Porter’s ’52 Chevy 3100 is unique for the fact it has a swapped-in L5P Duramax, one of very few to do so paired with a 10-speed Allison transmission.

Turbocharged and Nitrous-Powered 6.0L Powerstroke Engine

At this year’s Ultimate Callout Challenge, we ran into more folks just starting to get into racing their diesels than we have in the past. One such racer was Connor Wagner of Wagner Diesel Solutions. His shop specializes in the Powerstroke platform, so he decided it was time to start showcasing what he can do

Turbocharged 6.0L Powerstroke Engine

You can always count on Warren Diesel Injection to pull up to events in a sweet Powerstroke truck – they’ve been innovating the platform for over a decade. We saw this 6.0L at the 2023 Ultimate Callout Challenge and this thing is next level awesome.

Turbocharged 7.3L Powerstroke Engine

Every year, there’s hundreds of diesel trucks at the Ultimate Callout Challenge. As expected, most feature 6.7L Cummins engines, but that’s what makes seeing a Powerstroke build that much more special – let alone a 7.3L. We were able to find one built and owned by Corey Hurtts of CNC Fabrication. Check it out!

Mitchell Wicklund’s Turbocharged 6.7L Cummins Engine

During the 2023 Ultimate Callout Challenge, the boys from Maverick Diesel were busy in the pit area with two different trucks they brought to Indy. One of those trucks was Mitchell Wicklund’s with a turbocharged 6.7L Cummins engine in it. We spoke to Mitchell about the build done by LinCo Diesel Performance. Check out our

The Best of Both Worlds: Twin-Charged Engines

Not to be confused with twin-turbocharging, twin-charging is the innovative combination of a supercharger and a turbocharger. It’s nothing new – Lancia, Nissan and Volkswagen were among the first to use the combination back in the ‘80s, but it’s hardly common today.

Compound-Turbo 6.0L Powerstroke Engine

Did we expect to see a 1962 Ford Country Squire at a huge diesel racing competition? No. Were we inevitably hyped up when we saw one at the 2023 Ultimate Callout Challenge? Hell yes. This one has a beefy 6.0L Powerstroke swapped under the hood making it a kickass combo worthy of our Diesel of the Week!

6.0L Powerstroke Swapped Mustang

Tyler Hewett’s clothing brand “Anti Cummins Swap Club” will tell you all you need to know about him… so will his 6.0L Powerstroke swapped Mustang. We got to see it up close at the 2023 Ultimate Callout Challenge. Check it out!

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