Diesel of the Week Archives - Page 9 of 22 - Engine Builder Magazine
Eric Merchant’s Compound Turbo LML Duramax

Eric Merchant of Merchant Automotive was another valiant UCC competitor who opted to run a single truck this year. Under the hood of his GMC is a compound turbo LML Duramax. Check it out!

Compound Turbo LML Duramax
Chris Patterson’s Triple-Turbo 6.7L Cummins Engine

Chris Patterson of Unrivaled Diesel earned a 4th place finish at the 2022 Ultimate Callout Challenge thanks to this powerful triple-turbo Cummins engine. Check it out!

Chris Patterson
3,000-HP LLY Duramax Engine

Brett Deutsch’s 1969 Chevy C10 currently holds the record for the fastest diesel-powered Pro Stock truck in the quarter mile. Under the hood is this single-turbo LLY Duramax engine. Check it out!

LLY Duramax
Derek Rose’s Triple-Turbo 6.7L Cummins Engine

Derek Rose of DNR Customs has one fast Cummins truck. In fact, it’s currently the fastest 4WD diesel truck in the world! Check out the triple-turbo 6.7L Cummins engine under the hood!

triple-turbo 6.7L Cummins
Dirty Hooker Diesel’s Turbocharged 460 cid Billet Aluminum Duramax Engine

Last Minute Hooker is a storied truck in UCC history, and this year, owner Tony Burkhard and his son Tyler continued that legacy with a third-place podium finish at the end of the weekend courtesy of their turbocharged 460 cubic inch billet aluminum Duramax engine. Check it out!

DHD engine
Single-Turbo 5.9L Cummins Engine

Trent Owens may be one of the only guys who keeps a camper shell on his truck while running in the 6.70 index class. But, a powerful 5.9L Cummins engine under the hood means he barely has to worry about it affecting performance. Check it out!

5.9L Cummins
Justin Zeigler’s UCC Record-Setting 6.7L Cummins Engine

Justin Zeigler of Zeigler Diesel Performance sealed a repeat win at UCC 2022. His performance included a 4.99-second 1/8th mile pass and smashing the UCC Dyno record with 3,336 HP! It’s all thanks to his 6.7L-based Cummins Enforcer engine. Check it out!

6.7L Cummins Engine
900-HP Turbocharged 6.0L Powerstroke Engine

That first foray into diesel racing is often an exciting one, with owners fighting trial and tribulation to get their engines built up to racing standard. Justin Court is just on the horizon of having his first fully built 6.0L Powerstroke race truck finished. Check it out!

6.0L Powerstroke
Mario Monette’s 4,000-HP Compound-Turbo C15 Engine “The Beast”

It takes 2,000 gallons of fuel per hour and 4,000 horsepower to propel Mario Monette’s 15,000-lb. 1988 Peterbilt 379 down the track at 120 mph. The engine making this all possible is a custom-built, compound-turbo, CAT C15 nicknamed “The Beast” done by Mario’s shop, Mario High Performance Diesel. Check it out!

The Beast
Deck-Plated Single-Turbo 6.7L Cummins Engine

Travis Trent’s F-250 race truck has since ditched the original 6.0L Powerstroke for a new, 1,800-horsepower 6.7L Cummins engine. Check out what makes it special!

6.7L Cummins
1,400-HP 6.4L Cummins Engine

Justin Zeigler of Ziegler Diesel Performance has proven time and time again he knows how to build an engine. This 6.4L Cummins he just finished for customer Travis Richards is one more example of that. Check it out!

6.7L Cummins
1,900-Plus HP LLY Duramax Engine

With aspirations of a 2,000-horsepower 6.6L LLY Duramax engine, Morey Logue of Interstate Diesel Performance is just on the verge of hitting his goal. Check out what’s helping him get there!

6.6L Duramax