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Diesel of the Year Contest

Our Diesel of the Year contest, sponsored by AMSOIL, is now in its third year, and this year’s crop of diesel engines are top notch! To help us choose the 2021 Diesel of the Year winner, we’re going to need your votes! Simply scroll down through the Top 10 diesel engines below and choose the engine you think deserves the title of Diesel of the Year 2021.

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The Top 10 engines are the most popular engines from our Diesel of the Week series, sponsored by AMSOIL, and one will be named Diesel of the Year with your help. Vote below by clicking the circle under the engine you think should win, then hit submit at the bottom of the page. Your name and email is required. Voting ends at 12am EST on November 24, 2021. The winning engine and engine builder will be announced in December.

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Shop: MB Diesel Performance
Engine Builder: McCoy Black
Location: Gold Hill, NC
Performance: 1,600-1,800 hp reliably to run 5.70s-5.90s
Application: 2009 Dodge 2500 streetable grudge truck
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Shop: Mountain Machine
Engine Builder: Steve Ortner
Location: Belleville, MI
Performance: 1,500 horsepower
Application: H1 Hummer sand dune truck
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Shop: Unlimited Diesel Performance
Engine Builder: Nate Bailor and Ben Burnworth
Location: Bremen, OH
Performance: 2,200 horsepower
Application: 1981 Ford F350 pulling truck for the Unlimited Single class
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Shop: Riverside Engines
Engine Builder: Phil Schalk
Location: Tiffin, OH
Performance: 4,500 horsepower
Application: Pro Stock (NTPA and PPL)
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Shop: Perkins Diesel and FASS Fuel Systems
Engine Builder: Chad Perkins and Spencer Ekstam
Location: Missouri
Performance: 2,500-3,000 horsepower
Application: 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 single-wheel truck for roll racing and half-mile events
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Shop: Granby Truck Shop
Engine Builder: John Schirado
Location: Granby, CO
Performance: 2,000 horsepower
Application: 1997 Dodge 2500 extended cab, long bed for UCC competition
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Shop: Truck Source Diesel
Engine Builder: Chris Buhidar
Location: San Antonio, TX
Performance: 2,463 hp and 2,996 ft.-lbs. of torque
Application: 2000 Ford F-350 for UCC competition
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Shop: Speed Stop Inc.
Engine Builder: Jacob Riordan
Location: Dalton Gardens, Idaho
Performance: 1,800 horsepower on fuel
Application: 2002 Chevy Silverado crew cab short bed for UCC competition
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Shop: New Performance Automotive
Engine Builder: Steve Burton
Location: Rural Retreat, VA
Performance: 2,260 horsepower
Application: 2007 four-door short bed Dodge for KOTS and UCC competition
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Shop: Pierce Diesel Performance
Engine Builder: Zack Pierce
Location: Van Wyck, SC
Performance: 1,500 horsepower and 3,100 ft.-lbs. of torque
Application: a 2002 F-250 Short Bed Crew Cab for ODSS and No Prep
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