We love attending the Ultimate Callout Challenge for a number of reasons, but getting to speak with competitors and racers excited for the weekend is one of the best parts. It’s even sweeter when we get a chance to speak to someone like Zachary Fish, who was a first time ODSS racer during the UCC
Walking through the pits at the 2023 Ultimate Callout Challenge, we had to stop at the Maverick Diesel tent to check out their 6.7L Cummins engine on display. You can check it out here!
Guys like Cody Helms of HDP Performance prove that being competitive in diesel motorsports doesn’t have to be a pocket-emptying hobby. His 12-valve Cummins build made enough power for him to race competitively in the 5.90 class at UCC this year. Check it out!
MAHLE Aftermarket has renewed its sponsorship with renowned drag racer, Melanie Salemi, of Melanie Salemi Motorsports, for the 2023 season. The agreement includes serving as a sponsor with the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) Pro Modified racecar series. In addition, Salemi plays a key role as contributor of the Team MAHLE engine parts test team.
The former ATS Diesel race truck is now owned by Justin Lyons of RG Diesel, complete with an engine rebuild and ready to debut next month at the Thoroughbred Diesel Throwdown. Check it out!
Leave it to Jared Alderson and the guys at Kill Devil Diesel to build a kickass Powerstroke engine! This competition-level, billet aluminum 6.0L will be going under the hood of KC Turbo’s truck for the upcoming race season. Check it out!
Many of the big names in motorsports have built and used the 2JZ in their own racing machines, proving that the engine platform can be competitive in various formats.
In today’s world of supply chain disruptions, it is a big benefit to be able to source an entire engine system and not have to wait for that last back-ordered component to arrive.
One of the most important engine bearing properties is fatigue strength. Fatigue cracks start on the surface and then penetrate into the material. All layers of a multilayer bearing material must have fatigue strength that is greater than the actual load applied to the bearing. Engine bearings must work in a fully hydrodynamic oil film
Brett LaSala’s first ever Sick Week in his 2012 Mustang named Snot Rocket was a huge success thanks to a new personal best ET, a class win in Modified, 3rd place overall and ‘Quickest Ford’ honors. It’s all thanks to a 2,500-horsepower, twin-turbo, 5.0L Coyote engine built by Fast Forward Race Engines. Check it out!
The 4 Piston Racing facility in Danville, IN houses two buildings – one is 12,000 sq.-ft. and the other is 2,500 sq.-ft. The shop is very heavily focused on Honda cylinder heads and engine work to the tune of 300+ engines and 1,000 cylinder heads annually!
Diesel enthusiast TJ Frey has been upgrading his personal race truck for a six years now, and finally got it out to the Ultimate Callout Challenge in 2022 to show off his work and hit the track. Check out this compound-turbo and nitrous-boosted VP44 5.9L Cummins build!
This ’18 Ram 2500 is the definition of a “sleeper build.” Business on the outside, performance on the inside thanks to a Cummins Enforcer engine.
The International Hot Rod Association announced recently that Paige Hamlin has been named the IHRA Director of Track & Racer Relations. Hamlin brings enthusiasm, experience, and a true passion for bracket racing into the new role, according to IHRA, which noted she has worked with promoters including Tommy Phillips, Luke Bogacki, Coalburg Promotions, Great American
One of the most important aspects of engine building has nothing to do with the engine at all. You have to understand the customer and what they are trying to achieve.
With all the winning and global interest, the RB platform saw an incredible amount of growth in aftermarket support and OE performance applications. Nissan produced one of the biggest icons ever to hit the racing scene!
Walking the grounds of Lucas Oil Raceway during the 2022 Ultimate Callout Challenge, we spotted Brett Deutsch’s 1969 C10 outfitted with an LML Duramax engine. Naturally, we had to stop and fid out more of the details of this badass truck. It’s our Diesel of the Week brought to you by AMSOIL INC.
In an era where so many diesel folks opt for a Cummins build, it’s refreshing to see a badass Powerstroke catch your eye. Harlan Clemons is one of those Powerstroke guys, and his turbocharged 6.0L was a sight to see at the Ultimate Callout Challenge. Check it out!
TJ Frey has been upgrading his first personal race truck for a few years now, and finally got it out to the Ultimate Callout Challenge to show off his work and hit the track. Check out this compound-turbo and nitrous-boosted VP44 5.9L Cummins build!
Mickey Unverstagt’s ’52 Chevy is a strikingly restored vintage pickup on the outside, and a down-to-business drag truck on the inside — complete with a decked-out 6.7L Cummins powerplant under the hood. Check it out!