When it comes to power, the engine propelling Scheid Diesel’s drag car doesn’t dissapoint. It makes 2,800 horsepower on fuel alone… no wonder it’s a record setter!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
Ryan Milliken and Rod MacMaster teamed up to build a diesel-powered Corvette to compete with the best of the PDRA Pro Boost class. Thanks to Freedom Racing Engines and Midgets Diesel Performance, among others, the turbocharged and nitrous-powered 6.8L Cummins engine was showing great signs of success. However, its now back to the drawing board for this Diesel of the Week.
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!
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
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!
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