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Overkill: Dmitri Millard's Single Cab Duramax Drag Race Truck

Harnessing the Power

Jason Thompson
Jul 1, 2012
Photographers: Jason Thompson
In the article “Bolting Compound Turbos onto a Duramax LB7” (July ’10), we were at PPE’s shop in Fullerton, California, and showed you the birth of living-legend Dmitri Millard’s dyno-destroying Duramax monster. Since that article, Dmitri has gone on to win our Diesel Power Challenge and countless other dyno and drag race competitions across the country.
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Time For Something New
The mostly stock (except the drivetrain) bright-red, four-door Chevy Dmitri calls “Duramini” was just too heavy and had the wrong suspension to harness the power in a drag racing situation. So Dmitri and Custom Auto in Idaho Falls decided to fit a regular-cab pickup with the brand-new combination of a 1,700hp, 2,400-lb-ft engine and a lighter, more adjustable suspension. Dmitri thinks this truck will get him into the 8-second quarter-mile club (his best time is 9.93 seconds). Here’s a Diesel Power exclusive look at what it takes to go 148 mph in the quarter-mile—with a pickup truck.
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"With the brand-new combination of a 1,700hp, 2,400-lb-ft engine and a lighter, more adjustable suspension, Dmitri thinks this truck will get him into the 8-second quarter-mile club."
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