We were given all-access privileges at the 2015 SuperRigs show and got to experience firsthand the high levels of quality, detail, and pure, unadulterated pride that owner-operators invest in their diesel-powered vehicles.
The large 2015 Diesel Power Challenge entry form packet sent in by Jerry Adkins included the required tech sheet, five glossy photos, a dyno chart reading 1,063.2 hp, and a timeslip showing an 11.6836-second quarter-mile run at 119.99 mph.
Rick Fox’s ’00 Dodge Ram 2500 is a bit of a sleeper with its blacked-out appearance, smoked taillamps, and dark window tint hiding an interior built for racing (OK, maybe the 7-inch stack, nitrous bottle, and oil coolers in the bed are giveaways!).
Under the hood is a 5.9L Cummins engine that’s fueled by the famous Industrial Injection Hot Rod VP44 injection pump, with air forced into it by a compound setup using a BorgWarner S362 over a S480 turbocharger
For longtime car and truck show fans, the name Slammin’ and Jammin’ conjures up great memories. The event started way back in 1995 and has been a long-running favorite for show goers in the South East.
Stretched from two to three days for the 2015 iteration, the fun just grew proportionally. With drag racing at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on Thursday and the sled pulls (and show ’n’ shine) on Friday and Saturday.
The track was soaked when all of the trucks arrived, but once again, the staff members of Diesel Power, Truck Trend, Truckin’, TEN, ATS, and Bandimere Speedway used leaf blowers, jet driers, squeegees, brooms, and plenty of elbow grease to get the track dry