Northern California is an area known for its strong diesel presence. Wide expanses between towns and lots of agriculture result in a community that is thick with diesels. Chris Werner, our 2008 Diesel Power Challenge winner, used his knowledge about diesel trucks to open Jefferson State Diesel in Redding, California, with business partner and buddy Jeremy Wright. So far, their shop has been a grand success story, so much so that they've partnered with the NHRDA to put on an event full of dynoing, drag racing, and sled pulling to thank the community for its support. What's even better is that many participants use these trucks for work and everyday driving—not just for competition. Now, without further ado, we bring you coverage of the inaugural Jefferson State Diesel Nationals.