2010 Scheid Diesel Extravaganza

Top-Notch Sled Pulling And Wicked-Fast Drag Racing Sweep Through Indiana

Jason SandsDec 1, 2010
We're convinced the Scheid Diesel Extravaganza is yet to hit its peak. After witnessing another year when the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds in Terre Haute, Indiana, were jam-packed with spectators, vendors, and 130 of the nation's most powerful, purpose-built pulling trucks, it's clear that this event is the be-all, end-all for diesel truck pull matches.
Photo 2/33   |   With the weather cooperating this year, all qualifying of the 2.6 and 2.8 Class trucks went rather smoothly. The top 26 trucks from each class moved on to Saturday night's finals.
Mother Nature was very kind to the three-day event this year as well. It was the first time in recent memory when no rain fell from the sky-the entire weekend. The Friday night sled pull featured Pro Stock and Super Stock trucks, as well as nearly 60 of the hottest running tractors in existence. Saturday's sled pull finals brought 26 2.6 Class (single turbo inducer limit of 2.6 inches) and 26 2.8 Class (single turbo inducer limit of 2.8 inches) trucks out to battle, and 23 3.0 trucks (single turbo inducer limit of 3.0 inches) made the call as well. Then, seven Super Stock rigs (turbochargers are limited to a two-stage configuration) showed the crowd of more than 5,000 what more than 2,000 hp is all about.
On Sunday, the drag race portion of the Extravaganza featured some of the fastest trucks from all over the country. There was a bracket race anyone could enter, a 7.70-second index class (racers try to run the eighth-mile as close as they can to 7.70 seconds without going quicker), the popular Pro Street class (4,500-pound minimum weight, stock firewall), and Super Street-which is designed for smaller vehicles, such as diesel-powered S-10s and Rangers. In this class, moving the engine is allowed, the vehicle must retain some of the stock frame, and it can weigh as little as 3,500 pounds. There were also classes for tube-chassis vehicles, like the Scheid Dragster and Darren Morrison's Pro Stock S-10. With the amount and variety of vehicles at this event, there was plenty of action, and some very fast times were recorded.
Photo 3/33   |   Adam Hallien's Haisley-built Cummins got him into the winner's circle during the finals. As the last truck to pull in 2.8, his Dodge stormed 8 feet past the previous leader.
SATURDAY NIGHT SLED PULL FINALS
2.6 CLASS (TOP FIVE)
1. Carl Sugg 334.60 feet '97 Dodge
2. Darrek Leis 334.16 feet '05 Chevy
3. Justin Jones 327.18 feet '05 Dodge
4. Taylor Stivers 326.54 feet '98 Dodge
5. Brent Peak 325.61 feet '05 Dodge
2.8 CLASS (TOP FIVE)
1. Adam Hallien 335.08 feet '97 Dodge
2. Evan Smoot 327.03 feet '97 Dodge
3. Josh Mosley 323.08 feet '99 Dodge
4. Chris Webb 323.05 feet '97 Dodge
5. Cole Stephens 322.09 feet '03 Dodge
SATURDAY NIGHT SLED PULL FINALS
3.0 Class (Top Five)
1. Wes Kusilek 334.00 feet '07 GMC
2. Curt Haisley 331.72 feet '95 Dodge
3. Kevin Cole 330.47 feet '98 Dodge
4. Dalton Tarr 329.58 feet '96 Dodge
5. Brad Ingram 325.83 feet '96 Dodge
 
SUPER STOCK CLASS (TOP FIVE)
1. Shane Kellogg 305.10 feet '97 Dodge
2. Erik Stacey 283.10 feet '06 Chevy
3. Carl Atley 281.01 feet '10 Ford
4. Calvin Miller 280.06 feet '02 Dodge
5. Ben Miller 269.02 feet '08 Ford

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