Scheid Diesel Extravaganza

15,000 Enthusiasts Converge On West Indiana

Mike McGlothlinJan 1, 2013
Every year, the end of August ushers in the mother of all diesel truck events: the Scheid Diesel Extravaganza. Held at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds in Terre Haute, Indiana, it’s become the premier diesel truck venue in the country. Not only does the Extravaganza host what many consider to be the Super Bowl of sled pulling, but it’s also where you’ll see the quickest diesel vehicles in existence blast down the eighth-mile dragstrip, two chassis dynos measuring horsepower, and a massive show-’n’-shine competition.
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In 2012, 15,500 enthusiasts attended the three-day show. Friday and Saturday kicked off with sled pull qualifying for the 2.6 Class trucks, followed by the finals later that night, during which 2.6, 3.0, and Super Stock classes were run. Once again, the Pro Pulling League’s wheels-up, Hot Rod Semi Class concluded Saturday night’s pull. As for drag racing, Crossroads Dragway hosted a test and tune on Friday, ET Bracket and 7.70 Index Classes on Saturday (as well as Pro Street qualifying), and ran all classes on Sunday. With $75,000 in prize money on the line (between the sled pull and drag race), it’s no wonder trucks came from as far away as Utah, Texas, and Florida to compete.
Like thousands of other diesel enthusiasts, we pencil this event in the following year’s calendar as soon as the date becomes available. There’s really no ifs, ands, or buts about it: When it comes to the upper echelon of diesel motorsports, all roads lead to the Scheid Diesel Extravaganza. Read on to see all the action we captured at this year’s show.
2.6 Class (Top 3) Friday Night Sled Pull Finals
Place: Name: Truck: Distance:
1st Rob Hall Chevy Full pull, 320.60 feet in pull-off
2nd Adam Hallien Dodge Full pull, 317.45 feet in pull-off
3rd Josh Hlad Dodge 316.84 feet
3.0 Class (Top 3)
Friday Night Sled Pull
Place: Name: Truck: Distance:
1st Brad Ingram Dodge 302.56 feet
2nd Curt Haisley Dodge 298.62 feet
3rd Billy Deblasio Dodge 297.25 feet

Photo 6/22   |   Hot, dry conditions, along with 84 trucks stirring up the dirt made qualifying for the 2.6 Class finals tough this year— especially if you pulled late in the afternoon. Typically a frontrunner wherever he goes, John Shriver fell victim to this on Friday, but an earlier hook on Saturday yielded him and his high-powered Dodge a Third Place qualifier position.
2.6 Class (Top 3)
Saturday Night Sled Pull Finals
Place: Name: Truck: Distance:
1st Daniel Mooney Chevy 316.76 feet
2nd Richard Lowry Dodge 316.47 feet
3rd Will Dalenberg Chevy 313.54 feet
3.0 Class (Top 3)
Saturday Night Sled Pull
Place: Name: Truck: Distance:
1st Curt Haisley Dodge 361.46 feet
2nd Chris Muhs Dodge 358.96 feet
3rd Tyler Dillard Dodge 358.14 feet
Photo 7/22   |   A regular top-runner in the Central Ohio Truck Pull Circuit (COTPC), Rocky Roark’s Cummins-powered Ford pulled out 7th and 11th Place finishes in the 3.0 Class.
Super Stock Class (Top 3)
Friday Night Sled Pull
Place: Name: Truck: Distance:
1st Kent Crowder Dodge 299.64 feet
2nd Shane Kellogg Dodge 289.40 feet
3rd Van Haisley Dodge 287.62 feet
Super Stock Class (Top 3)
Saturday Night Sled Pull
Place: Name: Truck: Distance:
1st Shane Kellogg Dodge 351.87 feet
2nd Erik Stacey Chevy (Cummins) 329.92 feet
3rd Van Haisley Dodge 328.92 feet
Hot Rod Semi Class (Top 3)
Saturday Night Sled Pull
Place: Name: Truck: Distance:
1st Mike Laribee Chevy 331.53 feet
2nd Mike Haselby Peterbilt 310.36 feet
3rd Joe Metzger Brockway Husky 306.50 feet
Sunday Drag Race Winners
E.T. Bracket: Jonathon Robertson
7.70 Index: Johnny Gilbert
Pro Street: Phil Taylor
Pro Modified: Darren Morrison
Pro Dragster: John Robinson

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