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  • 2013 Shell Rotella Super Diesel Shootout

2013 Shell Rotella Super Diesel Shootout

Our Inaugural Event Was A Big Success!

Bob Carpenter
Jan 6, 2014
Photographers: Joe Greeves
The inaugural Super Diesel Shootout, sponsored by Shell Rotella, is in the books now—and most agreed it was a fun weekend of trucks, trucks, and more trucks. With 1,200 paid spectators through the doors on the Friday/Saturday event (and 61 registered trucks), the turnout was much better than expected. Obviously, the event struck a chord: the right place, the right type of competition, and the right weather.
Held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway, the event included quarter-mile drag racing, chassis dyno testing, sled pulling, a show 'n' shine, free oil analysis, and a whole lot of fun. Adding to the excitement was the Shop Truck Challenge, which was a combination of three of the events (drags, dyno, pull), giving the overall winner the resultant bragging rights. Some said the Shop Truck Challenge was a bit like sister publication Diesel Power magazine's Diesel Power Challenge, only the average Joe could enter and even do pretty well.
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"We are thrilled to have put together our first event and overjoyed at how it turned out."
The late addition of a purse was welcomed by the racers. With $1,000 awarded for winning the Shop Truck Challenge ($750 for Second and $100 for Third) and $500 each for winning the drag racing classes ($250 for Second, $100 for Third), there was no doubt the racing would be taken seriously. In addition, Diesel Auto Power from Kaysville, Utah, gave an award for the best reaction time and dial-in combination at the drag races. The gentleman who won was Travis Cannon from Noble, Oklahoma. He went .024 on the tree and ran a 15.885 on a 15.822 dial. Diesel Auto Power presented him with a gift certificate and swag pack.
With the news that Dmitri Millard would be bringing his Overkill truck from Utah to Tulsa, things really got ramped up. People took note, and the competition got hotter. We are thrilled to have put together our first event and overjoyed at how it turned out. It seems likely we will do something similar again next year—it only makes sense! So stay tuned to these pages, our website (8-Lug.com), and our Facebook page (Facebook.com/8-LugMagazine ).
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Check out this photo essay of the event to get a feel for what happened, who was there, how it went, and why you should plan to attend the next Super Diesel Shootout.
Racing Classes:
Manual Class
Place Truck # Name
1 3 Brandon Grapevine
2 15 Justin Witt
3 26 Michael Kirwin
Bracket Class
Place Truck # Name
1 37 Travis Cannon
2 36 Vince Neiderhauser
3 8 Ruben Williams
4 28 Forrest Reiney
Grudge Class
Place Truck # Name
1 36 Vince Neiderhauser
2 34 Charles Carey
3 11 Matt Kubik
Shop Truck Challenge
Place Truck # Name
1 22 Dillon Carter
2 7 Dmitri Millard
3 9 Tyler Shorter
4 25 Dallas Penn
Photo 4/86   |   Super Diesel Shootout Participant
Show 'n' Shine Award Winners:
Best of Show—Diesel Truck
Carlos Bustamante, '12 Ford F-250
Best of Show—Work Truck
James “Bubba” Stanford, '06 Chevy 3500 with Western Hauler bed
Best Diesel Engine
Dmitri Millard, '01 Chevy 
Best Interior
Dallas Penn, '09 Chevy 2500
Best Paint
Dillon Carter, '96 Dodge
Best Lifted Suspension
Chris Buziecki, '09 Dodge
Best Pre-2000
Chance Newhart, '93 Dodge
Best Diesel-Powered Nontruck
Greg Hogue, dragster
Best Truck with More Than 250,000 Miles
Andrew Worthen, '86 Ford F-250
High Mileage Truck
Trey Rott, 306,000 miles
Best Heavy Duty
Matthew Witt, '09 Peterbilt
Best Club Participation
Premier Truck & Trailer (65 members there)
Best Female-Owned Diesel Truck
Mercedes Smart, '91 Dodge
Editors Choice Diesel Power Magazine
Tony and Billy Jo Lyons, '05 Chevy
Editors Choice 8-Lug/Work Truck Review Magazines
Simon Najera, '06 Dodge
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