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2014 Scheid Diesel Extravaganza!

Scheid's Annual Bash

Jason Sands
Nov 19, 2014
Photographers: Jason Sands
Yes, folks, it’s that time again—time for our annual report in which we document what might be the biggest diesel event of the entire year: the Scheid Diesel Extravaganza. The 2014 event saw unprecedented rains and thunderstorms, but even with the sled pulls being cut short on Saturday night, nobody could argue that the three-day affair was a hell of a spectacle.
Located in Terre Haute, Indiana, SDX (as it’s called for short) brought out some of the top sled pullers in the nation, with 35 trucks signing up for the ultra-competitive, 2.6-inch turbo Class, 39 rigs for 3.0, and a whopping 11 Super Stock Diesel trucks. We can’t forget tractors, either, as there was also a multitude of those vehicles in attendance.
Photo 2/27   |   If you’re a fan of swaps, there are few trucks that are faster than Bean’s Diesel Performance’s common-rail, Cummins-powered Chevy C10. After a squirrelly wheels-up launch, the truck clicked off a 6.34 at 109.78 mph.
But SDX isn’t only about pulling. A bustling manufacturers’ midway was full of innovative products from a variety of companies, and the show ‘n’ shine area was full of chrome and polish on diesels of all makes and models. Crossroads Dragway also provided an outlet for those who liked to go fast, with plenty of eighth-mile drag racing action. There was a general bracket class, 6.60 and 7.70 index Classes, and heads-up Pro Street, Pro Stock, and Top Dragster Classes. If you were looking for drag racing, the dragstrip had it, with a number of participants breaking 120 mph in only 660 feet of space.
After the smoke settled, those who were there for the weekend enjoyed an event that will be hard to match. We feel it’s the awesome competitors and vendors, and show, pull, and drag vehicles that make this event what it is. With that in mind, enjoy the next few pages to see the very best the 2014 Scheid Diesel Extravaganza had to offer.
Blow Out!
After launching like it had a rocket attached to it, Chase Lunsford’s ultra-light 4x4 Dodge had a big boom at half track. When we saw the truck next, we found a massively split intercooler, which apparently was the reason behind all the noise.

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