The Outlaw Diesel Super Series made its annual stop at the Crossville Dragway in Crossville, Tennessee, on July 27 and 28, 2018. In its fifth year, the Rocky Top Diesel Shootout again lived up to expectations, with two days of great weather that allowed for some intense racing and an all-around great show.
RLC Motorsports (the host of the RTDS) changed things up a bit to give spectators a truly enjoyable event. Mike Dalton and his team decided to move Friday’s festivities to a later afternoon start time. This move paid off with a great turnout of people coming to see drag racing under an evening sky and the lights of the dragway.
Adding to the already intense show of high-horsepower Hot Shot’s Secret Pro Street, SunCoast Diesel Pro Mod, and Industrial Injection Pro Dragster qualifying runs on Friday, there was a stunt-bike show, a grudge race, and a Quick 8 race that pitted gas engines against oil burners in heads-up matches. There was even a meet and greet with Diesel Dave and The Muscle from the Diesel Brothers television show.
Friday night also had its share of unfortunate incidents. During a qualifying run, Rawings Barnes’ Rudy’s Performance Parts Ford F-250 got loose and smacked the wall hard enough to put him out for rest of the event. And then, during the Quick 8 semifinals, a Ford Mustang got squirrely and hit the Nova II it was racing which caused the Nova to crash. No one was hurt in either incident.
Saturday saw lots of diesel drag racing, with every ODSS class making an appearance in qualifying and elimination rounds throughout the day, until the number of competitors was whittled down to the final two for each class. Between rounds, the two-wheeled antics of the stunt bikes kept the audience entertained. the festivities didn’t stop, after the finals were run and awards presented; a live band rocked the dragway into the night.
Like previous years RLC Motorsports put on an excellent event and we cannot wait to attend the RTDS6 in 2019.
Outlaw Diesel Super Series Results
|Jamo ET Bracket||NAME|| ||BRAND||E.T.||R.T.||MPH|
|Winner||Cody McAnally|| ||'09 Dodge||9.11||0.0038||66.61|
|Runner-Up||Ken Phillips|| ||'08 Dodge||10.08||-0.055||63.92|
|ATS Diesel Performance/Diesel Power 7.70 Index||NAME|| ||BRAND||E.T.||R.T.||MPH|
|Winner||Michael Hayes|| ||'06 Dodge||7.64||0.0541||90.67|
|Runner-Up||Devin Ratliff|| ||'05 Dodge||7.618||0.0595||91.11|
|Flo-Pro Performance Exhaust 6.70 Index||NAME|| ||BRAND||E.T.||R.T>||MPH|
|Winner||Susan Soga|| ||'34 Chevrolet||6.798||0.0299||100.67|
|Runner-Up||Zach Pierce|| ||'03 Ford||6.744||0.1129||103.88|
|Firepunk Diesel 5.90 Index||NAME|| ||BRAND||E.T.||R.T.||MPH|
|Winner||Rick Fox|| ||00 Dodge||5.868||0.2487||117.96|
|Runner-Up||Seth Higgens|| ||'01 Dodge||10.84||-0.474||32.22|
|Hot Shot's Secret Pro Street||NAME|| ||BRAND||E.T.||R.T.||MPH|
|Winner||Dustin Jackson|| ||'94 Ford||5.09||N/A||144.83|
|Runner-Up||Lavon Miller|| ||'06 Dodge||5.22||N/A||140.76|
|SunCoast Diesel Pro Mod||NAME|| ||BRAND||E.T.||R.T.||MPH|
|Winner||Ben Shadday|| ||'06 Dodge||4.933||0.0536||125.66|
|Runner-Up||Larson Miller|| ||'00 Chevrolet||4.769||2.908||160.71|
|Industrial Injection Pro Dragster||NAME|| ||BRAND||E.T.||R.T.||MPH|
|Winner||Jared Jones|| ||'16 Spitzer||4.267||0.07||176.68|
|Runner-Up||Wade Moody|| ||'05 Spitzer||4.167||0.1832||179.57|
Show and Shine
|BEST OF SHOW||OWNER||CITY/STATE|
|'15 GMC Sierra 2500 Denali ||Tom West||Adams, TN|
|'12 Ford F-250||Jason Baggett||Knoxville, TN|
|'90 Dodge Ram 250||Jason Gunn||Athens, TN|
|'12 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD||Josh Howard||Decatur, TN|
|'49 Diamond T||Michael Judd||Sparta, TN|