Rocky Top Diesel Shootout 5

Outlaws Assault Crossville

John Lehenbauer
Aug 13, 2018
Photographers: John Lehenbauer
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 BracketNAME BRANDE.T.R.T.MPH
WinnerCody McAnally '09 Dodge9.110.003866.61
Runner-UpKen Phillips '08 Dodge10.08-0.05563.92
ATS Diesel Performance/Diesel Power 7.70 IndexNAME BRANDE.T.R.T.MPH
WinnerMichael Hayes '06 Dodge7.640.054190.67
Runner-UpDevin Ratliff '05 Dodge7.6180.059591.11
Flo-Pro Performance Exhaust 6.70 IndexNAME BRANDE.T.R.T>MPH
WinnerSusan Soga '34 Chevrolet6.7980.0299100.67
Runner-UpZach Pierce '03 Ford6.7440.1129103.88
Firepunk Diesel 5.90 IndexNAME BRANDE.T.R.T.MPH
WinnerRick Fox 00 Dodge5.8680.2487117.96
Runner-UpSeth Higgens '01 Dodge10.84-0.47432.22
Hot Shot's Secret Pro StreetNAME BRANDE.T.R.T.MPH
WinnerDustin Jackson '94 Ford5.09N/A144.83
Runner-UpLavon Miller '06 Dodge5.22N/A140.76
SunCoast Diesel Pro ModNAME BRANDE.T.R.T.MPH
WinnerBen Shadday '06 Dodge4.9330.0536125.66
Runner-UpLarson Miller '00 Chevrolet4.7692.908160.71
Industrial Injection Pro DragsterNAME BRANDE.T.R.T.MPH
WinnerJared Jones '16 Spitzer4.2670.07176.68
Runner-UpWade Moody '05 Spitzer4.1670.1832179.57

Show and Shine

BEST OF SHOWOWNERCITY/STATE
'15 GMC Sierra 2500 Denali Tom WestAdams, TN
BEST FORDOWNERCITY/STATE
'12 Ford F-250Jason BaggettKnoxville, TN
BEST DODGE/RAMOWNERCITY/STATE
'90 Dodge Ram 250Jason GunnAthens, TN
BEST GMOWNERCITY/STATE
'12 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HDJosh HowardDecatur, TN
BEST OTHEROWNERCITY/STATE
'49 Diamond TMichael JuddSparta, TN

Sources

Outlaw Diesel Super Series
outlawdiesels.com
RLC Motorsports
931-526-5956
rlcmotorsports.com

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