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Scheid Diesel Extravaganza 2019

Extravaganza Extraordinaire

John Lehenbauer
Dec 2, 2019
Photographers: Jade Tobin
Every year, Scheid Diesel Extravaganza continues to increase in stature and draw people by the thousands from all over the U.S., Canada, and a few other points around the globe, to the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds in Terra Haute, Indiana.
With some of the best weather Terre Haute has experienced in a few years, the crowds descended on the fairgrounds by the truckload, ready to enjoy everything Scheid Diesel Extravaganza 2019 had to offer. There was no shortage of people gathered at the dyno hoping to see a big horsepower hit or walking through the midway, talking to vendors about the next big upgrade they want to install on their truck. At times, the throng of bodies made it difficult to get a clear view of trucks displayed in the show-'n'-shine area. The Outlaw Diesel Super Series had a great crowd of drag-racing enthusiasts taking in the high-horsepower blasts down the track. And the ever-popular Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League drew in spectators that packed the stands on both nights of the show.
A slight difference at this year's Extravaganza compared to years past was the change to a two-day format. For many years, the event had been set up over a three-day period so event patrons were able to see everything Scheid has to offer, including the dirt-flying Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League and Outlaw Diesel Super Series eighth-mile excitement.
Photo 2/56   |   The Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League is hard-charging, throttle-mashing entertainment that keeps the crowds in their seats late into the evening at Scheid Diesel Extravaganza.
With the condensed schedule—and to reduce the amount of walking for showgoers—a shuttle system was put in place at the Wabash Fairgrounds. The people movers (which were tractors towing hay trailers with benches mounted to them) ran through the main area of the event (dyno, show 'n' shine, sled pull, and vendor midway), parking areas, and out to the Crossroads Dragway, making it easy to get around.
For 2019, Scheid Diesel Service continued its tradition of putting on a great show by which most other diesel events will be measured. In it's 22nd year, SDX is still the premier destination for diesel enthusiasts.
Photo 3/56   |   The fierce competition of Outlaw Diesel Super Series drag racing brings racers from far and near. Dorian Reyna and his Maryland Performance Diesel 6.70 Index truck made the trip all the way from Houston, Texas.
Photo 4/56   |   The vendors midway was constantly abuzz with patrons who kept the representatives busy with inquires about their wares. Along with different products on display, custom vehicles were also strategically placed about the manufacturers midway.
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Photo 6/56   |   The main mode of transportation around the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds were the tractor-drawn hay trailers set up to haul enthusiasts. These people movers made it easy to get from the center of the Wabash Fairgrounds out to the Crossroads Dragway for ODSS racing.
Photo 7/56   |   Some unique diesel trucks could be found cruising the parking lot.
Photo 8/56   |   The local Army National Guard came out to SDX and had one of its Caterpillar diesel-powered assault vehicles on display for everyone to check out.
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Show 'n' Shine

Photo 10/56   |   Jeremy Schmidt is presented with the Best Custom award for Friday from Mark Jarvis of the Purdue Diesel Club for his awesome '48 Chevrolet Loadmaster Rat Rod that has been in his family since his grandfather purchased the truck in 1951!
Photo 11/56   |   Mark presents Donavin Davis Friday's Best Dodge award for his ultra-clean '98 Dodge Ram 2500 "Holy Grail" Quad Cab, a 5.9L 12-valve P-pump truck.
Photo 12/56   |   Holden Stortz took home the Best Ford award on Friday for his standard-cab '00 Ford F-350 with a meticulous suspension lift and "Razzleberry" bright red paint.
Photo 13/56   |   Friday's Best GM honors went to Ross Blocker for his super-clean, self-built '06 GMC Sierra 2500 HD.
Photo 14/56   |   Saturday's show 'n' shine class was even larger than Friday—and with more trucks comes more competition. The cream of the crop in the custom category is this slick '70 GMC Sierra Grande with a 6.6L Duramax under the hood that features a host of Wehrli Custom Fabrication upgrades. Clayton Fugate presents Saturday's Best Custom plaque to Mason Wright for building the Sierra Grande.
Photo 15/56   |   The Best Dodge winner on Saturday is David Fischer, with a Kelderman Suspension-equipped '19 Ram 2500 Mega Cab.
Photo 16/56   |   Jarrett Noffsinger's '97 Ford F-350 took home the Best Ford honors with him receiving the plaque and congratulations from Clayton of the Purdue Diesel Club.
Photo 17/56   |   The Best GM award on Saturday went to Jordan Volek for his great looking '03 Chevrolet Suburban that features a super-clean Duramax swap.
Show 'n' Shine
The Scheid Diesel Extravaganza has long been the place to show off the wildest and most amazing diesel builds we see each year—and the 2019 SDX Purdue Diesel Club Show-'n'-Shine did not disappoint, with everything from barn-find rat rods to immaculate restorations and custom diesel swaps to sky-high lifted trucks and just plain clean original rigs. Situated next to the indoor and outdoor vendor areas, the show-'n'-shine area fills out a large covered structure then overflows up to two rows deep toward the indoor vendor area. Of course, the early arrivals flock to the covered section to hang out with family and friends in the comfort of the shade where some serious tailgating occurs each day of the event.
On Friday, there were more than 60 trucks on display, with nearly 80 entered in Saturday's show-'n'-shine competition. The team from the Purdue Diesel Club wrangled and judged the competitors both days, presenting plaques and a cash prize to the Best Custom, Best Dodge, Best Ford, and Best GM on both Friday and Saturday.
Photo 18/56   |   With trucks stacked three and four deep, the show 'n' shine was a busy place on Friday; there were 61 rigs were officially entered in the competition in addition to a few more on display.
Jeremy Schmidt brought out his frame-swapped, Cummins-powered '48 Chevrolet Loadmaster rat rod that was purchased by his grandfather and used for the family farm for years until it was eventually stored in the barn for a few decades. Jeremy brought the truck out of the barn and realized how great the body was and decided it would make a great diesel project. He did all the work himself and brought the rig to the show and earned Friday's Best Custom award. The Best Dodge award for Friday went to Donavin Davis for his "Holy Grail" (the last of the 5.9L 12-valve engine/P-pump trucks and first of the Quad Cab) '98 Dodge Ram 2500. The truck is incredibly clean, with a manual transmission and several custom touches, such as polished aluminum and bright orange powdercoated accents. Holden Stortz won the Best Ford plaque for his '00 Ford F-350 standard cab truck that is anything but standard, with its custom lift and powdercoated suspension to go with the bright "Razzleberry" paint. The Best GM award went to Ross Blocker for his bright white crew cab '06 GMC Sierra 2500 HD. Ross' truck is also homebuilt and super clean all the way around.
On Saturday, Mason Wright brought out the '70 GMC Sierra Grande he built for a customer with a -ton Suburban chassis and a 6.6L Duramax engine under the hood. The conversion is top notch, and the young builder should be commended for his amazing attention to detail. David Fischer won the Best Dodge award for the '19 Ram MegaCab that, of course, sports a huge Kelderman custom suspension system and massive wheels and tires. An OBS (old body style) Ford won the Best Ford award Saturday—Jarrett Noffsinger's '97 F-350 crew cab is an incredibly cool rig with custom touches from tip to tail. The final award of the weekend went to Jordan Volek for his '03 Chevrolet Suburban that was given a Duramax engine—this rig is a clean fullsize SUV GM should have built.
Photo 19/56   |   Saturday's covered show-'n'-shine area was buzzing with activity, with groups tailgating around their trucks enjoying the shade and view of cool rigs with their friends and family.
Of course, the show 'n' shine isn't limited to just the winners; other standout trucks include Seth Johnson's black Cummins-powered '70 Chevy C/10, Joshua Chapman's compound-turbocharged '16 Nissan Titan XD, Tyler Williams' '18 Ford F-450, Travis Dykes' custom regular-cab shortbed '17 Ford F-250, Steve Berglund's bright blue regular-cab Chevy, and many other great trucks. To see those and other highlights from the 2019 SDX, point your web browser over to dieselpowermag.com and look through our massive SDX 2019 gallery.
Purdue Diesel Club Show-'n'-Shine Results (Friday):
 
Best Custom Jeremy Schmidt '48 Chevrolet Loadmaster Rat Rod
Best Dodge Donavin Davis '98 Dodge Ram 2500
Best Ford Holden Stortz '00 Ford F-350
Best GM Ross Blocker '06 GMC Sierra 2500 HD
 
Purdue Diesel Club Show-'n'-Shine Results (Saturday):
 
Best Custom Mason Wright '70 GMC Sierra Grande
Best Dodge David Fischer '19 Ram MegaCab
Best Ford Jarrett Noffsinger '97 Ford F-350
Best GM Jordan Volek '03 Chevrolet Suburban Duramax Swap

Dyno Shootout

Photo 20/56   |   Outlaw Diesel Super Series competitor Susan Soga drove her '34 Chevrolet rat rod over from the Crossroads Dragway to the Diesel Doctor's dyno on Friday to see what type of power numbers it was making before blasting down the eighth-mile. The truck made a healthy 606 hp and 1,571 lb-ft of torque.
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Photo 22/56   |   There was no shortage of horsepower on the dyno on Friday and Saturday.
Photo 23/56   |   If you didn't want video evidence of a dyno run or the possible catastrophe that may ensue, this wasn't the place to be. Almost every run was being recorded by onlookers from multiple angles via smartphones.
Photo 24/56   |   Diesel Doctor does not discriminate when it comes to what goes on the dyno, as long as it is diesel powered. This BMW 335D was able to crank out 426 hp and 694 lb-ft of torque. We bet it's a fun little machine.
Photo 25/56   |   The dyno area was packed with spectators on Saturday.
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Photo 28/56   |   The line of trucks waiting for their turn on the dyno at times disappeared out of sight, hidden among the trees and trailers.
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Dyno Shootout
The Diesel Doctor provided the lone chassis dyno at SDX 2019. Once again, Edge Products sponsored the horsepower and torque competition. The winner took home a nice prize provided by Edge. To keep the competition fair, there were some rules: 1) diesel fuel only, 2) street-legal trucks only, 3) Aall-stock appearing, 4) no purpose-built competition trucks, 5) street-legal Tires, and 6) no sponsored trucks. The rules definitely did not hinder the amount of power those participating were able to muster. On Friday, Brandon Jaros' '05 Dodge Ram 2500 won with a solid 1,098 hp and 1,875 lb-ft of torque, edging out Paul Szceynx's '12 Ram 2500. The next day's field of competitors was bigger and a bit tougher, but Nolen Meier's '02 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD took the win with 1,142 hp and 2,017 lb-ft of torque over Nick Ludrek's '99 Dodge Ram 2500.

Sled Pull

Photo 32/56   |   Keeping the front wheels on the ground is optional when full throttle is applied while sled pulling with a tractor.
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Photo 36/56   |   Even after getting a little off his line, Cole Faber kept his foot in the throttle and got his truck, The Rumor, back on track to finish in the Top 5 in the Pro Stock Diesel Trucks Class.
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Photo 40/56   |   Crews spent hours each day making sure the track was perfect for the evening's pulls. A crop sprayer waters down the dirt to get the proper consistency for maximum traction.
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Photo 43/56   |   It takes three massive turbochargers to feed enough air into this Cummins-based sled-pull powerplant to make the steam that's needed to compete.
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Photo 45/56   |   Sometimes the pulling truck has to be pulled.
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Sled Pull
Unlike previous years, the sky remained clear and no rain fell for the entire weekend of Scheid Diesel Extravaganza 2019, which made for great conditions for the Lucas Oil Pro-Pulling League. Diesel pickup trucks and tractors battled to see who could pull the sled the farthest in their respective classes. The great weather also brought the crowds out to watch the battle of horsepower and traction. Even during midday qualifying, the stands had a good number of spectators. Plenty of competitors made it to Terra Haute, Indiana, with Friday's festivities having six different classes taking to the track and Saturday night's competition boasting seven. It didn't take long to tell all the competitors came ready for a fight for their points championships. There were no signs of hesitation as they mashed the throttles.

Friday, August 23, 2019
 
Champions Tour
Super Farm Tractors
Finish Name Driver City/State Brand Distance
1 Fast & Furious Don Slama Lavalle, WI John Deere 320.02
2 Positive Ground Chuck Guentenberg Cottage Grove, Rio, WI Int'l Harvester 314.6
3 Crank It Up Dan Viney Cottage Grove, WI Int'l Harvester 313.37
4 Just 4 Fun Travis Christ Cottage Grove, Holley, NY Int'l Harvester 312.84
5 Perfect Storm Michael Snepp Franklin, IN John Deere 312.77
 
Champions Tour
FASS Pro Stock Tractors
Finish Name Driver City/State Brand Distance
1 Money on Black Peter Norton Franklin, IN John Deere 325.01
2 Billet Binder Jack Maize Amity, MO Int'l Harvester 322.63
3 Beyond Limits Brandon Hart Fayette, MO Massey Ferguson 321.72
4 Red Edge Pro Cody Shay Shannon City, IA Int'l Harvester 320.06
5 Tinker Toy Don Masterson Grandview, IN John Deere 319.85
 
Champions Tour
ARP Super Stock Diesel Trucks
Finish Name Driver City/State Brand Distance
1 Scheid Diesel Kent Crowder Attica, IN Dodge 338.66
2 Against the Grain Cody Hastings Ashville, OH Dodge 338.26
3 Caretaker Chase Eller Lafayette, TN Dodge 337.69
4 Oversized Load Brad Deeter Burgettstown, PA Dodge 334
5 Dead Pull Terry Biggs Noblesville, IN Dodge 331.84
 
AG Protect 1 Midwest Region
Pro Street Diesel Trucks
Finish Name Driver City/State Brand Distance
1 Smokin Goat Reloaded Lane Aldrich Excelsior Springs, MO Dodge 320.19
2 In Line Only Scott Barcus Hopkins, MO Dodge 319.3
3 In Harms Way Russ Harms Virginia, NE Dodge 316.77
4 Crazy Train Brad Amerine South Bloomingville, OH Dodge 316.02
5 Just Getting Started Chad Freitag Brownstown, WI Ford 315.87
 
AG Protect 1 Midwest Region
FASS Limited Pro Stock Diesel Trucks
Finish Name Driver City/State Brand Distance
1 Un-Locked Garrett Loucks Elkhart, IN GMC 321.31
2 Recycled Hooker Derick Amos Michigantown, IN 318.54
3 Bad Company Matt Poduska Solon, IA Dodge 324.05
4 Hood Rat Nathan Hood Mt. Sterling, KY 317.15
5 Hillbilly Bone Jesse Knight Lebo, KS Dodge 316.45
 
Silver Series
FASS Pro Stock Diesel Trucks
Finish Name Driver City/State Brand Distance
1 Lincoln Diesel Spec. Brent Meyer Redgranite, WI Chevy 323.18
2 Scheid Diesel Brad Ingram Faring, IL Dodge 320.19
3 Ranch Hand Carl Butler Avondale, PA Dodge 318.01
4 Lincoln Diesel Spec. 2 Brent Meyer Redgranite, WI Dodge 316.15
5 Twisted Metal Rodney Tarr Taylorville, IL Dodge 313.87
 
 
Saturday, August 24, 2019
 
Champions Tour
FASS Pro Stock Tractors
 

 

 
Finish Name Driver City/State Brand Distance
1 Tinker Toy Don Masterson Grandview, IN John Deere 332.22
2 River Rat Kevin Masterson Grandview, IN John Deere 324.23
3 Green Streak X Mike Boyd Washington, IN John Deere 322.74
4 Billet Binder Jack Maize Amity, MO Int'l Harvester 321.06
5 Barely Gettin By Jack Wischmeier Brownstown, IN John Deere 319.99
 
Champions Tour
ARP Super Stock Diesel Trucks
Finish Name Driver City/State Brand Distance
1 Rock Hard Ram Van Haisley Fairmount, IN Dodge 324.91
2 Cream of the Crop Justin Gearhart Circleville, OH Dodge 324.87
3 Oversize Load Brad Deeter Burgettstown, PA Dodge 324.01
4 Trump Shane Kellogg Kenton, OH Dodge 323.01
5 Angry Farmer Products Todd Dugan Bladensburg, OH 322.78
 
AG Protect 1 Midwest Region
Pro Street Diesel Trucks
Finish Name Driver City/State Brand Distance
1 Smokin Goat Reloaded Lane Aldrich Excelsior Springs, MO Dodge 332.72
2 Wicked White Knight Ray Jay Rindt Virginia, NE Dodge 329.98
3 Priviledged Lee Stiltz Jacksonville, IL Chevy 328.84
4 Hall Pass Ronnie Hall Greenfield, OH 321.61
5 Crazy Train Brad Amerine South Bloomingville, OH Dodge 321.08
 
AG Protect 1 Midwest Region
FASS Limited Pro Stock Diesel Trucks
Finish Name Driver City/State Brand Distance
1 Hill Brothers Tad Ingram Pendleton, KY 329.99
2 Buck-It Reed Strawser Circleville, OH Dodge 327.33
3 Iron Maiden Brian Shew Columbia, City, IN Dodge 324.56
4 Girls Night Out Corinne Baker Mount Pleasant, PA Chevy 323.95
5 Second Hand Smoke Hank Carlton Greensboro, GA Dodge 321.6
 
AG Protect 1 Midwest Region
Hot Farm Tractors
Finish Name Driver City/State Brand Distance
1 Fire In The Hole Mike Robbins Greensburg, IN Int'l Harvester 323.51
2 Never-E-Nuff Charlie Kirschner Carlisle, IN 320.55
3 Hoosier Hooker Michael Peters Greensburg, IN 318.46
4 I Got This Darren Bommer Brookville, IN 318.17
5 Touch Too Much Kevin Boggs North Vernon, IN Int'l Harvester 315.45
 
Silver Series
Limited Pro Stock Tractors
Finish Name Driver City/State Brand Distance
1 Reel Deere Justin Wagler Morgantown, IN John Deere 347.41
2 International Addiction Quinton Hartman Haubstadt, IN Int'l Harvester 341.78
3 Irrational Behavior Travis Wisel Roanoke, IN Int'l Harvester 336.39
4 Pick'N & Grinnin' James Calvery Allensville, KY John Deere 333.47
5 Full Boar Darin Ratermann Bartelso, IL Int'l Harvester 332.79
 
Silver Series
FASS Pro Stock Diesel Trucks
Finish Name Driver City/State Brand Distance
1 Flirtin With Distater Jeff Hossler Columbia City, IN Dodge 319.16
2 Penn Farms Matt Penn Edina, MO Dodge 317.47
3 Would Tight Greg Henne Jonestown, PA Dodge 316.69
4 The Rumor Cole Faber Lamoille, IL Chevy 315.01
5 My Grain Travis Ven Huizen Stockton, IL Chevy 314.56

Drag Race

Photo 47/56   |   In a Firepunk Diesel inter-team race for the ATS Diesel Performance/Diesel Power Magazine 7.70 Index win, Ryan Riddle's '07 Dodge Ram 2500 (near lane) lined up against Isaac Blaess' '97 Dodge Ram 2500. The victory went to Ryan after Isaac broke out with a near-perfect 7.696-second pass that was just 0.004 seconds too quick.
Photo 48/56   |   The Dodge-versus-Chevy Maryland Performance Diesel 6.70 Index final round allowed the Dodge Ram camp to rack up another win, as Joshua Grahmann and his '04 Dodge Ram 2500 took out Caleb Brown and his '02 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD.
Photo 49/56   |   In the Firepunk Diesel Outlaw 5.90 Index, Mindy Jackson drove her Cummins-powered Ford Lightning to the class win with laps that included a near-perfect 5.901-second masterpiece in the final over Brett Marcum's 5.848.
Photo 50/56   |   When Michael Dalton's bright orange Ram experienced issues with staging, Johnny Gilbert left him at the line to take the Hot Shot's Secret Pro Street final-round win with a 5.498-e.t. at 142.86 mph.
Photo 51/56   |   At mid-track, the SunCoast Diesel Transmissions Pro Mod final round looked like a dead heat, but Larson Miller pulled away at the stripe with his Chevrolet S-10 running 4.433 at 163.66 mph versus Ben Shadday's 4.657-second/160.99-mph run.
Photo 52/56   |   In the Flo-Pro Performance Exhaust Pro Dragster final, Jared Jones (far lane) defeated top qualifier John Robinson.
Drag Race
Many of the 7,000-plus people in attendance at the 2019 Scheid Diesel Extravaganza made the trek over to Crossroads Dragway on one of the tractor-drawn shuttle trailers or on foot to take in some great diesel drag racing over the course of the two-day event. Friday's action included two rounds of qualifying for the Pro classes, including the Flo-Pro Performance Exhaust Pro Dragster, SunCoast Diesel Transmissions Pro Mod, Hot Shot's Secret Pro Street, and Firepunk Diesel Outlaw 5.90 Index Classes, along with test-and-tune passes for other racers wanting to get a feel for the eighth-mile racing surface.
Derek Rose, the 2019 Ultimate Callout Champion, posted the quickest e.t. in the Pro Street Class, crossing the finish line in just 5.26 seconds at 135.27 mph, setting the standard for the class. Johnny Gilbert was hot on his heels at 5.353 seconds. In Pro Mod, Larson Miller set the pace at 4.36 seconds at 167.90 mph, with both Rawlings Barnes and Ben Shadday about a half second behind with nearly identical 4.85-second qualifying passes. Only two Pro Dragsters were on hand for this event: John Robinson made his ODSS return and took the top qualifier position with a 4.27 at 168.51 mph while Jared Jones qualified with an e.t. of 4.50, coasting through the lights at 126.73 mph.
Photo 53/56   |   After swapping out regular race slicks for a set of colored-smoke burnout tires, Roy Currier and the #Cancer Sucks Chevrolet S-10 showed off for the crowd with a huge, colorful burnout running virtually the whole length of the Crossroads Dragway dragstrip.
After many trucks made test-and-tune passes, Roy Currier and his crew put a set of "special" tires on the rear of his bright pink #CancerSucks Chevy S-10 and proceeded to the water box for a burnout. Little did the remaining drag race fans and fellow racers know, but the special tires made colored smoke. Clouds of pinkish-red smoke filled the sky as Roy blasted down the track to the roaring cheers of the crowd.
On Saturday morning, the racing action got underway once again with test-and-tune and qualifying passes for the racers competing in the JAMO Performance Exhaust E.T. Bracket, ATS Diesel Performance/Diesel Power Magazine 7.70 Index, and Maryland Diesel Performance 6.70 Index Classes, along with third-round qualifying for the Pro categories. Among the 100 total racers, there were also six semi-truck drivers entered in the Scheid Diesel Big Rig Class, ready to battle with their smaller diesel brothers and sisters.
Photo 54/56   |   2019 Ultimate Callout Challenge Champion Derek Rose was the top qualifier in the Hot Shot's Secret Pro Street Class, with a 5.26-second e.t. at 135.27 mph, but he ended his day in the first round when his truck's transmission snapped the input.
While trucks make up the bulk of the ODSS racing field, it is great to see diesel-powered sedans and SUVs from manufacturers including BMW, Chevrolet, and the nefarious Volkswagen TDIs. With the Pro Classes making up a little less than 20 percent of the total racers at the 2019 SDX, the bulk of the action happened in the E.T., 7.70, and 6.70 Classes, exciting side-by-side and wire-to-wire racing that included Artie Maupin's tear through the 31 racers in the E.T. Bracket Class in a borrowed Ram dualie. It looked like Artie would mop up the class and make it all the way to the final round, but he left the line 0.028 seconds early and handed the win over to Devin Ratliff in his '05 Dodge Ram 2500.
In the 7.70 Index Class, Corbin Hall and Jerry Adkins qualified one and two with near-perfect 7.70 e.t. 's but couldn't carry their qualifying success to the elimination rounds. Corbin went out in the first round and Jerry fell in the second. The final round became a Team Firepunk affair, with Ryan Riddle and Isaac Blaess lining up to do battle. Isaac crossed the line first but broke out with a 7.69, giving the win to Ryan with his 7.79-second pass.
Photo 55/56   |   The final round of the Scheid Diesel Big Rig Class featured a pair of Peterbilts, with Sandy Manning's '14 taking the win in the near lane over the '85 model in the far lane piloted by Michael Cook.
Twenty-two racers lined up in 6.70 Index, with Susan "The Stump" Soga and her Cummins-powered rat rod taking the top qualifying position. She was unable to capitalize on that pole position when she broke out by 0.049 seconds to Caleb Brown in their quarterfinal matchup. Caleb and his '02 Chevy went on to race to the final round, where he was defeated by Joshua Grahmann and his '04 Dodge Ram 2500.
There were only six racers in the 5.90 Index Class, but it was still a stacked field with stout racers that dominate the tree and run consistently fast. Mindy Jackson squashed the boys racing against her, laying down passes of 5.90 in each of her head-to-head runs mixed in with a 5.88 in her bye run in the semifinal. Mindy eliminated her title rival Paul Cato in the first round then banished Brett Marcum (her other title rival) in the final round. No doubt these racers will battle it out in the last two races of the season for the championship.
Derek Rose had the top qualifying spot and earned a bye run in the first round, but as he said, "Instead of being a sissy and just breaking the beams. I went out and sent her!" While the timeslips show he was on a nearly identical 5.26-second pass, the input shaft to the transmission snapped on the shift from Second to Third gear, putting him on the trailer early. Johnny Gilbert was in position to race his way into the final round where he competed against Michael Dalton in a two-wheel-drive vs. four-wheel-drive battle. Johnny's rig prevailed for the fourth time in a row this season.
Photo 56/56   |   The JAMO Performance Exhaust E.T. Bracket Final featured Artie Maupin in a borrowed Ram 3500 flatbed dualie racing against Devin Ratliff in a Dodge Ram 2500. Devin captured the win at the starting line when Artie's rig moved too early, triggering the red light in his lane.
In Pro Mod, Larson Miller punched his ticket to the final by taking out Steve Royalty in the first round. On the other side of the ladder, Rawlings Barnes needed his Ford to take out Ben Shadday's Ram, which has been struggling, but Ben and his crew had the Ram dialed in and dispatched of Rawlings' Super Duty in a tight battle. In the final round, Larson and Ben lined up. Ben got a holeshot (0.016 reaction time), but it wasn't enough. Larson ran a 4.43 at 163.66 mph for the win. While John Robinson took the top Pro Dragster qualifying spot, he wasn't able to back it up, as Jared Jones cut a 0.040 reaction time and blasted down the track to a 4.58-second pass for the win.
The evening of racing wrapped up with big-rig action. Sandy Manning took the final-round win over Michael Cook in a battle of the Peterbilts. Despite being a two-day event, the Scheid Diesel Extravaganza was still great, and the action on the Crossroads Dragway proved to be exciting for the huge crowd that packed the grandstands and lined the fence throughout the weekend.
 
Outlaw Diesel Super Series
Saturday, August 24, 2019
JAMO Performance Exhaust E.T. Bracket NAME HOMETOWN BRAND E.T. MPH DIAL
Winner Devin Ratliff Cashon, OK Dodge 7.705 89.49 7.67
Runner-Up Artie Maupin Cape Girardoau, MO Ram 10.225 6761 10.22
ATS Diesel Performance/Diesel Power 7.70 Index NAME HOMETOWN BRAND E.T. MPH
Winner Ryan Riddle Bellefontaine, OH Dodge 7.799 90.77
Runner-Up Isaac Blaess DeGraff, OH Dodge 7.696 79.22
Maryland Performance Diesel 6.70 Index NAME HOMETOWN BRAND E.T. MPH
Winner Joshua Grahmann Pasadena, TX Dodge 6.849 97.11
Runner-Up Caleb Brown Waxhaw, NC Chevrolet 6.894 105.41
Firepunk Diesel Outlaw 5.90 Index NAME HOMETOWN BRAND E.T. MPH
Winner Mindy Jackson Floresville, TX Ford 5.901 113.16
Runner-Up Brett Marcum Logan, IA Dodge 5.848 123.24
Hot Shot's Secret Pro Street NAME HOMETOWN BRAND E.T. MPH
Winner Johnny Gilbert Middlebury, IN Dodge 5.498 142.86
Runner-Up Michael Dalton Cookeville, TN Ram 12.171 52.17
Suncoast Diesel Pro Mod NAME HOMETOWN BRAND E.T. MPH
Winner Larson Miller Plain City, OH Chevrolet 4.433 163.66
Runner-Up Ben Shadday Osgood, IN Dodge 4.657 160.99
Flo-Pro Performance Exhaust Pro Dragster NAME HOMETOWN BRAND E.T. MPH
Winner Jared Jones Terra Haute, IN Spitzer 4.584 127.37
Runner-Up John Robinson Weatherford, TX Dragster 7.172 53.2
Scheid Diesel Big Rig NAME HOMETOWN BRAND E.T. MPH
Winner Sandy Manning Midland, TX Peterbilt 12.883 56.8
Runner-Up Michael Cook Jamestown, TN Peterbilt 14.611 49.27
 

Sources

Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League
812-216-4024
http://propulling.com
Outlaw Diesel Super Series
http://outlawdiesels.com
Purdue Diesel Club
http://fugate4@purdue.edu
Scheid Diesel
Terre Haute, IN
816-466-7202
http://www.scheiddiesel.com

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