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Diesel Power Challenge

5293 Ward Road, Arvada, CO | June 2 - June 6, 2019
5293 Ward Road, Arvada CO 80002
Do you think you and your vehicle have what it takes to capture the glory at Diesel Power Challenge? We invite owners from all over the U.S. to enter your modified machines, for a chance to earn a spot and compete in the all-diesel torture test that’s known by most of you simply as “DPC.” Each year, all entries are reviewed by the Diesel Power staff and 10 lucky finalists are selected to participate in the 5-day event, and give it their all to defeat the past-year’s winner (and be crowned Diesel Power Challenge CHAMPION).

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Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Competitor Billy Hartzell - #DPC2019
Although Billy Hartzell of Moon Township, Pennsylvania, was born into a motorsports family, he is something of a rebel in that his passion lies in oil-burning monsters—not high-performance gassers like the rest of his kin. Still, the 24-year-old backs up his mutiny with a very well prepared ’08 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, selected to compete in
Brett T. EvansJul 25, 2019
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Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Competitor Andrew McCane - #DPC2019
Andrew McCane’s interest in diesels dates back to the summer of 2015. “I met some guys who owned modified trucks and they became my friends,” he explains. The following summer, he purchased an ’06 Dodge Ram 2500 with a few modifications already in place (a small set of compound turbochargers, 100hp injectors, and a Firepunk
John LehenbauerJul 24, 2019
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Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Competitor Matt Maier - #DPC2019
Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Presented by XDP marks the second time Readyville, Tennessee’s Matt Maier has entered his uber-popular ’97 Ford F-250 in the contest. Matt, the sales and technical expert at Irate Diesel, says he is “super excited to go compete” with his rig, a daily driver he actually uses as a tow vehicle
K.J. JonesJul 23, 2019
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Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Competitor Kody Pulliam - #DPC2019
Having reigned supreme in Diesel Power Challenge 2018 Presented by XDP, Kody Pulliam obviously has some pressure on his shoulders, but he’s handling it all like the true champion he is. “I am excited to go back to DPC this year to defend my title against the new competition,” Kody says. “This year will be
Brett T. EvansJul 22, 2019
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Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Alternate Chris Patterson - #DPC2019
Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Presented by XDP’s Official Alternate, Chris Patterson, says that because his family has been involved with drag racing for three generations, having a strong interest in all things automotive just comes naturally. With a degree in automotive applied science (from Texas State Technical College), Chris spent 12 years working as a
K.J. JonesJul 17, 2019
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Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Competitor Brad Sankey - #DPC2019
At age 25, Brad Sankey is one of our younger competitors at Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Presented by XDP, and, like others in the hobby, he acquired much of his love of mechanics and performance from his dad Dave. “When I was a child, we worked on his truck, a ’79 Chevrolet Silverado K10 that
Brett T. EvansJul 15, 2019
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Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Competitor Darrin Dutton - #DPC2019
Darin Dutton is a 29-year-old journeyman lineman from Severance, Colorado, who was bitten by the diesel-performance bug in 2012, when he bought and started modifying his beautiful ’09 Ford F-350. “I have not stopped messing with it since I put the first few upgrades on it, and it has only experienced a few shortcomings since
K.J. JonesJul 12, 2019
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Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Competitor Cody Lambert - #DPC2019
“I’ve always had a passion for cars and trucks, or anything fast since I was young,” says 28-year-old Cody Lambert. The Wapakoneta, Ohio, resident followed his passion and works full time at Tater Built Turbo Chargers & Machining. Cody has built several trucks, but his favorite, by far, is the ’07 Dodge Ram 2500 he
John LehenbauerJul 11, 2019
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Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Competitor Richard Coker - #DPC2019
The third time is the charm for Richard Coker of Midland, Texas. Having entered DPC twice previously, Richard’s ’06 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD was selected to compete at Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Presented by XDP—and not a moment too soon, as he plans to take the truck in a different direction after the competiton. Richard owns
Brett T. EvansJul 10, 2019
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Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Competitor Seth Kuntz - #DPC2019
Seth Kuntz is a 24-year-old college student enrolled in the accounting program at Georgia State University. In addition to his studies, Seth is part owner of Kuntz Bros in Jefferson, Georgia. “My interest in automotive and motorsports can be credited to my father’s side of the family,” Seth says. “My grandfather was a mechanic his
John LehenbauerJul 9, 2019
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Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Competitor Steven Lucero - #DPC2019
Steven Lucero is co-owner of and light-duty diesel-engine specialist at Black Diamond Diesel Performance and Fab in Las Cruces, New Mexico. During high school, he devoted all his time to playing baseball. But, in addition to playing ball, Steven also developed an interest in diesels after receiving his ’06 Dodge Ram graduation gift. The truck
John LehenbauerJul 8, 2019
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Diesel Power Challenge 2019/Day 5: Sled Pull and Awards #DPC2019
Diesel Power Challenge is not an easy event to win. Dominating one discipline in the competition does not guarantee a trophy. Competitors must be consistent throughout the event to be in the running for the top prize. And like many Diesel Power Challenges of the past, 2019’s DPC came down to the last day and
John LehenbauerJun 7, 2019
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DPC 2019/Day 4 Trailer-Tow Cone Course #DPC2019
As usual, Day 4 of Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Presented by XDP finished off with the Trailer-Tow Cone Course, made all the more diabolical this year with the addition of a tapering reverse chute, several high-speed straightaways, and the 90-degree reverse trailer box. Before setting out on the course with our 11,500-pound trailer in tow,
Brett T. EvansJun 6, 2019
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DPC 2019/Day 4: Drag Race #DPC2019
Drag racing. To those of us who love diesel performance, seeing two pickups blast down the track is a thrilling experience, rivaled only by watching 1,000hp rigs scorch the rollers of the chassis dyno. Day 4 of Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Presented by XDP also featured a Quarter-Mile Drag Race segment that immediately followed the
K.J. JonesJun 6, 2019
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DPC 2019/Day 4: Eighth-Mile Trailer Tow Is 660 Feet of High-Powered Chaos #DPC2019
On the heels of a record-setting dyno session (seven trucks making more than 1,000hp), Day 4 of Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Presented by XDP opened with high anticipation for spectacular performances by all 10 competitors. This mission, in our opening act on the dragstrip at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado, is for drivers to drag
K.J. JonesJun 6, 2019
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Diesel Power Challenge 2019, Day 2: Photos and Fuel Economy #DPC2019
Day Two was a fun one for Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Presented by XDP competitors—unless they’re camera shy. That’s because we started the day at scenic Red Rocks Park near Morrison, Colorado, for an extensive round of feature photography, using the state’s famous rust-colored rocks as a backdrop. We took group photos of the trucks,
Brett T. EvansJun 4, 2019
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Diesel Power Challenge 2019, Day 1: Registration – #DPC2019
Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Presented by XDP began on Sunday in the same fashion that it always does: With a long line of trucks and teams ready to register for the event. For the first year in recent history, all 10 of the voted-upon teams arrived at our host hotel before registration closed at 5:00
Brett T. EvansJun 3, 2019
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Official Competitors: Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Presented by XDP
Diesel Power Challenge 2019 is less than one month away, and here are the nine hopefuls and one alternate selected to make the trek to Denver, Colorado, for our annual test of diesel strength and driver skill. These 10 folks will arrive in the Mile High City hoping to unseat Kody Pulliam, our returning champion
Brett T. EvansMay 6, 2019
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2019 Diesel Power Challenge Voting
These entrants for the 2019 Diesel Power Challenge need your votes to get into our annual competition.
KJ JonesFeb 5, 2019
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Particulate Matters: Come Fund Us
Diesel Power Editor discusses funding and sponsorship for Diesel Power Challenge 2019 Presented by XDP.
KJ JonesFeb 4, 2019
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