Diesel Power Challenge 2018 Video Week: Day Two Trailer Tow
Hustling a Trailer Down the 1/8-Mile Dragstrip
Diesel Power Challenge 2018 Presented by XDP was an exciting and comprehensive test of driver skill, truck strength, and teamwork. And if you were wondering what this year’s event was like beyond the glossy pages of the magazine or the coverage on the Truck Trend Network website, you’re in luck, because Diesel Power Challenge 2018 Video Week starts today on the Motor Trend Channel on YouTube and on Motor Trend On Demand.
Part 2 of Diesel Power Challenge Week (embedded above) features the always entertaining 1/8-mile trailer drag, wherein our competitors get hitched to an 11,500-pound trailer and haul it down the track at Bandimere Speedway. An all-out stress test for engine, transmission, and driveline components, the event requires tact from the drivers, who will want to push their trucks to the limit without going too far and breaking something. Obviously, speed is an element here, but so is how well a truck is built and how talented its driver is.
The 1/8-mile trailer tow is a preamble for another of DPC's most skill-taxing events, the cone course. But of course, you'll have to wait a day for that. For more, be sure to tune into YouTube every day this week or go to MotorTrendOnDemand.com for more from Diesel Power Challenge 2018 Presented by XDP.
Source: Motor Trend Channel