Diesel Power Challenge 2014 Dyno Day

Highest Combined Torque and Horsepower Wins

May 6, 2014
Photographers: Jason Gonderman, Agustin Jimenez
The chassis dyno competition, held at ATS Diesel, was the first and only event of Day One of competition at the 2014 Diesel Power Challenge. This event was all about the numbers, as each vehicle’s peak horsepower and torque numbers were added together for an overall total, per pull. The vehicle with the highest overall number (sum of horsepower and torque) would be declared the winner of the event. Each truck was given the opportunity to make three pulls, with the highest of the three pulls counting. Therefore, a high-horsepower, low-torque pull could result in the same number as a low-horsepower, high-torque pull. The horsepower and torque numbers had to come from the same pull. The bottom line was that each competitor aimed for maximum horsepower and maximum torque. Nitrous was allowed.

All ten trucks physically hit the dyno. The plagued ’11 Chevy Silverado of Cory Chomos was pushed onto the dyno just to "complete" the event, which was better than a DNS. There were no catastrophic backfires or dramatic failures on the dyno this year. However, a couple of torque converters might have met their final challenge.

Now for the good part! Listed below was the running order (randomly generated, except for last year’s winner who went last) and the horsepower and torque for the pull that resulted in the highest overall number for each competitor.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's full day of quarter mile, eighth mile trailer tow, and trailer obstacle course from Bandimere Raceway!


Check out the video and find out just how much power some of the fastest diesel trucks in North America can lay down at Diesel Power Challenge 2014!
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Truck #9
Troy Sankey - 2006 Chevy 2500; Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Horsepower: 956.9
Torque (lb-ft): 1669.6
Sum: 2626.5


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Truck #10
Danick St. Pierre - 2008 Ram 2500; Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Horsepower: 797.2
Torque (lb-ft): 1619.2
Sum: 2416.4


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Truck #4
Shilo Ellingford - 2006 Chevy 2500; Idaho Falls, Idaho
Horsepower: 1069
Torque (lb-ft): 1810.7
Sum: 2879.7


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Truck #2
Dan Manary - 2012 Ford F350; Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
Horsepower: 770.9
Torque (lb-ft): 1436.9
Sum: 2207.8


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Truck #7
Ryan Anderson - 2008 Ford F-250; Farmington Hills, Michigan
Horsepower: 809.6
Torque (lb-ft): 1372.5
Sum: 2182.1


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Truck #5
Matt Kauffman - 2006 Dodge Ram 3500; Plain City, Ohio
Horsepower: 911.2
Torque (lb-ft): 1871.8
Sum: 2783.0


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Truck #3
Lavon Miller - 2004 Ram 3500; Plain City, Ohio
Horsepower: 948.5
Torque (lb-ft): 2034
Sum: 2982.5


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Truck #8
Dan Howard - 1995 Ford F-350; North Planes, Oregon
Horsepower: 571.3
Torque (lb-ft): 1075.9
Sum: 1647.2


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Truck #6
Cory Chomos - 2011 Chevy 2500; Drumheller, Alberta, Canada
Horsepower: N/A
Torque (lb-ft): N/A
Sum: N/A


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Truck #1
Wesley Beech - 2008 Ford F-250, Reigning '13 DPC Champion; Akron, Ohio
Horsepower: 684.1
Torque (lb-ft): 1671.6
Sum: 2355.7


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