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The 2015 Diesel Power Challenge Competitors

Diesel Power Challenge XI is Here!

May 5, 2015
Photographers: Readers
It’s time for the 2015 Diesel Power Challenge XI !!!
There are 10 diesel trucks here in Denver, Colorado ready to compete to find out which one will become the first champion during our second decade of the Diesel Power Challenge.
Contestants from all over the U.S.A. – and even Canada – have made their way to Denver, Colorado for the 11th edition of the Diesel Power Challenge.
We’ll have all of the latest updates on our brand-new website, trucktrend.com, along with dieselpowerchallenge.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Periscope as the trucks and teams fight for diesel supremacy.
The festivities start on Tuesday with the dyno competition held inside the headquarters of ATS Diesel Performance. You can follow all of the action by watching live video feeds from ATS at www.atsdiesel.com/dpc2015 and by searching for #DPC2015 on social media.
Day two takes place at Bandimere Speedway and features high-speed diesel ¼-mile bracket drag racing, torque-testing 1/8-mile trailer blasts, and a true assessment of diesel dexterity: the trailer tow obstacle course.
On day three, all of the trucks (that are still running) will compete in the sled pull competition before the Diesel Power Challenge championship hardware is handed out to the victors.
We want to hear everything you have to say about this year’s competition as it unfolds, so make sure to use #DPC2015 in all of your posts on Facebook and other social media sites.
Here is a look at all of the contestants who will battle for trophies and bragging rights at the 2015 Diesel Power Challenge:
Jerry Adkins Oak Hill, Ohio
Vehicle: 2006 Dodge Ram 2500
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6
Power/Torque: 1,064 hp/1,850 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 18 mpg
Turbo(s): Duals—Engineered Diesel 66mm and 84mm
Fueling: 150-percent-over Exergy Performance injectors, dual CP3 injection pumps, FASS 260-gph lift pump
Electronics: EFILive programmer
Injectables: None
Intake/Exhaust: Firepunk custom intake and Mishimoto intercooler/Firepunk custom downpipe and 5-inch exhuast
Transmission: 48RE four-speed automatic by Firepunk with full billet internals and DPC triple-disc torque converter
Suspension: Stock height with Fox 2.0 shocks and custom rear blocks
Tires/Wheels: 305/50R20 Nitto/20x10 Weld T56-B
Differentials: 3.73:1 gears
Photo 2/12   |   2006 Dodge Ram 2500
Rick Fox Grand Rapids, Ohio
Vehicle: 2000 Dodge Ram 2500
Engine: 6.7L Cummins I-6 (common-rail swap)
Power/Torque: 1,000 hp/2,000 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 22 mpg
Turbo(s): Duals—E.D. billet 66mm and S484
Fueling: 150-percent-over Exergy Performance injectors, Exergy 12mm stroker CP3 injection pumps, and AirDog lift pump
Electronics: EFILive programmer
Injectables: NX two-stage nitrous sytem
Intake/Exhaust: AFE intake and ON 3 intercooler/6-inch exhaust stack
Transmission: 47RE four-speed automatic with full billet internals and DPC triple-disc torque converter
Suspension: Lowered 4 inches with Bilstein shocks
Tires/Wheels: 305/50R20 Nitto Terra Grappler/20x12 Moto Metal 962
Differentials: 3.55:1 gears with limited-slip
Photo 3/12   |   2000 Dodge Ram 2500
Jeremy “Buck” Stoneburner Crooksville, Ohio
Vehicle: 2001½ Dodge Ram 2500
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6
Power/Torque: 750 hp/1,600 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 21.5 mpg
Turbo(s): Duals—BorgWarner S362 and S480
Fueling: 150-percent-over DDP injectors, Industrial Injection Hot Rod injection pump, and FASS 150-gph lift pump with bottom sump feed
Electronics: Edge Products Competition Drag Box Hot Upgrade programmer
Injectables: “Nitrous—only for DPC.”
Intake/Exhaust: K&N intake/Diamond Eye 5-inch exhaust
Transmission: 47RE four-speed automatic by EEP with machined-out billet shafts, larger clutches, and triple-disc torque converter
Suspension: 3-inch suspension lift
Tires/Wheels: 305/70R16 Mickey Thompson Baja Claw/16x12 Mickey Thompson Baja Beadlock
Differentials: 3.55:1 gears
Photo 4/12   |   2001 Dodge Ram 2500
JD Gleason Windsor, Colorado (Alternate)
Vehicle: 2009 Ford F-350
Engine: 6.4L Power Stroke V-8
Power/Torque: 1,200 hp/2,200 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 16 to 18 mpg
Turbo(s): Duals—Elite Diesel Max-Power X 66mm and 88mm
Fueling: Elite Diesel 200hp injectors, Elite Diesel dual K16 injection pumps, and AirDog lift pump
Electronics: H&S programmer
Injectables: NX two-stage nitrous
Intake/Exhaust: Custom intake and Alradco intercooler/5-inch exhaust
Transmission: 5R110W five-speed automatic with Elite Diesel billet internals and DPC torque converter
Suspension: Leveled with Icon shocks and One Up Offroad A-link arms and traction bars
Tires/Wheels: 35x12.50R20 Toyo/20-inch stock
Differentials: 3.73:1 gears and Detroit Truetrac
Photo 5/12   |   2009 Ford F 350
Jaran Holder Georgetown, Kentucky
Vehicle: 2006 Ford F-250
Engine: 6.0L Power Stroke V-8
Power/Torque: 925 hp/1,600 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 16 mpg
Turbo(s): Duals—billet BorgWarner S488 and S366
Fueling: WDI 350cc injectors, dual HPOP injection pumps, and FASS lift pump
Electronics: SCT programmer with custom tunes
Injectables: NX nitrous sytem
Intake/Exhaust: Holderdown Performance intake and Mishimoto intercooler/5-inch exhaust
Transmission: 5R110 five-speed automatic by Holderdown Performance with DPC torque converter
Suspension: Lowered 1 inch with CalTracs traction bars
Tires/Wheels: 305/55R20 Nitto Dune Grappler/20x10 Fuel Hostage
Differentials: 3.73:1 gears
Photo 6/12   |   2006 Ford F 250
Jared Rice Peoria, Illinois
Vehicle: 2010 Ford F-350
Engine: 6.4L Power Stroke V-8 (increased to 6.6L)
Power/Torque: 1,000 hp/2,000 lb-ft (nitrous)
Fuel Economy: 18 mpg
Turbo(s): Duals—Elite Diesel High Power Compounds kit
Fueling: 100-percent-over injectors, dual injection pumps, and FASS lift pump
Electronics: SCT and H&S MCC programmers
Injectables: Nitrous system
Intake/Exhaust: White Monster intake and Spearco intercooler/ 5-inch MBRP exhaust with 6-inch stack
Transmission: 5R110W five-speed automatic with Raybestos clutches, TCS billet internals, and Precision Industries 2200 torque converter
Suspension: 2-inch suspension lift with Afco Racing shocks, and One Up Offroad traction blocks
Tires/Wheels: 325/60R20 BF Goodrich AT/20x10 front and 20x8 rear American Force
Differentials: 4.30:1 gears and ARB air lockers in front and rea
Photo 7/12   |   2010 Ford F 350
Jesse Warren Guys Mills, Pennsylvania
Vehicle: 2006 Ford F-350
Engine: 6.0L Power Stroke V-8
Power/Torque: 1,051 hp/1,800 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 16 mpg
Turbo(s): Duals—BorgWarner S467 and S485 by Barter Turbo Service
Fueling: 350cc Warren Diesel injectors, dual HPOP injection pumps, and Aeromotive A1000 lift pump
Electronics: SCT programmer
Injectables: “Will add nitrous for the event.”
Intake/Exhaust: 5-inch custom intake and air-to-water intercooler/5-inch exhaust
Transmission: 5R110 five-speed automatic with billet internals and triple-disc torque converter
Suspension: Stock height with Rancho 5000 shocks and traction bars
Tires/Wheels: 33-inch BFGoodrich/ 17-inch aftermarket
Differentials: 3.73 gears
Photo 8/12   |   2006 Ford F 350
Cory Chomos Drumheller, Alberta, Canada
Vehicle: 2011 GMC Sierra 2500HD
Engine: 6.6L Duramax V-8
Power/Torque: 1,500 hp/2,500 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 18 mpg
Turbo(s): Duals—Garrett GTX4202R and Garrett GT5541
Fueling: S&S Motorsports LML injectors, dual 12mm stroker CP3 injection pumps, and dual FASS 260-gph lift pumps
Electronics: Tuning by PPEI
Injectables: Snow Performance water-methanol injection and “way too much nitrous.”
Intake/Exhaust: Custom intake and Custom Auto intercooler/ 6-inch custom exhaust
Transmission: Allison 1000 six-speed automatic with full billet internals by SunCoast
Suspension: 8-inch CST suspension lift with dual Walker Evans shocks and custom traction bars
Tires/Wheels: 37x14.50R20 Nitto Terra Grappler/20-inch BMF S.O.T.A.
Differentials: 4.56:1 ratio with Yukon gears
Photo 9/12   |   2011 Gmc Sierra 2500hd
Justin McNichols Kingston, Ohio
Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD
Engine: 6.6L Duramax V-8
Power/Torque: 1,000 hp/1,500 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 16 mpg
Turbo(s): Duals—72mm and 83mm
Fueling: 250-percent-over Exergy Performance injectors, PPE Dual Fueler CP3 injection pumps, and FASS 260-gph lift pump
Electronics: EFILive
Injectables: None
Intake/Exhaust: HSP twin turbo intake and Mishimoto intercooler/PPE manifolds and up-pipes and 5-inch MBRP exhaust
Transmission: Allison 1000 with Goerend torque converter
Suspension: Stock height with custom traction bars
Tires/Wheels: 35x12.50R20 Hercules/20-inch Moto Metal 962
Differentials: N/A
Photo 10/12   |   2005 Chevy Silverado 3500hd
Bill Whitters Swisher, Iowa
Vehicle: 2011 GMC Sierra 3500HD
Engine: 6.6L Duramax V-8
Power/Torque: 1,200 hp/2,400 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 18 to 20 mpg
Turbo(s): Duals—Precision Turbo PT71 and Pro Mod 88
Fueling: S&S Motorsports injectors, dual CP3 injection pumps, and AirDog 165-gph lift pump
Electronics: EFILive programmer
Injectables: None
Intake/Exhaust: Empire Performance intake and AFE intercooler/Empire Performance exhuast
Transmission: Allison 1000 six-speed automatic by SunCoast with billet internals and SunCoast 1058 torque converter
Suspension: 8-inch CST suspension lift with CST shocks
Tires/Wheels: 37-inch Nitto Trail Grappler/22-inch American Force
Differentials: 3.73:1 ratio with Yukon gears front and rear
Photo 11/12   |   2011 Gmc Sierra 3500hd
Lavon Miller Plain City, Ohio
Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Ram 3500
Driver Experience: Dyno, sled pull, drag race, tow, wrench
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6 (1,150 hp and 2,500 lb-ft)
Fuel Economy: 19 mpg
Turbos: Engineered Diesel S366/S484 compounds, On 3 Performance intercooler
Fueling: Exergy Performance 200-percent-over injectors, Pure Diesel Power Evil Twin CP3 kit, two AirDog 165-gph lift pumps
Electronics: Smarty SSR
Injectables: Custom nitrous oxide system
Intake/Exhaust: Custom intake/custom 5-inch exhaust
Transmission: Firepunk Diesel competition Stage 2 48RE four-speed automatic with a Diesel Performance Converters torque converter
Suspension: Factory
Tires/Wheels: 305/55R20 Nitto Dune Grappler tires/20x12-inch Fuel Octane wheels
Differentials: 3.73:1 gears
Photo 12/12   |   2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Front View

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