Diesel Power Challenge 2016, Day One: Welcome to Denver! #DPC2016
Check-In, Stickers, and Socializing
Denver, Colorado, has been the home of Diesel Power Challenge for years now, and 2016 sees us returning to the Mile High City for another week of competition, among some of the hardest-charging, highest-performance diesel pickups from all over North America.
Day One of DPC (follow us on social media with the hashtag #DPC2016) was simple, with competitors getting checked in, acquainted with one another, and having their trucks stickered up. Neal Torley, of Jacksonville, Florida, was the first to check in, arriving almost as soon as the Diesel Power Challenge staff set up shop. The other nine competitors soon followed, with Jake Patterson checking in last, but only a few hours after registration opened.
Unfortunately, one competitor who was voted into the Challenge won’t be participating in this year’s event. Justin McNichols’ ’05 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD was severely damaged in a vehicle fire just one week before the event. We wish him the best of luck and hope he gets back into the diesel game soon.
After getting acquainted with one another, the drivers, crew members and staff took a trip to ATS Diesel Performance in Arvada, Colorado, where we were treated to a world-class spread of barbecue, complete with all the fixings. ATS owner Clint Cannon welcomed us to his massive facility, complete with service bays, a race shop, chassis dyno, transmission and turbocharger shops, and one of the coolest man caves in Colorado.
With Day One in the books, trucks are being dolled up for the beauty shots that make up Day Two’s agenda, and we can’t wait to bring you a sneak peek once the photos are in. Stay tuned!