Diesel Power Challenge: The Results are In! #DPC2016
And the Winners Are…
Diesel Power Challenge 2016 was one for the books. With competitors from all over North America representing Duramax, Cummins, and Power Stroke–powered pickups, the Challenge had a little something for everyone.
A few competitors set themselves apart from the very beginning. There were rough-around-the-edges pickups and shiny, finely polished trucks. Some competitors ran triple-turbos, others twins, and there was even a single in the field. Most were crew cabs, but some broke the mold with extended.
But of course, there could only be one winner, with two runners-up by his or her side.
That winner this year was none other than Charlie Keeter, who muscled his ’04 Ford F-250’s 6.0L Power Stroke V-8 to DPC supremacy. Charlie’s podium performance in almost every metric was testament to both his truck’s capabilities and his exemplary driving skill. His win was hard-fought and well deserved.
Giving him a run for his money was none other than Neal Torley. The Florida resident brought his ’08 Ford F-250 across the nation to Colorado to post some similarly amazing numbers. Backing up his rig’s big power and clean style was Neal’s own driving skill; he was the only competitor in the field to ace every single skills test without any penalties.
Rounding out the podium, Ray McClelland took third in his ’07 Dodge Ram 2500. Looking frosty in matte pearl white, Ray’s truck was one of the most popular from an appearance standpoint, but it also posted best-in-test dyno numbers and top-three finishes in a few other tests. Consistency was key for Ray.
Each of this year’s final contestants were the epitome of sportsmanship, and each truck was built with lots of skill and heart. But at the end of the week, three trucks (and their drivers) reigned supreme.
If you want to be a part of Diesel Power Challenge, stay tuned. With world-class competition like this year’s, who knows how we’ll be able to top it for 2017, but we’re sure going to try.