Dyno at DPC 2016
At some point in our lives, we will experience or witness something that’s going to leave us speechless, unable to say a single word. Or, if we are actually able to mutter at least one word, the only appropriate term is simply, “WOW!”
Well, that’s the word that was heard several times throughout Day 3 of Diesel Power Challenge 2016 presented by XDP, as competitors held nothing back in their attempts to lay down the highest rear-wheel power and torque numbers on the chassis dyno at ATS Diesel Performance in Arvada, Colorado.
Always highly anticipated—and often mistakenly viewed by competitors as the event that makes all the difference in their overall success or failure at Diesel Power Challenge— dyno day is considered the icebreaker, the first competitive segment of DPC each year.
The dyno evaluation is performed without a correction factor, and participants’ maximum horsepower/torque totals (from a single run) are used to determine a top performer. As per usual, the rollers in the ATS dyno cell were definitely rockin’ in a hotly contested battle of diesel-engine performance.
1. Ray McClelland: 1,034 hp, 1,888 lb-ft, 2,922
2. Charlie Keeter: 1,115 hp, 1,791 lb-ft, 2,906
3. Kelsie Epp: 1,014 hp, 1,808 lb-ft, 2,822