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Dyno at DPC 2016

KJ Jones
Sep 21, 2016
Photographers: Diesel Power Staff, Ben Cooper
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.
Photo 2/16   |   Diesel Power Challenge 2016 Dyno Charlie Keeter
Photo 3/16   |   Charlie Keeter’s ’04 Ford F-250 logged a 2,906 combined horsepower/torque total, wickedly stout performance for a 6.0L Power Stroke engine (with three turbochargers and nitrous oxide, too). The Second Place dyno hit came as a surprise to many who witnessed it and was yet another “wow” moment for this segment of DPC.
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.
Photo 4/16   |   Kelsie Epp rounded out the dyno session’s Big 3 in her triple-turbo, nitrous-injected ’02 GMC Sierra 2500HD (2,822).
Photo 5/16   |   Given the few modifications made to the 6.7L Ford Power Stroke engine in Travis Koller’s ’15 F-250, the powerplant’s 1,338 performance total is still very impressive, and it’s also a good benchmark for owners of newer Super Dutys who want more without spending big bucks to get it.

Top 3


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
Photo 16/16   |   Diesel Power Challenge 2016 Dyno ATS Dyno Floor

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