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Photo 1/16 | Diesel Power Challenge 2016 Dyno Ray McClelland | For 2016, Ray McClelland and his ’07 Dodge Ram 2500 are the combination that made the crowd say “wow” the loudest, with a score of 2,922 (on diesel fuel only with no power-adders).
Photo 2/16 | Diesel Power Challenge 2016 Dyno Charlie Keeter
Photo 3/16 | Diesel Power Challenge 2016 Dyno Charlie Keeter Engine | 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.
Photo 4/16 | Diesel Power Challenge 2016 Dyno Kelsie Epp | 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 | Diesel Power Challenge 2016 Dyno Travis Koller | 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.
Photo 6/16 | Diesel Power Challenge 2016 Dyno Nathan Stacy | Compound turbochargers and a healthy dose of nitrous oxide helped bring the 6.6L Duramax engine in Nathan Stacy’s super-clean ’07 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD very close to the “2,000 Club.” When the dyno’s rollers stopped turning, the truck registered a 1,860 combined score.
Photo 7/16 | Diesel Power Challenge 2016 Dyno Jake Patterson Pushing | Dyno at DPC 2016
Photo 8/16 | Diesel Power Challenge 2016 Dyno Neal Torley Transmission Repair | The dyno certainly claimed its fair share of victims on Day 3. We saw several competitors making repairs to various breaks or damage that occurred while on the pump, with Jake Patterson emerging as the early front-runner for the Diesel Power Challenge 2016 Carnage Award. The 5.9L Cummins engine in Jake’s ’06 Dodge Ram 2500 suffered severe engine trauma (holes in several pistons), earning him the dreaded “push of disappointment” and essentially removing him from the remainder of the event.
Photo 9/16 | Diesel Power Challenge 2016 Dyno Smoke Cell | Dyno at DPC 2016
Photo 10/16 | Diesel Power Challenge 2016 Dyno David Ferguson | David Ferguson hit the dyno prepared to make a big statement for Ford’s often-picked-on 6.0L Power Stroke engine. Armed with two big turbochargers and plenty of nitrous, Dave’s ’05 F-350 fell just shy of making 1,000 hp (983) but still finished with a solid 2,588 total.
Photo 11/16 | Diesel Power Challenge 2016 Dyno Keeter Crew | Having a good crew is essential for achieving success at DPC. Charlie Keeter’s A-Team was on the case throughout the week, handling whatever maintenance or repairs the rig needed to remain among the leaders.
Photo 12/16 | Diesel Power Challenge 2016 Dyno Neal Torley | Dyno at DPC 2016
Photo 13/16 | Diesel Power Challenge 2016 Dyno Torley Nitrous | Using a “ghetto fog (aiming and opening an unregulated nitrous-oxide bottle directly at the turbocharger inlet)” of juice is one way to get a lazy turbo to respond. Neal Torley decided to employ the tactic, finishing with 2,682 combined.
Photo 14/16 | Diesel Power Challenge 2016 Dyno Leader Board | Dyno at DPC 2016
Photo 15/16 | Diesel Power Challenge 2016 Dyno Smoking Gun | Dyno at DPC 2016