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Diesel Drag Racing 2021

When and where oil-burner action is going down across the U.S.

Jan 14, 2021
In this wacky time of social distancing, restrictions, and full-on shutdowns brought forth by the COVID-19 virus, keeping track of the things we can or cannot do—stuff we take for granted, like diesel drag racing—is becoming more and more challenging.
Diesel drag racing, dyno, and sled-pull competitions are three popular segments of motorsports that suffered in 2020 during the early stages of the pandemic.
On the TruckTrend homefront, concerns about health and safety forced a cancellation of the Diesel Power Challenge, this group's long-running competition for pickup owners and their trucks. The pandemic also led the Outlaw Diesel Super Series (ODSS) and Ultimate Callout Challenge (UCC)—two of the diesel hobby's biggest sanctions—to postpone and reschedule, and in several instances, completely cancel events in 2020.
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By the summer, however, as guidelines regarding crowds/gatherings in states like Indiana, Tennessee, and Florida, were adjusted, the ODSS and even our friends at Diesel World magazine were able to hold safe and successful events, giving competitors, sponsors, and shut-in spectators welcome opportunities to get outside and see, smell, and hear oil-burners do their thing.
There's high optimism for 2021, as the ODSS schedule is set (sadly, DPC will not be held), and Diesel World, as well as Hole Shot Series Drag Racing—a new organization presented by Hot Shot's Secret—have joined the fray, with events (several of them combined) slated to take place in Indiana, as well as Texas, Washington, Colorado, and California. For dyno fans, the rollers are slated to spin with fury at Northwest Dyno Circuit powerfests held primarily in the western states.
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On the one-time-only front, Texas Truck Jam (August 13 and 14, Texas Motorplex, Ennis, Texas) and Smoke & Speed's King of the Street Challenge (TBD, Dragway 42, Salem, Ohio) return in 2021, and Street Truck War East vs. West Ca$h Bash is 1320 Diesel's new high-stakes shootout (May 1, Hutchinson, Kansas), which we anticipate will be very exciting.
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Yes, it's early, and at this point, we know it's not wise to consider anything certain, but here are the dates and places for diesel drag races that we think you should add to your 2021 calendar. Per all of the promoters we spoke with, dates and locations are subject to change based on crowd and distancing rules for each state and/or city where an event is held.

Diesel World Live

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Diesel World Live (in conjunction with Hole Shot Series Drag Racing) - April 24, Sacramento Raceway, Sacramento, California. Cash Days Drag Racing; Diesel vs. Gas Drags, Northwest Dyno Circuit, StreetTrucks Truck Show, Burnout/Donut Area.
COVID 660 - Early May, Wagler Motorsports Park, Lyons Indiana. Drag Racing, Cash Days, and Test 'n Tune.
Diesel World Live (in conjunction with Hole Shot Series Drag Racing) - September 11, Spokane Raceway, Spokane, Washington. Diesel vs Gas Drag Racing, Northwest Dyno Circuit, StreetTrucks Truck Show, Dirt Drags.
Diesel World Live (in conjunction with Hole Shot Series Drag Racing) - Date and Venue TBD. Cash Days Drag Racing, Diesel vs Gas Drags, StreetTrucks Truck Show, Burnout/Donut Area.

Outlaw Diesel Super Series

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Scheid Diesel Extravaganza

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August 27-28, Wagler Motorsports Park, Lyons, Indiana

Ultimate Callout Challenge/DPI Expo

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May 21-23, Lucas Oil Raceway Park, Brownsburg, Indiana
Sources
1320 Diesel
King of the Streets Challenge
Northwest Dyno Circuit
Outlaw Diesel Super Series
Scheid Diesel Extravaganza
Texas Truck Jam
Ultimate Callout Challenge/NW Dyno Circuit/Hole Shot Drag Series

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