The News Is Out, XDP IS IN!

xdp-race-truckIt was officially announced on Christmas Day. Anthony Reams and the XDP Drag Truck have been unveiled as the final competitor in the 2017 Ultimate Callout Challenge!

Behind the scenes, Team XDP Racing has been preparing for the 2017 Ultimate Callout Challenge. Known as UCC for short, the Ultimate Callout Challenge brings the top trucks in the nation to Indianapolis, Indiana to battle for top position in what is truly the race of kings! This 3-day event features multiple contests and gives each driver a chance to prove themselves, and their truck on the drag strip, on the dyno and on the pulling track.

The event is set to start off on Friday, April 21st with the Drag Racing portion, followed by Dyno Day on Saturday April, 22nd and finally, the Sled Pull on Sunday, the 23rd.

We’re pumped to get in on the action and would like to thank the UCC for having us. Stay tuned for more behind-the-scenes info and action as we get closer to the 2017 Ultimate Callout Challenge.

2016 NHRDA World Finals

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This past weekend XDP headed to the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas for the 2016 NHRDA World Finals. This race concluded a very successful 2016 season that saw many records broken, including the Super Street record broken by our own Team XDP Racing member Anthony Reams. He broke the Super Street record in July at the Midwest Truckin Nationals in St. Louis running a 9.15et at 152mph. The World Finals was a 2 day event with sled pulls taking place Friday, and the rest of the event including drag racing taking place on Saturday. 

XDP would like to thank the NHRDA and their staff for an amazing 2016 season. We appreciate everything that they do to further the sport of diesel racing and trying to grow our diesel community. We look forward to another awesome season in 2017, with even faster trucks, broken records, and more fans coming out to watch these great events. Anthony Reams and Team XDP Racing will look to improve our Cummins drag truck in the offseason, so that next year we can break our own record and officially bring it down into the 8s!

2016 XDP Open House Weekend

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The XDP Open House weekend was a huge success! An event not to miss! The XDP Open House Weekend is the combination of the U.S. Diesel Truckin’ Nationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ and the XDP Open House at our NJ Headquarters in Wall Township, NJ. With just a 30-minute ride between the two, it makes for an awesome weekend with 2 back-to-back days of diesel action.

The XDP Crew began our busy weekend before sunrise on Saturday morning at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park setting up the XDP Midway with over 35 of the industry’s top manufacturers, making it a diesel enthusiasts dream for planning out their next build. You could literally speak with a manufacturer that specializes in every part of your truck during the XDP Open House Weekend.

You could stop by the MBRP or Magnaflow booth to find out about your next exhaust system, talk with BD-Power, Industrial Injection or Fleece about your next turbo, see AFE about an intake system, talk with FASS or Bostech about fuel system components, and even find a set of wheels while visiting our friends at Fuel Off-Road. That’s only just a handful of the manufacturers that come out to support the weekend!

Once the gates opened on Saturday, the XDP Midway quickly flooded with enthusiasts from all over the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic who were excited to check out the manufacturers, show trucks, race vehicles and more! About mid-way through the morning the action on the track began with diesel drag racing from not only pickups & big rigs, but even dump trucks! Pretty much every diesel truck went down the legendary ¼ mile track.  Including our own Anthony Reams who fired off a few passes throughout the day.

While things are busy all day, the thrill show that happens at night is certainly not to be missed. Right after they sing our National Anthem, our very own Anthony Reams approached the line in the XDP Drag Truck. Lined up beside him was Chris Nolt, a friend and fellow racer. They staged and took off, what a way to start the main event! Right after that, the jet powered race cars came out, along with the Monster Truck thrill show including Dave Radzierez in the XDP Diesel Monster Truck to put an awesome end to a great day!

The following morning, we put the XDP Manufacturer midway back together at the XDP Headquarters in Wall Township, NJ. Manufacturers line the front and side of the XDP facility once again offering their expertise and helping fellow enthusiasts pick out the best components for their truck. Shortly after the event started, the grill was fired up, the burgers we’re being flipped, the pork was pulled and we had lunch for everyone.

In the front and the rear of the building the attention was put on the dyno, with attendees checking out the trucks that were spinning the rollers. We saw several numbers over 1000hp with the overall highest HP dyno winner Rich Nicolette, taking home the win with 1515HP & over 2000 ft-lbs in his Cummins. We did see some breakage on the dyno with a VW TDI that was towed out, a few coolant leaks,  but it’s all part of fun and the nature of pushing your machine to the limit.

Shortly after the last run on the dyno, the raffle winners were announced with over 20+ prizes from the top industry manufacturers, including a set of wheels from SOTA Offroad, custom tuning from GDP, free intake and exhaust from AFE and more! It’s easy to see why the Open House Weekend is an event not to be missed!

Save the date for next year and join us on Saturday, September 16th & Sunday, September 17th for the 2017 XDP Open House Weekend!

 

 

 

 

NHRDA Big Sky Truck Fest

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This past weekend XDP headed to Billings, Montana for round 8 of the NHRDA event schedule. The event took place at Yellowstone Dragstrip in Acton, Montana, about 20 minutes north of Billings. This was a 2 day event, with sled pulls taking place Friday night, and drag racing taking place Saturday. There were storms in the area all day Friday, but thankfully it did not affect the sled pulls from happening. Saturday was beautiful clear day, a slight breeze and highs of mid 70’s, absolutely perfect for racing.

The next NHRDA event will take place September 30th-October 1st in Ennis, TX for the World Finals. Join XDP next for the 20th annual Scheid Diesel Extravaganza at the Wabash County Fairgrounds in Terre Haute. Indiana. This is a 3 day event taking place August 26-28 and is one of, if not the largest diesel event in the country.

Industrial Injection Diesel Showdown

industrial815This past weekend XDP headed to Rocky Mountain Raceways in Salt Lake City, Utah for the Industrial Injection Diesel Showdown. It was a 1 day event on Friday starting at 5pm and running until 10pm. Several thousand people showed up to watch as some of the fastest diesel powered vehicles in the world battled each other for first place in their class.

Big news from this event is that Team XDP driver Anthony Reams was able to run an 8.85et at 156mph!  This puts him as the only Super Street truck to go into the 8’s in the 1/4 mile. Unfortunately, he was only able to make one pass at the event. After his first pass of 8.85, he started having trans issues. The converter started locking up when you put the truck into drive and stalling the engine out. He came there to run in the 8’s and that’s what he did, so it was still mission accomplished. Hopefully Anthony is able to get the truck ready to go for the next event that takes place this weekend in Montana.

XDP will be headed next to Yellowstone Dragstrip in Billings, Montana for the NHRDA Big Sky Truck Fest. The last NHRDA event Anthony set the Super Street record at 9.15et. After his run of 8.85 this past weekend in Utah, if he is able to get the truck ready for Montana, we should hopefully see another Super Street record be broken!

2016 RLC Rocky Top Diesel Shootout

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Over the weekend XDP journeyed back out to the wonderful state of Tennessee for the 2016 Rocky Top Diesel Shootout presented by RLC Motorsports. The two-day action packed event was a stop for the Outlaw Diesel Super Series (ODSS) and the Pro Pulling League (PPL) as well so it was sure to draw a large crowd.

The event kicked off on Friday afternoon with drag racing test-n-tune and host of venders set up to showcase the latest and greatest parts in the high performance diesel industry. Saturday was crammed with a multitude of events such as: drag racing, sled pulling, and a dyno competition. As with Friday, numerous venders were present to show their support, chat with customers and check out the races.

Drag racing began on Saturday around 10:00 AM and included the following classes: E.T., 7.70, 6.70, Pro Street, Pro Mod and Pro Dragster. As the racing was wrapping up around 4:00 PM, everyone packed up and headed a short while down the road to the fairgrounds to watch the sled pulling. At 7:00 PM on the dot the first truck entered the track, hooked to the sled, and made the first pull of the night. The grandstands were packed elbow to elbow all night with eager and excited fans. The sled pulling classes included: 2.6, 3.0 and Superstock Diesel.

Overall, we at XDP had a great time at the event and look forward to returning next year to show our support. We would like to thank everyone over at RLC for hosting such a great event, we had a blast!
Look for XDP at our next event: https://www.xtremediesel.com/events.aspx
ODSS Results: http://www.outlawdieselss.com/#!results-from-past-events/c185
PPL Results: http://www.propulling.com/results

 

2016 Keystone Diesel Nationals

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This past weekend, the XDP Crew spent some time in Mohnton, PA for the 2016 Keystone Diesel Nationals. To say the least, it was a hot one! But, the day was a success with an excellent turnout. Tons of diesel enthusiasts came out to support the event and take in the scenery of Show Trucks, Race Trucks, Big Rigs and more!

The drag racing portion of the event is always a fan favorite. With several big rigs dipping in the low teens, it’s easy to see why it’s so impressive watching a purpose built hauler screaming down the track. As always, the pickups were putting on a show with a wide range of trucks from daily drivers to all out race trucks filling out the field. We also can’t forget the jet powered dragster on-site that made a ground shaking pass.

The Show N’ Shine is also one to mention. What an awesome turnout! We got to see pickups, and big rids, from all over the east coast. With everything in attendance from daily drivers, to full company fleets, we can greatly appreciate and respect the work, time, dedication, and craftsmanship that goes into keeping these show trucks in perfect shape. 

To put a closing on a great weekend, our very own Dave Radzierez put on a show for the crowd in the XDP Diesel Powered Monster Truck.  Flying high, and crushing cars is what Dave does best. As always, Dave’s never one to disappoint, like the rest of Team XDP they go out to hit it hard and put on a show.

All in all we had a great weekend in Pennsylvania. Thanks to all our fans who stopped by the XDP Tent to support us. Look for us next weekend (7/29-7/30) in Crossville, TN for the Outlaw Diesel Super Series – Rock Top Diesel Shootout 3.