This past weekend XDP ventured north of the border for BD’s Dealer Day, Dyno Day and BD Truckin’ Nationals event. Our staff toured BD’s wonderful new facility and learned more about their products and how they are manufactured. Their new facility is massive and all of their equipment is state-of-the-art. Saturday was BD’s dyno event, which was an absolute blast! It seemed like every truck was north of the 500 horsepower mark with some crossing into the 1000 horsepower range. Everyone at the event had a great time and watching some of these trucks lose traction on the dyno was absolutely incredible. Several trucks had so much power that they had to put weight in the bed so they could maintain traction on the dyno rollers.
The weekend culminated at Mission Raceway Park in Mission, BC Canada where the NHRDA hosted some extremely competitive compression-ignition drag racing. Mission is an incredible racetrack; it is surrounded by mountains on every side and is at sea level so all of these trucks were breathing in cool, dense air. Aside from a mild morning shower, the weather was beautiful and the fastest diesels in North America ran until the late afternoon.
XDP had a great time in the Pacific Northwest. It’s clear that the diesel bug has definitely bitten Canada just as hard as it has in the states and it was a pleasure seeing hardcore racers, daily drivers and weekend warriors all doing what these trucks do best: making serious horsepower.