XDP and Diesels on the Mountain

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XDP made the trip to the Denver area this past weekend for the annual Diesels on the Mountain weekend so we could visit with our good friends at ATS and to attend Truck Fest at Bandimere Speedway.

We’ve been able to visit ATS and Bandimere Speedway at least twice a year in recent years as a result of XDP’s sponsorship and support of the Diesel Power Challenge in the Spring which has been held in Denver the past several years, but we also look forward to August and the Diesels on the Mountain weekend which ATS does a great job putting together.

Staff from both our headquarters in New Jersey as well as XDP Performance Specialists Cody (x212) and Joe(x211) from our Las Vegas facility made the trip to Denver for the weekend.  Also joining us in support of the weekend’s events were XDP vendors Airaid, DDP Dynomite Diesel, Industrial Injection, MBRP, H&S, and of course our host for the weekend ATS Diesel Performance.

Things kicked off Friday night with a huge crowd at the Adams County Fairground for the sled pulls.  The crowd at this event has grown each year we’ve attended and this year the stands were absolutely packed and after going through thousands of armbands at the gates they had to stamp attendee’s hands for admission the crowd was that large….sled pulling is alive and well in Colorado!

Saturday morning we headed to ATS Diesel Performance headquarters for their annual dyno day where XDP setup a display and visited with many of our customers and friends from the Denver area.  ATS always makes sure everyone has a good time with two dyno’s operating, plenty of good food, and lots to see between the exhibits setup from sponsors like XDP and tours of the ATS facility.

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Of note again on the dyno was Custom Auto’s Duramax powered OVERKILL piloted by Dimitri Millard.  This rig has been putting on the miles showing off the trucks continued development.  In the last 8 weeks we’ve seen this truck impress crowds in Western Canada, then all the way to the Southeast US last weekend running at Rockingham, and then days later laying down the power on both ATS dyno’s.  Nice to see the commitment from this team and they are not alone, we appreciate all those helping push our sport and hobby forward.

Dyno results

Class               Driver                            Make                                       HP                  TQ      

Overall Dmitri Millard 01 GMC

1454.9

2074.1

Dodge Shawn Baca 06 Dodge 2500

1199.5

2213.5

Tyler Baker 06 Dodge

1154

1791.1

GMC Nephi jessup 08 GMC 2500

592

1022

Kent Embree 04 GMC 2500

585

1047

Ford Justin Summers 10 Ford F250

665

1277

Kyle Spain 08 FORD F250

655

1296

On Sunday everyone headed to Bandimere Speedway for Truck Fest.  This event featured a packed midway including an XDP exhibit and racing in several diesel classes…including big rigs.  It capped a great weekend for XDP and we look forward to returning next year for another great weekend with our friends at ATS.  A big thank you goes out to ATS founder Clint Cannon who always makes us feel at home and his entire staff for their hard work creating a great diesel focused event.

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