This past weekend the XDP crew headed to Piedmont Dragway in North Carolina for the 2017 Rudy’s Diesel Fall Truck Jam. Friday morning racers, vendors, sled pullers, and fans arrived at the track for day one of the event. The first part of the day featured the drag racing qualifying rounds, followed by sled pulls in the evening, along with a vendor row that was set up throughout the day.
The weather was great on Friday with sunny skies, and temperatures in the mid 80’s making for great track conditions which helped some race teams make some great passes, such as Lavon Miller who ran a 5.00 second pass at 145MPH in the 1/8th mile! Later in the evening once qualifying finished, the crowd made their way down to the sled pulling track for the first evening of sled pulling.
Saturday morning everyone returned to the track in the early morning where we expereinced some intense foggy conditions, but that didn’t stop the show. The crowd returned to the track to watch some elimination rounds of drag racing, look at show trucks on display, and check out vendor row.
We battled some on and off light rain throughout the earlier part of the day but the track officials did an awesome job keeping on top of the track to keep the racing going as soon as the rain stopped falling. Unfortunately, at about 5pm the rain really started coming down and forced the event to end early.
As always, the event was a great way to end the 2017 racing season. XDP would like to thank the crew at Rudy’s who worked hard to put on a great event. We’d also like to our fans that stopped by to see us at the event this weekend.
Racers, remember that XDP will be exhibiting at PRI December 7-9, come see us at our expanded booth in the yellow hall booth #3173.