2017 Rudy’s Fall Truck Jam

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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.

2017 NHRDA World Finals

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XDP headed back to the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, TX this past weekend for the final event of the 2017 NHRDA season, and to compete in the World Finals. The 2-day event started on Friday evening with a big crowd and a great show as the sled pullers let it all “hang out” trying to take the win. A great evening for all in attendance!

On Saturday, the excellent weather continued for the drag racing portion of the event. The crowd poured in on Saturday morning to see some of the fastest diesels compete for title of 2017 NHRDA World Champion. In between races the crowd was checking out the dyno and all the beautiful trucks in the show and shine, along with visiting the many exhibitors in vendor alley.  I know we at XDP had a great time with visits from our friends and supporters all throughout the weekend.

As the season comes to an end, we’d like to thank the NHRDA and their staff for another great season! We appreciate everything the NHRDA does to further the innovation, and action in diesel motorsports. Thank you to all of the fans who travel far and wide to attend these events, and a HUGE thank you goes out to all those that have helped the XDP Race Team along the way this season.

Have a great off-season! 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.

Check out the NHRDA site for complete results from the 2017 season.
NHRDA Official Site

Scheid Diesel Extravaganza 2017

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This past weekend XDP headed to Terre Haute Indiana, for the 21st annual Scheid Diesel Extravaganza. We were lucky and had some beautiful weather this year. This event was packed with great show and shine trucks, vendor alley which XDP was a big part of, sled pulls, and drag racing all weekend. Gates opened at 9am on Friday with qualifying sled pulls, test and tune drag racing, and the dyno was running all day. The crowd poured in to get a look at everything the event has to offer.

Saturday’s events consisted of more drag race qualifying and eliminations in the ET class. More sled pulling action with the finals at 6pm. The fair grounds were busy with spectators checking out all the venders as well as watching the dyno running all type of great trucks all day and into the evening. Overall the event was great, with some awesome sled pulls and drag racing.

The XDP crew enjoyed visiting with many customers and friends who stopped by the XDP exhibit to say hi.  A special thank you to AFE, MBRP, Industrial Injection, and many other friends and vendors who supported our efforts at the event and shared time visiting with us during this always popular diesel event.

2017 Keystone Diesel Truck Nationals

 

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This past weekend the XDP crew attended the Keystone Diesel Truck Nationals at Maple Grove raceway in Mohnton, Pa. the gates opened at 6am for diesel enthusiasts, and owners of both big rigs, and pickups to enter the track. The track quickly filled up with show trucks, and trucks also that were drag racing. Racing kicked off at 2pm and the trucks hit the track. During the time trial runs there was an accident where a truck went through the wall. Luckily no one was injured in the accident. The track crew spent about an hour and a half getting the wall fixed to get racing back under way. Unfortunately, right as racing was getting ready to start back up, some rain and thunderstorms moved in. head over to the XDP events page to check out where the XDP crew will be next, and make sure to stop by the booth and say hello.

NHRDA Rocky Mountain Diesel Nationals

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This past weekend XDP headed to Salt Lake City Utah for the NHRDA Rocky Mountain Diesel Nationals sponsored by Industrial Injection. This was a 2 day event with drag racing taking place on Friday night and sled pulls taking place on Saturday night. This event was unusual in the fact that drag racing took place and Friday and both events were at night. Usually the events are either 1 day, with everything taking place on Saturday. Drag racing during the day and sled pulls at night, or sled pulls on Friday night and drag racing during the day on Saturday.

Fridays event took us to Rocky Mountain Raceways in West Valley City UT for some night time drag racing. Big news from this event is that Jared Delekta was able to set a new Super Street MPH world record at 164.68 MPH in the Industrial Injection sponsored Duramax.

Saturday took us to Deseret Peak Complex in Tooele Utah for the some night time sled pull action.

EVENT RECAP –

Event Name Rocky Mountain Diesel Nationals Presented by Industrial Injection July 14 & 15th, 2017
Track Name Rocky Mountain Raceways Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
HOT SHOT’S SECRET DIESEL DRAG RACING RESULTS
Class Name Vehicle City ST ET MPH RT
Top Diesel Winner Dawna Kraus Dragster Great Falls MT 8.512 152.82
Top Diesel #1 Qual Dawna Kraus Dragster Great Falls MT 8.401 167.09
Top Diesel Low ET Dawna Kraus Dragster Great Falls MT 8.401
Top Diesel Top Speed Dawna Kraus Dragster Great Falls MT 167.09
Pro Stock Winner Jarid Vollmer 1941 Willys Idaho Falls ID 28.00
Pro Stock #1 Qual Jarid Vollmer 1941 Willys Idaho Falls ID 8.980 171.13
Pro Stock Low ET Jarid Vollmer 1941 Willys Idaho Falls ID 8.980
Pro Stock Top Speed Jarid Vollmer 1941 Willys Idaho Falls ID 171.13
Pro Street Winner Shawn Baca 2006 Dodge Salt Lake City UT Broke
Pro Street #1 Qual Shawn Baca 2006 Dodge Salt Lake City UT 28.00
Super Street Winner Jared Delekta 2001 Chevy West Haven UT 8.936 161.60
Super Street R/U Phillip Franklin 2006 Dodge San Antonio TX Broke
Super Street #1 Qualify Jared Delekta 2001 Chevy West Haven UT 8.859 164.68
Super Street Low ET Jared Delekta 2001 Chevy West Haven UT 8.859
Super Street Top Speed Jared Delekta 2001 Chevy West Haven UT 164.68
Dial ET MPH RT
10.90 Index Winner William Terry 1995 Dodge Cedar City UT 10.90 11.020 98.03 .021
10.90 Index R/U Verlon Southwick 2006 GMC Shoshone ID 10.90 11.439 122.39 -.003
10.90 Index #1 Qual Verlon Southwick 2006 GMC Shoshone ID 11.374
Dial ET MPH RT
Super Diesel Winner Verlon Southwick 2006 GMC Shoshone ID 11.90 12.120 97.23 .151
Super Diesel R/U Daniel Lee 2008 Dodge Brighton CO 11.90 12.296 115.77 .170
Super Diesel #1 Qual Verlon Southwick 2006 GMC Shoshone ID 11.920
Dial ET MPH RT
Sportsman Winner Coy Maughan 2004 Chevy Benson UT 13.10 13.460 95.56 .098
Sportsman R/U Cameron Mangum 2001 GMC Apache Junction AZ 15.69 16.071 95.26 .274
#1 Qualifier Eric Bledsoe 2012 Dodge Troy MO .015
Big Rig Bracket Winner Charnie Disher 1952 Kenworth Denver CO 18.51 17.40 83.19
Big Rig Bracket R/U Jim Disher 1971 Kenworth Commerce City CO Broke
Big Rig Bracket #1 Qual Charnie Disher 1952 Kenworth Denver CO .687
NHRDA SLED PULLING SERIES RESULTS
Class Name Vehicle City State Distance
Super Stock Winner Jason Stott Addicted Rock Springs WY 349.18
Super Stock 2nd Place Shawn Baca Master Shredder Salt Lake City UT 332.08
Super Stock 3rd Place Kortney Nieffenegger Get You Some Ogden UT 323.47
Super Stock 4th Place Jesse Gillespie Cheaper Than My Ex Glendive MT 191.25
Pro Stock Winner Trevor Larkin Up In Smoke Coalville UT 350.18
Pro Stock 2nd Place Jesse Gillespie Cheaper Than My Ex Glendive MT 339.88
Pro Stock 3rd Place Trevor Nieffenegger Bad Intentions Bringham UT 338.06
Pro Stock 4th Place Tom Hansen The Hybrid Grantsville UT 333.48
Pro Stock 5th Place Kaleab Hales Gone Broke Thatcher UT 319.79
Limited Pro Stock Winner Steve Durrant Slightly Wild Salt Lake City UT 348.20
Limited Pro Stock 2nd Pl Jason Scheffer Knight Train Missoula MT 322.17
2.5 Class Winner Kylee Nieffenegger Problem Child Bringham UT 335.46
2.5 Class 2nd Place Colby Swanson Wild Anytime Orem UT 316.38
2.5 Class 3rd Place Bryant Evans Show N Go Bringham UT 293.50
2.5 Class 4th Place William Richards Always Behind Heber UT 289.18
Work Stock Class Winner Austin Elmore The Yeti Franklin ID 295.38
Work Stock 2nd Place Jesse Leavitt Black Magic Hurricane UT 268.83
Work Stock 3rd Place Nate Merrill Maximus Hurricane UT 258.14
Work Stock 4th Place Dalton Klingler Clifford Rexburg ID 247.80
Work Stock 5th Place Kord Whiting Black D Inkom ID 201.35
BURNOUT CONTESTS & SHOW n SHINE WINNERS
Name Vehicle City State
Show N Shine Cody Baker 2015 Chevy Spring Creek UT
Burnout Contest Charnie Disher 1952 Kenworth Denver CO

Team XDP Meets Special Giveaway Winner

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Every year the crew behind the scenes at XDP works to bring exclusive giveaways to our fans. These prizes range from free truck parts, to free gear and swag giveaways, and even gift cards. However, our latest giveaway was a bit more special for us, this one was for the kids!

We decided to take a KidTrax Dodge 3500 Dually (with a Cummins of course), have it custom wrapped to match our Team XDP Racing trucks and give it away to one lucky child on social media. All their parents had to do was enter. With a ton of entries, we noticed one submission posted by Jay that really stuck out to us. Shortly after his post telling his son’s story, other fans started to rally behind Jay and his son Jackson.

Here’s Jay’s original entry:

“My 2 year old son Jackson loves trucks so much that even after his recent second open heart surgery he couldn’t wait to sit up and play with his trucks. Now while he is still currently in the hospital, every morning as soon as he wakes up he wants me to take him out and push him around the halls all day in the truck the hospital has! He would be ecstatic over that truck!”

The winner was obvious, Jay and his son Jackson were chosen. In most cases, we simply collect the winner’s information, and send the prize on it’s way. However, after hearing Jackson’s story, we wanted to do something extra special for him.

After some brainstorming with XDP’s Dave Radzierez (Monster Truck Driver) and Michelle Simpson (Crew Chief), we came up with a plan to have Jackson and his entire family come up for lunch. They could get an up close look at the Monster Truck, the shop, and most importantly Jackson would be getting a truck of his own, the XDP wrapped KidTrax Ram 3500 Dually.

About a week later, Jackson and the whole family came out for a special day that only a few have ever experienced. Greeted by Dave and Michelle, Jackson got a chance to sit in the drivers seat of XDP’s “Xtreme Diesel”  Monster Truck, enjoyed a ride around the property in the UTV, and of course, Jackson got to go home with his XDP wrapped KidTrax. All in all, it was a great time, and we are so glad to have met an incredibly brave young man, and his wonderful family.

TS Performance Outlaw Diesel Drags

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XDP headed to Bowling Green Kentucky recently to visit our friends at TS Performance and attend their long running and very popular, TS 2017 Outlaw Diesel Drags. This was a two-day event, filled with drag racing, dyno competition, bikini contest, and truck show-n-shine. The event also featured many vendors showing off their hottest new products.

The event began Friday with gorgeous weather and clear skies. Spectators filled the stands to enjoy some high horsepower drag racing, as well as visiting with vendors to check out their products and talk about diesel trucks. Saturday the gates opened nice and early.  With great weather again, clear skies and no rain in the forecast, spectators, racers and vendors were ready for another great day at the drag strip. Racing began about 10am with action packed races all day.

Overall, we at XDP had a great time this past weekend and we would like to thank everyone for coming out, stopping by the booth and showing their support. We would also like to thank TS Performance for the excellent show they put on each and every year.