23rd Annual XDP Truck Mania

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On June 10th the XDP Crew headed down to Maryland International Raceway, in Mechanicsville, Maryland for the 23rd Annual XDP Truck Mania. The day was action packed with drag racing, a show n shine contest, dyno shootout, school bus races for the kids, robosaurus, burnout contest, and of course the daisy dukes contest to close out the day. With sunny skies and a growing crowd, we knew it would be a good day! The track was packed with pickups and big rigs from all over the country who came to Maryland just for Truck Mania.

The racing was intense in all classes from semis, too pickups. Alongside the track there were vendors set up. The burnout contest had the crowd going wild as everyone watched multiple pickups literally blow the tires right off them, and of course everyone loved robosaurus the fire breathing, car eating machine! Big wheel races for the kids was a huge hit, as well as the DJ playing all day. Of course, everyone loves the daisy dukes contest to end the day.

Overall it was a great day at Maryland International Raceway for the 23rd Annual Truck Mania. The weather, the racing, the show trucks, the burnout contest, and the school bus races for the kids really made it a great event to attend. We look forward to seeing everyone next year down at Maryland International Raceway. To learn about more events coming up that XDP will be attending across the country, visit our website and go to the events section to find an event near you.

NHRDA Diesels on the Mountain

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On June 10th XDP headed to beautiful Morrison, CO for the annual Diesels on the Mountain event at Bandimere Speedway. This event has typically been a 2 day event in the past with sled pulls taking place on Friday night at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds instead of Bandimere Speedway. This year they were able to make it an all-in-one event with drag racing taking place during the day and sled pulls taking place at night, all at Bandimere.

The weather was unusually hot in Denver on Saturday, with highs around 92 degrees, no cloud cover, and almost no breeze. It did make for a nice, hot, sticky track though. No records were broken, which is typical of Bandimere due too its elevevation and thinner air.

EVENT RECAP –

Event Name Diesels On The Mountain June 10th, 2017
Track Name Bandimere Speedway Location: Morrison, Colorado
HOT SHOT’S SECRET DIESEL DRAG RACING RESULTS
Class Name Vehicle City ST ET MPH RT
Pro Street Winner Jarid Vollmer 1941 Willys Idaho Falls ID 9.141 148.82
Pro Street R/U Richard Mead 1932 Bantam Sturgeon County AB Broke
Pro Street #1 Qual Richard Mead 1932 Bantam Sturgeon County AB 7.855 176.47
Pro Street Low ET Richard Mead 1932 Bantam Sturgeon County AB 7.855
Pro Street Top Speed Richard Mead 1932 Bantam Sturgeon County AB 176.47
Pro Street Winner Mike Skinner 2006 Dodge Brighton CO 22.196 62.33
Pro Street R/U Jon Jacobs 2006 Dodge Arvada CO Broke
Pro Street #1 Qual Jon Jacobs 2006 Dodge Arvada CO 9.845 140.71
Pro Street Low ET Jon Jacobs 2006 Dodge Arvada CO 9.845
Pro Street Top Speed Jon Jacobs 2006 Dodge Arvada CO 140.71
Super Street Winner Phillip Franklin 2006 Chevy San Antonio TX 9.349 144.19
Super Street R/U Chris Buhidar 2000 Ford San Antonio TX 9.752 141.49
Super Street #1 Qualify Phillip Franklin 2006 Dodge San Antonio TX 9.207 149.95
Super Street Low ET Phillip Franklin 2006 Dodge San Antonio TX 9.207
Super Street Top Speed Phillip Franklin 2006 Dodge San Antonio TX 149.95
Dial ET MPH RT
10.90 Index Winner Ray Ross 2006 Chevy San Antonio TX 10.90 12.056 87.28 .243
10.90 Index R/U Blake Copperund 2003 Dodge Fort Collins CO 10.90 12.281 112.43 .603
10.90 Index #1 Qual Ray Ross 2006 Chevy San Antonio TX 10.927
Dial ET MPH RT
Super Diesel Winner Dan Zelten 2007 GMC Eagle River WI 11.90 12.587 88.33
Super Diesel R/U Devin Ratliff 2005 Dodge Cashion OK 11.90 Broke  
Super Diesel #1 Qual Nate Morgan 2005 Chevy Sun City AZ 11.906
Dial ET MPH RT
Sportsman Winner Kolton Chadd 2008 Dodge Grand Junction CO 12.20 12.219 113.78 .112
Sportsman R/U James Erwin 2008 GMC Stanley NM 14.21 14.289 94.31 .131
#1 Qualifier Tommy Schneider 2002 Chevy Platteville CO .004
Big Rig Bracket Winner Jim Disher 1971 Kenworth Denver CO 15.645 92.71
Big Rig Bracket #1 Qual Jim Disher 1971 Kenworth Denver CO .289
NHRDA SLED PULLING SERIES RESULTS
Class Name Vehicle City State Distance
Pro Stock Winner Tom Hansen The Hybrid Grantsville UT 320.88
Pro Stock R/U Isaac Mcghghy Hall’s Diesel Loma CO 256.33
Limited Pro Stock Winner Rocky Horn Southern Cumferdt Ft Lupton CO 334.36
Limited Pro Stock 2nd Pl Mike Schubert Dirty Dodge Valentine NE 304.26
Limited Pro Stock 3rd Pl Steve Durrant Slightly Wild Salt Lake City UT 300.70
Limited Pro Stock 4th Pl Chad Lipari Dark Side of Nature Greenley CO 267.42
Limted Pro Stock 5th Pl Jason Linnewaber After Burner Rapid City SD 141.20
2.5 Class Winner Eric Whitmarsh Strictly Business Ft Lupton CO 308.84
2.5 Class 2nd Place Cindy Johnston Cimmaron Erie CO 281.85
2.5 Class 3rd Place Rowdy Bydalek Red Heifer Keenesburg CO 259.28
Work Stock Class Winner Seth Baladez La Salle CO 392.53
Work Stock 2nd Place Joseph Lhotka Blacked Out Colorado Springs CO 286.11
Work Stock 3rd Place Nehemiah Eby JAX 2.0 Colorado Springs CO 254.64
BURNOUT CONTESTS & SHOW n SHINE WINNERS
Name Vehicle City State
Show N Shine Best Combo Jeremy Teuter 2006 Peterbuilt Brighton CO
Show N Shine Best Bobtail Kelly Meisman 2001 Kenworth Peyton CO
Show N Shine Luis Chavez 2016 Chevy 2500 Hudson CO
Burnout Contest Joseph Lopez 2009 Dodge P. West CO
NATIONAL SPONSORS EVENT SPONSORS
Hot Shot’s Secret
ARP
BD Power
G&J Diesel
Industrial Injection
ISSPRO Guages
PPE
Racing Junk
Randy’s Offroad
Southbend Clutch
XDP

NHRDA Oklahoma Diesel Nationals

 

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On May 19th and 20th, XDP headed to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the annual Oklahoma Diesel Nationals at Tulsa Raceway Park. This was supposed to be a 2 day event, with sled pulls on Friday, and racing on Saturday. Unfortunately, due to severe storms and tornadoes in the area, the Friday sled pull had too be cancelled. Thankfully, everything cleared up on Saturday and was warm, sunny, and with a slight breeze. Which was desperately needed to dry out the mud pit of a sled pull track.

Saturday’s drag racing event went off without a hitch with several records being broken that day.  Lavon Miller from Firepunk Diesel ran a 7.993et at 174.75mph in Pro Street qualifying. Both would be new records if he was able to back them up within 1% on his next race. Unfortunately, he was unable to back up the 7.993et to make it the record, but did set a new record at 8.121et. He did set the new record for MPH at 174.75 though, because his next race his MPH was within 1% of that.

 Due to the sunshine and breeze, the track crew for the sled pulls was able to dry out the track enough to run the sled pull event on Saturday Night.

XDP thanks the NHRDA and all it’s sponsors for another great event and we look forward to going back next year.

EVENT RECAP –

Event Name Diesels On The Mountain June 10th, 2017
Track Name Bandimere Speedway Location: Morrison, Colorado
HOT SHOT’S SECRET DIESEL DRAG RACING RESULTS
Class Name Vehicle City ST ET MPH RT
Pro Street Winner Jarid Vollmer 1941 Willys Idaho Falls ID 9.141 148.82
Pro Street R/U Richard Mead 1932 Bantam Sturgeon County AB Broke
Pro Street #1 Qual Richard Mead 1932 Bantam Sturgeon County AB 7.855 176.47
Pro Street Low ET Richard Mead 1932 Bantam Sturgeon County AB 7.855
Pro Street Top Speed Richard Mead 1932 Bantam Sturgeon County AB 176.47
Pro Street Winner Mike Skinner 2006 Dodge Brighton CO 22.196 62.33
Pro Street R/U Jon Jacobs 2006 Dodge Arvada CO Broke
Pro Street #1 Qual Jon Jacobs 2006 Dodge Arvada CO 9.845 140.71
Pro Street Low ET Jon Jacobs 2006 Dodge Arvada CO 9.845
Pro Street Top Speed Jon Jacobs 2006 Dodge Arvada CO 140.71
Super Street Winner Phillip Franklin 2006 Chevy San Antonio TX 9.349 144.19
Super Street R/U Chris Buhidar 2000 Ford San Antonio TX 9.752 141.49
Super Street #1 Qualify Phillip Franklin 2006 Dodge San Antonio TX 9.207 149.95
Super Street Low ET Phillip Franklin 2006 Dodge San Antonio TX 9.207
Super Street Top Speed Phillip Franklin 2006 Dodge San Antonio TX 149.95
Dial ET MPH RT
10.90 Index Winner Ray Ross 2006 Chevy San Antonio TX 10.90 12.056 87.28 .243
10.90 Index R/U Blake Copperund 2003 Dodge Fort Collins CO 10.90 12.281 112.43 .603
10.90 Index #1 Qual Ray Ross 2006 Chevy San Antonio TX 10.927
Dial ET MPH RT
Super Diesel Winner Dan Zelten 2007 GMC Eagle River WI 11.90 12.587 88.33
Super Diesel R/U Devin Ratliff 2005 Dodge Cashion OK 11.90 Broke  
Super Diesel #1 Qual Nate Morgan 2005 Chevy Sun City AZ 11.906
Dial ET MPH RT
Sportsman Winner Kolton Chadd 2008 Dodge Grand Junction CO 12.20 12.219 113.78 .112
Sportsman R/U James Erwin 2008 GMC Stanley NM 14.21 14.289 94.31 .131
#1 Qualifier Tommy Schneider 2002 Chevy Platteville CO .004
Big Rig Bracket Winner Jim Disher 1971 Kenworth Denver CO 15.645 92.71
Big Rig Bracket #1 Qual Jim Disher 1971 Kenworth Denver CO .289
NHRDA SLED PULLING SERIES RESULTS
Class Name Vehicle City State Distance
Pro Stock Winner Tom Hansen The Hybrid Grantsville UT 320.88
Pro Stock R/U Isaac Mcghghy Hall’s Diesel Loma CO 256.33
Limited Pro Stock Winner Rocky Horn Southern Cumferdt Ft Lupton CO 334.36
Limited Pro Stock 2nd Pl Mike Schubert Dirty Dodge Valentine NE 304.26
Limited Pro Stock 3rd Pl Steve Durrant Slightly Wild Salt Lake City UT 300.70
Limited Pro Stock 4th Pl Chad Lipari Dark Side of Nature Greenley CO 267.42
Limted Pro Stock 5th Pl Jason Linnewaber After Burner Rapid City SD 141.20
2.5 Class Winner Eric Whitmarsh Strictly Business Ft Lupton CO 308.84
2.5 Class 2nd Place Cindy Johnston Cimmaron Erie CO 281.85
2.5 Class 3rd Place Rowdy Bydalek Red Heifer Keenesburg CO 259.28
Work Stock Class Winner Seth Baladez La Salle CO 392.53
Work Stock 2nd Place Joseph Lhotka Blacked Out Colorado Springs CO 286.11
Work Stock 3rd Place Nehemiah Eby JAX 2.0 Colorado Springs CO 254.64
BURNOUT CONTESTS & SHOW n SHINE WINNERS
Name Vehicle City State
Show N Shine Best Combo Jeremy Teuter 2006 Peterbuilt Brighton CO
Show N Shine Best Bobtail Kelly Meisman 2001 Kenworth Peyton CO
Show N Shine Luis Chavez 2016 Chevy 2500 Hudson CO
Burnout Contest Joseph Lopez 2009 Dodge P. West CO
NATIONAL SPONSORS EVENT SPONSORS
Hot Shot’s Secret
ARP
BD Power
G&J Diesel
Industrial Injection
ISSPRO Guages
PPE
Racing Junk
Randy’s Offroad
Southbend Clutch
XDP

2017 Rudy’s Diesel Season Opener

THE RACING SEASON HAS FINALLY BEGAN! After what seemed to be forever since the last race season, we at XDP are back out on the road and to kick off the 2017 racing season we headed to the first event of the year, the 2017 Rudy’s Diesel Season Opener.

The 2017 Rudy’s Diesel Season Opener is the first event to kick off the Outlaw Diesel Super Series (ODSS) in which high horsepower trucks put it all on the line and battle it out for the win. Every year this event continues to get better and this year was no exception. The event was located in Julian, NC at the Piedmont dragway, in the heart of North Carolina.

The two action-packed days were filled with drag racing, sled pulling, dyno competition, truck show-n-shine, and multiple vendors showing off the hottest new products available. Both days provided excellent weather for the racers and the crowds packed into the stands to cheer them on.

The event kicked off on Friday morning 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. As Friday wound down, the sled pulling track was groomed and ready to be torn up by high horsepower trucks looking for that full pull!

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 5:00 PM, everyone traveled back over to the sled pulling track for another action-packed night of pulling. 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 at the end of the year for the season closer and show our support. We would like to thank everyone over at Rudy’s Diesel for hosting such a great event, we had a blast!

ODSS Race Results: https://www.outlawdieselss.com/

Look for XDP at our next event: https://www.xtremediesel.com/events.aspx

NHRDA Desert Diesel Nationals

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On March 24th and 25, XDP headed to Chandler Arizona for the beginning of the NHRDA racing season. This event took place at Wild Horse Motorsports Park in Chandler.  It was a 2 day event with sled pulls taking place Friday night, and drag racing taking place on Saturday. We were blessed with 2 beautiful, warm, sunny Arizona days. The sled pulls on Friday started at 6 pm and ran until about 9pm. The stands were packed and our XDP tent was full of spectators trying to get a glimpse of the action. Saturdays event started at 10am and ran until about 5 pm. The infamous Phoenix wind picked up around 3pm, but did not affect any of the racing. We look forward to coming back to Arizona again for more diesel action.

Xtreme Diesel’s Wild Ride In El Paso

“Don’t lift! When your foot is to the floor, you’re way more likely to correct it” said XDP’s Dave Radzierez, as he described in detail what it was like during the wild ride he had on Saturday night during his Monster Jam Freestyle run in El Paso, Texas.

The Crew arrived in Texas ready to put on a show and they did not disappoint. Down in El Paso, Monster Jam set the stage for an action packed weekend at the UTEP Sun Bowl , an outdoor stadium that looks like it’s carved into the side of a cliff.

Starting off the day like the rest of the events on this tour, Team XDP had the pleasure of being on display during the sold out Pit Party. The Pit Party is the Meet & Greet portion of the event where all the fans get to see the trucks up-close, talk to the drivers, get autographs and more. It’s always a great time for the crew.

Once the sun went down, the main event started and the Monster Jam lineup roared into the stadium. From there, racing began and while not qualifying in the first round, XDP took to the Wheelie Competition with a tie for first place! Dave had the truck almost standing upright, always an impressive thing to see.

Coming out of the wheelie competition with some good momentum, Dave hit the course for Freestyle. After getting a few good jumps in, Dave hit a table top with a little less speed than he wanted due to some tire spin. He hit the jump anyway and instead of clearing it, the back tires came up just a little short. This caused a nosedive that made the truck land sideways. With the truck up on the front end, Dave put his foot to the floor to try and correct it! Bouncing off the front end, the truck went into a sideways barrel-roll making almost two full rotations! The sold out stadium went absolutely wild, and this was sure to be a highlight of the weekend.

(Thanks to YouTuber Manuel Tinevra for the footage)

After track officials dragged the truck off the track, the team went to work getting it fixed so we could be back up and running for the Sunday show, a task easier said than done. Our crew, and several others worked through the night and all through Sunday morning to pull it off. At about 1:45PM, 15 minutes before show time the truck went through the final tech and we were clear to run. While we were missing half the body panels, Monster Jam played the highlight reel crash over on the big screen so the fans the following day could see just how the truck got that way.

Relieved to be up and running, Dave joined the rest of the line up and hit the course to put on a show for all the fans in attendance on Sunday. All-in-all, we had a great weekend in El Paso. It’s time for us to hit the road, so we can get back to wrenchin’ before the next event!

(Event Highlights courtesy of Monster Jam Live)

Mud Boggin’ in San Diego

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It was a wet and muddy weekend for Team XDP in San Diego. Pulling out of Minneapolis last weekend, the crew thought they would be headed west to enjoy the beautiful weather of Southern California. That was far from reality, as they pulled into some of the worst rain San Diego has seen in quite some time!

With the usual kick-off Pit Party in the early afternoon, the fans, trucks and grounds were drenched from the on-and-off rains! That didn’t stop the action from happening, though. Dave and the crew got to meet with the fans, show off the truck and sign some autographs.

xdp_gravedigger-line-up-to-second-race-2Since most of this stadium tour has been indoors, the weather hasn’t been much of a concern. But with nasty rain storms rolling through, it made for some messy conditions during the main event. Starting off with qualifying, “Xtreme Diesel” won the first round of racing, but got knocked out in the second round by Grave Digger. With so much mud flying out behind these trucks, it looked like a mud bog!

Right at the end of racing, a clump of mud with a rock in it kicked up and landed between the injector hat (a scoop-like throttle body that sits on top of the blower) and the throttle linkage. Dave went to hit the accelerator after noticing he had no throttle, and it pulled the cable right out of the linkage.

The only time they had to work on the truck was during the 9 minute intermission. Which is normally closer to a half hour, but was cut short due to earlier delays with the rain.  So with the clock ticking, our Crew Chief Michelle, had to run 4 blocks to get the throttle cable, and swap it out during the 9 minute intermission. They got the cable swapped, but putting it all back together just wasn’t in the cards. Even working on the truck at what felt like the speed of light, the air cleaner wasn’t back on when the crews were called off the field. Because we couldn’t run in the mud and rain without it, we were unfortunately sidelined during the freestyle portion of the event.

After the first muddy event of the tour, crews began cleaning the trucks. Enough to make any show truck owner cringe, they removed as much as 700lbs worth of mud from each truck! Team XDP reported about 6 hours of cleaning/power washing just to be able to get the body bolts out for a detailed cleaning. They’ve got almost a week till the next event so they’ll be hard at work getting the truck ready.

Even with the terrible weather, throttle linkage issues, and required deep cleaning, Team XDP was glad to be in San Diego, and had a great time at Monster Jam!

Look for Team XDP next weekend at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, California!
Official Event Details: Anaheim