Friday, May 9, 2008

Dodge Rams Competion in Diesel Power Challenge

The 2008 Diesel Power Challenge took place May 5-7th in Salt Lake City. The event is a competition between selected readers of Diesel Power Magazine from the U.S. and Canada. The contestants participate in 5 events: the ¼ mile drag, 1/8 mile trailer pull, chassis dyno, dirt track sled pull, and a 100 mile fuel efficiency loop as a tiebreaker. AMSOIL participated as a sponsor of this event and was featured through banners, giveaways, and interviews which will be included in the DVD produced featuring highlights of the event.

The three top finishers were all using AMSOIL products to varying degrees and drove Cummins powered Dodges.

1. The winner of the event, Chris Werner, drove a ’01 Dodge 2500 5.9 liter and put AMSOIL Severe Gear in his differentials prior to the event. Chris placed 1st in the ¼ mile drag, 3rd in the 1/8 mile trailer pull, 3rd in the dyno, and 5th in the sled pull.

2. Al Babneau drove an ’04 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9 liter and placed second overall and installed AMSOIL nearly everywhere you could put it. He placed 9th in the ¼ mile drag, 1st in the trailer pull, 2nd in the dyno, and 3rd in the sled pull.

3. Charlene Dreaver had a lot of help from a vocal AMSOIL crew from Canada. She drove an ’06 Dodge 3500 5.9 liter nitrous charged beast. They went through 2 head gaskets and pegged out the dyno at over 1000 hp and 1800 ft lbs. of torque.

All in all, the event tested these trucks to the limit. Stay tuned for air times as they become available.

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