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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Diesels out West . . .

Next weekend we head to the wide open spaces of Wyoming to Rock Springs for a Sled Pull at the week long fair being held there. A week of rodeo, horse shows, stock shows, carnival, concerts, contests and what better way to end the week long fair than with a Sled Pull showing the diesel trucks of the West.

We started doing this show three years ago not expecting much out of this little town in the middle of Wyoming but we were wrong. This little town showed us how they take their diesel trucks seriously and we found out it's not so little after all. Rock Springs has always been a mining town and with silver at a all time high they have seen a comeback in recent years. Make no mistake though this is a western town and the people here are proud of their stock, horses and their diesel pickup trucks!

Each year more and more people bring their trucks to either compete or watch in the grand stands.

Sled Pulling just three years ago was not very popular in this part of the country but since the infusion of DIESEL Motorsports into the area the numbers have grown each year. The trucks have grown more powerful and the sport has taken off in the West. Pulling from the Salt Lake City area, Idaho Falls and Denver, Rock Springs is only 2-3 hours from each of those locations.

I already have heard of 5-6 modifieds that will be there along with quite a few 3.0/Super Street trucks from the three state area. It should be quite the show this year and weather this time of the year there is always beautiful with the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop.

Two weeks later we are coming back to the Weekend on the Edge event which is held in Salt Lake City (drag racing Friday night at Rocky Mountain Raceway) and Ogden (dyno at Edge and sled pulling at Pioneer Stadium in the evening).

What's next? Farther West maybe next year as the sport continues to grow!

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