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Monday, October 20, 2014

So what's next for diesels . . . ???

It's the end of the year and everyone is asking about next year???

DIESEL Motorsports schedule will stay about the same with maybe one or two small changes but our bigger events will remain the same with the same dates or weekends. Tracks have already been secured, and sponsors are already in place with multi-year agreements locking in those who are serious about progressing the sport for future years.

There may be some changes in the rules for different classes in racing and pulling but those will be announced in January along with our schedule and new sponsors for 2015.





We may add or enhance a couple of diesel classes, but we are still taking suggestions. I am getting more and more request to display diesel trucks at trade shows so I will be looking for professional race and pulling teams who want to display at shows.

As we take the sport into mainstream the rules, insurance and creditability will need to be in place and enforced at events, large companies do not want unruly or liabilities from events as a problem. Overall family events with good competition from professional teams mixed with street trucks who buy the sponsor's products.

As of to date the National Association of DIESEL Motorsports is the only sanctioning body for drag racing and pulling for diesel trucks and automobiles. That means we have our own insurance, rules and diesel techs for safety. Everyone else has to use NHRA or IHRA rules, insurance and classes for an event. Of course the NHRA and IHRA does not have diesel classes so they run them under exhibition or time runs with no records.

Does it matter to diesel enthusiasts? Only if you want to be considered a professional team using the proper sanctioning body for the sport, if it's just for fun then it really doesn't matter to most.

DIESEL Motorsports just wants to do it the right way so we can say it is an official sanctioning body with real rules, safety, insurance and our own diesel techs.

It makes us sleep a little easier each night knowing everything is in place to protect us, the sponsors, the competitors and the fans who bring their families to events.

Look for some new announcements in the up coming months, we have a lot planned for the next couple of years!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Last event of the year!

Buckeye Diesel Blast
LaRue Ohio
Sept 27th
DIESEL Motorsports
Marion County International Raceway
MCIR

DIESEL Motorsports has held events for 7 years in Ohio but never at this facility, which is about 1 hour north of Columbus, Ohio. It is in the middle of farm country with corn and bean fields as far as the eye can see on a clear day.

It was a perfect Fall day with clear skies and cool temperatures in the 70s, which made a perfect day for diesel truck drag racing, pulling, and dyno competitions in the middle of Ohio.

We had Firepunk Diesel which is a local shop selling and answering questions about some of the trucks among other vendors like Fluidampr, Fuelab, Action Exhaust ( a Flowmaster Master dealer) and DM’s sponsor tent with displays.

DIESEL Motorsports had three classes of drag racing along with a couple of exhibition runs in Top Diesel (Duramax Rail Dragster). Pulling had six classes of diesels competing, which included Work Stock (street trucks), 2.5, 2.6, 3.0, Modified and Semi trucks.

Meguiar’s Show-N-Shine had 12 trucks with awards to Best Dodge, Duramax, and Ford with some pretty unusual trucks such as Doug Brarens Cabover Hauler made from seven different vehicles.

Every competitor left with a check in hand for their part of competing along with your decals and literature in a goody bag given to them at registration. This concludes our regular regional season however DIESEL Motorsports has several affiliate events left across the country in October and November. These can be followed on our web site and monthly newsletter.

We would like to thank the staff and owners at the MCIR track for making the event there a complete success and big thanks to our sponsors who supported the programs this year including our Title sponsor Flowmaster Performance Exhaust.













Flowmaster Drag Racing Series

Unlimited

OV/UN
R.T
E.T
MPH
1st
Bruce Block
10.1731
0.8819
10.1731
135.04
2nd
Lavon Miller
10.8161
0.6789
10.8161
128.56






Quick Diesel





1st
Doug Brarens
0.2792
0.7790
12.2492
102.26
2nd
Jim Layden
0.5139
0.5570
12.5139
115.37






ET





1st
Lamar Kline
0.093
0.6630
12.993
103.66
2nd
Bryan Rittenhouse
0.0309
0.8019
12.6691
106.13






Top Diesel





Jeff Dean


0.9891
8.0989
142.87


Flowmaster Sled Pulling Series

Semi



Name
City, State
Make
Distance
Pat Altenbhach
Lima, Ohio
99 International
294.42
Mark Scott
Perrysburg, Ohio
92 Freightliner
275.32
Mitchell Scott
Perrysburg, Ohio

271.26
Rodney Horton
Tekonsha, MI
2001 Peterbuilt
258.20
Brent Hamilton
Battle Creek, MI
95 Freightliner
256.66


MOD



Name
City, State
Make
Distance
Shane Kellogg
Kenton, Ohio
12 Dodge
318.11
Hunter Snyder
Carrollton, Ohio
97 Dodge
299.19
Kyle Michael
Urbana, Ohio
11 Chevy
289.15


3.0



Name
City, State
Make
Distance
Tony Burchard
Harbor Beach, MI
05 Chevy
334.85
Kirk Urich
California, MO
03 Dodge
331.47
John Dombos
Mantua, Oh
04 Chevy
305.02
Ryan Wilkinson
Meadville, PA
01 Chevy
288.79
Dustin Harrison
Atlantic, PA
95 Dodge
227.14

2.6



Name
City, State
Make
Distance
Dustin Harrison
Atlantic, PA
95 Dodge
335.41
Kirk Urich
California, MO
03 Dodge
329.81
Jordan Kinderman
Kingman, IN
04 Chevy
325.69
Dave Lehman
Staystwon, PA
85 Dodge
319.64
William Dvorak
Mantua, Oh
06 Dodge
316.14

2.5



Name
City, State
Make
Distance
James Etgen
Ashley, Ohip
06 Dodge
297.68
Adam Ruple
Delta, Ohio
95 Dodge
294.62
Justin Lighthill
Defaince, Ohio
03 Chevy
292.23
Jeremy Miller
Ligonier, IN
03 Chevy
292.04
Ryan Miller
Mt Eaton, Ohio
02 Dodge
281.48

WS



Name
City, State
Make
Distance
Justin Zeigler
Louisville, Oh
05 Dodge
329.25
Daniel Murray
Collings, Oh
07 GMC
302.89
Cody Robinson
Doylestown, Oh
03 Dodge
298.18
Eric Miller
West Salem, Oh
04 GMC
296.88
Aaron Gump
Shreve, Oh
05 Chevy
287.97

Meguiars Show in Shine

Best Dodge
Dan Toops London, Ohio 2003 Dodge

Best Ford
Nakia Bailer Lancaster, Ohio 2008 Ford

Best GMC
Brian Smith Spencerville, Ohio 2006 Chevy

Dave's Diesel Dyno
Highest Horsepower!
2006 Ford
Jaran Holderdown

782/1225