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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

How to compete for the Show-N-Shine??? DIESEL Motorsports

More and more diesel trucks are showing up just for the Show-N-Shine so how do the winners get picked?

I'm about ready to tell you how we rate the trucks in order to pick a winner! It is done on a 1-5 scale (5 highest) in selected categories for each truck! We normally announce when the judging will be done, it may be minus or plus 30 minutes from that time since we are trying to run a show but we also have to round up the judges.

Yes, DIESEL Motorsports does not pick the winners our judges select the winners. Who are the judges? 

Normally the judges are sponsor representatives that attend a lot of shows or a notable writer or authority in the diesel community. Then they walk the trucks with a DIESEL Motorsports personnel and tells us what the ratings are in the elected categories.






What are those categories?

Overall appearance
Suspension
Wheels/Tires
Performance Upgrades
Interior Appearance

Then they rate each vehicle 1-5 in each of those categories. Many times we do not know the winner until we are done with all the trucks and the numbers are totaled! The top point winner gets Best of Show, then we break them down to next high points for Ford, Dodge and GM/Dmax. DIESEL Motorsports now has added a new division of Vintage/Rat Rod.

So if your truck is locked up or the hood is not open you will get a 0 rating for that category. How can we see your performance upgrades if your hood is closed or rate the interior if the doors are locked. The judge may even ask the owner questions about the build so it is very beneficial if you are there during the judging.

Sometimes many do not agree with the judges or even myself agree with them but that is the most fair way and unbiased. An industry person who does not know who owns the trucks or what they favor for products or makes of trucks.

Most of these judges have been to many different industry shows and see many spectacular builds so it is a challenge for them to find the perfect diesel pickup.

I have to say from even 5 years ago there are now some unbelievable builds coming to the shows.

After last year's East Coast show DIESEL Motorsports decided to add the 5th class because there was some rare diesels at the show such as rat rods, diesel Tempo, and a diesel Chevette! These are great diesels that deserve recognition so keep bringing them in to the shows.

I'm still waiting for the 80's Diesel Cadillac Sedan to be entered along with some really cool dodge Power Wagons!

We have some NEW great prizes for the Show-N-Shine this year! Mothers will again be awarding their special Bucket of goodies, RBP will award a couple of $2000 Grilles and Kleinn will award a couple of $1000 air horn sets - plus the trophies and cash prizes!

Monday, March 6, 2017

NEW sponsors for the 2017 season . . . PLUS

Every year DIESEL Motorsports adds new companies as sponsors who are interested in the diesel performance marketplace. This is a commitment by these companies to pay monies into our sport in order to promote their products to diesel truck owners.


Remember our diesel trucks are still pickups 3/4 and 1 ton trucks that are used everyday for work, play and family activities. So not only performance parts but also truck accessory products are bought by many of our enthusiasts who want a customized look for their truck.

Rolling Big Power/Pilot signed as endorsed product sponsor for the "Official Grille" for the season. Their product line includes grilles, steps, wheels, trim and tips for the special custom truck. These grilles are highly sought after for the top end trucks which we saw many at the SEMA show this year.


PPE (Pacific Performance Engineering) known in the industry for many years as a performance part company who has elevated many trucks to higher competition in the marketplace. PPE signed as a endorsed product sponsor for the "Official Exhaust Manifold"! All of their performance products are 50 state legal and have been approved by Carb.


DRIVEN Performance Oil (Joe Gibbs) has signed as the official oil for the season with many new products to come for diesel truck lubrication applications. This highly researched synthetic oil is made for performance whether it be on the street or at the track.


Kleinn Horns signed this last week as the official horn system for our diesel trucks, if you want to be heard then you need to check these bad boys out! There is nothing better than a BIG truck with a BIG sound and they have many systems that will fit your trucks.

PLUS . . . we NEVER forget our returning sponsors who have provided for not only DIESEL Motorsports but the diesel performance sport for the past years! Some have been with DIESEL Motorsports for the entire 10 years we have been in business and many not far behind being there 8 and 9 years. These people are very important to our sport so please show your support by buying their products!

Returning sponsors -

South Bend Clutch
Official Clutch

Industrial Injection

Official Turbo

ARP

Official Studs

Mahle Pistons

Official Pistons

Mahle Original

Official Gaskets

Clevite

Official Engine Bearing

Carrillo

Official Rods

ATi

Official Damper

AFE

Official Air Intake System

Fuelab

Official Fuel Pump

Firestone Ride-Rite

Official Air Suspension

Exergy
Official Injectors

Vulcan Performance

Official Fuel Drawstraw

Covercraft

Official Seat Covers

BD Performance
Official Injection Pumps

Redline Transmissions

Official Transmission

Jiffy-tite

Official Quick Connection

Spal Fans

Official Electric Fans

Mothers 

Official Polishes, Waxes, Cleaners

Borgenson

Official Steering Box

RPM Performance

Official Data Logger

Kawasaki

Official Diesel ATV

Make sure you buy their products since they are supporting our sport, remember overtime you get a check for competition they are providing those monies!