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Monday, May 22, 2017

What does the Summer hold for diesel trucks?

The faster trucks are finally taking the ways of gasser NHRA fast vehicles and finding ways to drop weight, lower the truck and use of superior suspensions for stability! It's only natural since for the past 10 years normal diesel trucks have tried to push for faster speeds without much progress, maybe a second or more.

However, in doing so they have reached licensed NHRA limits and now have to follow Pro Stock guidelines which takes them out of the truck category and puts them in the drag vehicle class. These guidelines are sanctioned by SFI which is the same as our sanctioning body and insurance.

Nothing wrong with this approach since it the proper way to go faster but the street trucks still have to follow the licensed class for truck guidelines.



The street trucks buys the parts from our sponsors who keeps the sport alive through their sponsorships. Even sled pulling has gone through a transformation of tractor organizations no longer wanting to tech turbos on trucks so a uniform turbo is introduced. This is fine again which makes the playing field more equal among pullers, however it leaves the street guys out in the cold.

That is why DIESEL Motorsports came up with the Hot Work Stock class and made the original Work Stock Class a pure stock turbo specification. The street trucks is what is going to expand and keep the sport alive!


Street trucks deserve a place to compete and DIESEL Motorsports welcomes all street trucks for racing, pulling and show-n-shine!

See you at the shows in under a month at Haisley Thunder in Muncie June 16/17th!


Monday, May 15, 2017

Diesel is ALIVE & WELL in the middle of the country! DIESEL Motorsports

I just finished a couple of weeks of diesel event activities here in the Midwest and I can tell you the interest in diesel performance is not wavering one little bit in the rural areas.


I traveled 5 hours up to Kearney Nebraska to help with the Nebraska Diesel Show's efforts at an all weekend gathering from a 5 state area of young people who enjoy their diesels. After a cold winter the rural crowd is ready to blow off some steam and smoke with their diesels at the Kearney Raceway Park. It was quite the crowd on a sunny day with 80 degree temperatures.



The quality of diesel trucks grow and become better every year we have helped sanction this show, this will be the third year. This tells me they come and compare with others what is being done to their trucks, then they go home and work on their own trucks.

This past weekend was two separate pulls in Missouri both with great turnouts held by good promoters with both being benefit pulls. Pullers had their pick of good payouts at both and many of the trucks came to compete.

I have been to the Tipton pull before and can tell you the little town of 800 people grows to 4,000 in one night at their fairgrounds in the middle of town. This pull lasts from 7pm to at least 1 am with many classes of tractors and trucks.

The MBF King of the hIll is another memorial benefit pull where lots of trucks show up for fun in Pleasant Hill and all proceeds go to a scholarship fund. This is always a favorite and also had great payouts for the year.

I also hear a lot of people did not yet have their trucks done which is always the case early in the Spring but the Summer days are quickly approaching so those still building need to hurry!

Check out local events and make sure to come and support the sport!