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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Nebraska Diesel Show Review - 2018

The Nebraska Diesel Show was started by a state group of diesel enthusiasts and held over 10 years ago, DIESEL Motorsports joined 4 years ago offering sled pulling and drag classes during the event. Along with expanding the promotion and marketing the event to cover over a 6 state area and people coming from all over to attend one of the first Midwest diesel only show.

Held over a two day weekend people start showing up on Friday for free camping the entire weekend. Being the first nice weekend of the year the diesel farm crowd was willing to get to a show for some fun and get out of the house.

Saturday was a beautiful day with temps in the high 70s with a huge crowd watching trucks run all day long!  A wide variety of diesel trucks from rat rods to trucks to semis (over 200 competing)! Saturday’s activities was Grudge racing, class racing, dyno competition, burnout contest and vendors.

Banghart Diesel sponsored the race and pulling classes plus was a vendor at the show. Their drag truck was their driven by Bret Marcum and put down some impressive numbers going as fast as 149 mph.

Blue Diesel Additive/Peak was there in force with free samples and t-shirts for those who visited their booth at the DIESEL Motorsports tent. Mahle was represented with William McKnight who was also at the DM tent and shooting photos during the event.

Sunday was a bit windy to say the least (25-55 mph winds)! Very dusty but many watched the sled pulling, show-n-shine parade and dyno all day! These Nebraska people are tough and when asked they said this was the average day. Very successful weekend for diesels in the middle of Nebraska! Your banners, products, literature, decals and announcements were displayed all day long went toward branding your products.

Winners listed below:

ET Class Winners
Champion Jesse Nelson in his 2006 Ford F-250
2nd - Eugene Van Dinter in his 1999 Ford F-350
Sled Pulling
3.0 Sled Pulling
Champion - AJ Eilert 1994 Dodge - 335.52
2nd - Levon Reiff 1998 Dodge - 318.63
2.6 Sled Pulling
Champion - Taylor Johnson 1998 Dodge - 283.83
2nd - Jonathon Hege 2007 Dodge - 261.25
Hot Workstock
Champion - Bryan Hull 2006 Dodge - 287.25
2nd - Chris Hunziker 2004 Dodge - 283.31
Champion - Deven Ryan - 1993 Peterbilt - 347.76
2nd - Brandon Kibble - 1951 Big Hooker Rat Rod - 308.86
Dyno was.
High HP and Cummins
Josh McAlevy
Mitch Jorgenson
Bo Axler
Brian McDonald Jr
James Stewart
Show and shine
Dodge and overall
Luke Winkel
Bo Axler
Allan Smith
Nick Wilson