The Diesel Performance Podcast presents a special Memorial Day episode featuring veteran interviews. In the first part, Nick Priegnitz and Jim Rendant interview representatives from the Tattered Flag Project, an organization working to raise awareness and funds to help veterans in need. The same for the Wounded Veteran's Foundation. We also visit with Cliff Hutton of Triple C Diesel who got his start in the Marine Corp.
Paul and Danny welcome a repost of one of the more popular podcasts - the 15K + 600 horsepower Budget Build episode that was uploaded way back in January 2016.
Find a used, light duty diesel pickup - spend 15K on mods and get it below 13 seconds in the quarter-mile. That's the focus of what we call our budget build episode featuring a lively and rowdy discussion between a trio of diesel heads: Pete "Shibby" Przybysz (Powerstroke), Chris Ehmke (Cummins), and Paul Wilson (Duramax). The group discusses how they would spend 15K on their build, explaining the logic behind their decisions, which the other participants cannot understand or agree. In the end, former DPP moderator Scott Henricks picks a "winner" and pisses everyone off.
Kelsie Epp joins the podcast to talk about her passion for diesel motorsports. The addiction began early in life when she bought her grandfather's Duramax. The truck needed repairs and she took it to a diesel performance shop and the rest is history. Right now she's getting ready for the race season. Kelsie says she makes 100 drag passes a season! For those interested in participating in the sport, Kelsie says to talk to someone first for some insight about the sport before making the first launch. Along with the drag racer, she has a triple turbo truck. Kelsie participated in the Diesel Power Challenge and says she may want to participate in the UCC.
Shawn recounts the exhaustive, grueling three-day UCC and the toll the event took on his truck. He explains his build and the transmission that apparently let go and prevented his team from being as competitive as last year.
Paul says the highlight of the Ultimate Callout Challenge was watching Team Triple Max's Wade Minter power down the sled track hitting more than 311 feet! It was quite an accomplishment for a Duramax - finishing in the top three overall! And it was Wade's first time "playing in the dirt!"
Derek Rose placed second in the 2017 Ultimate Callout Challenge - a tremendous accomplishment. His Cummins with a billet common rail with a 12v head and compound turbos posted 9.16 in the drag race, 2,047hp on the dyno, and ended the event with a 312 foot run in the sled pull. In this episode, Derek talks about each event and how he managed to pull off the second place finish. Despite his success, Derek is uncertain about next year's UCC. He says it depends on location and a few other factors. Preparing for the event requires an enormous sacrifice and Derek's not sure he's up to the task in 2018.
Wade Minter holds the MPH record in ET in NHRDA went sled pulling today at the UCC and killed it. In his first run he was over 300+ but he could throw it out and pull again. Danny and Paul caught up with Wade right after and he was really excited.
Jaran Holderdown Performance talks to Danny and Paul just before the pull event. It's been an eventful weekend for the Ford 6.0.
Paul and Danny talk to Josh with Holderdown Diesel Performance about the upcoming sled pull event and everything else that's going on with Holderdown's UCC truck. They're driving a burgundy Cummins.
Day Three of the Ultimate Callout Challenges gets underway as Paul and Danny recount what happened in drag racing and the dyno. You hear who's on top as the event moves into sled pulling. While recording the podcast, Ryan Milliken walked by and gave an interview...
Mike Graves talks goes into detail about his strategy with tomorrow's sled pull event here at the UCC. Earlier today, Mike's Duramax LBZ has survived a the drag race and dyno events.
Frank Kuperman of Revmax Converters drives a '08 Cummins, 2500 with 2WD - one of only two in the UCC. The other 2WD truck broke - so Frank heads into the sled pull event as the only 2WD truck still competing. Frank updates his truck's drag racing and dyno results with Paul and Danny.
Paul and Danny talk to Berry Carter of S&B Filters...
Brad with FASS Fuel System visits with Paul and Danny to talk about the company's lift pump products. Lift pumps may be one of the most important add-ons you can do with a diesel truck.
Merchant Automotive's Eric Merchant and Jereco Price join the podcast to talk about the company's badass sand rail among other things. Then Eric talks about his $30.00 hat.
Paul and Danny discuss turbo's with God Speed Turbo Innovation's Cody Callaham.
Paul and Danny talk to Adam Pela of Pela Motorsports.
Ryan Gelinas of ATS Diesel joins the podcast for an insightful look at the importance of the Ultimate Callout Challenge to the diesel aftermarket industry. Even though the action may be hot - it's still cold outside.
Paul and Danny jump into day one with a wrap-up of the first day of drag racing.
Paul and Danny stand in the cold air and recap the day, so-far. There's still a couple of hours of drag racing to go. We'll talk about that tomorrow during our first podcast.
The Mauch brothers of Mendota, Illinois have a reputation for being some of the most competitive sled pullers around. Last year they won an Outlaw pull in southern Wisconsin. When they compete against Calibrated Power's Clean Sweep, they usually win. So what's their secret? In this episode of the Diesel Performance Podcast, Paul, and Danny find out what it takes to be a sled pull champ. The Mauch's say it's a lifestyle. They drive a 2001 LB7 Crew Cab, Long Bed. They talk about how set-up is more important than horsepower; how the long bed prevents hopping on the track, and a dozen or so other details everyone who watches sled pulling would like to know.
Danny and Paul keep finding exciting things to talk about at the UCC. This time they found podcast friend Ric Newberry.
Paul and Danny catch up with MotorOPS tuner Jordan Molenaar. They also talk about the upcoming drag races. It's getting cold here - so what impact would that have on the drag racing tonight when it will most likely be even cooler.
Paul and Danny grab Tony from Dirty Hooker Diesel for a quick interview here at the Ultimate Callout Challenge.