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74BuckinBronc
May 23rd, 2011, 11:29 AM
Rocky of Rockin S. Performance won the Diesel Power Challenge last week!! Nice work Rocky!!

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2011/05/13/diesel-power-challenge-champ-leaves-competition-in-the-dust/

http://www.dieselpowermag.com/2011/diesel_power_challenge/index.html

http://www.rspdiesel.com/index.php

J.D.

Chris Halvorson
May 23rd, 2011, 02:24 PM
Sweet! Nicely done.

hightimes2
May 23rd, 2011, 02:54 PM
was following the comp online. Looked like everyone had a good time. I was shocked at the 1/4 mile times though the fastest was a 11.24

74BuckinBronc
May 23rd, 2011, 03:03 PM
Diesels can certainly go faster, but it's hard to build one truck to compete in all aspects of the challenge. You could have a 9.5 second 1/4 mile, but not do well is most of the others. I'd love to watch the competition. Wonder if they will televise this one.

J.D.

hightimes2
May 23rd, 2011, 04:14 PM
doubt they will televise it but they always have a dvd you can buy lol

74BuckinBronc
May 23rd, 2011, 04:28 PM
I've seen it televised once, maybe a year or two ago on Speed.

J.D.

hightimes2
May 23rd, 2011, 04:44 PM
that would be nice if they did that again

Cresso
May 23rd, 2011, 05:00 PM
Rocky is great! Good to see him getting accolades. That said, I'm surprised he pulled out the win. He must be a hell of a driver in addition to his awesome mechanic skills. I'm not sure I understand how he won the trailer towing drag race despite having below average power numbers.

The results remind me of the 1997 Top Truck Challenge. That's the one with Geby Wager in his kick-ass IFS/IRS CJ-7 on 44s, plus a whole bunch of other monster rigs. I think Geby won overall, but a lowly '97 Wrangler on a 4" Teraflex suspension came real close to being crowned. Moral of the story: milder rigs often do well in multi-stage events.

Chris Halvorson
May 23rd, 2011, 06:40 PM
Didn't his Cummins have 837 HP or something like that?

Cresso
May 23rd, 2011, 07:09 PM
Didn't his Cummins have 837 HP or something like that?

Right around 880, I think. That was good enough for 9th out of 10 dyno participants.

74BuckinBronc
May 23rd, 2011, 07:14 PM
Torque pulls the trailer down the road.

rch
May 23rd, 2011, 08:45 PM
Funny thing if you notice on the hood it says 7.3 powerstroke........

yet he said it has a cummins motor FTW!!!

Chris Halvorson
May 23rd, 2011, 09:31 PM
Right around 880, I think. That was good enough for 9th out of 10 dyno participants.

That is right. It is just amazing what HP & tq #s people are getting.

Chris Halvorson
May 23rd, 2011, 09:36 PM
Torque pulls the trailer down the road.

I'm pretty sure torque moves you forward, horsepower keeps you going.;)

hightimes2
May 24th, 2011, 02:18 AM
Rocky is great! Good to see him getting accolades. That said, I'm surprised he pulled out the win. He must be a hell of a driver in addition to his awesome mechanic skills. I'm not sure I understand how he won the trailer towing drag race despite having below average power numbers.

The results remind me of the 1997 Top Truck Challenge. That's the one with Geby Wager in his kick-ass IFS/IRS CJ-7 on 44s, plus a whole bunch of other monster rigs. I think Geby won overall, but a lowly '97 Wrangler on a 4" Teraflex suspension came real close to being crowned. Moral of the story: milder rigs often do well in multi-stage events.

the problem with the bigger guys this year was once they found out they got the invite they started changing up there set ups and went to the challenge with little to no testing on new set ups

CGuava
May 24th, 2011, 08:49 AM
Awesome, Rocky is a great dude! :thumbsup: