Diesels On The Mountain

A Trifecta Weekend

August 2011 News, Cummins, Duramax, PowerStroke Brady L. Kay

Most of us would be thrilled to attend a sled pull, or a dyno testing competition or possibly even a truck-only drag racing event this weekend. So when ATS Diesel Performance gave us the heads up on how we could actually combine all three into one fun-packed weekend, they didn't have to tell us twice.

This diesel fanatic trifecta weekend, also known as the Diesels On The Mountain Truck Fest, was once again held in the great state of Colorado. ATS Diesel, located in Arvada, Colo., went to great lengths to organize and help produce a weekend like no other.


Friday

It all started on Friday, August 5 at the Adams City Fairgrounds in Brighton with a NSPA-sanctioned sled pull sponsored by Nitto Tire. A total of 40 trucks ran the final event that night, but the Diesel Work Stock category was by far our favorite. Colter Hess took top honors with his Dodge 2500, just coming up a little shy of a full pull with a 293-foot, 9-inch run to the crowd's delight. Rounding out the top three was Jason Velder (287.09) in a GMC and Mike Sulley (284.06) in a Dodge.


Another fun class is the 2.6-inch (Turbo) Street Stock pull. Rowdy Bydalek was easily a crowd favorite in his Dodge, appropriately named Rough N Rowdy. His impressive 312-foot, 8-inch pull earned him top bragging rights, which was 7 feet further than his closest competitor, Derek Temple is his Bad Behavior Chevy.

All competitors and spectators were invited. Classes ranged from stock trucks to heavily-modified dedicated pullers. The 2011 sled pull was co-sponsored and sanctioned by NSPA (National Sled Pullers Association) and featured the NSPA's pulling sled which is one of the newest and latest technology sleds in the country. Four classes were available to pullers including: Work Stock, 2.6" /66mm turbo, 3.0" /76mm turbo, 3.8" /96.5mm turbo, and Modified (open).

Work Stock Class Results

Rank

F_Name

L_Name

Feet

NSPA Pts

1

Colter

Hess

293.09

30

2

Jason

Velder

287.09

29

3

Mike

Sulley

284.06

28

4

Dan

Lee

284.02

27

5

Travis

Lampinen

283.08

26

6

Robert

Rutt

282.04

25

7

Justin

Doyle

281.09

24

8

Brittney

Heintz

278.09

23

9

Court

Monaghan

278.02

22

10

David

Eberhard

277.1

21

11

Landon

Eskew

276.07

20

12

Chance

Morgan

274.09

19

13

Cindy

Johnston

273.1

18

14

Cory

Linnebur

268.07

17

15

Brandon

Sweetman

262.05

16

16

Justin

Turner

260.01

15

17

Zach

Mees

256.05

15

18

Josh

Heschke

249.1

15

19

Tony

Gonzalez

231

15

20

Brianne

Shockey

226.03

15

21

Stuart

Zweygardt

220.08

15

22

Greg

McClendon

202.04

15

 

2.6 Class Results

Rank

F_Name

L_Name

Feet

Pts

1

Rowdy

Bydalek

312.08

30

2

Derek

Temple

305.08

29

3

Theron

Jarecke

296

28

4

Matt

Stratton

291.08

27

5

Mike

Schubert

285.02

26

6

Mick

Dechant

273.1

25

7

Court

Monaghan

201.11

24

 

3.0 Class Results

Rank

F_Name

L_Name

Feet

NSPA Pts

1

Todd

Cooper

294

30

2

Justin

Panowicz

274.11

29

3

Dustin

Broes

265.11

28

4

Rick

Engler

261.09

27

5

Joe

Villarreal

259.05

26

6

Harrison

Broda

253

25

 

3.8 Class Results

Rank

F_Name

L_Name

Feet

NSPA Pts

1

Jeff

Broady

318.1

30

2

Rocky

Horn

291.04

29

3

Mike

Skinner

276.04

28

4

Patricia

Heintz

271.11

27

5

Scott

Lindsey

248.02

26




Saturday

With the adrenaline from the night before just starting to wear off, we were once again fired up when we headed to ATS Diesel headquarters for its dyno event. Drivers were given the option to test either inside the facility or outside on the dyno provided by Haller's Repair, which meant the action never slowed down.


Dodge was well represented at this event, especially on the under 900hp outside dyno where Devin Gridley in his Dodge took first place (794.18hp/1498.64 torque). Inside it was Dimitri Millard in his Chevy 2500 that put up some unbelievable numbers that you needed to see to believe. In his 2001 Chevy the Highland, Utah-native put up 1387.80hp and 2497.70 torque for top honors. Nearly 50 trucks competed for prizes on this day, see final results below.

Inside Dyno Results
Rank F_Name L_Name HP LB FT Year Make Model
1 Dmitri Millard 1387.80 2497.70 2001 Chevy 2500
2 Shane Madden 956.20 1763.00 2005 Dodge 2500
3 Scott Lindsey 924.00 1600.00 2006 Dodge 2500
4 Jeremiah Johnston 819.10 1240.00 2003 GMC 2500
5 Tony Rizzi 721.90 1338.00 2004 GM 2500
6 Mike Geiger 643.60 1434.00 2006 Dodge 2500
7 Roy Robbs 551.30 1093.60 1994 Dodge 2500
8 Paul Govednik 544.10 997.60 2006 Dodge 2500
9 Dusty Ehrlich 470.10 1003.00 2000 Dodge 2500
10 Dean Dance 450.00 914.00 2009 GMC 2500
11 Johnny Ramirez 429.40 858.00 2011 Ford F250
12 Landon Eskew 395.00 686.00 1999 Dodge 2500
13 Chris Fieto 365.00 686.00 2001 Dodge 2500
14 Nick Baird 315.00 712.00 1999 Dodge 3500

Outside Dyno Results
Rank
F_Name
L_Name
HP
LB FT
Year
Make
Model
1
Devin
Gridley
794.18
1498.64
 
Dodge
 
2
Tony
Rizzi
776.64
 
2002
GMC
3500
3
Mal 
Burnside
774.09
1299.02
2010
Ford
F250
4
Roy
Robbs
711.38
1414.44
1994
Dodge
2500
5
Justin
Camron
667.24
1288.95
1995
Dodge
2500
6
Dustin 
Brees
635.08
1126.58
2003
Chevy
2500
7
Ty 
Penfold
634.60
1219.67
2003
Dodge
2500
8
Brian 
Horfst
633.51
1302.64
2001
Dodge
 
9
Alex
Britto
630.24
1308.22
2006
Dodge
2500
10
Brandon
Simmons
560.35
 
2000
Dodge
2500
11
Luke 
Lindham
534.07
1092.37
2001
Chevy
2500 HD
12
William 
Maloney
534.05
875.05
2008
Ford 
F450
13
David
Potter
519.15
969.37
2004
Chevy
 
14
Sam
Alvarez
511.57
868.17
2000
Dodge
2500
15
Kent 
Embree
507.35
966.66
2004
GMC
 
16
Mike 
Rariden
498.32
947.80
2000
Ford
F350
17
Byron
Thomas
482.87
914.64
2002
Chevy
2500
18
Ben
Satsky
469.02
953.04
2008
Dodge
 
19
Brandon.
Boxberger
463.85
2000.00
2001
Dodge
2500
20
Roy.
Robinson
459.06
913.00
2004
Dodge
2500
21
Andrew
Johnson
447.54
946.99
2002
Dodge
2500
22
Jonathon
Jacobs
412.33
796.09
2004
Dodge 
2500
23
Brandon..
Foster
408.66
764.11
2002
Dodge
2500
24
Mike.
Lankford
396.38
887.23
 
Dodge
 
25
Todd
Anderson
394.50
879.07
2008
Dodge
 
26
Brian
Sauer
391.28
896.05
1995
Dodge
 
27
Dustin
Merrill
363.22
849.29
1999
Dodge
2500
28
David 
Barker
351.94
819.65
1994
Dodge
2500
29
Ryan.
Smith
343.64
754.49
2002
Dodge
2500
30
Barrett 
Viksne
331.49
844.77
1995
Dodge
2500
31
Ryan 
Dittmar
323.91
811.49
2000
Dodge
2500
32
Mike
Born
311.13
717.27
1994
Dodge
2500
33
Ronald
SeeFeldt
308.24
610.48
2011
Dodge
3500


Sunday

The action didn't slow down on Sunday, that's for sure. The Cummins Rocky Mountain Truck Fest at the Bandimere Speedway in Morrison was a diesel enthusiasts dream. Vendors packed the top of the racetrack, while the fierce competition heated up below.


The drag racing may have been the highlight of the weekend, or at least the perfect way to end it. In the Pro Diesel class, Jerimiah Montgomery from Pampa, Texas, blew the competition away hitting a top speed of 132.93 mile per hour with a 10.467 quarter-mile time. While Millard, who had taken first in the ATS Diesel dyno event the day before had a similar top speed, his time of 11.023 seconds put him just behind Montgomery.  


Spectators saw some of the most unique and detailed vehicles in the truck genre. Many of the country's fastest trucks were there to lay down impressive quarter mile times. As with Saturday, Sunday's competition and spectator opportunities were open to everyone.

Drag racing trucks were requested to have either upward-firing exhaust stacks, or use a temporary exhaust turn-up pipe for the event. This change was made at the request of the track which must manage issues presented by smoke from trucks that can damage track property and disqualify racers due to issues with the timing light system. Clamp-on exhaust turn-up kits can be acquired by calling ATS directly.



 

Pro Diesel Results
Rank
F_Name
L_Name
R/T
Rounds
ET
MPH
1
Jerimiah
Montgomery
0.183
4
10.467
132.93
2
Dmitri
Millard
0.338
4
11.023
132.61
3
Robert
Cook
0.255
3
11.722
118.32
4
Chris
Hillison
0.573
2
11.377
120.02
5
Travis
Dunvent
0.719
2
11.499
123.86

 

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Diesel Eliminator Results
Rank
F_Name
L_Name
R/T
Rounds
ET
MPH
1
Steve
Kenmore
0.066
6
15.41
85.75
2
Dustin
Broes
0.041
6
13.2
88.05
3
Justin
Cameron
0.432
5
12.477
107.33
4
Kent 
Simmons
0.169
5