I bought my Chevy Duramax LBZ new in 2006. Having grown up on a farm I’ve always had a passion for diesel engines. I pursued my passion in 2011 at the age of 24 and started my own company, Punisher Performance. Since then the business has grown tremendously. I did my own EFILive tune, bought a SunCoast transmission kit, which I rebuilt myself. I later installed PPE Dual Fuelers, a Fleece 68mm Cheetah turbo, an AirDog 165 lift pump and a series of supporting mods to make my Duramax ready to race. I started racing at national level events in 2011, entering in the NHRDA Sportsman class and bringing home a win from my first race ever, a very overwhelming experience for me at the time. I’ll always be a farmer at heart, but now I’m reaping big yields in another form: horsepower.
Tyler Radewald, Dandridge, Tenn.