Diesel Power Challenge 2011 Competitor Interview: Scott Lindsey
2006 Dodge Ram 2500
Diesel Power: What changes are you making to the truck in order to prepare for the event?
Scott Lindsey: “We are really trying to fine tune our current setup with injectors and waste-gate adjustments.”
DP: What was your reaction when you got the call to compete?
SL: “I have never been more excited in my life. It is truly a dream come true.”
DP: What tires do you plan to use?
SL: “I will run an all-terrain tire, either the current Nitto Dune Grappler, or possibly the Nitto Terra Grappler.”
DP: What is your strategy going to be for each event? What’s the game plan?
SL: “Being that I have dreamed of this since I picked up the first Diesel Power Magazine covering the DPC, I think my biggest issue will be to remain calm and just do what I love doing—and that’s put the pedal to the floor.”
DP: What spare parts are you bringing?
SL: “We will have everything we can possibly think of from a transmission to head gaskets.”
DP: Who are your crewmembers?
SL: “My father, my fiancé (when she gets out of school on the 4th,) and my mechanic.”
DP: Any other thoughts?
SL: “I can’t wait until I calm down and can actually sleep again. I'm still extremely nervous about this event.”
Model: Dodge Ram 2500
Body style: Crew Cab, Short Bed
Turbocharger(s): ATS Aurora 3000/8000 compounds
Programmer, chip, or box: Smarty TNT and ATS Atomizer
Injectors: 41 lpm
Injection pump: Twin CP3s
Lift pump: FASS
Intercooler: ATS Sub Zero
Air intake: ATS Arc-Flow
Nitrous oxide: Nitrous Express NXD 4000
Water/methanol: Snow Performance
Exhaust system: Straight w/8-inch stack
Drive line: Rear locker and billet axles from Yukon Gear and Randy’s Ring and Pinion
Estimated horsepower/torque: 850 hp, 1,550 lb-ft
-Drag raced and dyno’d at any and every possible event I could make it too since the truck was new.