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Diesel Power Challenge 2013 Contestants

You Choose Who Goes To Diesel Power Challenge

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Shilo Ellingford, Idaho Falls, Idaho
Vehicle: 2006 Chevy Silverado 2500HD (four-wheel drive, single rear wheel, shortbed conversion)
Driver Experience: Dyno, drag, sled pull, tow, wrench
Engine: 6.6L Duramax (1,500 hp and 2,500 lb-ft of torque)
Estimated Fuel Economy: 23 mpg
Turbo(s): Garrett triples
Electronics: EFILive
Injection System: Three FASS lift pump systems, dual Industrial Injection stroker CP3 pumps, and Industrial Injection injectors
Injectables: Water-methanol and Custom Auto nitrous system
Intake/Exhaust System: Custom Auto intake, Banks Big Hoss intake manifolds/Custom Auto headers and up-pipes
Transmission: Allison 1000 built with Sun Coast internals and torque converter
Suspension: Bilstein shocks
Tires: 285/70R17
Wheels: 17x8-inch Pro Comp
Differentials: Stock

Devin Fayerweather Pepin, Wisconsin
Vehicle: 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD (four-wheel drive, single rear wheel)
Driver Experience: Dyno, drag, sled pull, tow, wrench
Engine: 6.6L Duramax (850 hp and 1,700 lb-ft)
Estimated Fuel Economy: 20 mpg
Turbo(s): S472, Behr intercooler
Electronics: EFILive
Injection System: Holley Black lift pump, Nicktane Diesel fuel filter kit, PPE Dual Fueler CP3s, 100-percent-over Exergy Engineering injectors
Injectables: Custom nitrous system
Intake/Exhaust System: 5-inch custom intake/4-inch downpipe, 4-inch stainless Silverline exhaust, 10-inch stack
Transmission: Allison 1000 with RevMax torque converter, Sun Coast Gmax 5-pac kit, and billet shafts
Suspension: Skyjacker shocks, traction bars
Tires: 285/75R16 Toyo Open Country M/T
Wheels: 16x8-inch Ultra
Differentials: 3.73 gears, Front Eaton ELocker, rear Grizzly locker

Richard Lepore Cheneville, Quebec, Canada
Vehicle: 2004 GMC Sierra 2500HD (four-wheel drive, single rear wheel)
Driver Experience: Dyno, drag, sled pull, tow
Engine: 6.6L Duramax (1,000 hp and 1,700 lb-ft of torque)
Estimated Fuel Economy: 20 mpg
Turbo(s): S466/S480 compounds, Banks intercooler
Electronics: EFILive
Injection System: AirDog 150-gph lift pump, PPE Dual Fueler, 100-percent-over injectors
Injectables: None
Intake/Exhaust System: Custom intake/custom exhaust
Transmission: Sun Coast Stage 5 Allison 1000 with Sun Coast torque converter
Suspension: Bilstein shocks
Tires: 285/65R18 Nitto Dune Grappler
Wheels: 18x9-inch XD Monster
Differentials: 3.73 gears, Front Eaton ELocker

Willie Lewis, Cresson, Texas
Vehicle: 2008 Chevy Silverado 2500HD (four-wheel drive, single rear wheel)
Driver Experience: Dyno, drag, sled pull, tow, wrench
Engine: 6.6L Duramax (800 hp and 1,800 lb-ft of torque)
Estimated Fuel Economy: 16 mpg
Turbo(s): Stock VNT/S475 compounds
Electronics: EFILive
Injection System: AirDog II 165-gph lift pump, ATS Twin CP3 pumps, 100-percent-over Exergy Engineering injectors
Injectables: Nitrous
Intake/Exhaust System: Custom AFE/5-inch exhaust
Transmission: Allison 1000 built with Sun Coast 1056 torque converter and billet shafts
Suspension: 6-inch Pro Comp lift, Pro Comp shocks, traction bars
Tires: 35x12.5R20 Nitto Trail Grappler
Wheels: 20x9-inch XD Outlaws
Differentials: 3.55 gears

Zach Lucas, Fort Valley, Georgia
Vehicle: 2002 Chevy Silverado 2500HD (four-wheel drive, single rear wheel)
Driver Experience: Drag, tow, wrench
Engine: 6.6L Duramax (1,100 hp and 2,200 lb-ft of torque)
Estimated Fuel Economy: 21 mpg
Turbo(s): S366/S483 compounds, Banks intercooler
Electronics: EFILive
Injection System: FASS 260-gph lift pump, ATS Dual CP3 pumps, 100-percent-over injectors
Injectables: None
Intake/Exhaust System: Custom/MBRP 5-inch
Transmission: Allison 1000 built with Sun Coast 1057 torque converter
Suspension: 2½-inch Readylift torsion keys
Tires: 315/70R16 Nitto Mud Grappler
Wheels: Stock 16x6.5-inch
Differentials: 3.73 gears

Tony Lyons, Baker, Florida
Vehicle: 2005 Chevy Silverado 3500 (four-wheel drive, dual rear wheel)
Driver Experience: Dyno, drag, sled pull, tow, wrench
Engine: 6.6L Duramax (1,100 hp and 2,000 lb-ft of torque)
Estimated Fuel Economy: 19 mpg
Turbo(s): Garrett compounds, PPE intercooler
Electronics: EFILive
Injection System: AirDog 200-gph lift pump, twin LBZ CP3 pumps, 100-percent-over injectors
Injectables: Snow Performance water-methanol
Intake/Exhaust System: AFE intake/Full Flow dual rear exit exhaust
Transmission: Sun Coast Stage V Allison 1000
Suspension: 9-inch Superlift, Fabtech 2.5 shocks
Tires: 35x12.5R16 General Grabber
Wheels: 16x6-inch XD775 Rockstars
Differentials: 3.73 gears

Andrew Murdock Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Vehicle: 2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD (four-wheel drive, single rear wheel)
Driver Experience: Dyno, drag, tow, wrench
Engine: 6.6L Duramax (1,200 hp and 2,400 lb-ft of torque)
Estimated Fuel Economy: 18 mpg
Turbo(s): GTX4202/S595 compounds, Banks intercooler
Electronics: EFILive
Injection System: Twin FASS 200-gph lift pumps, twin CP3 pumps, 200-percent-over injectors
Injectables: Nitrous Express custom system
Intake/Exhaust System: Custom intake/custom exhaust into Old Skool Fab 7-inch stack
Transmission: Allison 1000 built with Sun Coast 1053 torque converter, Gmax 6-pac, billet shafts, billet planetary and drum
Suspension: Bilstein shocks, traction bars
Tires: 305/50R20 Nitto 420S
Wheels: 20x10½-inch Fuel Hostage
Differentials: Stock 3.73

Eric Pfeifer, Oak Grove, Minnesota
Vehicle: 2002 Chevy Silverado 2500HD (four-wheel drive, single rear wheel)
Driver Experience: Dyno, drag, sled pull, tow, wrench
Engine: 6.6L Duramax (800 hp and 1,600 lb-ft of torque)
Estimated Fuel Economy: 17 mpg
Turbo(s): S475 with 66mm (2.6) clipped wheel
Electronics: EFILive
Injection System: FASS 150-gph lift pump, 120-percent Floor It CP3 pump, 85-percent Industrial Injection CP3 pump, 100-percent-over Industrial Injection injectors
Injectables: None
Intake/Exhaust System: Custom 5-inch intake/4-inch exhaust to 5-inch stack
Transmission: Sun Coast Stage 5 Allison 1000 with 1058 torque converter
Suspension: 4-inch Pro Comp lift, Rancho and Pro Comp shocks, CalTracs traction bars
Tires: 305/65R17 BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain
Wheels: 17x8½-inch stock Hummer H2
Differentials: 3.73 gears, front Eaton ELocker

Tony Rizzi, Johnstown, Colorado
Vehicle: 2004 GMC Sierra 3500 (four-wheel drive, dual rear wheel)
Driver Experience: Dyno, drag, sled pull, tow, wrench
Engine: 6.6L Duramax (1,200 hp and 2,200 lb-ft of torque)
Estimated Fuel Economy: 17 mpg
Turbo(s): S366/S480 compounds, air-to-water intercooler
Electronics: EFILive
Injection System: Twin AirDog systems, ATS Twin CP3 pumps, 42-lpm Industrial Injection injectors
Injectables: Custom Nitrous Express system, Snow Performance Stage 3 water-methanol
Intake/Exhaust System: AFE filter/5-inch exhaust with 8-inch miter-cut stacks
Transmission: Allison 1000 with ATS Five Star torque converter, billet shafts, ATS Co-Pilot, and Fleece Performance tap shifter
Suspension: Bilstein shocks, CalTracs traction bars
Tires: 285/75R16 Falken Wild Peak A/T
Wheels: 16x6½-inch (stock)
Differentials:
4.11, front ARB Air Locker

Bruce Stafford, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Vehicle: 2011 GMC Sierra 2500HD (four-wheel drive, single rear wheel)
Driver Experience: Dyno, drag, sled pull, tow, wrench
Engine: 6.6L Duramax (900 hp and 1,700 lb-ft)
Estimated Fuel Economy: 19.5 mpg
Turbo(s): ATS Aurora compounds
Electronics: H&S Mini Maxx
Injection System: FASS Titanium 220-gph lift pump, ATS Twin CP3 pumps, 60-percent-over Exergy Engineering injectors
Injectables: Snow Performance Stage 3 water-methanol
Intake/Exhaust System: Custom intake/Flo-Pro Performance 5-inch exhaust
Transmission: ATS Stage 6 Extreme Allison 1000 with Five Star torque converter
Suspension: 7-inch Skyjacker lift, Skyjacker shocks, traction bars
Tires: 37-inch Pro Comp Xtreme AT
Wheels: 18- to 20-inch (undecided)
Differentials: 4.11 gears, rear Yukon locker

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