This ’63 Kenworth 921 cost Talkington Motorsports $650 back in 1988. Now it is a world record holder that has finished the quarter-mile in 11.75 seconds at 113 mph. The engine is a twin-turbocharged Detroit Diesel on nitrous and the transmission is an Allison 740 automatic. The front axle is aluminum and the rear axle is an Eaton.This ’63 Kenworth 921 cost Talkington Motorsports $650 back in 1988. Now it is a world rec The West Coast Custom Rigs Super Show and Drags in Irwindale, California, is a family friendly event that took place on Father’s Day. It was a perfect treat for dad and included a live band, food, and rock climbing. But we discovered what got everyone’s attention: eighth-mile diesel drag racing. Some races were diesel versus gas. Others included big rigs that looked like they were going scary fast. Cummins, Power Stroke, and Duramax rivalries also flared. For more information on next year’s event, check out www.westcoastrigs.com. This green ’94 Dodge Ram 2500 got Third Place in the Super Street (gas and diesel) Class running the eighth-mile in 7.24 seconds at 93 mph. Its owner, Russ Kennel of Maximum Diesels, was featured in our Sept. ’10 article, “Adding 150 hp to an Affordably Built 12-valve B-series Cummins.” Ron Reiswig got Second Place in Super Street driving this ’05 Dodge Ram 2500 with the 5.9L common-rail Cummins. The timeslip for the finals is to the left.This green ’94 Dodge Ram 2500 got Third Place in the Super Street (gas and diesel) Class r Pink Gas-Powered Ford F-100 versus Ron Reiswig Reaction time: 0.642 seconds 0.709 seconds 60-foot time: 1.503 seconds 1.840 seconds 330-foot time: 4.344 seconds 4.885 seconds Eighth-mile: 6.827 seconds 7.404 seconds Speed: 89.10 mph 96.08 mph The Ford F-100 won by 0.6445 seconds. Ryan Thacker and his ’07 Duramax garnered Third Place in the 7.60 Index Class running the eighth-mile in 7.97 seconds at 88 mph. He set a personal best 60-foot time of 1.65 seconds. Not too bad, considering the relatively mild upgrades, which included a Mike Lovrich-built transmission, EFILive tuning, and PPE lift pump.Ryan Thacker and his ’07 Duramax garnered Third Place in the 7.60 Index Class running the Bryan Moffitt’s ’99 Ford F-250 was two-wheel drive and powered by the trusty 7.3L Power Stroke. He told us he ran a best of 9.3 seconds at 72 mph using 20 psi of boost.Bryan Moffitt’s ’99 Ford F-250 was two-wheel drive and powered by the trusty 7.3L Power St Dan Grant (left) attached a camera to his bed and pointed it at the 33x15.50x16 M&H tire on the 16x12-inch wheel. He said he could use this data to help tune the two-wheel-drive launches of his ’02 GMC with the single tubocharged LB7 Duramax. Mike Dillehay (right) got First in the 7.60 Index Class with his 6.4L powered ’08 Ford. His best time of the day was 7.81 seconds at 86 mph. If you’d like to see how he did this, check out Diesel Power’s Project Godzilla articles.Dan Grant (left) attached a camera to his bed and pointed it at the 33x15.50x16 M&H tire o Robert Hernandez’s ’81 GMC Vandura was a definite crowd favorite as it went down the track. It’s powered by a Cummins 4BT and 47RE transmission. His goal is to make it pop a wheelie on command.Robert Hernandez’s ’81 GMC Vandura was a definite crowd favorite as it went down the track Steve Price got Second Place in the Sportsman Class with his ’06 Ford F-250. The crowd also squealed when Dennis Capogni took his diesel- powered ’63 Cadillac DeVille down the Toyota Speedway track. Dennis swapped in a 5.9L Cummins and in the process also added rack and pinion steering to make it work.The crowd also squealed when Dennis Capogni took his diesel- powered ’63 Cadillac DeVille By Jason Thompson Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!