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TS Performance Outlaw Drags & Sled Pull

Rain Or Shine

Photography by Diesel Power Staff

Mother Nature can be a cruel mistress. Sometimes she smiles on you with favor, and other times her vengeance is unleashed. The 12th annual TS Outlaw event kicked off on Friday morning at Bowling Green, Kentucky’s Beech Bend Raceway where hundreds of excited spectators had gathered, ready to watch some of the most exciting diesel drag racing action of the year. Despite fighting intermittent rain showers all morning, the TS organizers and Beech Bend track crew worked tirelessly to keep the track dry and prepped, allowing trucks to finally take to the track in the early afternoon. With only half the ET Class having made passes, the sky once again opened up—this time with all its fury, making it clear that drag racing was done for the day. Further south, at Jim Roberts Community Park in Franklin, Kentucky, the first of two nights of three-wide sled pulling was underway. Seemingly plagued by déjà vu, the first night of the sled pulling was also cut short by torrential rain, less than halfway through the competition.

Thanks to the quick thinking of the TS organizers—and a willingness to share the track—the Outlaw Drags got a second chance, running on Saturday alongside a Chevy S-10 Championship Drag Racing event. With the weather finally cooperating, returning spectators were treated to a day of great racing filled with record-breaking runs, stunning upsets, and heartbreak. While the drag racing was finishing up, down in Franklin the show ’n’ shine, bikini contest, and chassis dyno were keeping people entertained before a second night of sled pulling began. With not a cloud in the sky, the sellout crowd cheered on its favorite trucks and tractors and the pulls continued—truck after truck—late into the night, culminating with the exciting Super Stock Diesel Class.

In the end, the 2013 TS Performance Outlaw Drags and Sled Pull event was a smashing success, triumphing in the face of adversity. Plans are already in the works for 2014, and it is sure to be one that no true diesel enthusiast should miss.

Outlaw Drag Race Final Round Results
Pro Dragster

Place: Name: Hometown: Vehicle: ET: (seconds) MPH:
1st Jared Jones Montezuma, IN Scheid Dragster 6.989 218.19

Pro Mod

Place: Name: Hometown: Vehicle: ET: (seconds) MPH:
1st Daniel Pierce Big Spring, TX ’95 Ford Mustang 9.063 148.14

Pro Street

Place: Name: Hometown: Vehicle: ET: (seconds) MPH:
1st Seth Sullivan Stanford, KY Dodge Ram 8.851 163.79
2nd Shawn Proctor Calhoun, GA ’06 Ram 1500 9.182 148.74

Outlaw Drag Race Final Round Results (continued) 10.5 Index

Place: Name: Hometown: Vehicle: ET: (seconds) MPH:
1st Craig Briggs Baltimore, MD ’10 Ford F-250 10.898 126.51
2nd Clayton Peppard Middleburg, FL ’97 Ford F-150 11.321 122.01

12.0 Index

Place: Name: Hometown: Vehicle: ET: (seconds) MPH:
1st Jim Layden Glenwood City, WI ’06 Ram 12.003 107.74
2nd Ron Stutz Cabot, PA ’04 Ram 2500 11.947 105.69

ET Bracket

Place: Name: Hometown: Vehicle: ET: (seconds) MPH:
1st Dean Sheldon Sussex, WI ’00 Ford Excursion 15.488 88.30
2nd Chris Taylor Sevierville, TN ’07 Ram 2500 13.474 91.30

2.6 Class Sled Pull (Top 5)

Place: Name: Hometown: Truck: Distance: (ft)
1st Joe Underwood Springfield, TN “The Bandit” – Dodge 301.36
2nd Chase Eller Lafayette, IN “Burley X-Press” – Dodge 299.46
3rd Kevin Babler South Wayne, WI “Milk Money” – Chevy 296.35
4th Kile Camme Upland, IN “All Night Long” – Dodge 295.91
5th Adam Hallien Fort Wayne, IN “Wrecker” – Dodge 295.82

3.0 Class Sled Pull (Top 5)

Place: Name: Hometown: Truck: Distance: (ft)
1st Mike Wiesehan Antwerp, OH “Dark Horse” – Dodge 309.51
2nd Dave Carlson Sandstone, MN “1 Bad Max” – Chevy 290.85
3rd Jeremy Tedrow Delta, OH “Gunsmoke” – Dodge 289.76
4th Wesley Kusilek River Falls, WI “Cummins Killer” – GMC 283.19
5th Rod Tarr Rochester, IL “Super Ram” – Dodge 282.51

Super Stock Class Sled Pull (Top 5)

Place: Name: Hometown: Truck: Distance: (ft)
1st Calvin Miller Guys Mills, PA “Runnin’ In The Red” – Dodge 315.99
2nd Shane Kellogg Forest, OH “Gotta Have It” – Dodge 307.87
3rd Van Haisley Fairmount, IN “Rock Hard Ram” – Dodge 306.48
4th Erik Stacey Winchester, OH “Smokin’ Ya” – Chevy 298.29
5th Brad Deeter Cooperstown, PA “Pullin’ To Please” – Dodge 297.02

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