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Overkill: Dmitri Millard's Single Cab Duramax Drag Race Truck

Harnessing the Power

Text By Jason Thompson, Photography by Jason Thompson

In the article “Bolting Compound Turbos onto a Duramax LB7” (July ’10), we were at PPE’s shop in Fullerton, California, and showed you the birth of living-legend Dmitri Millard’s dyno-destroying Duramax monster. Since that article, Dmitri has gone on to win our Diesel Power Challenge and countless other dyno and drag race competitions across the country.

Time For Something New
The mostly stock (except the drivetrain) bright-red, four-door Chevy Dmitri calls “Duramini” was just too heavy and had the wrong suspension to harness the power in a drag racing situation. So Dmitri and Custom Auto in Idaho Falls decided to fit a regular-cab pickup with the brand-new combination of a 1,700hp, 2,400-lb-ft engine and a lighter, more adjustable suspension. Dmitri thinks this truck will get him into the 8-second quarter-mile club (his best time is 9.93 seconds). Here’s a Diesel Power exclusive look at what it takes to go 148 mph in the quarter-mile—with a pickup truck.

"With the brand-new combination of a 1,700hp, 2,400-lb-ft engine and a lighter, more adjustable suspension, Dmitri thinks this truck will get him into the 8-second quarter-mile club."

By Jason Thompson
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