Shops host open house events for a number of reasons, including to help their customers get to know them better and to show off their shop skills, products and capabilities, In 2014, Dyno Proven hosted its first open house and dyno day, to celebrate its new location inNorth Georgia, as well as its recent name change from No Limit Tuning & Design to Dyno Proven.
For this year’s event, the Dyno Proven crew was hoping for warmer weather, so it opted to hold the event on March 27-28, 2015. Like last year, the shop hosted an invitation-only VIP lunch on Friday, along with a few dyno sessions. Unlike last year, when the sun began to dip low in the sky, the group lined their trucks up in front of the shop for a parade over to the nearby Brainerd Optimist Dragstrip for some fun 1/8-mile drag racing action. Saturday would focus on dyno activities at the shop.
Despite scattered, light rainfall during the drive over to the dragstrip, the track surface dried quickly and drivers were able to enjoy a couple hours of Friday night drags. Since it was an open test-‘n’-tune session, the diesel truck group from Dyno Proven was running with and against many of the track regulars and their gas-powered drag cars. As we expected, many of the fast diesel trucks showed the gassers their taillights with some passes in the low 7-second range and speeds in the 90s through the traps. In other cases, the big, heavy diesel trucks came out on the losing end of the dragstrip battles, but the drivers had tons of fun, nonetheless.
Saturday morning started out cool but not too cold, and the sky was clear and sunny throughout the day, making it a great day for some good ol’ diesel fun. The Dyno Proven crew had its Dyno Dynamics chassis dyno set up behind the shop in the rear driveway. The crew allowed owners to back right up to the ramps, then the dyno staff would pull the trucks onto the rollers and strap them down before the dyno pulls. Each truck was allowed up to three dyno pulls with their best run logged on the leader board for all to see.
One of the highlights of this year’s event was a pair of raffle contests that were open to all in attendance. A $20 ticket purchase entered attendees in the drawing for six, cool diesel-performance items—including a Honey Badger HPOP, Brute 66 Turbo, Stage 1 Turbo, Full Fuel System, Holder’s 6.0L Injector Set and an AutoCal with EFILive tunes. They also had a separate $40 ticket raffle for an Allison, Dodge or Ford performance automatic transmission build.
After the raffle drawings were completed, the focus turned back to the dyno where Parker laid down his 850-plus horsepower run to take command of the dyno chart. Moon’s second place dyno run also came in the afternoon as well as Stevens’ Duramax topping dyno run of more than 500hp.
Everyone in attendance seemed to have a great time and the Dyno Proven crew showed once again that Southern Hospitality is alive and well. If you are in the area for the 2016 event, you should stop by and join the festivities. Throughout the year, if you want to spend some time on the dyno or upgrade the performance of your diesel rig, give the Dyno Proven team a call; the crew will take good care of you. Be sure to tell them your friends at Diesel World referred you. DW
BRAINERD OPTIMIST DRAGSTRIP
|Ryan Parker||’06 Dodge 2500||857||1,650|
|Dylan Moon||’05 Dodge 2500||759||1,450|
|Steven Davis||’97 Ford F-250||722||1,680|
|Caylon Golden||’00 Ford F-250||643||1,075|
|Jacob Stevens||’06 Chevy||513||925|
|Mason McCunley||’07 Dodge 2500||504||1,025|
|Ron Tuggle||’00 Ford F-350||483||950|
|Josh Lawson||’01 Chevy 2500||480||925|
|Chris Tobin||’01 Chevy 2500 HD||469||750|
|Jesse Mills||’08 GMC||464||920|
|DJ Raymond||’07 Chevy 2500||442||830|
|Kris Bremer||’01 Ford F-350||433||825|
|Cody Dawson||’05 Ford F-250||419||730|
|Luke Denton||’07 Dodge 3500||408||815|
|Will New||’01 Ford F-250||362||890|
|Nick Harper||’97 Ford F-250||254||625|
|Caylon Golden||’01 Ford F-350||244||500|
Raffle Contest Prize Winners:
Kevin Marcum—Honey Badger HPOP (’94-’04 Power Stroke)
Adam Miller—Brute 66 Turbo (’94-’03 Power Stroke)
Brad Edwards—Stage 1 Turbo (’01-’10 Duramax or ’03-’12 Cummins)
Josh Crossland—Full Fuel System (’94-’07 Power Stroke)
Kayla Phillips—Holder’s 6.0L Injectors (’03-’07 Power Stroke)
Kyle Gutherie—AutoCal with EFILive Tunes (’01-’10 Duramax or ’06-’09 Cummins)
Stacy Swallows—Built Transmission (Dodge, Ford or GM)